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David P. Ruschke to become next Chief Judge of PTAB

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) yesterday announced the appointment of David P. Ruschke as the next Chief Judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal …
By Gene Quinn
1 month ago 6

Industry Self-Regulation Will Best Address Abusive Patent Practices

Industry self-regulation is the most efficient and least disruptive means for realizing the benefits of our patent system. It will bring greater certainty to IP-related transactions, and …
By Brian O’Shaughnessy
1 month ago 6

Clinical Trials and Tribulations: Why IP Protection is Critical to the Future of Biologic Medicine

Given the importance of intellectual property rights to economic growth and technological development, as well as the wider benefits of biopharmaceutical research, the provisions found in the …
By Dr. Kristina Lybecker
2 months ago 3

Private space race continues between Musk’s SpaceX and Bezos’s Blue Origin

A space race has been heating up in the private commercial sector and it involves some of the biggest names in high tech industries. Right now it …
By Steve Brachmann
2 months ago 1

Five Things to Know About the Defend Trade Secrets Act

On April 27, 2016, Congress passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), which President Obama is scheduled to sign later today. The DTSA extends the current Economic Espionage Act …
By Peter J. Toren
2 months ago 6

How Patents Can Have a Multiplying Effect on a Startup Company

The best patents are those that multiply an investment and actually generate money on their own... Standards essential patents are the holy grail of patents in today’…
By Russ Krajec
2 months ago 1

A micro-economic estimate of the reasonable royalty rate for standard essential patents

The debate on RAND terms and conditions is mostly about the reasonability of the royalty rate, less about non-discriminatory part. So, what is a “reasonable rate”? Companies …
By Menno Treffers
2 months ago 0

Patent Office Defends PTAB Denying Motions to Amend

Don't let the Patent Office fool you. If they wanted to offer patent owners procedural opportunities to fully and fairly engage in an amendment process for patents …
By Gene Quinn
2 months ago 40

Keeping an eye on patent trolls

Regulators face a twofold challenge: First, they need to balance the legitimate interests of patent holders and licensees in order to determine which activities and contracts the …
By Ralf Boscheck
2 months ago 5

To BRI or Not to BRI, That Is the Question

A good argument can be made that a given panel of PTAB judges will construe claims in the manner that makes most sense to them, regardless of …
By Paul Berghoff
2 months ago 6

Facebook advertising revenue jumps on mobile advertising revenue surge

Facebook’s mobile advertising numbers were so good that its entire advertising revenue stream surged ahead 57 percent when compared with 2015’s first quarter, up from $3.31 billion to $5.2 …
By Steve Brachmann
2 months ago 0

Study: Media use of the term “patent troll” negatively predisposes readers, courts

"Patent troll," the term employed by leading newspapers, magazines and online publications to describe how some patents are owned and used, provides a prejudicial impression of patent …
By Bruce Berman
2 months ago 11

Why Does It Cost So Much to Prepare Patent Applications?

Preparing and filing patent applications in the United States can be a daunting undertaking. Indeed, the cost of preparing and filing a patent application can be quite …
By Gene Quinn
2 months ago 39

Facebook struggles to stop network use for illicit weapons sales, kidnapping and extortion

America is a leading exporter of not only weapons but also social media services and at least one major provider is finding itself caught in the crosshairs, …
By Steve Brachmann
2 months ago 1

What Can the FTC’s PAE Study Teach Us?

The set of questions asked will also naturally curb the conclusions that can be drawn from the study. This is true of any survey, but it is …
By Anne Layne-Farrar
2 months ago 0