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The America Invents Act at Work – The Major Cause for the Recent Rise in Patent Litigation

It is ironic and highly likely that the AIA – the legislation touted by its proponents as the instrument to reduce the number of costly patent lawsuits – is …
By Ron Katznelson, Ph.D.
3 years ago 9

Forward Looking Personalized Medicine, Patent Law and Science

Social policy concerns have influenced the AMP v Myriad debate. The Supreme Court, to the extent it must make a ruling for our times, informed by societal …
By Lori Pressman
3 years ago 1

Patent Monetization Entities Filed 58% of Lawsuits in 2012

Our analysis of the full set of cases across the chosen years confirms what we saw in the smaller sample: patent infringement litigation by patent monetization entities …

RIM Seeks Patent to Address Cyber-Bullying on Social Networks

Of note, recently the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published multiple patent applications filed by Research In Motion that pertain to smarter, more efficient forms of electronic …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Frito-Lay Loses SCOOPS!® Patent, Trademark Infringement Case

Frito-Lay brought a lawsuit against Medallion Foods for allegedly trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, unfair competition, and dilution under United States Trademark Act. Frito-Lay also alleged willful …
By Jason Williams
3 years ago 0

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Patents for Humanity Winners

The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced the winners of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Patents for Humanity pilot program during an …
By U.S.P.T.O.
3 years ago 1

USPTO Proposes New Rules to Implement Patent Law Treaty

The notable changes in the PLTIA to implement the PLT can be generally broken down into four major categories, although there are all kinds of nuance as …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 1

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