Last 24 Hours

When Failure Becomes an Asset

Failure is success if we learn. So why shouldn't failure qualify as a trade secret? Competitors would love to avoid making the effort and taking the risk... …
By James Pooley
8 hours ago 0

The Office Christmas Party: Avoiding the HR Hangover

With December here, it really 'tis the season to be jolly', and with that, many employers indulge in the festive merriment with an annual tradition; the office …
By Tom Mintern
10 hours ago 0

Kerry Lee Joins Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs welcomes Kerry Lee, the former Head of Group Intellectual Property of Walgreens Boots Alliance, as a partner in the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice in …
By Press Releases
11 hours ago 0

More Recent Posts

Economic Consequences of the Patent Crisis

The Fed has been oblivious to the mechanisms of market economics and technology investment driven by the degradation of patent rights in recent years. While the Fed …
By Neal Solomon
1 day ago 0

FCC’s Reclassification of Broadband Internet Could Improve Prospects for Rural Infrastructure Deployment

On Thursday, December 14th, the commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will convene an open meeting to discuss several subjects, one of which is titled Restoring …
By Steve Brachmann
1 day ago 2

Is Brookings Pushing an Efficient Infringer Narrative with Biased Panel Discussion?

Unfortunately, there’s every indication that today’s event at Brookings will feature more of the same kind of misguided rhetoric on perceived issues with the patent …
By Steve Brachmann
1 day ago 14

WIPO Stats on Patent Application Filings Shows China Continuing to Lead the World

Globally, a total of 3.1 million patent applications were filed with patent offices worldwide during 2016, an increase of 8.3 percent over 2015’s filing numbers and the seventh straight year …
By Steve Brachmann
2 days ago 2

Crocs Chase Dawgs With Motion for Sanctions After Allegations of Bad Faith Litigation

On December 1st, Niwot, CO-based shoe manufacturer Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ:CROX) filed a motion for sanctions against Las Vegas, NV-based rival firm USA Dawgs Inc., which outlined …
By Steve Brachmann
2 days ago 0

AST Names Ray Strimaitis as Vice President, Corporate Development & Global Strategy

AST, the leading provider of proactive patent risk mitigation solutions, has named Ray Strimaitis to the newly created role of Vice President, Corporate Development & Global Strategy. Strimaitis …
By Press Releases
2 days ago 0

Patent Owners Faring Better in PTAB Proceedings

A new study of proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) shows that, despite the initial reputation of Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings being that …
By Gene Quinn
3 days ago 7

The Unimagined Consequences of Star Athletica’s ‘Imaginative Separability’ Test

Like other opinions in the IP arena, the Supreme Court’s decision in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands has created a new legal rule with limited practical …
By Doris Estelle Long
3 days ago 1

Apple Counterclaim and 3 New Qualcomm Suits Increase Scope of Battle over Mobile Device Tech

In late November, the legal dispute between San Diego, CA-based semiconductor developer Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) and Cupertino, CA-based consumer tech giant Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) over …
By Steve Brachmann
3 days ago 0

Patent Reform: U.S. Inventor Act goes to Congress

This week US Inventor, an inventor organization working in Washington DC and around the US to advocate for strong patent protection for inventors and startups, rolled out …

The PTAB lacks authority to decide the applicability of tribal sovereign immunity

Native American tribes possess and exercise inherent sovereign immunity. It is also undisputable that such power may be abrogated, limited or qualified only by the express and …
By Terry Fokas
4 days ago 23

Misrepresentations in Service to Efficient Infringer Lobby

The world of intellectual property law has been abuzz in recent months leading up to oral arguments in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Oil …
By Steve Brachmann
4 days ago 6

Patent Drafting: The most valuable patent focuses on structural uniqueness of an invention

It can be enormously difficult for inventors to describe their own inventions. This is true not because the inventor doesn’t know what they’ve invented, or …
By Gene Quinn
5 days ago 5

Selecting a Business Name in a Social Media Crazy World

Your business name is how people will identify with your goods and services, so you want to have one identity that is all your own. Simple enough …
By Gene Quinn
5 days ago 0

Amicus Brief Advocating Against Tribal Sovereign Immunity Filed in PTAB Proceedings

The motion of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe (“the Tribe”) is based on the misplaced theory that Tribal Sovereign Immunity is applicable to administrative proceedings before the …