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Myths about patent trolls prevent honest discussion about U.S. patent system

A $1 trillion a year industry not wanting to pay innovators less than a 1% royalty on the innovations they appropriate (i.e., steal) for their own profits seems …
By Gene Quinn
50 minutes ago 0

Germany Suspends Requirement of Presidential Signature for Formal Ratification of UPC Agreement

Effective June 11, 2017, the Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany has agreed to suspend the Presidential signature required for formal ratification of the UPC …
By Matthias Weiden
4 hours ago 0

Apple, APJ Clements and final written decisions: a lethal cocktail for patents

When just looking at the subset of final written decisions resulting from Apple petitions where APJ Clements was on the panel, 24 final written decisions deem all claims …
By Steve Brachmann
8 hours ago 7

Diverging Viewpoints on Venue Change Following T.C. Heartland

In two recent decisions following T. C. Heartland, district courts have applied two different methodologies in resolving motions to change venue... In the first decision a trial …
By Damian R LaPlaca
10 hours ago 0

Former Akin Gump Litigator Launches New Patent and Technology Counseling Law Firm

Samar Shah, Esq. announces the launch of a new San Antonio based boutique law firm, Shah IP Law, PLLC.   The new law firm will concentrate on intellectual …
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11 hours ago 0

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Senators Coons and Cotton introduce STRONGER Patents Act of 2017

This comprehensive legislation is exactly what is needed to strengthen our patent system, which will promote American innovation, competitiveness and job creation. For roughly a decade now, …
By Brian Pomper
1 day ago 16

Reasons Why IP Lawyers Need Emotional Intelligence Skills

Patent lawyers are labeled as science geeks and somehow that has been associated with us having less interest in the emotional side of things.   As a former …
By Bernard Knight
1 day ago 10

Former PTO Deputy Director Russell Slifer Joins Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner

Russell has practiced intellectual property law for the last 23 years. Prior to his government service and work at Micron Technology, he was a design engineer for …
By Gene Quinn
1 day ago 2

Is There Such a Thing as “Entertainment Law”?

A lot of law students and young attorneys aim to get into the field of “entertainment law.” Today, entertainment law is more of a combination of contract …

IP Rights strategies for preventing and handling infringements in China

Securing IP rights in China has been a priority for companies selling or manufacturing in China due to the country’s singular attitude to intellectual property, which …
By Joan Porta
1 day ago 0

Simon Jones Joins Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs has announced the appointment of partner Simon Jones, the former Leeds head of technology and global head of automotive at Eversheds …
By Press Releases
1 day ago 0

Academic Patent Licensing Helps Drive the U.S. Economy

What's even more impressive is the impacts on gross industry output and GDP are up 14% while  the number of U.S. jobs supported rose 12% since the previous …
By Joseph Allen
2 days ago 7

Finjan Secures $15.3 Million Series A-1 Preferred Stock Financing

Finjan will issue 153,000 shares of Series A-1 Preferred Stock at a price of $100 per share to Soryn HLDR. In connection with this transaction, the company will also …
By Press Releases
2 days ago 0

Apple is Holding Companies and Innovation Hostage

These companies are examples of potential victims of Apple’s singular focus on profit. However, what’s at stake is much larger than Apple’s bottom line. …
By James Skyles
2 days ago 7

Industry Reaction to SCOTUS First Amendment Decision in Matal v. Tam

Lauren Emerson, Baker Botts, LLP: "Today’s decision, while not surprising, is momentous, as any decision striking a longstanding legislative provision based on freedom of speech would …
By Gene Quinn & Renee C. Quinn
2 days ago 8

Evolution of Tech: Iver Anderson gets the lead out of electronics solder

Soldering, the process by which two items are joined together by melting a filler metal with a low melting point and pouring liquid metal onto the joint, …
By Steve Brachmann
2 days ago 0

Supreme Court says disparagement clause violates the First Amendment Free Speech Clause

Earlier this morning the United States Supreme Court delivered a much-anticipated decision in Matal v. Tam, the trademark case that asks whether a disparaging trademark can be …
By Gene Quinn
3 days ago 37

End of Laches Might Increase Declaratory Judgment Actions

Without laches, accused infringers might more frequently invoke declaratory judgment to clear their products and services upfront rather than tolerate a looming threat of suit for years.... …
By Ryan Cook & Seth Heller
3 days ago 1

Sovereign Immunity of Patents: While a Strong Benefit to Patent Owners, These Patents Remain Subject to Traditional Challenges

The United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) recently dismissed another inter partes review (“IPR”) based on an assertion of 11th Amendment sovereign immunity.  This decision …

Critical Importance of Realistically Identifying and Protecting Trade Secrets and Confidential Information

California employers often face an upward battle when it comes to protecting against competitive activity by former employees... In order to safeguard their trade secrets, companies doing …