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The Good Steward – Turning Federal R&D into Economic Growth

By SENATOR BIRCH BAYH --- What should we say about a steward that manages billions of dollars in public research funds not aimed at finding commercial products …
By Senator Birch Bayh
4 years ago 6

Patent Study Seeks Prior Art for Waterslide Patents

If you mix water fun with amusement park your mind wanders towards a water park no doubt. But did you know that there is patented technology in …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

USPTO Advisory on US Application as Priority for EPO Filing

Because 35 U.S.C. 122 prohibits the USPTO from providing information about an as-yet unpublished application to a third party without the applicant’s consent, timely delivery of …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 9

“Fake” Products Pose Real Dangers

Counterfeiting is now one of the fastest growing and profitable industries in the world. With an average of 5 - 7% of the world trade market, it is a $600 …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 1

USPTO Expands Trademark Law School Pilot Program

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the selection of nine additional law schools to join the Trademark …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

USPTO Issues Final Rules of Discipline for Patent Practitioners

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced today that it will publish final rules in the Federal Register on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, that relate to the …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 3

Rambus Suffers Loss at ITC, Destruction of Evidence Cited

On Thursday, July 25, 2012, the International Trade Commission (ITC) terminated an investigation into whether certain Rambus patents were being infringed by Garmin International, Cisco Systems, Seagate Technologies and …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

Keeping a Good Invention Notebook

Even when we switch to first to file inventors will still in some cases need to be able to detail when they conceived of various aspects of …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 21

UK Perspective: Bancorp Services v. Sun Life Assurance

The EPO applies what might be referred to as a “subtraction” test for claims containing a mixture of patent-eligible and patent-ineligible features, those features that are patent-ineligible …
By Paul Cole
4 years ago 2

Bancorp Services: Further Fracturing of the Patent Eligibility Landscape for Business Methods and Systems*

In holding the method, system, and media claims of the ‘792 and ‘037 patents to “cover no more than abstract ideas and therefore do no recite patent-eligible subject matter,” …
By Eric Guttag
4 years ago 4

Musings on Justice Scalia and the Hard, Dull Patent Cases

Just over one week ago Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court was interviewed by Piers Morgan of CNN. See Scalia transcript.  During the interview …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 8

Article One Partners Looking for Prior Art

Article One Partners, the world’s largest patent research community, has several interesting patent search projects ongoing at the moment. But there is no doubt that looking …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

USPTO Publishes Proposed First to File Examination Guidelines

For well over a year I have been explaining that under the US first to file system the inventor will still have a personal grace-period, but that …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 16

Justice Scalia: Hardest Decision “Probably a Patent Case”

One week ago, on July 18, 2012, Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court sat down for an interview with Piers Morgan of CNN. See Scalia interview …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 5

The Problem of Counterfeit and Black Market Drugs

Americans cannot be expect to either personally or through their health insurance bear the burden associated with solely providing the return on investment required by investors to …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 2