Going Grassroots in 2011: Fighting the Assault on Patent Rights

In 2011 expect Congress to take up patent reform again, expect it to go nowhere, and expect the anti-patent forces to continue to look to the Courts to …
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Top 10 Patent, Innovation & IP Events of 2010

At this time of the year all typically sit back and reflect on the year that has been, spend time with family and friends, watch some football …
5 years ago 9

Top 10 Social Networking Resolutions for Business in 2011

Chances are you have already put some thought into Social media at some point over the course of 2010. And chances are you or your company is currently …
5 years ago 7

Merry Christmas: Christmas Tree Patents

This year I asked Glen Kotapish of Planet Patent if he could provide me some examples of interesting or bizarre US patents that somehow relate to "Christmas …
5 years ago 1

Judge Kathleen O’Malley Finally Confirmed by Senate for CAFC

Judge Kathleen O'Malley was confirmed by the United States Senate earlier today. O'Malley's confirmation, along with the confirmation of 18 others in recent days, is the result of …
5 years ago 8

Merry Christmas from Zies, Widerman & Malek

The patent attorneys at Zies, Widerman & Malek would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Enjoy our rendition of Feliz …
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After 11 Years Apple Gets Design Patent on Drop Down Menu

Have you ever heard of a design patent application that remained pending for nearly 11 years? The design patent application was originally filed on January 4, 2000, and the design …
5 years ago 23

Prometheus Diagnostic Methods Are Patentable Subject Matter

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in one of the patentable subject matter cases that was returned to the Court by …
5 years ago 2

Intellectual Ventures: Independence Day Take II

Just like in the story-line of Independence Day, where the alien death ships slowly but surely positioned themselves over each major city, with the eventual outcome well …
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Making Progress with Difficult Patent Applications

Some patent applications are difficult to get agreement on. The examiner won’t allow and the applicant won’t abandon. The net result is that office actions …
5 years ago 10

USPTO Deputy Director Sharon Barner to Leave Agency

Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Sharon Barner has announced she will be …
5 years ago 2

Supreme Court Punts on Costco First Sale Copyright Case

United States Supreme Court issued a non-decision in the matter of Costco Wholesale Corporation v. Omega, S.A. The Per Curiam decision simply read: "The judgment is …
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