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In Defense of Innovators: An Exclusive Interview with Ray Niro

In June 2013 the anti was raised significantly in the ongoing discussion of patent trolls. The White House chimed in, which you might be inclined to think would …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 7

Sunburn Safety: Innovating Ways to Protect from UV Rays

Today in IPWatchdog’s Summer Fun series, we’re looking at a series of patent applications and issued patents protecting systems of improving protections from UV radiation. …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Boeing Invents: The Pursuit of Safer Air Travel

A recent fire onboard a Boeing Dreamliner at London’s Heathrow Airport refocused concerns on the recently developed cruise liner, which was maligned with battery fire issues …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Do Scientists Read Patents?

I think these results show that the disclosure function of patents is working to at least some extent, at least in nanotech: patents can be a useful …

Software May be Patented in Asia, but the Details Remain Unclear

As in the U.S., when drafting claims in China, one must describe the invention sufficiently to enable a person skilled in the art to make and …
By Chris Neumeyer
3 years ago 2

High Noon for Bayh-Dole

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) asked NIH in a July 12 letter to force compulsory licensing of Myriad’s BRCA breast and ovarian cancer genetic test …
By Joseph Allen
3 years ago 3

Irrational Fear of Monsanto Does Not Support DJ

In order to fabricate a case or controversy where clearly none existed, the farmers — AFTER filing the declaratory judgment action — sent Monsanto a letter, which asked Monsanto …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 3

Fun in the Sun Patent Style: Swimming Pool Patents

Water sports can take on a number of strange forms. We’re familiar with water volleyball and water polo, among other games, but competitive water sports can …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Patent Turmoil: Navigating the Software Patent Quagmire

Despite the turmoil surround software patent eligibility I believe with great certainty that software will remain patent eligible in the United States. The extreme decisions of the …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 39

Why SCOTUS Myriad Ruling Overrules Chakrabarty

The Supreme Court quite directly contradicts the reasoning of Chakrabarty in Myriad. Thomas explains that it is a fact that isolated DNA is nonnaturally occurring, but still …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 30

Fun in the Sun Patent Style: BBQ Patents

Today at IPWatchdog, we’re taking a closer look at some recent innovations to barbecue cooking. The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has published a number of …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

Toyota Celebrates Inventors, Patents in Award Ceremony

Recently, the Toyota Technical Center held a ceremony to celebrate the corporation’s top inventors for the past year. The corporation and its subsidiaries were awarded 1,491 patents …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Déjà vu: Targeting Inventors as the New Boogie Man

The attack on individual inventors using names like NPEs and patent trolls is nearly identical to the attacks previously waged by corporate America on personal injury lawyers, …
By Raymond P. Niro
3 years ago 3

Dear IPWatchdog: New Patent Attorney Seeks Fee Advice

I’m a fairly new/young patent attorney. I work at a firm where I am the only patent attorney, of several attorneys. I am trying to …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 19

FDA Approves New Labeling for Merck Blockbuster HIV Drug ISENTRESS

This newly approved, updated prescribing information for ISENTERSS now includes 240-week results from the STARTMRK study, the double-blind Phase III study that evaluated integrase inhibitor in previously …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0