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More than 45 law firms collaborate to launch PTAB Bar Association

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), a tribunal of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), has become an increasingly popular and efficient venue for …
By Press Releases
1 month ago 1

Use of PTAB Decisions in District Court Litigation

As the above cases illustrate, PTAB decisions have affected district court cases in different ways. Determining whether the use of a PTAB decision is likely to be …
By Naveen Modi
1 month ago 4

Data: It Is Lurking Everywhere, Especially in the Shadows

ShadowIT involves workers’ use of unsanctioned products and applications to perform the work of the business enterprise. In other words, ShadowIT occurs when employees use their personal …

Free Webinar: Federal Circuit Trends in a Post-Alice World

Over the last several months certain new trends are developing at the Federal Circuit as the court pivots to address the new reality of a much more …
By Gene Quinn
1 month ago 0

Provisional Patent Applications the Right Way, the Wal-Mart Way

If serial provisional patent applications seems like a good strategy for Wal-Mart, which is one of the largest corporations in the world, and if serial provisional patent …
By Gene Quinn
1 month ago 4

Facebook news feed promotes fake news, creates misleading expectations in readers

It is possible that the fake news topics in Trending News issue may get fixed for Facebook in the future; after all, algorithms tend to improve with …
By Steve Brachmann
1 month ago 0

Happy Birthday AIA: Celebrating an Unmitigated Disaster and the Destruction of American Innovation

All of the post grant challenges ushered in by the America Invents Act (AIA) were a bad idea. They never should have been created in the first …
By Gene Quinn
1 month ago 18

Jury’s Willfulness Determination Affirmed Under Modified In re Seagate Standard

Stryker Corporation was awarded $70 million in lost profits after a jury found that Stryker’s patents were valid and willfully infringed by Zimmer. The district court affirmed …

Federal Circuit Affirms Disqualification of Counsel, Dismissal of Complaint Based on Confidential Information

Schlumberger raised Rutherford’s potential conflict of interest to the court in April 2014, and subsequently filed a motion to disqualify Dynamic’s counsel. The district court found …

UN Secretary General’s Panel on Access to Medicines Reports: Government Knows Best

Delayed for months beyond its expected issue date the Secretary General's High Level Panel on Access to Medicine's report emerged yesterday. Apparently the panelists scrambled to better …
By Joseph Allen
1 month ago 4

The America Invents Act on Its Fifth Anniversary: A Promise Thus Far Only Partially Fulfilled

Unfortunately, Mr. President, after five years I cannot report back that the AIA has yet ”improve[d] patent quality and help[ed] give entrepreneurs the protection and …
By Phil Johnson
1 month ago 3

Autonomous Vehicles to Include Self-Driving Shopping Carts?

According to the patent application filed by Walmart, the system will utilize a series of docking stations, sensors, motors and cameras to offer consumers the ability to "…
By Renee Quinn
1 month ago 0

More software patent eligible, Federal Circuit says lip synchronization not abstract

It is hard to ignore the fact that the Federal Circuit again continued to point out that the innovation at issued was an improvement. This should give …
By Gene Quinn
1 month ago 29

House Judiciary subcommittee questions Lee on preventing time and attendance abuse at USPTO

“My team and I do not tolerate time and attendance abuse,” Lee told the subcommittee. While she did note that the USPTO had taken disciplinary actions against …
By Steve Brachmann
1 month ago 15

The AIA’s First-to-File Transition SHOULD have Resulted in More Provisional Filings

To investigate whether applicants have been adopting a strategy of filing more provisional applications, we determined a ratio of the number of provisional filings (with a first-named …