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How the America Invents Act Harmed Inventors

The America Invents Act (AIA) was the single worst disaster in the 226 year history of the U.S. patent system. The AIA did very real damage – enough …
By Paul Morinville
11 months ago 37

Design Patents: The Under Utilized and Overlooked Patent

Typically an inventor wants to protect the function of the invention when at all possible. But what if you cannot get a utility patent because the underlying …
By Gene Quinn
11 months ago 3

PTAB invalidates three patents covering Teva’s Copaxone, opens door for Mylan’s generic version

On Wednesday, August 24th, the Patent Appeal and Trial Board (PTAB) issued decisions in two inter partes review (IPR) filings made against patents owned by private Israeli …
By Steve Brachmann
12 months ago 0

PTAB Administrative Trials: Where Are We Now?

While the PTAB statistics demonstrate the profound effect that the AIA trials have had on issued patents, it seems to have the greatest impact on non-manufacturing patent …
By Stephen Kunin & W. Todd Baker
12 months ago 0

Elisabeth Morgan joins Loeb & Loeb Nashville Office

Morgan is experienced in managing and maintaining domestic and international trademark portfolios and regularly counsels clients on brand selection, clearance and strategy. She represents clients before the …
By Press Releases
12 months ago 0

New legislation is not needed to fix post grant procedures at the PTO

The enumerated problems with the post grant procedures could be bettered by both the courts and the USPTO. The courts have had an opportunity to change the …
By Robert Stoll
12 months ago 8

Inspector General’s Hyperbolic Report Distracts From Improving Patent Quality

More importantly, the OIG’s report misses the point. Nearly everyone agrees that the quality of patents being issued is a problem, but the OIG didn’t …
By Matt Levy
12 months ago 16

Star Trek Celebrates 50 Years: Industry Insiders Reflect

The first episode of Star Trek aired on September 8, 1966, some 50 years ago. Although the original series ended after only three rather disappointing seasons, the franchise would go …
By Gene Quinn
12 months ago 5

Free Webinar: Strategies for Using Patent Analysis to Impact Business Decisions

Regardless of your focus within the IP Lifecycle, the analysis of patents yields many positive results: the ability to spot trends, minimize litigation, guide research, and build …
By Gene Quinn
12 months ago 0

Have We Met the Challenge of Creating Effective Post Grant Challenge Proceedings?

IPRs offer many improvements compared to inter partes reexamination[12]. However, the statistics reveal that IPRs are no more of a true alternative for litigation than the challenge …
By Manny Schecter
12 months ago 6

In Defense of Patents: Retaining value and relevance of patents in periods of rapid innovation

Innovation, whether in the technical or biological fields, occurs at a pace today that likely exceeds any period in history. This is due in part to the …
By Kevin McLintock
12 months ago 0

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
12 months ago 1

Misleading PTO statistics hide a hopelessly broken PTAB

While the Patent Office likes to tout statistics that assert most patent claims challenged in IPR are not invalidated, those statistics are simply not credible. When reporting …
By Gene Quinn
12 months ago 16

The America Invents Act Five Years Later: Reality, Consequences and Perspectives

At exactly 11:42am on September 16, 2011, President Barak Obama signed the America Invents Act into law. As President Obama put his pen down he said: “All right guys, …
By Gene Quinn
12 months ago 22

Privacy and Security in the Age of the Driverless Car

The privacy implications of the driverless car are significant. The data that such a vehicle could collect and the potential uses of that data could be extraordinarily …
By Hanley Chew
12 months ago 1