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Patent Office workforce reduction should focus on eliminating ‘dead weight’ patent examiners

In pursuing President Trump's federal workforce reduction plan the USPTO must target those patent examiners who have long been refusing to do their jobs. Losing these patent …
By Gene Quinn
4 days ago 14

The Senate Must Vet Vishal Amin

As Senior Counsel of the House Judiciary Committee, Vishal Amin was a primary architect of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), the administrative tribunal that has …
By Paul Morinville
4 days ago 19

Drug Product Pipelines: Potential Blockbusters?

Drug manufactures spend billions of dollars in R&D and it takes years to get FDA approvals and patent protection. It is vital that these companies keep …
By Angélique McCall
4 days ago 0

Kathi Vidal joins Winston & Strawn to Lead Silicon Valley Office

Winston & Strawn LLP is pleased to announce that prominent technology patent litigator, Kathi Vidal, will join the firm as managing partner of its Silicon Valley office and …
By Press Releases
4 days ago 0

What is a Utility Patent?

A utility patent is one of three separate types of patents the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) can award inventors to protect their inventions. Generally …
By Gene Quinn
5 days ago 0

Managing and Protecting a Brand in the Age of Social Media

In 2016 social media users reached 2.3 billion. With an audience made up of consumers, competitors and industry influencers, social media is a melting pot of opportunity and risk. …
By Jayne Durden
5 days ago 0

Kory Christensen joins Polsinelli as Shareholder in San Francisco Office

Polsinelli, an Am Law 100 firm, announced Kory Christensen, an accomplished intellectual property attorney, joined as shareholder in its San Francisco office. Christensen is the most recent of …
By Press Releases
5 days ago 0

Leech Tishman adds five IP attorneys to complement West Coast team

To support the growth of its intellectual property practice, Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl has added five attorneys, increasing the firm's expertise in a variety of industries, including …
By Press Releases
5 days ago 0

Samsung Succeeds in Reducing Damages for Infringement of Two Rembrandt Patents

Rembrandt sued Samsung for patent infringement in the Eastern District of Texas and convinced a jury that Samsung infringed its two asserted patents, awarding $15.7 million in damages. …

Refusal to institute IPR based on reference does not preclude use of reference for motivation to combine

The Federal Circuit affirmed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) decision finding a patent owned by Novartis AG and Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corp. (collectively “Novartis”) to …

Federal Circuit says Rule 36 Judgments can have Preclusive Effect

A Federal Circuit Rule 36 judgment can be a valid and final judgment for purposes of preclusive effects. Additionally, district court findings affirmed by a Rule 36 judgment can …

Federal Circuit affirms ruling that Apple does not infringe Core Wireless’ Patent

Core Wireless sued Apple for infringing its patent directed to a cellular network system including a mobile station providing for improved transmission of data packets. The jury …

Regardless of Changes to Patent Venue, Trolls will still be Trolls

Because patent trolls prefer filing in the Eastern District of Texas, the thinking goes that it will be a significant blow to patent trolls if the Supreme …
By Gene Quinn
7 days ago 7

Patent Sales Rates Decreased in 2016, but Patent Market Remains Viable and Robust

Though patent sales rates have decreased in 2016, the patent market remains viable and robust. We continue to see a trend in the increased speed at which packages …

Does innovation lead to patents, or patents lead to innovation?

We pick up our conversation with me suggesting that there is a problem with claims being found to be abstract when the decision maker has been able …
By Gene Quinn
7 days ago 22