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Oracle Seeks Patent for Generational Garbage Collectors

Recent patent applications filed by Oracle, and released by the USPTO, highlight the technology developer’s planned upgrades to current software systems, including dead memory retrieval by …
By Steve Brachmann 3 years ago 0

Carve Outs: Into The Belly of the Hatch-Waxman Beast Part 2

“Carve outs” essentially involve a situation where there is an FDA approved drug for which the generic drug maker seeks to market that drug, again through an …
By Eric Guttag 3 years ago 0

Patent Eligibility Today: Are Software Methods Patentable?

Two common criticisms of software patents, as compared to patents in the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors, are (a) the relatively low cost of invention; and (b) the …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 0

Comprehensive Copyright Reform on the Horizon in the US

The Copyright Office has told Congress that the copyright laws are showing their age and need Congressional attention. With the prospect of comprehensive copyright reform on the …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 16

Silicon Valley Seeks Answers for Patent Litigation Abuse

Despite the fact that the anti-patent forces ignore history and make claims that are wholly unsupported about the scope and overall problem of patent litigation and patent …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 13

The Rise of Patent Litigation in America: 1980 – 2012

As far as I am concerned the problem is not generically with patent assertion entities, or even the likes of entities like Acacia Research, or with patent …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 15

Fish & Richardson Scores Patent Victory with Motions in Limine

So what is unique about this particular victory at the district court that caught my attention? The timing of the victory and circumstances surrounding the culmination of …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 3

Boeing Patent Application Flight Trajectory Prediction

Recent patent applications assigned to Boeing show the company’s desire to create more adaptive in-flight management in response to unforeseen conditions. Another patent application describes a …
By Steve Brachmann 3 years ago 0

Exclusive Interview with Asa Kling, Israel Patent Office Director

During a recent trip organized by AIPLA’s Special Committee on Intellectual Property Practice in Israel, I had the pleasure of meeting the enthusiastic and tireless Asa …
By Eli Mazour 3 years ago 0

Twitter Awarded Patent on Tweeting

On March 19, 2013, the Unites States Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. Patent No. 8,401,009 to Twitter. The Twitter patent is titled: Device Independent Message Distribution Platform. It …
By Renee Quinn 3 years ago 48

Microsoft Seeks Patent for Resolving Conflicting Contact Info

Microsoft Corporation was a huge winner at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office this past week, as the Washington State-based computer software developer received 65 patents from the …
By Steve Brachmann 3 years ago 0

Contracts 101: Covenants, Representations and Warranties in IP License Agreements

Recently, it has struck me that many business folks who “negotiate tons of IP license agreements,” fail to understand the difference between covenants, representations and warranties that …
By Raymond Millien 3 years ago 2