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USPTO, NIST on Front Lines of Cybersecurity Partnership

Throughout 2014, stories of major data breaches and hacking incidents have dominated the mainstream media. Customers of major corporations like Target, Home Depot, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 5

General Electric Patents: Medical Innovations and Energy Systems

Many of the technologies we discuss in more detail below pertain to railway and other vehicular technologies. A few patent applications discuss improvements to electrical utility systems, …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

Debt vs. Equity – The Financing of Patent Monetization

Of course, if the debt provider is doing their job properly the valuation of the assets is to provide a safety net in the event of default. …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 4

Patentability of Business Methods and Software In Australia – Full Federal Court Decides Much Anticipated Research Affiliates Case

The Australian Full Federal Court recently handed down its decision in Research Affiliates LLC v Commissioner of Patents. The decision is an important addition to Australian case …
By Ernest Graff
3 years ago 6

A Robot Future – Developing Technologies, Hopes and Fears

As humans, all of our greatest dreams and biggest fears about technology seem to be provoked by the stirring topic of robotic technologies. Robots have the potential …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 2

Ultramercial Patent Claims Invalid as Abstract Ideas

While there can be disingenuous arguments made about the abstractness of a media product or a sponsor message, who in their right mind could ever even suggest …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 49

Dow Chemical Patents: From Genetically Modified Organisms to Construction Barrier Films

A look into the recently published patent applications assigned to Dow from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Organization shows us that GMOs and herbicides have been …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Wearable Gadgets: What is the Secret to Commercial Success?

The spurts and starts of wearable technology in recent days are reminiscent of that earlier period of smartphone development. We’ve all heard that wearable gadgets are …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

Plaintiff Waives Infringement Under Proper Claim Construction

The Federal Circuit issued a decision in CardSoft v. Verifone, which the Court overturned the district court’s claim construction. Overturning a district court’s claim construction …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 7

Mobile Devices and Wireless Innovations Dominate Qualcomm Patent Efforts

Neighborhood-aware networks, which can provide digital services to many homes within the same neighborhood, are the focus of a few filings. Qualcomm is also seeking to protect …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 4

Is there an Anti-Patent Bias at the Federal Circuit?

The label "anti-patent" is not meant as a criticism or insult. Instead I mean it is a purely descriptive way that recognizes a distinct and very real …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 30

Japan Automakers Focus on Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Vehicles & Collision Warning

The most recent patent applications published show that development of electric and hybrid electric vehicles are prominent among all three. Some of these patent applications describe novel …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

President Obama Nominates Kara Stoll for Federal Circuit

Kara Farnandez Stoll is presently a partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett and Dunner, LLP in Washington, D.C. She has extensive experience in patent litigation, and …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 7

$200 Billion Could Be Added to Economic Output Annually by Unlocking Patents

Most patent owners and users cannot bear the costs or risks associated with enforcing and licensing their patents. The potential cost of this waste to the American …

If New Congress Picks Up Patent Reform, Let’s Hope It Drops Loser Pays

The most recent patent reform bill to pass the House, which is now expected to receive Senate backing as well, is the Goodlatte Innovation Act (H.R. 3309). …
By Michael Gulliford
3 years ago 32