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Cypress Semiconductor Vows to Fight Despite ITC Loss

Cypress intends to vigorously pursue its two pending district court lawsuits against GSI, which include three of the patents asserted in the ITC investigation and seven additional …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Update on Post-Grant Design Patent Challenges

Interest in design patents is increasing, in part, because they can be obtained relatively inexpensively and quickly. Dennis Crouch recently reported that from 2010-2012 the majority of …

Judge Mayer Just Doesn’t Like Business Method Patents

Alexsam, Inc. v. IDT Corporation is a non-remarkable patent infringement decision with a remarkable dissent. What is noteworthy about the case is not the majority opinion, but …
By Jon Muskin
3 years ago 11

Microsoft to Patent a New Kind of DVR

As a constant developer of new technologies, Microsoft is seen often as an assignee on a great many U.S. Patent & Trademark Office patents and applications every …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Keurig Loses Coffee Pod Patent Infringement Case

Keurig makes and licenses brewers and beverage cartridges (pods) that are known as "K-Cups." JBR makes beverage cartridges that are known as "OneCups," which are made to …
By Adrienne Kendrick
3 years ago 1

Think Patent Arbitration can’t Work? Think Again.

Articles, such as this one, tout arbitration as an alternative: faster, cheaper and more confidential than litigation, with other benefits as well. However, in actual practice, relatively …
By Chris Neumeyer
3 years ago 4

False Distinctions Between Hardware and Software Patents are Not the Answer

From an end-user's perspective, it shouldn't matter whether the normalization is done in hardware, in software or in a combination of hardware and software. And from the …
By Eric Gould Bear
3 years ago 24

Stricter COPPA Rules Go Into Effect July 2013

The 1998 Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which provides a number of rules and regulations with respect to children's online privacy, recently got an overhaul. The Federal …
By Adrienne Kendrick
3 years ago 0

Apple Seeks Patent on Gaze Detection Capabilities

This week, we’re featuring a number of interesting new patents and published applications from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office that have been assigned to Apple. …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Boeing Patent Application to Help Detect Infectious Disease

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is often publishing applications and awarding patents to Boeing for their technological developments for aircraft. This week on IPWatchdog’s …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

AOP Vets Announces Winner: A Conversation With Jason Maples

On May 16th, AOP announced that Iraqi war veteran, Jason Maples was the winner of its first ever AOP Vets Program. Jason was one of more than 20 …
By Renee Quinn
3 years ago 3

World’s Five Largest Intellectual Property Offices (IP5) Meet in Silicon Valley

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) hosted a meeting of the heads of the world’s five largest …
By U.S.P.T.O.
3 years ago 0

USPTO and KIPO Announce Launch of Cooperative Patent Classification System Pilot

The pilot between KIPO and the USPTO marks a major first step towards KIPO classifying its patent collection using the CPC. For the pilot, KIPO will apply …
By U.S.P.T.O.
3 years ago 0

Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 Modifies U.S. Design Patent Law

While much attention has been given to the recent, significant changes in U.S. patent law arising from the America Invents Act (“AIA”), lesser attention has been …
By Ryan Cagle
3 years ago 1

Will President Obama Come to Apple’s Rescue?

If the President disapproves of the ruling for policy reasons he has the authority to nullify the determination. The statute specifically explains that upon disapproval of the …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 8