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An Opportunity for Clarity in Design Patent Damages

The Federal Circuit has a unique opportunity to clarify the law concerning damages under § 289 in the Apple v. Samsung case. Focusing on the scope of infringement and …
By Derek F. Dahlgren
3 years ago 2

Will Congress be misled on patent reform again?

It is good business for Google to have a weaker patent system, but insulating the natural monopoly that Google has become by destroying the patent system isn’…
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 6

Looking Forward – Predictions and Thoughts about 2015

We have a new edition to our annual article series, which looking backward with reflections on the biggest moments of the year that has passed and which …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Patent and IP Wishes for 2015

I would love to see patent eligibility reform in Congress that would overrule Mayo, Myriad and Alice. I would also love to see meaningful copyright reforms and/…
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 7

Patent Drafting: Thinking outside the box leads to the best patent

It is absolutely essential to think outside the box when describing your invention in any patent application. Stop and think about different ways that your invention can …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 12

IBM continues pursuit of cognitive question answering systems

Piggybacking on the success of IBM’s Watson system, we feature a trio of technologies in the field of question answering systems. The provisioning of computing resources …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

A Software Patent History: The Algorithm Cases

These cases are very important though because they give us the best glimpse yet into understanding the disclosure requirements for software patents that utilize means-plus-function claim language. …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 13

Nike Patents Golf Swing Monitoring and Recyclable Golf Balls

A variety of golf balls have been created by the company, from those with large diameters to accommodate golfers who strike the ball incorrectly to balls utilizing …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Top 10 Patents for 2014

Today, we’re picking the best inventions for which corporations from the Companies We Follow series have actually earned patent rights from the U.S. Patent and …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 7

Verizon Seeks Patent for Preventing Driver Use of a Mobile Device

Verizon’s inaugural appearance in the Companies We Follow series revealed plenty of patent applications in the realm of retail kiosk services, including one that discusses a …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Top 10 Patent Applications for 2014

Today, we focus our attention upon patent applications filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. It is almost impossible to distill a year’s worth …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

Intel Patent Apps Show Security Focus with Real-Time Facial Detection and Radio Frequency Tracking

In our recent review of Intel patent applications we were intrigued by a couple of newly published patent applications that discuss tools for marketing campaigns, including one …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

What Mattered in 2014: Reflecting on the Biggest Moments in IP

It is one again time to take a moment to look back on the year that was, reflecting on the biggest, most impactful moments of the year. …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 1

AT&T Innovations Focus on Interactive TV and Biometric Screening

What we saw when putting together our most recent Companies We Follow feature on AT&T showed us a great collection of innovations regarding television services. Interactive …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Boeing Patents Spacecraft Ground Control Communication System

The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) of Chicago, IL, is a multinational corporation focused on the development and manufacture of airplanes, rockets, satellites and a variety of other …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1