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Copyright at the Bedside: Should We Stop the Spread?

Doctors and researchers are quietly acquiescing to the demands of those asserting copyright in medical tests, for fear of becoming entwined in lengthy and expensive legal proceedings …

Beware Patent Bar Exam Study Advice

Perhaps the most ridiculous suggestion given (step 8) is to download the free PTO Patent Bar Exam Review Package from CNET. The WikiHow article explains that this free …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 4

Fun in the Sun Patent Style: Lifeguard Patents

Today in IPWatchdog’s 2013 Summer Fun series, we’re taking a look at patents that recognize the importance of safety at the pool or beach. A number …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Fun in the Sun Patent Style: Let’s Go Surfing Now!

Today in IPWatchdog’s Summer Fun series, in honor of the ongoing U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California, we’re featuring some of the …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Pharma Update July 2013: FDA, Preemption & SCOTUS

The FDA is following through on plans to issue a proposed rule to revise regulations to allow generic drugmakers to update labeling. The rule would update current …
By Ed Silverman
3 years ago 0

Exclusive with Ray Niro: The Man They Call the Patent Troll

On July 1, 2013, I spoke on the record with Ray Niro, who is one of the most well known patent litigators in the United States. Throughout his career …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 24

Pharma Scandals: Bribery, Insider Trading and Paula Deen

The summer may be in full swing, but the torrent pace of news and interesting developments has not subsided at all. Hot days simply yield hot stories. …
By Ed Silverman
3 years ago 0

General Patent Settles Patent Litigation with Realtors

General Patent Corporation (GPC), a patent licensing and enforcement firm, announced on July 11, 2013 that its subsidiary, Data Distribution Technologies LLC (DDT) settled a patent infringement lawsuit against …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 14

Sequestration Politics Places USPTO Satellite Offices on Hold

With sequestration finally cutting the Republicans don't seem to be in any rush whatsoever, so the Patent Office which really should be exempt is caught in the …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

In Defense of Innovators: An Exclusive Interview with Ray Niro

In June 2013 the anti was raised significantly in the ongoing discussion of patent trolls. The White House chimed in, which you might be inclined to think would …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 7

Sunburn Safety: Innovating Ways to Protect from UV Rays

Today in IPWatchdog’s Summer Fun series, we’re looking at a series of patent applications and issued patents protecting systems of improving protections from UV radiation. …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Boeing Invents: The Pursuit of Safer Air Travel

A recent fire onboard a Boeing Dreamliner at London’s Heathrow Airport refocused concerns on the recently developed cruise liner, which was maligned with battery fire issues …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Do Scientists Read Patents?

I think these results show that the disclosure function of patents is working to at least some extent, at least in nanotech: patents can be a useful …

Software May be Patented in Asia, but the Details Remain Unclear

As in the U.S., when drafting claims in China, one must describe the invention sufficiently to enable a person skilled in the art to make and …
By Chris Neumeyer
3 years ago 2

High Noon for Bayh-Dole

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) asked NIH in a July 12 letter to force compulsory licensing of Myriad’s BRCA breast and ovarian cancer genetic test …
By Joseph Allen
3 years ago 3