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The Patent Process on a Tight But Realistic Budget

There are ways that inventors can file for patent protection on their inventions with a limited budget, but even then you have to be realistic in the …
By Renee C. Quinn
3 years ago 1

CAFC Shock: Judge Randall Rader Announces Retirement

In what can really only be characterized as a stunning development, earlier today Judge Randall Rader of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 11

Apple Seeks Patent on Lifestyle Companion Fitness System

As always, we start with a close look at one featured patent application, and we were intrigued by one technology designed to encourage group completion of fitness …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

SCOTUS: FDA Regulations No Bar to Lanham Act Claims

The Supreme Court reversed a decision from the Ninth Circuit that held that within the realm of labeling for food and beverages, a Lanham Act claim asserting …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Hon Hai / Foxconn Seeks Patent on Method of Simulating Boomerang Flight on Mobile Device

Other patent applications describe some fairly unique innovations which stirred our imaginations, including an electronic blackboard as well as a method of simulating boomerang flight paths through …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

Increasing Patent Damages: A Discussion with Mark Lemley

The way that many plaintiffs argue damages has always amazed me, and this shift to reasonable royalties at least somewhat vindicates my long held position. The law …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 1

Limelight Networks: A Comedy of Errors by SCOTUS*

In a decision barely reaching 11 pages, a unanimous Supreme Court in Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies reversed and remanded the Federal Circuit’s per curiam majority …
By Eric Guttag
3 years ago 14

A NAFTA Challenge to Canada’s Patent Utility Doctrine is Necessary

Canada is not the first country that comes to mind as a threat to U.S. trade. After all, Canada is our largest goods trading partner, with $632 …
By John McDermid
3 years ago 17

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