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A Guide to Patenting Software: Getting Started

Any good patent application that covers a software related invention will need to put forth three specific pieces of information. First, you need to describe the overall …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 14

Apple Patent Application Improves Mandarin Chinese Translation

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office only released 16 published patent applications from Apple this week, which is a fair amount less than usual. Many of the applications …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Tiffany Sues Costco Over Counterfeit Diamond Rings

The dispute between Tiffany and Costco first came to light in November 2012 when a customer alerted Tiffany to the sale of what was promoted on in-store signs …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 3

Copytele Sues Taiwanese Manufacturer for Conspiracy to Steal Patented Technologies

CopyTele claims that AUO and another Taiwanese firm, E Ink Holdings, conspired to steal patented technologies from CopyTele to monopolize production of display screens for popular consumer …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Economic Prong of Domestic Industry And Value-Added Analysis

One of the requirements of finding a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 is that the Complainant must establish that “an industry in the United …
By Jason Williams
4 years ago 0

The RCE Backlog: A Critical Patent Office Problem

The backlog of unexamined patent applications was down over 15.1% in September 2012, compared with October 2010. At the same time, however, the number of unexamined RCE filings grew 95.56%, after …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 5

10 Fun Love Patents for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is again upon us, a day for lovers to express their undying affection for one another by giving gifts of chocolates, flowers, and love coupons. …
By Stewart Walsh
4 years ago 0

Refocusing Kirtsaeng Analysis on Extra-Territoriality Principles

The parties and amici have filed over 25 briefs in this case, almost none of which address or even consider whether the actual right granted under Section 109(a)—…
By Kevin Tottis
4 years ago 1

USPTO Publishes Final Rules and Guidelines Governing First-Inventor-to-File

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today published final rules of practice implementing the first-inventor-to-file provision of the Leahy-Smith …
By U.S.P.T.O.
4 years ago 0

Does the term “Invention” in the Specification Limit the Claims?

There are some that will tell you that the use of the term "invention" or "present invention" in the specification will limit the claims. This misguided belief …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 20

Grant Street Group and Realauction LLC Headed to Trial

The pending litigation between Grant Street Group and Realauction.com finally appears to be headed for trial. A trial date for Grant Street Group v. Realauction.com, …
By Jason Williams
4 years ago 0

Tetris Gets Permanent Injunction Against Xio

final judgment that was made by the New Jersey District Court in favor of Tetris Holding with respect to its copyright and trade dress infringement claims against …
By Adrienne Kendrick
4 years ago 0

Apple Requests Patent for Hearing Aid Detection

More than 30 patent applications assigned to California’s Apple Incescribe upgrades to handheld devices manufactured by the electronics firm. A new hearing aid detection system may make …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Privateering: Patent Holding Companies Unleash Patent Portfolios

There is a tremendous amount of unrealized (“un-monetized”) value in the patent portfolios of many large companies. Yet, for one reason or another, such companies have chosen …
By Scott M. Daniels
4 years ago 4

USPTO, NSF and NBC Launch “Science of Innovation” Series

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, today launched an 11-part “Science of …
By U.S.P.T.O.
4 years ago 0