Invention Promoters and the American Inventors Protection Act

Invention promotion firms, sometimes referred to as invention promotion companies, have been widely criticized in numerous circles, including political circles in Washington, DC, for many years.  The …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 0

Toyota Wins Summary Judgment in Hybrid Patent Litigation

This case comes to light courtesy of the Docket Report daily e-mail newsletter. On Tuesday, January 26, 2010, the United States Federal District Court for the Middle District of …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 4

Divisional of Divisional Reaches Safe Harbor of 35 U.S.C § 121

Some may recall my “dissertation” on the case of Amgen Inc. v. F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd. See CAFC: A Divisional By Any Other Name Is Not a …
By Eric Guttag
8 years ago 2

Q & A: File a Patent Application Before Market Evaluation?

Below is a question that we received recently, which is one that many folks likely have. Thus, I thought it might make a good article, particularly given …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 22

The Apple Way: Repeated Innovation + Patent = Domination

Those who are readers of on a regular basis are familiar with the jousting that goes on in the comments between myself and a core …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 19

Apple Seeks Patent on Solar Powered iPod and iPhone

Apple, Inc., the tech giant that has revolutionized how we listen to music and the functionality of a cell phone, is now seeking to expand its extremely …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 13

Difference Between Patent Searches & Infringement Clearance

Lately we have received a lot of inquiries from individuals who are interested in obtaining a patent search.  Many people incorrectly assume that a patent search will …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 8

What Skills Should New Patent Associates Have?

I have been asked to create a patent curriculum that will have at a minimum 24 credit hours of patent related legal education, perhaps more.  As you might …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 17

What Senator Elect Scott Brown Means for Patent Reform

If you are unaware that Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown was victorious last night via special election to fill the remaining term of the Senate seat held by …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 16

Google Seeks Patent on YouTube Video Advertisements

Last week a US Patent Application No. 20100010893 published detailing an invention relating to digital advertising, and more particularly to creating video overlay advertisements suitable for use with …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 1

Bilski Tea Leaves: Remembering the Lab Corp. Non-decision

It has been just over two months since the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Bilski v. Kappos, and we likely have at least several more months …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 8

Patent Litigation Stayed Before PTO Grants Reexam Request

Just last week I wrote an article about district courts being increasingly reluctant to order a stay of a pending patent infringement litigation even when the United …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 4

Patent War Declared: Kodak Sues Apple Over iPhone & Mac

In news that has already spread across the Internet like a wildfire, Eastman Kodak Company has sued Apple, Inc., alleging that Apple infringes numerous Kodak patents associated …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 7

President Obama Calls USPTO Filing System “Embarrassing”

Earlier today President Barack Obama, perhaps with the best of intentions, demonstrated that he is not all that familiar with the United States Patent and Trademark Office …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 26

Patent Stories of the Decade – Honorable Mentions

At the end of 2009 I did a two part series setting forth what I believed to be the Top 10 Patent Stories of the Decade, see Top 10 – #1 to #5 …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 10