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Firecracker 25 – The Best Songs of All Time

This time of the year radio stations put together a list of the best songs of all time. If I had to vote for the best songs …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 18

Federal Circuit Review – Issue 57 – July 03, 2015

In this issue of the Federal Circuit Review: (1) Bad Lawyering Is Not Misconduct For Awarding Attorneys Fees; (2) Continuing Applications Are not Entitled to Patent Term Adjustment for …

Patent Persecution

Patent prosecution describes the interaction between applicants and their representatives, and a patent office with regard to a patent, or an application for a patent. (source: Wikipedia). …
By Louis Carbonneau
1 year ago 8

SpaceX Falcon 9 failure is a setback to the private space industry

SpaceX and NASA suffered a serious setback when the unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 craft exploded, rendering its mission to deliver supplies and hardware to ISS a complete failure. …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 0

Why it is unnecessary to open the patent system

Chien argues that it is impossible for someone to donate their technology without fearing that another will get a patent on it and defeat the well-meaning donation …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 59

John Deere, GM push back against consumer modifications of vehicle software

One of the more active areas during this round of public comments collected by the Copyright Office involves the prohibitions against circumvention for Proposed Class 21, which covers …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 13

The End of an Era – Commissioner for Patents Peggy Focarino Retires

Since she first joined the USPTO as the newest examiner in 1977, Focarino has worked tirelessly in a variety of different roles, always as a public servant. Not …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 4

Google Chrome to discontinue Java support, prevents access of USPTO resources

This change to the Chrome browser system is one of which U.S. patent applicants will want to be aware because of its impacts to some of …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 7

FCC Chairman Wheeler bullish on broadband future and net neutrality impact

The nature of broadband has been changing in a way that Wheeler believes will spur even more robust data services in the near future. The FCC is …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 0

Third Circuit Lamictal Ruling: ‘Payment’ Broader than Cash

On June 26, the Third Circuit held that payment includes more than just cash transfers. Judge Scirica, in a unanimous decision, wrote that Glaxo's promise to Teva not …
By Michael Carrier
1 year ago 0

The Grassley PATENT Act will make our faltering patent system worse for innovators

Today, our patent system is faltering. For the first time in our history, inventors and their counsel are considered villains for defending hard-earned patent rights. Companies that …
By Bob Krause
1 year ago 11

Freedom to Operate: Knowing if you will likely infringe a patent

It is understandable that those who are entering into a business endeavor would want to know what their potential exposure might be, and when you have an …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 15

Without precedent or authority the Supreme Court is wrecking the U.S. economy

It is undeniable that the major destructive force in the patent system today is the United States Supreme Court. Indeed, over the last several years, the Supreme …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 53

Federal Circuit Review – Issue 56 – June 26, 2015

In this issue of the Federal Circuit Review: (1) A Patent Owner Must Show They Are Entitled to Amended Claims In an Inter Partes Review, Including in View …

Time to Disposition: Some Art Units Really Are Slower

“Time is money” rings especially true for those pursuing patents at the USPTO. Anyone who has previously dealt with this organization can attest to the fact that …
By Aubrey Mann
1 year ago 2