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The Latest Intelligence on the Updated Patent Bar Exam

Generally, the Patent Exam remains as predictable as ever in terms of what the USPTO wants you to know. The USPTO concentrates on those issues that lead …

Patent Rights: A Spark or Hindrance for the Economy?

One just thinks of the fact that five years ago Blackberry was the industry standard, dominant forever, and now it is basically exposed to ridicule because virtually …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 26

AIPLA Exclusive: On the Record with Todd Dickinson, Part 1

As a part of this all-access look behind the scenes I interviewed Q. Todd Dickinson, the AIPLA Executive Director who is also a former Under Secretary of …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

Does Crowdsourcing Produce Better Patent Search Results?

Today there is a different solution for those who need to find that particularly illusive non-patent literature that typically makes up the best, most damaging prior art.  …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 7

Fuel Cells and Bayh-Dole: The Pursuit of a Hydrogen Energy

HyperSolar, Inc. has developed a technology that they claim will produce hydrogen that is renewable and utilizes natural power sources: sunlight and water. Who knows whether the …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 3

Why Bipartisanship Matters

The Bayh-Dole Act unlocked those discoveries that were made with taxpayer money. It allowed businesses and nonprofits, such as universities, to retain title to their inventions that …
By Betsy de Parry
4 years ago 4

4 More Days Until Election 2012

It is undeniable that the Director Kappos has revitalized the Patent Office, but does the fact that the Patent Office is now well run mean that President …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 40

Exclusive: Behind the Scenes at the AIPLA

I really didn't have any preconceived notions about what I would experience at the AIPLA.  I know what the organization is, I know what they do, and …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 6

WIPO Re:Search Marks One Year Anniversary

One year after its launch, WIPO Re:Search has doubled its membership and resulted in ten research collaborations or agreements. WIPO Re:Search is a consortium where …
By WIPO
4 years ago 0

YouTube Sued for Patent Infringement

You might suspect that a patent infringement lawsuit between two Delaware LLCs would be litigated in Delaware, which would seem logical. If you made such an assumption …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

Bayh-Dole Supporting Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Ongoing efforts to support student entrepreneurship and/or invention on campus included a variety of programs: 84% of schools have entrepreneurship classes, bootcamps or other similar programs; 72% have …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

Five Pillars of Success for IP Translations

Translating patents isn’t like translating press releases or whitepapers. These materials can be reworded, adjusted, modified, and reformatted to accommodate linguistic nuances. Patents, however, require very …
By Lyle Ball
4 years ago 4

Kappos, Prost, Armitage and Dickinson Discuss AIA at AIPLA

Kappos on final rules to implement the AIA: "We put together a good set of rules, but they are by no means a perfect set of rules." …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 6

Fountain of Youth? A New Face Lift Method Receives US Patent

A new face lifting technique that claims to restore the volume loss in the face that is caused by aging has received a U.S. patent – U.…
By Corinne Kerston
4 years ago 3

Jeffrey I.D. Lewis Installed as AIPLA President for 2012-2013 Term

“I am honored to have been elected President of an outstanding organization that plays a pivotal role in the global IP landscape,” Mr. Lewis said. “The coming …
By News
4 years ago 1