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Interview Exclusive: Judge Richard Linn Part II

In Part I of the interview we discussed Judge Linn’s early interest in patent law and how he found himself appointed to replace the recently deceased …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Data Mining Lessons Applied to Analyzing Patent Documents

Recently, we have seen two examples where the use of patent analytics have had a significant impact on the economic valuation of a collection of patents. The …
By Anthony Trippe
3 years ago 1

Controlling Patent Costs and How to Say No: Lessons from AUTM 2013

At inovia we often speak to universities about the challenges that they face when it comes to international patenting filing. Many of our university clients face budget …
By Cara DiSisto
3 years ago 0

Patent Prosecution: 35 U.S.C. § 112(a) Must Be Raised Before a § 102 or § 103

Logically, if the application does not describe an invention in terms that allows one skilled in the art to make and use it, then the Patent Office …
By Dale B. Halling
3 years ago 20

Apple Patent Apps Include 3 For Digital Rights Management

The system laid out in these three interrelated patent applications would create an entire secondhand market for digital content like eBooks, music files and other software by …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act Comes Into Effect

After receiving Royal Assent on June 29, 2012, the provisions of Bill C-11 came into force on November 7, 2012. Titled the Copyright Modernization Act, it has garnered the nickname “Canada's …

Exclusive Interview: Judge Richard Judge Linn of the CAFC

Those in the industry know that Judge Linn is one of a small group of Judges who are patent attorneys. He is one of us in so …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 2

White House Shares Plan to Mitigate Trade Secret Theft

Not long after it was reported that a Chinese military unit might be responsible for a number of cyber attacks that have taken place on US infrastructure …
By Adrienne Kendrick
3 years ago 1

Article One Partners Announces New Veterans Program

In December of 2012 Article One Partners announced that they would be launching an educational contest series geared towards military veterans with an interest in research, science and …
By Renee Quinn
3 years ago 1

Suicide Prevention Clothing, U.S. Patent 8,375,466

Did you know that there is clothing available to assist jails, mental hospitals and others with the prevention of suicide? Special protective wear has been issued to …
By Adrienne Kendrick
3 years ago 0

Design Patent Awarded to Apple For a Flat-screen Monitor Display

This week’s patents include a design patent awarded for a flat-screen monitor display, improvements to voicemail retrieval systems and digital image processing improvements that help retain …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

FTC Stops Spam Text Messages Promoting “Free” Gift Cards

In eight different complaints filed in courts around the United States, the FTC charged 29 defendants with collectively sending more than 180 million unwanted text messages to consumers, many …

The Unified European Patent: What it Means for International Enterprises Seeking Protection on the Continent

On February 19, 24 members of the 27 European Union signed a unified patent court agreement in Brussels, Belgium. Bulgaria is expected to sign once it completes internal administrative procedures, …
By Michael V. Sneddon
3 years ago 0

Mark Cuban is an Idiot, Patents Do NOT Impede Innovation

Those that do the complaining erroneously state that they speak on behalf of the entire industry. But I know they don't speak for IBM, or Qualcomm or …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 58

Bringing Digital Government to the Patent Office

In order to file an application or view outgoing correspondence online, the practitioner must authenticate using a private certificate and password. The process relies on an antiquated …
By Tom Brow
3 years ago 7