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NPEs vs Patent Trolls: How to build a healthy innovation ecosystem

The recent public discourse is purposely blurring the line between NPEs and trolls. Research labs and universities are all NPEs. But it would be not only incorrect …
By Matteo Sabattini
1 year ago 5

Fujitsu U.S. patent activities focus on information processing, signals and data storage

During 2014, Fujitsu was granted 1,820 patent grants from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the 13th-highest total for any single entity receiving U.S. patents that year. …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 0

What makes a patent valuable; A patent broker’s perspective

In a recent article Toxic Asset, we explained in detail how much recent court decisions and new rules at the USPTO had negatively impacted the value of …
By Louis Carbonneau
1 year ago 3

Licensing standards and best practices separate good behavior from bad

LES is focused on licensing standards, which will also define best practices to separate patent owners with good behavior from bad behaviors. The committees also contemplate establishing …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 0

DOJ should not approve IEEE patent policy weakening WiFi patents

This radical new policy would sharply and artificially reduce the level of protection given to Wi-Fi-related patents. If approved, the change would immediately depress the future development …
By Brian Pomper
1 year ago 2

Food production and preventative probiotics dominate at DuPont

DuPont is focused on a wide array of innovative technologies, many of which aren’t forefront in the consciousness of many people and publications following innovation. Currently, …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 0

Demonizing monetizers undermines the patent system

Phil Hartstein is the President and CEO of Finjan Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNJN)... On January 6, 2015, I interviewed Hartstein, which appears below. We had a wide ranging and …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 7

Dr. Thomas Mensah: An innovator of fiber optics technologies

Although the history of fiber optics includes a long list of engineers and inventors making contributions over decades, Dr. Mensah’s particular improvements to the process of …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 0

A beginner’s guide to patents and the patent process

Whether you are an independent inventor, an fledgling entrepreneur or a seasoned inventor who is going out on your own for the first time, the best thing …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 0

Amazon.com innovations continue to revolutionizing online shopping

Amazon is continuing to develop some revolutionary innovations in the field of online retail shopping. Patent applications published recently by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 7

District Courts should have more discretion to enhance patent damages

Infringers should not be able to arrogantly and recklessly violate patents for years but ultimately pay only the same amount they would have paid the patent owner …
By Louis Foreman
1 year ago 7

Canon patent activity focuses on digital cameras and related technologies

Our perusal of Canon’s patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows that there are a myriad of other technologies being developed by …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 2

Patent Reform to be introduced in House next week

Multiple sources have confirmed that House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), will soon introduce the latest round of patent reform legislation in the United States …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 1

Halo v. Pulse – Progress on Willful Infringement Law at Risk?

While there are several facets of willful infringement law that the Halo concurrence would have the full court reconsider, the one that could have the greatest impact, …
By Bart Eppenauer
1 year ago 2

Apple continues building dominant mobile patent portfolio

In terms of innovation, it’s clear that there is an almost singular focus at Apple on research and development in its long line of mobile electronic …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 0