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Surviving Alice: Signs that the patent market has weathered the Alice storm, at least for now

Alice certainly has dealt a huge blow to patent market, reversing the growth momentum of most market players, big or small. However, the decline in patent sales …
By Jack Lu 21 minutes ago 0

The Best Mode Requirement: Not disclosing preferences in a patent application still a big mistake

The best mode requirement still exists, although the America Invents Act (AIA) has largely removed any consequences for failing to disclose the inventor’s best mode, which …
By Gene Quinn 21 hours ago 3

Illicit pharmaceutical drug sales find a home on Twitter

Twitter’s popularity has not only benefited the legitimate side of the pharmaceutical industry. A study released in December, supported by both the Global Health Policy Institute …
By Steve Brachmann 23 hours ago 0

In midst of stiff corporate headwinds, Toshiba maintains spot as leading innovator

Toshiba exists among the giants of the U.S. patent landscape, placing sixth among all companies in terms of patents received from the U.S. Patent and …
By Steve Brachmann 2 days ago 0

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Something’s Got to Give

This month, Inventors Digest features interviews with two heavyweights in American enterprise: Priceline inventor and chair of Walker Digital, Jay Walker; and Mark Cuban, founder of Broadcast.…
By Cama McNamara 2 days ago 5

Smarter manufacturing policies, not tariffs or negotiators, is what America needs

The U.S. cannot win a trade war based on raising tariffs. Rather than engage in a trade war that the U.S. can’t win, why …
By Gene Quinn 3 days ago 20

The Evolution of the Internet: The spanning tree protocol, a major achievement in Internet routing

While the history of Internet development involves many names and was not reliant on a single discovery, it is also true that certain innovations have done more …
By Steve Brachmann 3 days ago 6

Bolder initiatives needed to take next steps in fight against cancer

February 4 is World Cancer Day... There has been steady progress made in the history of treating cancers of many types since the administration of former U.S …
By Steve Brachmann 3 days ago 2

First Apple patent challenged at PTAB covers touch-to-zoom tech at center of Samsung war

In late January, however, an inter partes review (IPR) request filed with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) throws the future of one of the Apple …
By Steve Brachmann 4 days ago 12

Communication Techniques to Get Prompt Client Instructions

Many of my clients are not patent specialists. Providing an opinion will help them in deciding on the action to take. Uncertainty about what to do often …
By Manuel Fortin 4 days ago 2