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A Conversation with Manus Cooney – Patents and Lobbying

Cooney is a prominent behind the scenes player in Washington, DC. He is a partner in the American Continental Group, a D.C. based consulting and lobbying …
3 years ago 1

FTC Halts Computer Spying by Secretly Installed Software

Seven rent-to-own companies and a software design firm have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they spied on consumers using computers that consumers rented from …
3 years ago 0

Canon Sued for Infringing Noise-Reduction Camera Patent

On Friday, September 21, 2012, Canon, Inc. (NYSE: CAJ) was sued for patent infringement by Yama Capital, LLC, which is a limited liability company organized under the laws of …
3 years ago 1

Article One Partners Hunts for Prior Art for European Patents

I have not previously noticed AOP doing Studies relative to foreign patents, but the hunt for prior art knows no boundaries and it seems only logical that …
3 years ago 1

Outside The Box Innovations v. Travel Caddy: Is a Misstatement of Small Entity Status Per Se Material to Patentability?*

In partially dissenting, Judge Newman’s beef with per curiam panel opinion on the small entity status issue was in “declin[ing] to correct the district court’…
3 years ago 2

The Business Responsible Approach to Inventing

There really is no one-size-fits-all approach to inventing that can be claimed to be a road-map to success that will work in all cases. Notwithstanding, there are …
3 years ago 1

Inventing 101: Protecting Your Invention When You Need Help

So how do you decide whether you have a mere idea or a conception that is on the road to a full blown invention? That is a …
3 years ago 2

Remembering Nuijten and Comisky 5 Years Later

On Thursday, September 20, 2007, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued two decisions that provoked much debate, and which deserve to be remembered. The …
3 years ago 14

Copyright Issues on the Legislative Agenda for 2012-2013

Though they are unlikely to take center stage during the truncated session before elections or the post-election lame duck session, lawmakers will have to contend with several …
3 years ago 0

Historic Patent Reform Implemented by USPTO

The most significant reform to the U.S. patent system in more than a century took a major step forward at 12:01 am Sunday, as numerous provisions of …
3 years ago 7

In Search of Cloud Computing Patents

So what is going on with these research Studies that seek only U.S. patents? It would seem that based on the specific details of some of …
3 years ago 0

USPTO Changes Format and Links to MPEP

Not only can't you find the relevant MPEP sections you are looking for through a Google search, but you also cannot find the relevant statutes or CFR …
3 years ago 7