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What’s New with the Changes to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Rules of Practice

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB or the Board) Rules of Practice will change on January 14, 2017. The new rules will be applicable to all inter partes (…
By Eric Ball & Emily Gische
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The Uncertain Future of Laches in Patent Litigation

The stage is now set for the Supreme Court to weigh in on the future of laches in patent litigation. If the Court closely follows its analysis …

Lex Machina releases data on design patent litigation showing strong correlation with trademark infringement actions

There has not been a single quarter in which more than 82 lawsuits involving allegations of infringing at least one design patent have been filed in U.S. …
By Steve Brachmann
7 hours ago 0

Kelly Hollowell and Justin McNaughton join Greenspoon Marder Office in Nashville

The law firm of Greenspoon Marder announced today the opening of an office in Nashville and the launch of the firm’sIntellectual Property practice group. The firm’…
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Move over Patent Trolls, Efficient Infringement has arrived on the Hill

But now, after quickly dispatching with the patent troll meme as much ado about nothing, we can, should and must now unleash a more simplified counter attack …

Pre-Grant Publication – The perilous deviation from the patent bargain that causes long patent application pendencies

The fundamental patent bargain has been perilously breached by forcing publication on every application. Sound policy would have avoided upsetting the core patent bargain – disclosure upon grant …

District Court sua sponte raising dispositive issues not enough for case to be reassigned

While TecSec had urged the panel to reassign the case to a different judge on remand in part because the district court judge repeatedly held against TecSec, …
By John M. Rogitz
1 day ago 2

Andrew Albertson, Melanie Mayer and Jonathan Millard elected new partners at Fenwick & West

Fenwick & West recently announced the election of three attorneys to the partnership, effective January 1, 2017. The new equity partners are Andrew Albertson and Melanie Mayer, Ph.D., based …
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Maria Pallante fired as Register of Copyrights in Policy Power Grab

In a fast moving story that developed late last week, Maria Pallante is now the former Register of Copyrights. According to The Register, critics believe this was …
By Gene Quinn
2 days ago 2

It’s Time to Fix the Global Patent System Before It Breaks Under the Weight of New Applications

Patent offices are failing to keep up with the growth of the innovation economy and the resulting increase in patent applications. Unfortunately, the problem could easily get …

Evolution of Tech: Roger Bacon’s high-performance carbon fibers find widespread use for thermal, mechanical properties

October 25th, will mark the 56th anniversary of the issue of the seminal patent for high-performance carbon fibers, which were invented by Roger Bacon, a 2016 inductee into …
By Steve Brachmann
2 days ago 0

Michael Best is seeking Electrical Patent Prosecution Associates or Patent Engineers/Agents for D.C. Office

Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, and preferably, 2+ years of patent prosecution experience. Admission to the Patent Bar is preferred, but not required. Candidates …

Winning the Drug Development Debate

We create two new companies around academic inventions every day of the year. The critical role such companies play in drug development is clear. The successful integration …
By Joseph Allen
3 days ago 0

FREE WEBINAR: Creating Big Value from Big Data: Competitive Intelligence vs. In-House Intelligence

On Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 2pm ET, please join Gene Quinn (IPWatchdog) and Monty Wright (VP of IP Assets for GE Ventures Licensing) for a discussion on how …
By Gene Quinn
3 days ago 0

Negating Hindsight Reconstruction: A Logical Framework

It is well known that hindsight reconstruction is an insidious error that infects patent prosecution. The Federal Circuit has noted that it is a difficult task to …
By Peter Kramer
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What makes a good IP renewals provider?

IP portfolios are business assets. The payment of patent annuities is an important part of ensuring a valuable IP portfolio is primed for monetisation. Efficient IP management …
By Ian Johnson
3 days ago 0

The Inventors’ Dilemma: Drafting your own patent application when you lack funds

Before you decide to embark on the path of preparing your own patent application, even a provisional patent application, there are a few questions about your invention …
By Gene Quinn
4 days ago 8

Qualcomm unveils virtual reality headset platform powered by Snapdragon 820

Not only do virtual reality devices sometime present too much information to users, they do a poor job of prioritizing the space available in augmented reality (AR) …
By Benjamin Joe
4 days ago 0

Claim differentiation does not broaden claims beyond their meaning in light of the patent as a whole

Claim differentiation does not broaden claims beyond their meaning in light of the patent as a whole, and cannot override clear statements of claim scope found the …