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Misleading patent troll narrative driven by anecdote, not facts

''An anecdote is a snapshot, a one-dimensional shard of the big picture. It is lacking in scale, perspective, and data,'' authors Steven Levitt and Stephan Dubner …
By Laurie Self
2 years ago 6

Will SCOTUS Provide Guidance on Judicial Review and Claim Construction for IPR Proceedings?

The NYIPLA asks the Court to grant the petition in order to make clear that judicial review is available when the PTO institutes an IPR proceeding and …

A Trademark Lesson from Chicken Soup for the Soul

Chicken Soup for the Soul Day is on November 12th. This is a day to sip on a nice piping hot bowl of soup and feel inspired. …
By Robert Rogers
2 years ago 0

A Successful Patent Operation Requires the Right Team and the Right Deal

It should go without saying that a good team is a necessary ingredient toward building a successful patent operation. Unfortunately, many companies think they can check the “…
By Michael Gulliford
2 years ago 2

On the Record with IAM’s Richard Lloyd

I think it’s interesting to see how people present this as a bipartisan issue but that covers up the fact that actually there are some very …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 11

Lockheed Martin innovations include battlefield tech, DNA evidence collection

The Lockheed Martin Corporation does file quite a few of its technologies with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and last year earned 263 U.S. patents, …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

A patent conversation with Mark Cuban

CUBAN: I have invested in more than 150 companies and never has having or not having a patent impacted the final decision. Small businesses can and do become …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 54

Does the USPTO have authority to address patent eligibility in Covered Business Method review?

On November 5, 2015, patent owner Retirement Capital Access Management Company LLC filed the most important cert petition this term. This bold effort squarely presents a question circling around …
By Robert P. Greenspoon
2 years ago 47

Possibility of bomb in Russian plane crash will shift focus towards bomb detection tech

Given all of these issues with these conventional bomb detection methods, what are the innovations being developed in response? One Israeli explosive detection tech developer, Tracense Systems, …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

Innovation America: Patent Applications and Allowances by State

Looking at raw numbers, California was by far the most inventive state, with over 329,000 non-design patents filed, over 254,000 disposed, and over 180,000 allowed between 2000 and 2010. Texas, New York, …
By Tristan Gray-LeCoz
2 years ago 6

Copyright Office issues DMCA exemptions for automotive software, jailbreaking smart TVs

Automotive software exemptions were only one class of circumvention made allowable by the recent copyright rules which may be exciting for some DIY tech enthusiasts. Jailbreaking, or …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

IAM hosts Patent Law and Policy event in Washington, DC

The inaugural IAM event Patent Law & Policy, which will focus on how developments in law and policy affect patent owners’ ability to monetize their rights, will take …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 1

Debunking the myth that the government built the iPhone

Only someone who is completely indifferent to the truth, and who has intentionally put on blinders so they don't see the truth, could ever say that the …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 4

After Searching: Patent Filing Options and PCT ISAs

According to WIPO data, USPTO, EPO and KIPO are major ISAs for U.S. applicants; about 94% of intentional searches have been done by these three patent offices. …
By Stephan Sangwon Kim
2 years ago 1

Understanding the Patent Law Utility Requirement

In order for a patent applicant to satisfy the utility requirement the claimed invention must be “useful” for some purpose either explicitly or implicitly. Utility problems normally …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 3