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Federal Circuit Review – Issue 3 – 01-09-2014

In this issue of the Federal Circuit Review: (1) Denial of Attorneys’ Fees Vacated for Consideration of Additional Facts Under “Exceptional Cases” Statute; (2) BPAI’s Obviousness Determination Unsupported …

Qualcomm Patent Update: Widespread High-Tech, Computer Innovation

What is clear every time we look at Qualcomm is that the company's innovation profile defies easy characterization because Qualcomm simply innovates, and innovates and innovates. For …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 10

Spherix Acquires 100 Rockstar Patents

This is likely a signal of more patent infringement lawsuits yet to come in the growing patent battle by proxy between Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), Samsung, HTC (TPE: 2498) …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Morrison & Foerster Elects 3 New IP Partners

Morrison & Foerster recently announced the election of 10 lawyers to the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2014. The group, comprised of five women and five men, includes four litigators, …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Eli Lilly Expects Challenging 2014 Due to Patent Expirations

'With the U.S. patent expiration of Cymbalta last December and that of Evista coming in March, we expect 2014 to be the most financially challenging year of …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Who is a Patent Troll?

Frankly, the term patent troll has evolved to mean nothing more than this: You are a patent owner who is suing me. Essentially, whether one is a …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 18

The Year of the Cloud: Cloud Computing Goes Mainstream

Even as more of us are becoming acquainted with the idea of the cloud, many of us are still woefully ignorant of what the term actually means. …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 5

Industry Insiders Make Patent Wishes for 2014

Manny Schecter (IBM Chief Patent Counsel) writes: "Last year I wished for greater understanding of the patent system outside of the patent community. Awareness of the patent …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Business Owners Need Federal Trademark Rights

But deciding to apply for a federal trademark registration isn't the end-all-be-all. Frequently a name or mark is selected for a business without a trademark search ever …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 10

An IPWatchdog Year in Review: A Look Back at 2013

The first piece of business it to announce that we were notified earlier today that IPWatchdog.com was selected as the #1 IP by the Journal of the …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 6

What happens to IP law in 2014?

I prophesy that the best we can hope for is a Bilski-esque vague instruction (wherein our top court opined that some business methods are patentable, citing the …
By Robert Stoll
3 years ago 6

Undermining Innovation in Health Care is Bad for Patients

Even if one disregards the categorical distinctions between over-ruling the ITC order and foreign compulsory licenses, there are differences in the specifics as well. For example, the …
By Steven Tepp
3 years ago 0

Standing Up to the Anti-Patent Beanball

"Patent trolls have a surprising ally: universities" ran in the Washington Post on November 30, 2013. Two days later “Techdirt” threw the follow up: "Patenting University Research Has Been …
By Joseph Allen
3 years ago 65

Industry Insiders Reflect on the Biggest Moments of 2013

In this edition of Biggest Moments in IP we have a variety of reflections on a wide array of IP issues. Todd Dickinson goes international by pointing …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 11

My Top 10 Most Interesting Patent Innovations from 2013

Using no other criteria than my own, this list of the Top 10 Innovations of 2013, which may include a surprise or sentimental choice here and there, shows some …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1