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Getting Your Invention off of the Ground with Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is a proven way to get initial funding for the commercialization of an invention. Crowdfunding involves posting a project description on the internet, asking for pledges …
By Mark Nowotarski
4 years ago 2

PATENT Jobs Act Seeks to Exempt USPTO from Sequestration

Earlier today Congressman Mike Honda (D-San Jose), Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) and Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) introduced the Patents And Trademarks Encourage New Technology (…
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 3

University of California Improves Diagnosis, Treatment for Arthritis

This week at IPWatchdog’s Companies We Follow series, we decide to leave the private sector and check out the recent patent applications and issued patents assigned …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Salesforce.com Sued for Patent Infringement

Lexington Technology Group (LTG), an intellectual property management firm, announced on Monday that its wholly owned subsidiary, Bascom Research, filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Salesforce.com …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

A Conversation with Article One Partners CEO Cheryl Milone

In December of 2012 Article one Partners (AOP) announced that they would be launching a new program geared towards military veterans. As someone from a family of many …
By Renee Quinn
4 years ago 1

What Should be Patentable? – A Proposal for Determining the Existence of Statutory Subject Matter Under 35 U.S.C. Section 101

The recent Supreme Court decision in the Myriad case, like past decisions, did not announce a clear rule that can be extrapolated from the decision and applied …

Opinion: Regrettable White House Intervention on Patent Trolls

What’s regrettable is that the White House didn’t wait for such empirical data on patent litigation and instead rehashed the findings of discredited studies of …
By Brian Pomper
4 years ago 6

Ultramercial Revisited: Rader Throws Down the Gauntlet on Patent-Eligibility of Computer-Implemented Inventions*

In Ultramercial I and II, the patentee (Ultramercial) asserted that U.S. Pat. No. 7,346,545 (the ‘545 patent) was infringed by Hulu, LLC (“Hulu”), YouTube, LLC (“YouTube”), and WildTangent, …
By Eric Guttag
4 years ago 9

Largest Patent Settlement Scores $2.15 Billion for Pfizer, Takeda

The settlement comes after a nearly 10-year legal battle in which Pfizer and Nycomed (now part of Takeda) sought to enforce the patent for its blockbuster acid …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

Samsung Seeks Patents on Sharing User Emotion on a Social Network, Fragrant Mobile Phone

This week in IPWatchdog’s Companies We Follow, our series returns to focus once again on Samsung and its recent appearances at the U.S. Patent & Trademark …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Trace Contamination by Patented Seeds Insufficient to Establish Standing to Challenge Patents

Flying under the AMP v. Myriad radar recently was Federal Circuit’s Organic Seed Growers v. Monsanto. In Organic Seed Growers, the Federal Circuit denied declaratory relief …
By Cindy Chen
4 years ago 2

ICAP to Sell Smokeless Electronic Cigarette Patent Portfolio

A variety of electronic cigarettes have hit the market in recent months, and lately it seems that I am seeing a lot of electronic cigarette commercials on …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

Defending Chief Judge Rader: Judges Can Make Patent Trolls Pay

Last Tuesday evening Chief Judge Rader was on a panel with U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh of the United States Federal District Court for the …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 4

AT&T Trying to Protect Transferring Data Through Human Body

One patent application we look at in this column features a system of increasing wireless data transmission security by sending data signals through a user’s body. …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Pharma Law and Business Roundup: June 2013

After years of debate and controversy, the US Supreme Court ruled that drugmakers can face lawsuits over so-called pay-to-delay patent settlements, but that such deals should not …
By Ed Silverman
4 years ago 0