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8 New PTAB Judges Sworn in at USPTO

Leading up to the swearing in, PTAB Vice-Chief Judge James Moore explained the need for the new Judges, as well as pointing out that the USPTO has …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 2

Womble Carlyle Expands IP and Life Science Litigation Teams

In October, Life Science litigators Mary Bourke, Mark Pino, Kristen Cramer, Dana Severance and Daniel Attaway joined the firm from Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP, an intellectual …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

The Real McCoy: Should Intellectual Property Rights be the New Civil Rights in America?

Many may initially wonder what IP has to do with civil rights. After all, IP rights (IPR) have always been understood in terms of individual economic incentives …
By Raymond Millien
4 years ago 5

Apple’s New Wind Patent for Cooling Electronic Devices

According to the company, Apple’s method utilizes a solid-state air mover using “corona discharge—an electrical discharge near a charged conductor caused by the ionization of …
By Matt Scyoc
4 years ago 4

Patent Litigation Settlement Roundup

On November 8, 2012, Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) announced that it, along with Famy Care Ltd., has entered into a settlement agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. that will resolve …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

Voter Verified: Online Periodical Held to be Printed Publication

In the end, Voter Verified reached the correct result that the Benson article was a “printed publication” bar. But the “publicly accessible” doctrine relied upon by Judge …
By Eric Guttag
4 years ago 6

FTC Settles Charges That Payday Loan Tossed Sensitive Consumer Data into Trash Dumpsters

A company that provides management services to more than 300 payday loan and check cashing stores, and an affiliated company that owns and operates several stores, will pay $101,500 …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 1

4 More Years: Patent Consequences and Other Election Musings

In addition to the USPTO remaining in the capable hands of Director Kappos for the foreseeable future, with the reelection of President Obama that means that there …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 15

AIPLA Exclusive: On the Record with Todd Dickinson, Part 2

In this final installment of my interview with Dickinson we discuss the Federal Circuit, including the rumors that I have heard about him possibly being on a …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

Blue Calypso Sues MyLikes, Foursquare, Groupon and Yelp for Infringing Peer-to-Peer Advertising Patents

Both patents cover methods and associated systems that enable peer-to-peer advertising. In the innovation described in the patent a subsidy program is set up based on a …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 4

The Latest Intelligence on the Updated Patent Bar Exam

Generally, the Patent Exam remains as predictable as ever in terms of what the USPTO wants you to know. The USPTO concentrates on those issues that lead …

Patent Rights: A Spark or Hindrance for the Economy?

One just thinks of the fact that five years ago Blackberry was the industry standard, dominant forever, and now it is basically exposed to ridicule because virtually …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 26

AIPLA Exclusive: On the Record with Todd Dickinson, Part 1

As a part of this all-access look behind the scenes I interviewed Q. Todd Dickinson, the AIPLA Executive Director who is also a former Under Secretary of …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

Does Crowdsourcing Produce Better Patent Search Results?

Today there is a different solution for those who need to find that particularly illusive non-patent literature that typically makes up the best, most damaging prior art.  …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 7

Fuel Cells and Bayh-Dole: The Pursuit of a Hydrogen Energy

HyperSolar, Inc. has developed a technology that they claim will produce hydrogen that is renewable and utilizes natural power sources: sunlight and water. Who knows whether the …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 3