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Christmases Past: Lighting Decoration Patents 1927 – 1938

Frequent readers of IPWatchdog know that we look for any excuse to talk about patents and holidays provide an opportunity to discus thematically relevant patents for interesting …
By Angel Krippner 3 years ago 1

Foodborne Diseases: The Technology of Prevention

In 1906, when Upton Sinclair published “The Jungle,” that expose of unsanitary conditions in the meat industry shocked the nation, ranging from the public to regulators. Today, it …
By Jane Genova 3 years ago 0

Protecting the U.S. Patent System

Over the past several months, these Multinational Mega-Techs --- the same folks that had previously disguised themselves as a Coalition for Patent Fairness (“CPF”) and leveraged the …
By Dan Leckrone 3 years ago 7

Patent Searches: A Great Opportunity to Focus on What is Unique

The patent process can be expensive, so the last thing you want to do is spend a lot of time and money preparing and filing an application …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 21

PTO Announces New PPH with Taiwan Intellectual Property Office

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the launch of a permanent Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program with …
By U.S.P.T.O. 3 years ago 0

Sprint Acquisition adds Large Wireless Spectrum Portfolio

Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S), the wireless powerhouse, has announced that they have entered into an agreement that will allow them to acquire the remaining shares of the …
By Corinne Kerston 3 years ago 0

CAFC Sanity on Permanent Injunctions. A Twisted Sister Moment?

the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit determined that the United States Federal District Court for the Southern District of California abused its discretion …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 8

Don’t be Fooled, Drafting Patents is Complicated

I understand it is prudent to proceed with care and not needlessly waste money, which is why I try and help inventors understand how best to start …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 5

USPTO Implements Micro-Entity Discount Effective March 2013

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is revising the rules of practice in patent cases to implement the micro entity provision of the Leahy-Smith America …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 16

FTC Strengthens Kids’ Privacy, Gives Parents Greater Control Over Their Information By Amending COPPA Rule

The Federal Trade Commission initiated a review in 2010 to ensure that the COPPA Rule keeps up with evolving technology and changes in the way children use and …

Kodak Sells Patents to Intellectual Ventures, RPX for $525 Million

Eastman Kodak Company, the once mighty technology juggernaut that has fallen on hard times and found itself fighting to get out of bankruptcy, has completed a series …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 4

AIPLA Presidents Barber & Lewis Part II

In Part I of the interview I spoke with Barber and Lewis about the AIPLA generally and how it manages to specifically accomplish its mission, which seems …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 2

No Permanent Injunction for Apple in Samsung Patent Battle

Yesterday, the Judge Koh of the United States District Court for the Federal Circuit denied Apple's request for a permanent injunction in their ongoing patent war over …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 12

WIPO Advances Toward Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works by Persons with Print Disabilities

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry welcomed the constructive spirit of engagement among member states and the decision to convene a diplomatic conference in 2013 to agree on the …
By WIPO 3 years ago 0

FTC to Study Data Broker Collection and Use of Consumer Data

The Federal Trade Commission issued orders requiring nine data brokerage companies to provide the agency with information about how they collect and use data about consumers. The …