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News & Notes for September 2013

Clouding IP Faces Inter Partes Review at the USPTO. ***** Goodlatte's Second "Discussion Draft" of Patent Reform Legislation. ***** IPO White Paper Calls for Update to Patent Examination System. ***** …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Walker Digital Merger Complete, More Patent Lawsuits Coming

Prior to the merger, GlobalOptions Group provided risk mitigation and management services, including forensic DNA analysis, proprietary DNA collection products, and related research services to law enforcement …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 12

Everything You Need to Know About the Patent Bar Exam

In recent years the registration exam to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office has undergone significant change... There will be yet another update to …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 10

Federal Circuit Puzzles Over Claim Construction Deference

The en banc Federal Circuit on September 13, 2013, heard oral argument on whether to overrule its en banc decision in Cybor Corp. v. FAS Technologies, Inc., 138 F.3d 1448 (…
By AIPLA
4 years ago 1

The Power of Policing Trademarks and Design Patents

It’s amazing how fast a successful product is counterfeited and how brazen the copying is. The figure above illustrates what counterfeiting looks like. Counterfeiters copy everything….…
By Mark Nowotarski
4 years ago 4

The Impact of the First-to-File System on Premature Disclosures of Inventions on Social Media Websites

Social media websites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, have changed the manner that businesses communicate and market their products and innovations. Although these tools may be …
By Mark Wallerson
4 years ago 3

WIPO Director General Says its Time for Legal Digital Marketplace

Looking forward to an intermediate and longer-term horizon, Gurry explained that Member States should seize the moment to work toward establishing a legal global digital marketplace to …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 5

WIPO Member States Meet in Geneva Amid Internal Unrest

The friction between Pooley and Gurry has been something of an open secret. While not widely reported, as far as I can tell Wegner is accurate when …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 10

Microsoft Seeks Patent on Tastemaker Recommendations

One patent application we explore in-depth is for a recommendation service that improves the ability of users to browse through application stores quickly. This system takes recommendations …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 1

Starting the Patent Process on a Limited Budget

It is possible to succeed even starting with a limited budget, but you really do need to plan ahead and develop a strategy that makes sense within …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 3

Nielsen to Divest and License Assets and IP to Acquire Arbitron

According to the FTC’s complaint, the elimination of future competition between Nielsen and Arbitron would likely cause advertisers, ad agencies, and programmers to pay more for …

Johns Hopkins Seeks Patent on Surgical Robot Systems

The medical research university is heavily involved with developments for medical diagnostics, as many of the following applications show. One patent application describes a system of searching …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

AIA Oddities: Third Party Submissions of Prior Art

A preissuance submission may be made in any non-provisional utility, design, and plant application, as well as in any continuing application. It is worth specifically noting that …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

AIA Oddities: Trade Secrets, Re-patenting and Best Mode

Not every claimed invention will be able to be re-patented, but there will undoubtedly be some that will be able to be re-patented. This is possible thanks …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 5

The University of Texas: Biomedical Innovation Focus

Many of the University of Texas’s medical developments involve the use of synthetic materials to aid in treating patients. One patent application would protect a scaffold …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0