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Misnomers, Myths, Misunderstandings and Misconceptions about Software Patents

By Martin Goetz, inventor on the first software patent granted by the USPTO: "Much of this negativism is based on the poor job the US patent examiners …
By Martin Goetz
3 years ago 29

The Role of an Patent Procedure Expert in Patent Litigation

When you review file histories as a patent office practice expert it’s an eye-opening experience because sometimes it’s almost inexplicable as to what happened and …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 2

The PTAB and Patent Office Administrative Trials

KUNIN: ''But what is the one thing that can be a break the bank issue? What if the patent owner asserts eight patents against you in a …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Jave 8 May Not Be Compatible with EFS and Private PAIR

Oracle's first version of Java 8 will be released on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. If install Java 8 and encounter authentication issues when trying to use EFS Web or Private PAIR …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 7

IBM Seeks Patent on Software that Incorporates Human Emotion

IBM has been the top patenting company for more than 20 years. Therefore, any review of IBM patents can barely touch the surface of the innovative endeavors at …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

A Patent Conversation with Steve Kunin: De Novo Review and Bright Line Rules

KUNIN: ''Remember though an Act of Congress in 1982 the Federal Circuit was established as the single reviewing court for district court patent appeals to provide uniformity and …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

An Overview of the U.S. Patent Process

The first time you will substantively hear from the examiner is when the examiner issues what is referred to as a First Office Action on the Merits (…
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 2

Is More Patent Reform Really Necessary? Patent Litigation Declines, PTO Administrative Trials Increase

All of this has to make you wonder whether any new patent legislation is necessary at this time. The House of Representatives has already passed new patent …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 4

Yahoo Seeks Patent on Capturing Metadata from User Devices to Provide Better Maps

What we found were plenty of interesting inventions regarding consumer Internet technologies that will interest plenty of our readers, so we’ve gathered some of the best …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Amici Urge Caution on Software Patents at the Supreme Court

Chief Judge Michel’s brief makes two major recommendations regarding the essential question of software’s patentability. First, Michel states that the criteria for patent eligibility under …

Michelle Lee to Speak at US Patent Forum 2014

The Keynote Address will be given at 9:00 am by Michelle Lee, the new Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Software: The Heart and Soul of Many Innovative Advances

Broadly construing and applying the abstract ideas exception would jeopardize countless patents and patent-fostered innovations that are providing real, tangible benefits to all levels of society, and …
By Charles Cooper
3 years ago 41

Internet Policy Task Force to Host Multistakeholder Forum on Improving the Operation of the Notice and Takedown System under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The goal of the multistakeholder forum is to identify best practices and/or produce voluntary agreements for improving the operation of the DMCA notice and takedown system. …
By U.S.P.T.O.
3 years ago 0

Google Seeks Patent on Ordering Ahead with a Mobile Device

The halls of the USPTO are largely populated by Google’s recent innovations, as this corporation will regularly receive upwards of 50 patents or more each week.... The …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

When USPTO Classifies an Application Incorrectly

This case had been made Special on the Patent Prosecution Highway in October of 2013 because of a favorable Written Opinion from a PCT Searching Authority. For a …
By Carl Oppedahl
3 years ago 3