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Musk fanboys at Barron’s take dim view of patents at their own readers’ expense

A recent Barron's editorial, however, has raised some eyebrows among those who are familiar with the effect of proper patent enforcement on financial fortunes. Published May 14th, “…

The Enfish Decision: Some Light at the End of the Tunnel for Software Patents Since Alice?

What makes the Enfish case particularly interesting is that the court found that the software patent at issue was not even an abstract idea. As such, the …

SEP Licensing: Looking Beyond Essentiality

Unlike other technologies (e.g. User interface) where the manufacturers have a choice to design around the technology of the patent, in case of SEPs, there is …
By Sachin Sinha
1 month ago 0

Innovation Lessons From a Billionaire

I did not start out to be an inventor,” writes the billionaire inventor and spinal surgeon Gary K. Michelson in the preface to a newly-published book entitled …
By Marshall Phelps
2 months ago 8

Is Enfish Much Ado About Nothing?

Enfish bothers me. The Federal Circuit decision puts forth some great phrases, but I am concerned that Enfish will not be as useful as hoped in overcoming §101 …
By Scott Zimmerman
2 months ago 15

A Brief History of Laches in Patent Law

The equitable doctrine of laches has existed in the United States court system since the founding of this country, originating from the English Courts of Equity. Laches …
By Audrey Ogurchak
2 months ago 2

Lord of the Rings: The Olympic Committee’s Trademark Protection

Every year countless stories arise of individuals, churches, and small businesses, receiving cease and desist letters from the NFL or NCAA for unauthorized use and reference to …
By Chanel L. Lattimer
2 months ago 0

Travelers Early Severity Predictor helps to identify chronic pain, reducing opioid addiction risk

We reached out to Travelers and were able to confirm through a spokesperson that two patent applications published this year by the U.S. Patent and Trademark …
By Steve Brachmann
2 months ago 0

UN Access to Medicine Recommendations Will Increase Human Suffering

The pending report of the UN Secretary General's High Level Panel on Access to Medicines not only attacks the patent system as predicted, but proposes giving the …
By Joseph Allen
2 months ago 7

How the Supreme Court legislated patent reform

Over the last ten years, one bad patent reform bill after another has been introduced and then pushed by a fantastic lobbying and public relations effort that …
By Paul Morinville
2 months ago 23

Getty Images targets Google’s image search in EU by filing competition complaint

Google, the Internet software and services arm of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAG:GOOGL), offers a tremendously valuable portal to the wider Internet through its flagship search engine service. …
By Steve Brachmann
2 months ago 0

The CRISPR Clash: Who owns this groundbreaking, DNA altering technique?

Right now, behind the walls of the USPTO, there is a fiery interference battle occurring between two scientific teams over who created a groundbreaking, DNA altering technique …
By Angélique McCall
2 months ago 11

IP Protection Critical for BioPharma Given Number, Cost and Complexity of Clinical Trials

Biopharmaceutical innovation is difficult, expensive, time-consuming, and risky. More so now than ever. A 2014 study by Tufts University’s Center for the Study of Drug Development calculated …
By Dr. Kristina Lybecker
2 months ago 9

Patent Drawings: An Economical Way to Expand Disclosure

U.S. patent law requires a patent applicant to furnish at least one patent drawing (sometimes referred to as a patent illustration) of the invention whenever the …
By Gene Quinn
2 months ago 2

7 Bad Habits That Can Ruin Your Professional Life

Everyone in the world today has habits that hinder some part of their everyday life. From personal relationships to the work place, bad habits are formed every …
By Renee Quinn
2 months ago 10