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Software, Silicon Valley and Computer Programmers – Part 2 with Bob Zeidman

Recently I had the opportunity to interview Bob Zeidman, the president and founder of Zeidman Consulting, who is also the president and founder of Software Analysis and …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 23

The Evolution of Bicycles: A Patent History

The next major development in bicycling technologies comes in the 1860s, when the first attempts are made at adding a driving mechanism. This would be the start …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

A Conversation About Software and Patents: On the Record with Bob Zeidman

Modern software tools allow people to turn fairly abstract ideas into reality. That’s the beauty of software. You can start describing things in such a high …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 15

Federal Circuit Ignores Jury Finding of Non-Obviousness

This is just another example of the Federal Circuit substituting its own decision for that of the decision maker at the district court level. It is one …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 14

HP Patents: Social Network Sharing and Forensics Technologies

Hewlett-Packard has one of the stronger patent portfolios among U.S. technology developers, and the past few weeks have seen many interesting additions to that portfolio. One …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

PTO Seeks Comment on AIA Post Grant Administrative Trials

The administrative trial proceedings created by the AIA are: (1) Inter partes review; (2) post-grant review; (3) covered business method patents review; and (4) derivation proceedings. To bring these new proceedings …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

2014 IPO Report Shows Continued Growth for Design Patent Filings

Nike saw the largest increase in grants of any company. The Oregon company secured 159 more design patents than in 2012, and jumped from 10th to 3rd. Accompanying the …
By Tracy-Gene Durkin
3 years ago 0

Patent Drafting: The Detailed Description Should Include Multiple Embodiments or Examples

Along with their ABC’s and multiplication tables, patent lawyers learn two basic principles. First, claims define the invention. Second, a court should not read limitations from …
By Joseph Root
3 years ago 7

Another Summer Without a USPTO Director

Back on June 2, 2014, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) wrote to President Obama expressing concern with the fact that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has been without …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 1

The Government vs. General Alexander: Who Owns His Inventions

Certainly, Gen. Alexander can seek to leverage his NSA experience and expertise in developing a lucrative post-government career, however, the filing of the patent applications so soon …
By Peter J. Toren
3 years ago 8

Getting Your Invention to Market: Licensing vs. Manufacturing

Of course, whether you are going to pursue licensing or manufacturing, for the first lesson is to realize that there are no tricks to invention marketing. It …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 2

USPTO Trademark System Maintenance Aug. 17 – 18

On August 17th through 18th, the USPTO will perform maintenance on various trademarks systems, so users should expect some outages. As per usual, outages for maintenance will …
By U.S.P.T.O.
3 years ago 1

PTO Proposes Rule Changes to Enable Electronic File Sharing

To facilitate electronic file sharing between IP offices, such as the sharing relating to the priority document exchange (PDX) program and the program by which U.S. …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Deadline Approaches for Public Comments on Patent Term Adjustment

Novartis filed law suits that challenged the determinations by the USPTO of how much time to add to the patent term under 35 U.S.C. § 154(b) with …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

USPTO Retention Efforts – Tuition Reimbursement Returns but No Loan Repyament

Paying for tuition is an excellent way to keep dedicated, talented employees while they continue to obtain training that will help them fulfill their duties at the …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 3