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The Top 5 Mistakes Inventors make with their Invention

Generally speaking the first step toward commercializing an invention and making money is typically to pursue the patent path. For those new to the industry it is …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 3

Internet networks trudge forward on the slow adoption of IPv6

IPv6 offers several benefits besides plenty of new IP addresses preventing device owners from having to share IP addresses. Effectively managed IPv6 networks can reduce the amount …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

Federal Circuit Review – Issue 59 – July 17, 2015

In this issue of the Federal Circuit Review: (1) Personal Jurisdiction Remains Unchanged - Federal Circuit Declines “Stream-of-Commerce” Theory; (2) Court Denies Fee Award Under Octane But Recognizes “Troll”…

Trademark Bullying: Defending Your Brand or Vexatious Business Tactics?

The USPTO defined the term Trademark Bullying as the vexatious practice of a trademark owner that uses its trademark rights to harass and intimidate another business beyond …

IBM recent R&D focuses on software solutions for healthcare, energy grid renewables

IBM is involved with the development of medical technologies for fields other than oncology, as is evidenced by the issue of U.S. Patent No. 9064306, which is …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Innovation Act delayed in House amid bipartisan bicameral disapproval

Members of both major American political parties from both the Senate and the House of Representatives came together at a press conference held on the afternoon of …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 2

Is the patent system self correcting, or are we going too far?

Everybody has to be careful because you’re right if we undermine our patent system that is the only thing that allows America to remain strong competitively …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 1

Five years later, the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill inspires advances in oil spill cleanup tech

Nanotechnologies are proving to have a major impact on oil spill cleanup innovation in recent years. Researchers at Ohio State University have pioneered a type of mesh …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

Behind the Scenes on Octane Fitness and Fee-Shifting

I think there was certainly a level of abuse prior to patent trolls from larger companies that weren’t scrupulous trying to sue smaller companies and using …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 6

Bad News for the Redskins Trademark – Registration Exempt from First Amendment Scrutiny

Last Wednesday the Eastern District of Virginia issued its opinion and order on cross-motions for summary judgment in Pro-Football v. Blackhorse, the case in which the National …
By Brian Focarino
2 years ago 1

The Problematical IPR Proceedings of the AIA: BRI, Reviewability, Constitutionality

In three related decisions (most recently including a denial of rehearing en banc by a badly divided 6-5 decision issued concurrently with reissuance of the earlier panel …
By Eric Guttag
2 years ago 17

Kimble v. Marvel – Supreme Court quiets criticism of per se rule against post-patent royalties

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC (2015) rejuvenates a 50-year-old rule that limits collecting patent royalties after a patent expires. …

Paternal Justice: A Bill Cosby Approach to Patents by the PTO

Bill Cosby quipped 'I brought you in this world, and I can take you out.' The Patent Office makes similar arguments in court defending inter partes …
By Robert P. Greenspoon
2 years ago 24

Trends in Subject Matter Eligibility for Biotechnology Inventions

The USPTO continues to issue patents related to biotechnology and organic chemistry inventions despite the Supreme Court rulings and USPTO guidelines implementing the ruling related to the …
By Gaudry, Grab & McKeon
2 years ago 1

Patent Searching 101: A Patent Search Tutorial

Inventors and entrepreneurs who are looking to cut costs frequently want to do their own patent search. This is a wise first move, but inventors need to …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 12