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Federal Circuit rules Soverain collaterally estopped despite obvious due process concerns

Apparently, despite the fact that there are strict page limits imposed at the Federal Circuit, Soverain was somehow supposed to fully brief all of the issues directly …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 8

Chevron develops energy system innovations from hydrofracking to biomass

Chevron pioneers many innovations in energy systems and related fields and in recent years has focused on ocean bottom sensing tech for deepwater fields, waterflood surveillance data …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 2

Michelle Lee on patent quality, IPR and trade agreements

During our interview Lee explains that she is supportive of expanding trade agreements currently under consideration in Congress, that she looks forward to working on patent quality …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 5

Arbitrary and Capricious: Exploring Judge Lourie’s flip-flop in Ultramercial

It would be extremely unsettling if the Supreme Court has weakened Judge Lourie's resolve to independently and properly interpret the Patent Act. If there is another explanation …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 5

Common currency creates challenges for the unitary patent

With the Euro once again in crisis people look back on the decision to go with the common currency and many people here believe that that was …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 0

Issa strikes defiant tone over patent reform

Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), a member of the House Judiciary Committee and the Chair of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, struck a defiant …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 57

The University of California patents treatments for cancer and Alzheimer’s disease

The University of California maintains a portfolio of 11,556 active patent grants. Patented technologies which are currently available for licensing through UC include laser scanners for eye tracking, …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Alternate Approaches to the Valuation of Intellectual Property

Techniques for valuing intellectual property continue to develop, especially as access to information becomes easier and more efficient. The practice of valuing intellectual property has only been …
By Weston Anson
2 years ago 6

Harmonization and the quest for an elusive international grace period

An interview with Jim Pooley, former Deputy Director General of WIPO - The actual changes that we might have to accept in a truly globalized, harmonized system …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 2

Internet of Things fuels privacy fears at Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission is hoping to take a lead role in shaping best practices for privacy and security in the growing Internet of Things. Near the …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

IEEE policy arbitrarily reduces protection given to Wi-Fi-related patents

The IEEE’s new policy will arbitrarily reduce the level of protection given to Wi-Fi-related patents, impose unconstitutional limits on patent rights, and end the traditional market-based …

Meet the Democrats of the House IP Subcommittee

Congressman Jerrold Nadler has been selected by Democrats to be the Ranking Member of the House IP Subcommittee. It appears that Issa may be getting squeezed out, …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 0

Reintroduced Innovation Act Goes Too Far – By a Mile

This bill has elements that can be part of an ultimate solution, however it cannot escape being a rubber stamp for a viewpoint that sees intellectual property …
By Fatih Ozluturk
2 years ago 3

Hitachi’s latest patent activity reveals automotive tech and alternative energy focus

In 2014, Hitachi earned a total of 908 patent grants from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the 38th-largest total of U.S. patents issued to any single …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

PTO Should Release SAWS Numbers Given Impact on Examination Process

SAWS is not a minor agency-internal policy that has no impact on applicants. Accordingly, the agency should have gone through official rulemaking (e.g., notice-and-comment) processes. Currently, …
By Kate Gaudry
2 years ago 18