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Mildly bullish on patent market heading into 2016

Ashley Keller: ''I am mildly bullish, because we’re coming from such a low point that it is likely to improve from here. We just talked about …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 13

From Discovery to Transfer, Puerto Rico Patents from 1850-1898

Puerto Rico was discovered by the Spaniards on Nov. 19, 1493, during Columbus’ second voyage. For the next 400 years, it was a Colony of Spain, with two brief interruptions, …
By Luis Figarella
2 years ago 5

Are Patent Computer Systems Ready for U.S. Patent 10,000,000?

Over the next several weeks the USPTO will award U.S. Patent 9,200,000, which will occur just less than 8 months after U.S. Patent No. 9,000,000 was awarded. At …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 26

Multi-billion dollar industry developing for face and eye recognition systems

Biosensor technologies, a tech sector which involves the use of devices that can detect and measure biological functions in living things, is set to become a very …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Can better facial recognition technology prevent the next ISIL attack?

Facial recognition technologies often raise privacy concerns, but as it becomes more reliable and accurate it can also identify suspicious persons before they are able to execute …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Software Patent Eligibility: Where is the Industry Heading?

''There should be no serious question that computer-implemented inventions such as software constitute patent-eligible subject matter under § 101,'' Paul Clement wrote in a brief filed on behalf …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 2

The difficult environment for monetizing patent rights

Ashley Keller: ''I think the market is challenging right now. I wouldn’t say it’s deteriorating—it’s more stable than it’s been—but I …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 0

Italy Brings the European Unitary Patent A Step Closer to Reality, But 3 Hurdles Remain

In October, Italy, one of the last holdouts to the European Unitary Patent, joined the party, leaving Spain and Croatia as the only members of the 28-member …
By Michael V. Sneddon
2 years ago 1

Sherwin-Williams Paint Shield offers antibacterial protection against MRSA

MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a bacteria highly resistant to antibiotics and causes tens of thousands of invasive infections every year in Americans, often in hospital …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

Tech Round-Up: Toyota Invests in AI, EU Safe Harbor Invalidated, New Android Chip Designs

American business interests could be adrift at sea after the European Court of Justice invalidated the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor agreement, which governs the transfer of …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

PTAB Hedge Fund Failures Diffuse Early Market Hysteria

The early “death squad” hysteria persisted just long enough to catch the interest of hedge funds. The hedge funds saw an opportunity to utilize the PTAB to …
By Scott A. McKeown
2 years ago 0

Sell Your Ideas With or Without a Patent

As Key works with inventors he coaches, who he refers to as students because he teaches them how to do much of the work for themselves, he …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 15

NASA charts next steps in securing commercial crew funding, developing private partnerships

If NASA’s journey to Mars is impossible, you would never know it by hearing NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden speak. In remarks and responses to questions given …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

2015 Supreme Court Term: Cert Petitions to Watch

Since the start of the Supreme Court’s term in October, the Court has already agreed to hear two patent cases, Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, …

Amazon hiring 100,000 seasonal workers, reflects role of e-commerce in holiday retail

Retailers always top the list of seasonal and holiday hiring sprees but one of the largest employer of seasonal workers the past few years doesn’t own …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 2