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Reputational Injury Confers Standing to Sue For Correction of Inventorship

The Court expressly held that concrete and particularized reputational injury alone can give rise to Article III standing to correct inventorship under § 256. Recognition as an inventor of …

CAFC Finds Substantially Pure Isomer Obvious From Prior Art 50/50 Mixture

The issue on appeal was whether a mixture comprising at least 92% of the (6S) isomer of leucovorin would have been obvious when both the 50/50 mixture of isomers …

A fear of trade secret trolls is completely unfounded

Fears about trade secret trolls are based in mythology, not on fact. If those claiming federal trade secret legislation would lead to trade secret trolls actually understand …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 7

Strong IP protection provides inventors and creators the economic freedom to create

Critics argue that intellectual property is bad for innovation in part because it allows for “monopolies” that prevent the public from using certain creations without permission for …
By Terrica Carrington
3 years ago 1

Trans Pacific Partnership IP Chapter – Trademarks, Thoughts on Geographical Indications

An October 5, 2015 version of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Intellectual Property (IP) Chapter is now available on WikiLeaks. This article includes the entire text of the WikiLeaks-referenced …
By Eleanor K. Meltzer
3 years ago 0

Tackling the Intellectual Property Battle

The ownership of ideas and creations are among the most valuable assets to any company. Businesses invest in these ideas and rights and use the value they …
By Kevin Weaver
3 years ago 0

American high tech companies take charge as the world’s most valuable brands

The top two spots on the list of the 100 most valuable brands are occupied this year, as last year, by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google Inc. (…
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 2

Mark Cuban: “Get rid of all software patents”

A dim view of software patents does not make Mark Cuban unique, but his latest foray into the patent debate does provide interesting insights into his arbitrary …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 117

Monsanto patent acquisition slows, focus remains on disease-resistant crops

Monsanto’s 2005 acquisition of vegetable and fruit seed producer Seminis, Inc., continues to pay dividends for the corporation as readers can see in a couple of patents …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Kyle Bass IPR challenge moves foward, what does it mean for patent reform?

The first bit of good news for Bass came with respect to his IPR petition against Celgene Corporation. Celgene Corporation filed a motion for sanctions against the …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 5

Pest control applications among the many recent chemical innovations from BASF

BASF is a very active acquirer of patents at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, placing 56th among all organizations worldwide with 752 U.S. patents received …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Patent reform advocate Mark Cuban reportedly threatens Walmart with patent litigation

With so much brash bluster, it was inevitable that Cuban would argue himself into a corner eventually. It finally looks like Cuban's shoot from the mouth first …

PTO Report on Confirmatory Genetic Testing: A Worthwhile Effort But Not Far Enough

The USPTO has released its 'Report on Confirmatory Genetic Diagnostic Testing,' which was prepared to fulfill the requirements of §27 of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. The …

Understanding Obviousness: John Deere and the Basics

The legal determination about whether an invention is obvious seems completely subjective and sometimes even arbitrary. In some technology areas nothing ever seems to be obvious, in …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 22

Flood management tech seeks to reduce risks of fatalities, property damage

The most common type of severe weather emergency that affects American citizens and property owners is flash flooding, according to the National Flood Insurance Program. Flash floods, …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0