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Disney loses TV subscribers but innovates in amusement rides and robotics

Through most of 2015, the Walt Disney Company had earned a total of 206 U.S. patent grants from all of its subsidiaries, with significant development in the fields …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 1

U.S., EU work towards safe harbor replacement that balances privacy, surveillance concerns

Safe harbor in the world of international digital data transfer has been a major topic of discussion in the tech world in recent weeks. Since 1998, data transferred …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 1

Best Buy patents focus on universal chargers, personalized gift cards

Thus far in 2015, Best Buy has earned 20 patents from the USPTO. Although most of the company’s research and development is in disparate fields, as the text …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 0

CAFC uses de novo review because claim interpretation based solely on intrinsic evidence

On remand, the Federal Circuit used the de novo standard. Teva’s deferential “clear error” standard did not apply, because the district court did not make any …

Federal Circuit Reverses PTAB Claim Construction in IPR

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board) cancelled the claims of the patent, finding them anticipated or obvious over several references. The Board construed “is connected” to …

Federal Trade Secret Legislation Would Strengthen U.S. Economy and Promote the Rule of Law

In a 2014 Heritage Foundation Legal Memorandum, I highlighted the growing problem of trade secret misappropriation faced by American business, and explained that an appropriately crafted federal law …
By Alden Abbott
1 year ago 6

Black Friday, Cyber Monday results prove that e-commerce continues to make gains

As bleak as the picture looked for brick-and-mortar retail, it was much brighter for e-commerce and online retail, which saw their best day ever. According to global …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 0

US close to innovation heart attack, warns Priceline founder Jay Walker

Jay Walker: "Any marketplace that cannot make a deal without filing a lawsuit in federal court is in deep trouble... The results of this mess are sad …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 24

Tech News Roundup: Bezos and Musk Square Off, LED ‘Li-Fi’ Internet and VTech Data Breach

Our latest Tech Round-Up here on IPWatchdog takes a brief glance at many of the stories which have caught our attention in recent days. As he often …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 0

As U.S. makes it harder for innovation, companies must diversify overseas to Europe, China

“At the end of the day innovation is important,” Jung explained before he lamented the fact that the United States “seems to be making it harder and …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 5

The Evolution of IP Litigation Funding and Insurance Markets

If patent owners do not have the financial resources to pursue infringers the patent becomes nothing more than a wall decoration – a very expensive wall decoration. And …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 0

Bias in Both Directions: Patent Reform Should Protect Both Accused Infringers and Inventors

What’s stunning about this list is that almost nobody talks about reforming patent law to correct these biases! In general, the only biases that are socially …
By Kip Werking
1 year ago 8

Have investors lost the appetite for public IP companies?

“I don’t think investors care about names,” Croxall said. “I think they care about results. I have the troll conversation, but it is never with investors. …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 1

Cuozzo and Broadest Reasonable Interpretation – Should the Ability to Amend Be Relevant?

On July 8, in In re Cuozzo, the CAFC denied en banc review of a prior panel decision that confirms the PTAB can use a different standard for …

Best Practices for Drafting Software Patent Applications post-Alice

Don't be afraid to make the technical disclosure long, dense and difficult to read, at least for those without technical training. In my opinion one of the …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 12