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Understanding Court, PTAB Interplay Key in Today’s Patent Litigation Environment

The PTAB has seen more than triple the number of inter partes review (IPR) petitions—now the preferred way for a company accused of infringement in court …
By Tony Dutra
3 years ago 6

2015 IPO Report Shows Continued Growth for Design Patents

This years' list of the top 50 companies having been granted design patents was dominated by technology, automotive, and consumer product companies, with foreign corporations representing more than 40% …
By Tracy-Gene Durkin
3 years ago 1

Sanctioned: Living with a Scarlet Letter

How does one deal with a public shaming? Nothing I learned in school or during 35 years of practice prepared me for this. But I had to take …
By Paul K. Vickrey
3 years ago 5

Repetition of Junk Science & Epithets Does Not Make Them True

In their submission to the Washington Post’s series this week on so-called “patent reform” and “patent trolls,” James Bessen and Michael Meurer repeat the same junk …
By Adam Mossoff
3 years ago 22

The Second Mouse Gets the Cheese – The Innovator’s IP Dilemma

While the startup probably had an initial 100% market share due to a temporary de facto monopoly, such share rapidly decreases as soon as others start selling to …
By Louis Carbonneau
3 years ago 4

Spotify, Pandora land top spots in growing online music streaming sector

A report issued in March of this year found that a full 45 percent of the 119 million people listening to online radio services were tuning into Pandora’s …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Patent Reform – What’s Driving the Patent Legislative Agenda?

Phil Johnson on IPR: "I think with hindsight we might say they made the mistake of relying on the Patent Office to promulgate regulations for fair proceedings …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 12

Mildly bullish on patent market heading into 2016

Ashley Keller: ''I am mildly bullish, because we’re coming from such a low point that it is likely to improve from here. We just talked about …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 13

From Discovery to Transfer, Puerto Rico Patents from 1850-1898

Puerto Rico was discovered by the Spaniards on Nov. 19, 1493, during Columbus’ second voyage. For the next 400 years, it was a Colony of Spain, with two brief interruptions, …
By Luis Figarella
3 years ago 5

Are Patent Computer Systems Ready for U.S. Patent 10,000,000?

Over the next several weeks the USPTO will award U.S. Patent 9,200,000, which will occur just less than 8 months after U.S. Patent No. 9,000,000 was awarded. At …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 26

Multi-billion dollar industry developing for face and eye recognition systems

Biosensor technologies, a tech sector which involves the use of devices that can detect and measure biological functions in living things, is set to become a very …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Can better facial recognition technology prevent the next ISIL attack?

Facial recognition technologies often raise privacy concerns, but as it becomes more reliable and accurate it can also identify suspicious persons before they are able to execute …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Software Patent Eligibility: Where is the Industry Heading?

''There should be no serious question that computer-implemented inventions such as software constitute patent-eligible subject matter under § 101,'' Paul Clement wrote in a brief filed on behalf …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 2

The difficult environment for monetizing patent rights

Ashley Keller: ''I think the market is challenging right now. I wouldn’t say it’s deteriorating—it’s more stable than it’s been—but I …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Italy Brings the European Unitary Patent A Step Closer to Reality, But 3 Hurdles Remain

In October, Italy, one of the last holdouts to the European Unitary Patent, joined the party, leaving Spain and Croatia as the only members of the 28-member …
By Michael V. Sneddon
3 years ago 1