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Our Political Patent System: Is Patent Justice for Sale?

The unfortunate reality is the United States is no longer the most favorable jurisdiction for innovators. There has been a full assault on patent rights that started …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 9

Public vs. Private IP Companies – Challenges and Opportunities

At the very beginning of the program Siegel, during his opening remarks, said: "At Acacia we are not in the litigation business, we are in the licensing …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 1

USPTO to Hold Crowdsourcing Roundtable on December 2, 2014

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will be conducting a roundtable on December 2, 2014 to solicit public opinions concerning the USPTO’s use of crowdsourcing to …
By U.S.P.T.O. 1 year ago 0

A Strong Innovation Ecosystem is Needed for Job Creation

Speaking without notes, Walker was in rare form. He spoke about everything from job creation to the need to allow innovators to benefit from the fruits of …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 4

The Evolution of Wind Shield Wipers – A Patent History

Almost immediately, Anderson began to conceive a design for a windshield wiper which could be operated by a driver from within a vehicle, which improved visibility while …
By Steve Brachmann 1 year ago 3

How to Know When You’re Ready to File a Nonprovisional Patent Application

Holding a provisional patent application pending, but failing to file a nonprovisional patent application by the one year deadline, means you lose the right to that filing …
By Mark Nowotarski 1 year ago 6

Photo Diary: USPTO Smithsonian Innovation Festival

IPWatchdog attends the USPTO Innovation Festival at the Smithsonian Nation Air and Space …
By Renee Quinn 1 year ago 2

FTC Bars Patent Assertion Entity From Using Deceptive Tactics

The settlement with MPHJ is the first time the FTC has taken action using its consumer protection authority against a patent assertion entity (PAE). PAEs are companies …

Patents and Portfolio Value, Up or Down?

David Morland, a partner with 3LP Advisors, moderated the first panel. He lead off the segment by pointing out that in the United States patents are being …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 0

The Federal Trade Commission Celebrates 100 Years

The Federal Trade Commission recently hit a major milestone: on September 26, 2014, the consumer protection agency celebrated its 100th birthday. On the morning of Friday, November 7, the FTC …
By Steve Brachmann 1 year ago 0

DuPont Patents: From Plastics to Ethanol Production Using Bacterial Processes

DuPont is a company responsible for many impressive industrial and commercial innovations, and our latest survey of patent applications published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark …
By Steve Brachmann 1 year ago 0

Can New Patent Monetization Models Save American Innovators?

It has been several generations since Congress has enacted changes to the patent laws that gave greater rights to innovators, the Supreme Court today is reminiscent of …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 2

Nobel Prize Innovation: Lighting the World with Blue LEDs

With the advent of blue LED lighting, it is now possible to create white light devices by combining blue light with red and green. As the Nobel …
By Steve Brachmann 1 year ago 6

When Lives Depend on Tech Transfer

Nothing clarified the stakes in orphan drug development like hearing Ron Bartek describe how after 16 years a promising treatment for his son’s disease finally emerged with …
By Joseph Allen 1 year ago 0

CAFC Reverses Summary Judgment Fee-Shifting Sanction

The district court imposed a fee-shifting sanction as a condition of permitting AntiCancer to supplement the Preliminary Infringement Contentions that the district court found defective under Patent …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 1