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Sony Gaming Patents: Playstation, Virtual Gaming and More

Last Friday we took a look at some Microsoft Xbox patents. This week’s holiday version of IPWatchdog’s Companies We Follow series continues by taking a …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Ethics & OED: Practitioner Discipline at PTO – May & June 2013

Time and time again in reciprocal discipline proceedings we see the USPTO handing down identical discipline to what was handed out at the State level. This is …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 1

Help for the Supreme Court in CLS Bank

my iPhone can be a bell that you physically shake and it goes “ding” like a hotel desk bell; or it can be a carpenter’s level …
By John White
3 years ago 6

I Can’t Find Prior Art for My Invention

It is absolutely critical to understand that a reference, such as an issued patent or published patent application, does not need to be identical to an invention …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 12

Trademark Bill to Allow Marks Consisting of Flag or Coat of Arms

On December 12, 2013, Members of the House and Senate introduced bipartisan legislation that would allow the United States or any state or local government to register official insignia …
By Press Releases
3 years ago 0

Xbox Patents: Online Gaming via Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE Network

Microsoft already has a massive patent portfolio, but it has continued to increase in recent weeks. We’ve pulled up a trio of patents related to online …

Newegg Opposes Soverain’s Petition for Certiorari

Seth Waxman, of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, a former Solicitor General and Soverain’s lead attorney, says, “Newegg is taking this case seriously and so …
By Press Releases
3 years ago 0

Soverainv. Newegg: Not an Ordinary Obviousness Dispute

The absolute truth known to everyone in the innovation community is that pioneering innovations become commonplace. What was revolutionary at the time the invention was made becomes …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 24

Dean Kamen, Doug Henderson Honored by IPO

Last night at the National Portrait Gallery, which is the modern day site of the Old Patent Office Building, the IPO Educational Foundation awarded Dean Kamen the 40…
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 2

Michelle Lee Appointed Deputy Director of the USPTO

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the appointment of Michelle K. Lee as the next Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and …
By U.S.P.T.O.
3 years ago 0

Post Grant Challenges: Strategic and Procedural Considerations

There are several varieties of a stay. With post grant proceedings we’re talking mostly about discretionary stay. Every district court has inherent right to do this. …
By Dolly Krishnaswamy
3 years ago 0

The Other Side of the Debate over Patent Trolls

The major beneficiaries are not the patent trolls- but the thousands of single patent owners and small high tech start ups who for the first time ever-are …
By Joel Benjamin
3 years ago 21

Deciding Whether a Post Grant Challenge is Right for You

A goal of nearly every defendant is to lower the total cost of resolution of any legal issue. As counsel for the defendant, you have to weigh …
By Dolly Krishnaswamy
3 years ago 0

House Passes Innovation Act, Battle Goes to Senate

A brake-down of the major provisions, the Amendments that passed and some key Amendments that failed… On Thursday, December 5, 2013, the United States House of Representatives passed the …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 6

12 Year-End Considerations for Non-Disclosure Agreements

As the year quickly comes to a close, I recently engaged in some file cleanup. During this cleanup, it struck me that the most common type of …
By Raymond Millien
3 years ago 5