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Is that Next RCE Really Going to Work?

Knowing when to give up on a patent application is one of the most critical questions facing for any patent applicant… When faced with the decision regarding …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 5

Defending SCOTUS on Limelight Inducement Decision

There are some who are questioning the wisdom and correctness of the Supreme Court’s recent decision, authored by Justice Alito for a unanimous Court, in Limelight …

Narrow Internet Personal Jurisdiction Leads to Trademark Infringement Case Dismissed

The United States Federal District Court for the District of Nevada has dismissed a trademark infringement lawsuit against a foreign Internet poker site in a ruling that …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Toshiba Seeks Patent on a Method for Generating an E-Check

We begin our look at Toshiba’s recent inventions with a thorough look at today’s featured patent application, which describes a system designed to increase the …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 8

Bayh-Dole: The Envy of the World Because it Works

MUIR: "There are approximately 40 countries around the world that have enacted their own version of the Bayh-Dole legislation because they have seen the numbers. They have seen …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 2

The Risk of Not Immediately Filing a Patent Application

I do not begrudge anyone their point of view, or suggest that there is but one right way to successfully get from point A where you have …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 1

Universities are NOT Patent Trolls

Jane Muir, AUTM President: "[U]niversities are not the next patent troll because at the end of the day, university tech transfer offices were put into place …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Exclusive Interview with AUTM President Jane Muir

Jane Muir, AUTM President: "[T]he majority of all the discoveries that come out of universities and research institutions are very early stage. They’re at the …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

IBM Seeks Patent on Automatically Determining Content Security

IBM is renowned for its development of supercomputing programs, which is the focus of today’s featured patent application. This filed application describes a system of analyzing …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

USPTO Launches Glossary Pilot to Promote Patent Claim Clarity

Pilot participation requires an applicant to include a glossary section in the patent application specification to define terms used in the patent claim. Applications accepted into the …
By U.S.P.T.O.
3 years ago 3

Yahoo Seeks Patent on Method of Recommending Advertising Services

We start today’s check into Yahoo!’s innovations with an in-depth look at one patent application describing an online marketplace for advertising services which can be …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Lost in Translation

What brought these painful memories back was reading a story titled Russian scientists and businessmen discussed the global role of universities and technology issues. I was casually …
By Joseph Allen
3 years ago 2

Patent Litigation Damages Awards: Trends, Strategies & Tactics

According to data from Lex Machina, in 2013, average patent infringement awards increased 28% and median patent infringement awards increased 22% when compared with infringement damages awards during 2012. The question …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 2

SCOTUS Overrules Federal Circuit on Induced Infringement

Akamai argued Limelight ''provides instructions and offers technical assistance'' to its customers regarding how to tag. The Federal Circuit dodged the question about whether there was direct …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 7

SCOTUS Overrules “Insolubly Ambigous” Indefiniteness Standard

The district court determined that the term was indefinite, the Federal Circuit reversed. According to the Federal Circuit, a claim is indefinite "only when it is not …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 9