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Patent Litigation: Too Much as Compared to What?

Although these charts do not represent a rigorous analysis, they do show two things. First, patent activity appears to have a relatively consistent correlation to economic activity. …
By Brad Pedersen
4 years ago 9

SCOTUS Seeks US Views on Joint Infringement of Process Claims

The Supreme Court on June 24, 2013, called for the views of the Solicitor General on petitions to review the Federal Circuit’s en banc decision on joint infringement …
By AIPLA
4 years ago 0

Why Are Individual Inventors Important To America?

Ray Niro writes in defense of independent inventors: Can anyone cite what section of the Constitution or the patent law reserves the right to obtain and enforce …
By Raymond P. Niro
4 years ago 7

Do Restriction Requirements Vary by Technology Center?

For patent prosecutors and their clients, restriction requirements represent a significant cost increase as splitting one patent application into several new applications results in the multiplication of …
By Christopher Holt
4 years ago 2

17 Members of Congress Push to Exclude USPTO from Sequester

On June 24, 2013, 17 Members of Congress wrote a letter to Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), who are respectively the Chairman and the Ranking Member …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

Celebrating the Fourth of July with Fireworks Patents

Two patent applications we feature below have some interesting implications to the future of fireworks. One application would protect a kit that allows inexperienced consumers to easily …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 1

Patented Wake Board Made in America by Inventor Company

Licensing is relatively easy and potentially less risk financially and less time consuming, but licensing also has its negatives. So I went to Surf Expo with my …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 2

UC Patent App Discloses Cell Phone to Brain Interface

patent application needed separate treatment because the patent application explains that the innovation could be used to "detect abnormalities and transfer the information through cell-phone network..." If …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

Leason Ellis Sues Another Trademark Scammer in Federal Court

The firm is back at it again in 2013 taking on another alleged trademark scam operation after successfully prevailing in a similar claim just over 1 year ago against …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

Stone Temple Pilots Sue Former Lead Singer Scott Weiland for Trademark Infringement and Breach of Contract

Stone Temple Pilots has filed a lawsuit against its former lead singer, Scott Weiland, claiming in part that they kicked him out back in February of 2013, yet …
By Adrienne Kendrick
4 years ago 2

U.S. Ranks #5 in 2013 Global Innovation Index

Switzerland and Sweden remain #1 and #2 respectively, but the United States jumped 5 places to #5. According to the report, the United States benefited from a strong education base, with …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 1

A Conversation with Zup Wake Board Innovator Glen Duff

The Zup™ is perhaps the most cool and innovative wake board you have ever seen. There are a number of other patent applications pending, trademark applications pending …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 2

Don’t Write About What You Don’t Understand

Before you decide to bash the United States patent system or teach Patents 101 in 300 words or less, please acknowledge your limited knowledge of the subject matter. Please …
By Kelli Proia
4 years ago 5

Why Bash Individual Inventor-Owned or Controlled Companies?

Patent Freedom’s data shows that roughly 56% of all NPE suits are brought by companies that are owned or controlled by individual inventors -- the original assignees …
By Raymond P. Niro
4 years ago 9

What is a Patent? Understanding Patents and Patent Law 101

The patent system incentivizes innovation. This is accomplished by granting exclusive rights to inventors or the corporations who own rights by and through their inventor employees. This …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 1