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Choices for Inventors: Commercial Possibilities of Invention

To raise money to get your product to market, you must be able to logically show that it will generate sales volume in the short-term and survive …
By Michael Lewis
3 years ago 1

Questionable Science Used to Misguide Patent Policy

Other important positive externalities of patent enforcement, including by NPEs, may be realized when competitors are encouraged to design-around the asserted patent. Incentives to design around patents …

Massive Litigation Spike in Response to America Invents Act

Professor Feldman has found striking new data on patent trolling and the effects of the America Invents Act, which to me suggests that the AIA has clearly …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 7

Aaron’s Rent-To-Own Settles FTC Computer Spying Charges

How is it possible that no one is going to jail for this? How is it possible that there were no fines levied by the FTC? According …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 3

Intel Patents: Computers, Cameras, Security and Medical Devices

As you might expect, a number of recently issued patents to Intel pertain to a series of novel computer improvements, which include but are not limited to (1) …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

FTC Stops Deceptive “Made in America” Claims

Under the proposed order, the company is prohibited from claiming that any product is made in the United States unless that product is all or virtually all …

News & Notes – October 21, 2013

Soverain Software Files Certiorari Petition with Supreme Court--- Acacia Research Re-Branding Launch--- Survey Shows Majority Not Familiar with New gTLDs--- University Launches Revenue Incentive Patent Cost Sharing …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Examiner Statistics: Insight into Prosecution Strategies

There is no way to know for sure whether the applicant could have achieved an allowance had they hung in, but it would have been helpful to …
By Christopher Holt
3 years ago 2

CAFC OKs Transfer Despite Forum Selection Clause

In a non-precedential opinion issued October 18, 2013, the Federal Circuit decision calls into question the overall utility of forum selection clauses in contractual relationships. In fact, Eli Lilly …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 5

Good, Bad & Ugly: Truth About Provisional Patent Applications

Whether that provisional patent application can ever be useful moving forward is unknown and unknowable at the time it is filed, which allows for those who knowingly …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 7

USPTO 2014-2018 Strategic Plan Available for Public Comment

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that the USPTO’s draft Strategic Plan for fiscal years (FY) 2014…
By U.S.P.T.O.
3 years ago 0

GE Seeks Patent on Electromagnetic Surgical Navigation

We noticed a great deal of patent applications and issued patents pertaining to medical technologies. Today, we feature one application that discusses an improved system for detecting …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Conjunctions and/or Patent Claims

The U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas construed the word “or” in clause (e) of Claim 1 to mean “a choice between either one of …

The Importance of Protecting Incremental, Improvement Innovation

Innovation provides new therapies and breakthrough treatments that extend and enhance life. The scientific and financial resources required for these advances are an investment worth making and …
By Dr. Kristina Lybecker
3 years ago 0

Judge Michel: Patent Reform Bills Would Weaken Patent System

Judge Michel explained legislators are proposing bills because they are being heavily lobbied by a small (but powerful and well-funded) coalition of companies. He highlighted the common …
By Olivia Luk
3 years ago 12