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To review, the law recognizes that with many, if not most, inventions there will be three steps to the invention process. The idea comes first, followed by the game plan, followed by the reduction to practice. When dealing with …

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Today, we feature a very interesting patent application from Qualcomm that would protect a system of determining whether a device is being transported in a vehicle. This system could detect multiple modes of transportation and adjust a device’s …

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We’re taking a really close look at one intriguing patent application published recently by the USPTO that enables a production studio and consumers to earn money off of content sales. In this system, purchasers of digital content can …

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The meeting will be held on October 30, 2013, in Washington, D.C. The IPTF intends to hold the public meeting in the Amphitheatre of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. The …

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But there are no doubt some bizarre patent applications that have published over the years, such as a method of walking through walls like a ghost. See Knowing When You Have Too Much Time on Your Hands. So you …

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EDITOR'S NOTE: What follows is a summary of the Goodlatte patent bill created by American Continental Group, which is a government affairs and strategic consulting firm in Washington, DC. Manus Cooney, a former Chief Counsel of the Senate Judiciary …

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As of the writing of this article the USPTO website remains up and appears to be fully functional. So if the USPTO can keep its website full of publicly available, free information up during a government shutdown why did …

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Universal Electronics sues Peel Technologies over remote control patents ----- GigOptix and MACOM settle patent infringement and trade secret/employment disputes ----- Nintendo prevails at ITC on Wii patent infringement complaint ----- E-commerce video technology at center of patent …

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Mark Lemley's Firm Files DJ Against Myriad in Northern California ----- Promise Not to Infringe Insufficient in ANDA Litigation ----- Licensing Deals Stall in Pharmaceutical Sector in First Half of 2013 ----- Mylan Settles with FTC over Agila Acquisition from …

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With the FTC taking this step now I don't know how Congress can move forward with patent reform legislation that purports to address the so-called patent troll problem. Perhaps they will move forward, but at a time when the …

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Many of you are privy to the problem of excessive patents. You have all seen the articles about yet another cellphone company infringing on yet another patent, but what you’re left with are questions of what all this …

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There are many different reasons why building a better mouse-trap is only the first of many steps on the road to financial freedom. First, there is no guarantee of financial success given by any patent office in the world. …

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