Steve Brachmann

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Steve Brachmann is a writer located in Buffalo, New York. He has worked professionally as a freelancer for more than a decade. He has become a regular contributor to IPWatchdog.com, writing about technology, innovation and is the primary author of the Companies We Follow series. His work has been published by The Buffalo News, The Hamburg Sun, USAToday.com, Chron.com, Motley Fool and OpenLettersMonthly.com. Steve also provides website copy and documents for various business clients.


Posts by Steve Brachmann


Time to patent invalidity decisions on Rocket Docket calls value of PTAB into question

If the Eastern District of Virginia can dispatch patent cases in less time than the PTAB, why should we suffer the indignity of the lack of due …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
13 hours ago 6

Microsoft files IPR against Philips patent asserted against Taiwanese consumer electronics firms

Dutch tech conglomerate Koninklijke Philips NV is the owner of U.S. Patent No. 6,522,695. The Philips patent is challenged by Microsoft on behalf of several other tech …
By Steve Brachmann
1 day ago 3

Google, HTC, ZTE, Huawei gang up on small navigation software developer with IPR filing

Patent system savvy corporations are ganging up on a smaller developer within the nascent automotive software industry who had the temerity to assert a patent covering a …
By Steve Brachmann
2 days ago 22

House Subcommittee on Courts and IP holds hearing on PACER system, cameras in the courtroom

The subcommittee convened a hearing to discuss issues of judicial transparency and ethics which affect the system of U.S. federal courts. Republican members of the subcommittee …
By Steve Brachmann
4 days ago 3

Jury hits Google with $20 million verdict in patent infringement case targeting Chrome web browsers

In a patent suit targeting Chrome web browsers, Google was hit with a $20 million jury verdict for infringing patents covering malware protection software... Google was hit with …
By Steve Brachmann
5 days ago 34

Copyright litigation in 2016 saw rise in textile plaintiffs, decline in file sharing cases

The most active defendants in copyright lawsuits include department store chain Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST), which was named as a defendant in 276 cases. Following Ross Stores …
By Steve Brachmann
6 days ago 2

Other Barks & Bites for Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

On the menu this week for Other Barks & Bites... Video game systems developed by Nintendo and Sony are targeted in a patent infringement suit filed in Delaware …
By Steve Brachmann
7 days ago 2

Beyoncé seeks trademark on daughter Blue Ivy Carter name for everything from cosmetics to high chairs

On January 22, Beyoncé filed a U.S. trademark application that seeks to protect the use of the trademark BLUE IVY CARTER on a wide variety of goods …
By Steve Brachmann
7 days ago 0

Keystone XL, Dakota Access prove pipelines have advanced way beyond wooden pipes of 1860s

Nearly 150 years of development in the field has been supported by both the commercial success of the pipeline concept as well as the incredible importance that fossil …
By Steve Brachmann
8 days ago 1

Sportbrain files smartwatch fitness tracker patent suits against Apple, HP, Michael Kors and New Balance

At the center of each lawsuit is the assertion of a single patent covering personal data collection technology integrated into a series of smartwatches. The patent-in-suit asserted …
By Steve Brachmann
10 days ago 2

New Microsoft patent program aims to give Azure cloud developers security from patent lawsuits

The springing license does offer at least some protection in the future against patent aggregators looking to monetize IP assets, but it wouldn’t stop any party, …
By Steve Brachmann & Gene Quinn
11 days ago 0

FTC revives complaint, files motion for stipulated order over pay-for-delay agreement for generic Lidoderm

On January 23rd, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it had taken steps to resolve antitrust charges involving business activities employed by Irish/U.S. drugmaker …
By Steve Brachmann
12 days ago 2

Merck agrees to $625 million payment, royalties to Bristol-Myers Squibb for sales of Keytruda cancer treatment

On January 20th, NYC-based drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY) and Kenilworth, NJ-based pharmaceutical firm Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK) announced that the two companies had entered into …
By Steve Brachmann
12 days ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Kylie Minogue reports victory in a trademark opposition filed against Kylie Jenner, but the electronic records of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are cause for …
By Steve Brachmann
14 days ago 1

Texas jury awards $500 million in copyright and trade secret case against Facebook’s Oculus VR

On Wednesday, February 1st, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas (N.D. Tex.) entered a case verdict which orders …
By Steve Brachmann
14 days ago 5