Posts in Technology & Innovation


N.D. Ga. judge invalidates two patents covering remote race car audio broadcasts under Alice standard

On February 17th, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (N.D. Ga.) granted a motion to dismiss a case …
By Steve Brachmann
22 hours ago 15

Thomas E. Murray: The Inventor who powered New York City

American inventor and businessman Thomas E. Murray is the pioneer behind many of the foundational elements of the modern day electrical grid, from the design of power …
By Steve Brachmann
2 days ago 2

Change in NASA focus between Administrations may be greatest threat to Mars mission

Multiple members of the hearing’s witness panel attested to the problems created when agency plans change during a change of administration, a problem which Lt. Gen. …
By Steve Brachmann
3 days ago 21

Federal Circuit Remands Apple PTAB Victory Because Board Failed to Explain Motivation to Combine

The PTAB agreed with Apple and invalidated the patent. The Federal Circuit remanded because the Board failed to adequately explain its finding that a skilled artisan would …

Intelligent virtual assistants will support one-fifth of all human interactions with smartphones by 2019

The next decade should see a major increase in intelligent virtual assistants with market research firms predicting that the market will grow at a compound annual growth …
By Steve Brachmann
5 days ago 0

Other Barks & Bites for Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

An appellate court hands down a ruling in favor of Internet radio provider Sirius XM against a rock band trying to assert its copyright on pre-1972 music …
By Steve Brachmann
6 days ago 0

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 …

Will President Trump directly negotiate Medicare prescription drug pricing?

The savings impact of directly negotiated drug costs is considered negligible, but intrusion into biomedical pricing will destabilize life science commercialization... Any way you slice it, added …
By Chris Gallagher
8 days ago 2

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
8 days 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
9 days ago 22

Operational Mathematics on a Processor is not an Abstract Idea

Mathematics has long been accepted as a tool to model the physical reality. For many it is hard to grasp that math actually “does something.” The reality …
By Peter Lablans
9 days ago 46

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
11 days ago 3

CRISPR patent interference ended by USPTO because parties’ claims do not interfere

The PTAB concluded: "Based on our determination that the preponderance of the evidence shows there is no interference-in-fact between the parties’ claims, we need not decide the …
By Gene Quinn
12 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
12 days ago 35

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
13 days ago 2