Posts in IP News


The USPTO Celebrates Valentine’s Day with Barbershop Quartet IP Love Song

The United States Patent and Trademark Office is celebrating Valentine's Day with a special world premiere music video featuring a Barbershop Quartet singing the praises of — and …
By Gene Quinn
4 days ago 1

Zuckerberg Announces Facebook Users will Determine Trustworthiness of News

On January 19th, Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that his company would increase its efforts against “fake news” by asking its users to rate the …
By Benjamin Joe
5 days ago 6

Some Lessons From the Waymo (Alphabet) Versus Uber Theft of Trade Secret Litigation

Although the amount of the settlement was far less than $2.7 billion in amount sought by Waymo, the settlement apparently did include a payment from Uber of 0.34% of …
By Peter J. Toren
5 days ago 0

Hojung Cho and Catherine Van Houten Join McNeill Baur

McNeill Baur welcomes Hojung Cho and Catherine Van Houten as New Members in their Cambridge Massachusetts Location. Hojung Cho, PhDHojung Cho joins the life science patent prosecution …
By Press Releases
5 days ago 0

Jury finds Corel willfully infringed Microsoft Office patents

Microsoft argued that Corel willfully infringed the ’828, ’036, ’237, ’140, ’532, and ’865 patents. The asserted Microsoft patents are directed to graphic user interfaces used in Microsoft products, such as Microsoft Office. …
By Gene Quinn
5 days ago 4

Why the IP system works against the small

The decision whether to secure technology using a trade secret or a patent hinges as much on the technology as it does on access to capital. Small …
By Paul Morinville
6 days ago 15

Federal Circuit Upholds Thales Motion Tracking Patent Asserted against U.S. Government for Second Time

The recent Federal Circuit decision in Elbit Systems of America, LLC v. Thales Visionix, Inc. affirmed a final written decision issued by the Patent Trial and Appeal …
By Steve Brachmann
6 days ago 2

A Poor History of Wright Brothers Concludes they were Patent Trolls

In the first sentence of the entire article, the author falls prey to a misconception often parroted by those with anti-patent viewpoints, namely that patent protection is …

The Commodores Trademark Lawsuit and its Effect on IP in Entertainment

Grammy Award winning funk, soul band The Commodores—whose hit singles include Easy and Brick House—recently won a trademark infringement lawsuit against its ex-bandmate and founding …

Maia T. Woodhouse Joins Nashville Office of Adams and Reese

The law firm of Adams and Reese further enhanced its intellectual property team as IP litigator Maia T. Woodhouse joined the firm’s Nashville office. Woodhouse is …
By Press Releases
7 days ago 0

What should USPTO Director Andrei Iancu do first?

There are no shortage of opinions about what Director Iancu should do now that he is at the helm of America's innovation agency. To contribute to the …
By Gene Quinn
8 days ago 28

NuCurrent Alleges Patent Infringement After Samsung Feigns Interest in Business Relationship

Chicago, IL-based wireless power solutions provider NuCurrent filed a complaint alleging trade secret misappropriation and patent infringement against Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics (KRX:005930). The case, filed …
By Steve Brachmann
8 days ago 0

Admissions as Prior Art in a Patent: What they are and why you need to avoid them

So what is an admission? A statement made during patent prosecution identifying the work of another as prior art is called an admission. Admissions can and will …
By Gene Quinn
8 days ago 11

SSH Communications Enters Cross-License Agreement with Sony After Losing Patents at PTAB

On Monday, February 5th, Finnish enterprise cybersecurity solutions firm SSH Communications Security announced that it had entered into a patent cross-license and settlement agreement with Japanese electronics …
By Steve Brachmann
9 days ago 4

Uber settles trade secret case with Waymo for $245 million

Earlier today Alphabet subsidiary Waymo settled with Uber in the midst of a trade secret infringement trial. This lawsuit originated when Waymo brought suit against Uber in 2017, …
By Gene Quinn
9 days ago 9