Design Patents: The Under Utilized and Overlooked Patent

As the chart below demonstrates, design patent applications have been on the rise since 1975, but still in fiscal year 2011 there were just over 30,000 design patent applications filed. …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 36

Update, Thank You + Please Vote IPWatchdog

Hello everyone. I am writing today to provide an update to our readers on several matters (i.e., Renee's surgery and our server issues), and to make …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 6

Raising Funds: Elements of a Successful Kickstarter Campaign

So here’s what I learned about Kickstarter specifically, and crowd funding in general, after running a campaign. Setting your goal correctly is at least as important …
Kevin Prince 4 years ago 7

The Social Media Diva to Have an Anterior Cervical Discectomy

After meeting with my doctor, discussing the results of my tests, reading through all of the documentation and talking to my mother who had a similar surgery …
Renee C. Quinn 4 years ago 20

Vote for Chance to Win FREE PLI Patent Bar Review Course

In cooperation with the Practising Law Institute, I will be giving away 1 free PLI Patent Bar Review Course to one lucky individual. Entry is free, but to …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 2

CAFC: PTO Has Power to Reexamine Already Adjudicated Patents

The CAFC’s split panel decision this past week – In re Construction Equipment Company – extends the PTO’s authority to reexamine a patent even where its validity …
Scott M. Daniels 4 years ago 14

Why Does It Cost So Much to Prepare a Patent Application?

Outsourcing to those who speak English as a second language is extremely dangerous, and there is only so much an inexperienced patent attorney or patent agent can …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 37

Holiday Giving 2011: Gift Ideas for the Geek in Your Life

With the economy still unsettled, extravagant gifts aren't likely in many budgets. That means creativity will reign supreme. With a little extra thought you can give a …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 1

Harness Social Media & Stop Losing Customers with Social Login

Frustration with registration and login isn’t limited to mobile devices, of course. As the web has become more participatory and an integral component of our lives, …
Larry Drebes 4 years ago 0

Supreme Court Tackles §101 in Mayo v. Prometheus

This was a very interesting discussion, although I was surprised at how little Bilski was mentioned. Although the hearing did digress on some tangents, the Justices’ questioning …
Ryan Chirnomas 4 years ago 3

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Mayo v. Prometheus

All in all it seemed to me that the majority of the court seemed more skeptical about the Mayo position and more supportive of the Prometheus position. …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 20

PTO Updates Patent Bar Exam to Test AIA & Appeal Rules

Beginning January 31, 2012, the United States Patent and Trademark Office will update the content of the patent registration examination to cover two new rules issued September 26, 2011 that relate …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 1