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Is HTIA’s general counsel John Thorne a patent troll?

John Thorne was VP and deputy general counsel for Verizon during its legal battle against former American cable television company Cablevision where Verizon asserted a series of …
By Steve Brachmann
1 hour ago 1

Finjan files patent infringement suit against Bitdefender as part of campaign to protect online security IP

Finjan asserts four patents in the case and alleges that Bitdefender’s marketing of antivirus, cloud and sandboxing technologies infringes upon the patents-in-suit. The case has been …
By Steve Brachmann
6 hours ago 0

Senator Toomey changes tune on exclusion orders and patents, supports Comcast against TiVo at ITC

Toomey’s comments appear to argue against an exclusion order for TiVo, which at first glance probably is hardly surprising to anyone. Senator Toomey is supporting a …
By Gene Quinn
21 hours ago 3

Placing limits on innovation may exclude great inventions before it’s known what has been excluded

Since U.S. patents are granted with exclusive right to exclude, the only way to realize values of inventions is licensing, suing for damages or both. This …

Atari files suit against Nestlé for Kit Kat ad campaign that infringed on Breakout video game

Atari Interactive Inc. filed a lawsuit alleging trademark and copyright infringement claims against Swiss food and drink company Nestlé SA (VTX:NESN). The suit targets a worldwide …
By Steve Brachmann
1 day ago 0

Content Delivery Networks: Dan Lewin and Tom Leighton solve the “World Wide Wait”

Content delivery networks (CDNs), distributed networks involving proxy servers and data centers to provide high availability of content, are becoming increasingly valuable as Internet users continue to …
By Steve Brachmann
1 day ago 0

Lex Machina commercial litigation report shows that one-fifth of commercial cases include IP claims

The total number of intellectual property claims included in all commercial cases is higher than the figure of 11,643 commercial cases including at least one IP claim. “It …
By Steve Brachmann
2 days ago 0

Finding your way from patent value to return-on-investment. A patent strategy case study

Your CEO: “Why are we spending so much on patents?” Your CFO: “Do we have a financial model for this spend?” The path forward isn’t clear. …

9 Pointers for Giving Effective Feedback

Giving a lawyer a critique of their work can be difficult. Yet, you cannot improve lawyer performance or achieve quality work product goals without providing feedback. In …
By Bernard Knight
2 days ago 3

Building a Portfolio in a Depressed Patent Market

Eventually Congress will recognize that all the changes enacted to address the overblown patent troll issue has resulted in far more damage to U.S. competitiveness. This …
By Russell Slifer
3 days ago 12

Trump Administration opens probe into alleged Chinese theft of U.S. intellectual property

President Donald Trump has signed a memo at the White House which authorized the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to make an inquiry into the alleged theft …
By Steve Brachmann
3 days ago 14

Court affirms TTAB refusal to register ‘FIRST TUESDAY’ trademark for NC Lottery

In re N.C. Lottery, Appellant North Carolina Lottery (“N.C. Lottery”) sought to register the mark “FIRST TUESDAY” in connection with lottery services and games to …

Music Artist will.i.am Cannot Trademark “I Am”

In re i.am.symbolic, llc, William Adams, better known by his stage name “will.i.am”, was refused registration of a Trademark for “I AM” on …

Viewers stream 7 billion hours of content on Roku

Roku offers 5,000 streaming channels through its Channel Store and, to help consumers find interesting content more easily, it has developed a channel-targeting technology protected by U.S. …
By Benjamin Joe
4 days ago 1

Crocs loses inter partes reexam, will appeal rejection of design patent for ornamental footwear

Boulder, CO-based shoe manufacturer Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ:CROX) had a design patent rejected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent struck by the USPTO …