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Introducing Article One Partners

The other reason AOP has been so success is also eluded to in Phelps' quote above as well. Article One runs a "human network." When I asked …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 4

CLS Bank v. Alice Corporation Reveals “A House Divided”

The decision of the Supreme Court in Prometheus has been predicted to have implications for business method patentability, but the decision in what will surely become known …
By Paul Cole
4 years ago 30

Inventor Pitfalls: Causing Irretrievable Patent Damage

All too often inventors feel that the assistance of a patent attorney is really not necessary. That is an opinion shared by many unfortunately. It is not …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 1

USPTO Opens First Ever Satellite Office in Detroit

The Detroit USPTO will create approximately 120 highly-skilled jobs in its first year of operations alone. The IP experts in the office will work closely with entrepreneurs and …
By U.S.P.T.O.
4 years ago 1

Kodak Authorized to Sell Patent Assets in Bankruptcy

Even if the dispute with Apple and FlashPoint has not been fully resolved by the time of the final sale of the patent assets Kodak may still …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 2

Counterfeit Coupons – A Costly Scam

According to the FTC, coupons are a big business.  There are more than 3,000 manufacturers that annually distribute nearly 330 billion coupons that are worth an estimated $280 billion. With …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

USPTO Extends First Action Interview Pilot Program

On July 9, 2012, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that they are extending the First Action Interview (FAI) Pilot Program. The extension of the program …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 1

CLS Bank International: A Fractured Landscape of Patent Eligibility for Business Methods and Systems*

These polar opposite decisions in CyberSource and Ultramercial illustrate how fractured the Federal Circuit’s patent-eligibility landscape has now become for business methods and systems. The most …
By Eric Guttag
4 years ago 28

How Much Deference Should the CAFC Give the USPTO?

A factual determination of the Board is to be upheld if there is substantial evidence to support it, In re Gartside, 203 F.3d 1305, 1315 (Fed. Cir. 2000), and a …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 7

Round 2: Did Oracle Overlook the Smoking Gun in its Case against Google?

Readers did point out some issues in our article that we would like to correct. First, we made some statements regarding copyright that are not completely accurate. …

Petition for Rehearing en banc filed in Plasmart v. Kappos

This case intrigued me from the start because it seemed rather odd that there should be a nonprecedential opinion in an appeal to the Federal Circuit necessitated …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 2

Multiple Winners in InterDigital-Intel Patent Deal, Despite Wall Street Skeptics

The IP Professional community must find ways to work with Wall Street to help educate and protect the credibility of IP as an emerging asset class, and …
By Rob Aronoff
4 years ago 1

GE Wins at Federal Circuit in Mitsubishi Wind Turbine Case

On Friday, July 6, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in General Electric Co. v. ITC. The Federal Circuit, per Judge …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 1

Yahoo & Facebook Settle Patent Battle with Strategic Partnership

This is an interesting development, and one that seems to make sense from both perspectives. When giant corporations are suing each other it is because they are …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 3

State Department, Congress Unhappy with World Intellectual Property Organization Sending Computers to Iran, North Korea

WIPO is under fire again. It seems that WIPO not only shipped computers to North Korea, but also shipped computers to Iran as well. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (…
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 2