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What Mattered in 2014: Reflecting on the Biggest Moments in IP

It is one again time to take a moment to look back on the year that was, reflecting on the biggest, most impactful moments of the year. …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 1

AT&T Innovations Focus on Interactive TV and Biometric Screening

What we saw when putting together our most recent Companies We Follow feature on AT&T showed us a great collection of innovations regarding television services. Interactive …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Boeing Patents Spacecraft Ground Control Communication System

The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) of Chicago, IL, is a multinational corporation focused on the development and manufacture of airplanes, rockets, satellites and a variety of other …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

Patent Pro Bono Program and Micro Entity Status

The Patent Pro Bono Program provides free legal assistance to inventors of modest means who are interested in securing patents to protect their inventions. The Program is …
By Kathleen Lynch
2 years ago 1

Can Diagnostics Companies Afford to Provide Ebola Testing?

In a least one instance, a major laboratory test provider has indicated (in confidence) that it would not be entering the Ebola testing market for three principle …

Christmases Past: Artificial Christmas Tree Patents 1911 – 1928

In years past we have taken time to profile Christmas tree patents, and we return to that theme once again this year. While we get live Christmas …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 2

LG Patent Apps Point to Electric Cars and Solar Cell Manufacturing

LG has also made forays into the realm of alternative energies to design and develop solar cells to be manufactured by the company. One of these technologies …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

A Software Patent History: SCOTUS Decides Bilski

The Supreme Court held that the machine-or-transformation test is not the sole test for patent eligibility under §101, and that the Federal Circuit erred when it ruled that …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 14

A Rebuke to Terrorists

Long term economic growth is intricately linked with political freedom. Political freedom fosters stable international relations. Stable international relations promote wealth creation. And so the cycle grows. …
By Joseph Allen
2 years ago 4

An Ex-insider’s Perspective of the USPTO Special Applications Warning System (SAWS)

This was the SAWS program; an oversight procedure for bringing information to the attention of management. It was designed, by intention, to cast a broad and sweeping …

The Impact of Mobile Technology on Emerging Economies

In order for mobile technology to provide the data and services that rural communities need, a wireless spectrum for commercial use must be put in place. Issues …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

PTO Guidance Offers Keys to Patent Eligibility for Crucial Information Age Patents

Despite the improvements that could reopen the door for important patents in important fields, the Guidelines seem far from perfect. But how could they be, given that …
By Louis Hoffman
2 years ago 4

Surviving §101 Step 2: Is there ‘Significantly More’?

Earlier this year the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Alice Corp. v CLS Bank Int’l, which applied the Mayo 2-part test to computer-implemented subject matter.[2] …
By John Kong
2 years ago 1

The Walt Disney Company – An Innovative and Creative Pioneer

A strong sense of innovation runs through the entire operations of the Walt Disney Company and the many forms of entertainment media developed by the corporation. For …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Mary Denison Appointed as New Commissioner for Trademarks

Since June 2011, Denison has served as the Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations, where she has been responsible for USPTO trademark application, legal examination and registration processes. She …
By U.S.P.T.O.
2 years ago 0