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EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is an excerpt from Rules of Patent Drafting: Guidance from Federal Circuit Cases, 2014 Edition, which is now available at Amazon.com. This is the seventh installment of this series. To read other installments please see Joseph Root on Patent Claim ...
by : Joseph Root
On 1 Oct 2014
One of the frequent claims made by those in the anti-software patent community relates to Twitter and the clearly erroneous belief that patents are not important to the company. Indeed, recently when I wrote Fairy Tales and Other Irrational Beliefs About Patents the claim arose in the comments ...
by : Gene Quinn
On 1 Oct 2014
On Friday, October 3, 2014, I will be in Toledo, Ohio at the University of Toledo College of Law. I taught years ago as a Visiting Professor at the College of Law, have many friends still at the University, and my son is currently studying to become an electrical engineer at the University of ...
by : Gene Quinn
On 1 Oct 2014
Editorial Note: This month's column from Joe Allen comes from his plenary address to the Eastern regional meeting of the Association of University Technology Managers, which took place in Baltimore, Maryland, on September 18, 2014. CLICK HERE to view his PowerPoint presentation, which includes ...
by : Joseph Allen
On 29 Sep 2014
Should inventors be going solo and trying to protect their own inventions? No, at least not if you can afford to hire a patent attorney. Going solo through this patent maze would be similar to trying to remove your own appendix. If you can get to a hospital you should not be removing your own ...
by : Gene Quinn
On 29 Sep 2014
We are at a point in time where the overwhelming sentiment is against the patent system. Rather than celebrating innovators the public, and our leaders, vilify anyone who has the audacity to seek patent protection. The simple reality is that without a strong patent system investment in ...
by : Gene Quinn
On 29 Sep 2014
The Supreme Court's Alice decision has introduced a dimension of uncertainty associated with the validity of many of the software patents held by operating companies today. There seems to be a consensus among some of the leading academic and judiciary experts supporting that conclusion, as seen ...
by : Efrat Kasznik
On 29 Sep 2014
Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) Commissioner Young-min Kim (left) and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Deputy Director Michelle K. Lee (right) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding that brings KIPO fully into the Cooperative Patent Classification system developed by the ...
by : U.S.P.T.O.
On 29 Sep 2014
Yesterday the Partnership for American Innovation (PAI), which is comprised of Apple, DuPont, Ford, GE, IBM, Microsoft and Pfizer, submitted comments responsive to a request for public information published in the Federal Register back on July 29, 2014, titled Strategy for American Innovation ...
by : Gene Quinn
On 29 Sep 2014
Chief Justice Warren Burger (L) authored Diamond v. Chakrabarty, while then Justice William Rehnquist (R) authored Diamond v. Diehr.Briefly, the two-part Alice test says: (1) "determine whether the claims at issue are directed to one of those patent-ineligible concepts"; and (2) "search for the ...
by : Eric Guttag
On 29 Sep 2014
While much attention has been focused on ICANN's new gTLD program and the transfer of IANA function to ICANN, a new domain structure positioned outside ICANN's purview is being developed with the possibility to significantly impact brands and businesses.The '.bit' domain, ...
by : Monica Talley
On 29 Sep 2014
EDITORIAL NOTE: On September 30, 2014, Steve Moore will participate in a webcast with Omar Jabri, Senior Patent Counsel, Global Intellectual Property, at Apotex, and Owen Byrd, General Counsel of Lex Machina, on the new ANDA-specific capabilities of Lex Machina's Legal Analytics platform. You ...
by : Steve Moore
On 29 Sep 2014
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is an excerpt from Rules of Patent Drafting: Guidance from Federal Circuit Cases, 2014 Edition, which is now available at Amazon.com. This is the sixth installment of this series. To read other installments please see Joseph Root on Patent Claim ...
by : Joseph Root
On 24 Sep 2014
Mariano Rivera knows something about perfection. The New York Yankees now-retired pitcher is regarded by many experts as the greatest closer in the history of major league baseball. For those who are not aficionados of America's Pastime, the closer comes in after the game has largely been ...
by : Michael E. McCabe, Jr.
On 24 Sep 2014
EDITOR'S NOTE: Gene Quinn will host a free webinar discussion about the PTAB past, present and future with Scott McKeown on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 11:00 am Eastern. You can register by CLICKING HERE.______________________At the end of July, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) ...
by : Steve Brachmann
On 24 Sep 2014
John Calvert (r) with Senator Birch Bayh (ret.) at PTO 30th Anniversary celebration of Bayh-Dole.Calvert didn't go quietly off into the sunset though, which is a good thing. A long time friend and champion of the independent inventor he is now going to work with and for inventors in the ...
by : Gene Quinn
On 22 Sep 2014
Financial services are one of the more interesting areas of innovation which we touch on in IPWatchdog's Companies We Follow series. Many unique products and services for both individual consumers and business organizations are patent-protected, and a number of American banking institutions are ...
by : Steve Brachmann
On 22 Sep 2014
EDITOR'S NOTE: I will host a free webinar discussion of the PTAB past, present and future with Scott McKeown on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 11:00 am Eastern. You can register by CLICKING HERE.______________________On September 16, 2011, President Barack Obama signed into law the most ...
by : Gene Quinn
On 22 Sep 2014
From U.S. Patent No. 8,729,723, entitled "Removable Offshore Wind Turbines with Pre-Installed Mooring System."A developed network of offshore wind turbines could power the entire United States of America. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, there is a potential ...
by : Steve Brachmann
On 22 Sep 2014
Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)On August 8, 2014, Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the newly minted Majority Leader in the United States House of Representatives, explained that the 44 "jobs bills" passed by the House and dead in the Senate would be voted out once again by the ...
by : Gene Quinn
On 17 Sep 2014
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is an excerpt from Rules of Patent Drafting: Guidance from Federal Circuit Cases, 2014 Edition, which is now available at Amazon.com. This is the fifth installment of the series. To read other installments please see Joseph Root on Patent Claim ...
by : Joseph Root
On 17 Sep 2014