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Fighting Patent Trolls is the REAL Solution

Last week ZDNet ran an article about how Kaspersky Lab took on and prevailed against Lodsys, one of the more notorious patent trolls operating presently. Lodsys first …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 54

What is the future of BlackBerry?

When the question "What is the future of BlackBerry?" was entered into the virtual Magic 8 Ball the response was: "Don't count on it." Hardly scientific, only mildly …

Invention to Patent: Pitfalls, Perils and Process

To review, the law recognizes that with many, if not most, inventions there will be three steps to the invention process. The idea comes first, followed by …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 5

Qualcomm Seeks Patent on Whether Mobile Device is in a Vehicle

Today, we feature a very interesting patent application from Qualcomm that would protect a system of determining whether a device is being transported in a vehicle. This …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Sony Seeks Patent on Gifting Functions for an Online Marketplace

We’re taking a really close look at one intriguing patent application published recently by the USPTO that enables a production studio and consumers to earn money …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Department of Commerce to Host Meeting & Seek Comments on “Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy”

The meeting will be held on October 30, 2013, in Washington, D.C. The IPTF intends to hold the public meeting in the Amphitheatre of the Ronald Reagan Building …
By U.S.P.T.O.
3 years ago 0

Surprisingly Short Patent Claims in Published Applications

But there are no doubt some bizarre patent applications that have published over the years, such as a method of walking through walls like a ghost. See …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 3

A Summary of the Goodlatte Patent Bill Discussion Draft

EDITOR'S NOTE: What follows is a summary of the Goodlatte patent bill created by American Continental Group, which is a government affairs and strategic consulting firm in …
By Manus Cooney
3 years ago 9

Copyright Office Playing Government Shutdown Games

As of the writing of this article the USPTO website remains up and appears to be fully functional. So if the USPTO can keep its website full …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 16

Patent Business: Litigation, Deals & Licenses – September 2013

Universal Electronics sues Peel Technologies over remote control patents ----- GigOptix and MACOM settle patent infringement and trade secret/employment disputes ----- Nintendo prevails at ITC on …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Pharma & Biotech News for September 2013

Mark Lemley's Firm Files DJ Against Myriad in Northern California ----- Promise Not to Infringe Insufficient in ANDA Litigation ----- Licensing Deals Stall in Pharmaceutical Sector in …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

FTC to Examine Patent Assertion Entity Impact on Innovation

With the FTC taking this step now I don't know how Congress can move forward with patent reform legislation that purports to address the so-called patent troll …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 35

Hacking through Patent Thickets

Many of you are privy to the problem of excessive patents. You have all seen the articles about yet another cellphone company infringing on yet another patent, …
By Dolly Krishnaswamy
3 years ago 0

A Better Mouse Trap: Patents and the Road to Riches

There are many different reasons why building a better mouse-trap is only the first of many steps on the road to financial freedom. First, there is no …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 5

Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers

Fashion law has become as diverse, complex and global as the fashion industry itself. Fashion law can be analogized to entertainment, art or sports law, in that …