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Fortune Magazine’s Unusual Position on Non-Practicing Entities

In a magazine with the name Fortune—devoted to capitalism and free markets—it is surprising to see an article that would promote closed markets and limited …
By Bob Zeidman
3 years ago 0

Book Review: The Intangible Investor

Prosperity in the United States is now almost completely tied to innovation, and a prerequisite to successful innovation is access to capital. The central theme of Bruce …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 5

Are Non-Practicing Entities The Problem?

Patent licensing, in fact, was the principal means by which new inventions were commercialized during the decades before in-house corporate R&D departments emerged in the early 20…

Leveraging Spin-Out Companies to Support Global Health

IDRI granted license rights to its world-class vaccine adjuvants to Immune Design Corporation (IDC), which was established in Seattle in 2008 with a focus on cancer, allergies and …
By Erik Iverson
3 years ago 0

Identifying the Real Patent Extortionists: A Review of the Extortionist Demand Letter

Congress is on the cusp of passing legislation that is said to be designed to control the so-called “patent troll.” Of course, as belatedly recognized by the …
By Steve Moore
3 years ago 1

Myths of the Patent Wars: An “Explosion Of Patent Litigation” Greater Than Any in History?

These deceptive claims are meant to justify and buttress a legislative agenda aimed at immunizing this small coterie of technology giants from the costs of their patent …

WIPO Deputy Director Alleges Gurry Misconduct

ARTICLE REMOVED —   On April 11, 2014, I was contacted by Legal Counsel for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The communication alleged that publication of a complaint of …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 4

What Your Smartphone Would Be Without Patents

Ask yourself for a moment, how does a smartphone fitting in the palm of my hand simultaneously download my emails while I watch high-definition YouTube videos of …
By Roger Martin
3 years ago 7

Git’er Done! Take the Brake Off Federal Tech Transfer

Any government truly interested in commercializing its research must realize that time is of the essence, risk is inherent in the process and deal makers should be …
By Joseph Allen
3 years ago 3

FTC Charges Operators of Jerk . com With Deceiving Consumers

In its complaint the FTC charges that the defendants violated the FTC Act by misleading consumers that the content on Jerk.com had been created by other …

USPTO Trademark Roundtable: Amendments to Identifications of Goods and Services Due to Technology Evolution

As part of the Trademark Operation’s continuing series of roundtable discussions to gather stakeholder views on important issues, a roundtable discussion about USPTO’s practice regarding …
By U.S.P.T.O.
3 years ago 0

Infringement of Method Claim Shouldn’t Require a Single Entity

AIPLA believes that the so-called “single entity” rule for deciding method claim infringement under 35 U.S.C. § 271(a), where multiple actors perform the claim steps, as set …
By AIPLA
3 years ago 12

Qualcomm Seeks Patent on Managing Carbon Emission Credits

Fuel efficiency and carbon reduction from vehicle use are the main thrust of our featured patent application today. This patent application describes a system by which a …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

Q & A: File a Patent Application Before Market Evaluation?

This is an age old question that is really the patent/invention equivalent of which came first, the chicken or the egg. Moving forward with a patent …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 13

Sony System Improves Video Game Graphic Quality Without Draining Processing Resources

Better methods for providing high-quality interactive graphics with video games is the focus of today’s featured patent application. This system is designed to improve upon the …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0