Posts in Computers

2d Cir. affirms S.D.N.Y. decision in Barnes & Noble copyright case, cloud-based services questions

In early October, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2d Cir.) handed down a decision, which almost answered important questions about how cloud-based …
By Steve Brachmann
5 days ago 0

RIAA, UK recording industry groups file copyright suit against YouTube-mp3

The plaintiffs allege that defendants YouTube-mp3 and its owner/operater, German citizen Philip Matesanz, facilitate the infringement of copyrighted sound recordings by offering a service that “rapidly …
By Steve Brachmann
6 days ago 1

Disney theme park and resort tech includes interactive projector for hotel rooms

The theme park innovations do not stop at the rides themselves, however. Recently, the Orlando Business Journal picked up on a patent issued to Disney by the …
By Steve Brachmann
9 days ago 0

Federal Circuit Clarifies ‘Inventive Concept’ as Applied to Computers

This case concerned the subject matter eligibility of patents under 35 U.S.C. § 101, for a computer-related invention. The Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision that …

FTC releases report on PAE Activity, recognizes important role of enforcing patents

Despite what many thought were the intentions of the FTC going into this project, the FTC did acknowledge the important role patent enforcement plays within the patent …
By Steve Brachmann & Gene Quinn
18 days ago 2

Facebook news feed promotes fake news, creates misleading expectations in readers

It is possible that the fake news topics in Trending News issue may get fixed for Facebook in the future; after all, algorithms tend to improve with …
By Steve Brachmann
1 month ago 0

Square fights off Alice rejection on payment transfer patent proving financial patents are not dead

U.S. Patent No. 9378491, entitled Payment Transfer by Sending E-mail. This discloses a computer-implemented method which enables the seamless initiation of a payment transfer through e-mail from …
By Steve Brachmann
1 month ago 1

50 years of Star Trek inspires innovations in mobile computers, speech recognition and tricorders

On September 8th, 1966, the American broadcast network NBC aired the first episode of Star Trek, a science fiction television series conceived by Gene Roddenberry. In the decades …
By Steve Brachmann
2 months ago 1

Medical software provides life-saving results, not abstract ideas

Those who make the argument that medical software is abstract, or trivial, are just wrong. Medical software has been developed to benefit both patients and medical practitioners …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
2 months ago 2

Sirius XM Holdings is latest patent target for Global Interactive Media

Global Interactive Media is attempting to enforce its rights on a patent which has expired. The ‘907 patent originally issued in October 2011, lapsed effective last October because of …
By Steve Brachmann & Gene Quinn
2 months ago 1

NVIDIA’s Ansel Offers In-Game Photo Mode for Parkour Adventures Game

Ansel is currently only available for a parkour adventure game called Mirror’s Edge Catalyst sold on Origin. It is supported by PCs, provided the computer has …
By Benjamin Joe
2 months ago 0

Negotiation to Sell Products Outside the US is not an Infringing Offer for Sale

The Federal Circuit again addressed whether Pulse’s domestic sales activities were either a sale or an offer for sale in the U.S. While the patent …

Data tracking for targeted ads puts Windows 10 under French data regulator’s crosshairs

Recently, Windows 10 data tracking has gotten Microsoft into legal troubles with a data regulatory agency that has been engaged with data privacy activism in the past. France’…
By Steve Brachmann
2 months ago 0

Pokemon Go developer Niantic owns three patents on location-based gaming

Within one week of the Pokemon Go July 6th release date, the digital monster catching game surpassed 10 million downloads, the fastest that this feat has ever been …
By Steve Brachmann
3 months ago 1

Automakers own most vehicle infotainment patents despite gains by Android Auto, Apple CarPlay

Autonomous self-driving technologies may be grabbing headlines for vehicle manufacturers but it’s hardly the only direction in which carmakers are innovating. Infotainment systems bring a smartphone-like …
By Steve Brachmann
3 months ago 0