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DC Comics Wins Battle for the Rights to The Man of Steel

The decision in this case means that DC Comics will retain all the rights to the Superman characters and can continue to use them in books, movies …
By Corinne Kerston
4 years ago 0

NASA Selects Early Stage Innovation Proposals From 10 Universities

NASA has selected 10 university-led proposals for study of innovative, early-stage space technologies designed to improve shielding from space radiation, spacecraft thermal management and optical systems. The 1-year …
By NASA
4 years ago 0

Against the Broadest Reasonable Interpretation of Patent Claims

Even if the BRI rule made sense in 1932—and it is not clear to me that it ever made sense—the rule no longer makes sense. Dramatic …
By Kip Werking
4 years ago 21

Article One Partners Reaches $3 Million Paid to Patent Research Community

AOP, the world’s largest patent research community, has passed another significant milestone. This time the company has passed the $3 million threshold in financial rewards paid to …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

Sculpture Captures Mythical Person of Skill in the Art

Pierre Favre, an examiner from the European Patent Office who is one of 18 examiners working in the area of solar cell technology, and Tina Heuter, an artist …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 4

Tracking Software Company Settles FTC Charges

A web analytics company has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated federal law by using its web-tracking software that collected personal data without …

FTC Recommends Best Practices for Companies Using Facial Recognition Technologies

Facial recognition technologies have been adopted in a variety of contexts, ranging from online social networks and mobile apps to digital signs, the FTC staff report states.  …

Exclusive Interview: Talking SCOTUS Decision in i4i v. Microsoft

This month I have been running a series of articles on the United States Supreme Court. Today we switch things up a little and talk patents, focusing …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 1

The America Invents Act 500: Effects of Patent Monetization Entities on US Litigation

Any discussion of flaws in the United States patent system inevitably turns to the system’s modern villain: non-practicing entities. They are known more colorfully as patent …

How to Copyright One or More Photographs

Recently I enrolled in a basic photography class and I am loving it! Of course, I didn't have anywhere to go but up. Still, my photographs are …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 3

South Korean Company Indicted for Theft of Trade Secrets

Yesterday, Kolon Industries Inc. and several of its executives and employees were indicted for allegedly engaging in a multi-year campaign to steal trade secrets related to DuPont’…
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

The Cheesesteak Apostrophe: Restaurant Sues USPTO to Trademark “Philadelphia’s Cheesesteak”

A well-known sandwich and a little punctuation mark are at the heart of a lawsuit between a Philadelphia restaurant and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. …
By Corinne Kerston
4 years ago 0

FTC Challenges Innovators to Do Battle with Robocallers

The Federal Trade Commission is challenging the public to create an innovative solution that will block illegal commercial robocalls on landlines and mobile phones. As part of …

USPTO Proposes Updated Professional Conduct Rules

This proposed rule package adopts most ABA provisions wholesale or with minor revisions and codifies many professional responsibility obligations that already apply to the practice of law. …
By U.S.P.T.O.
4 years ago 1

Stan Lee Media Sues Disney Over Marvel Characters

In a battle for the superheroes, an federal complaint alleging copyright infringement was filed on October 9, 2012 in the United States Federal District Court for the District of …
By Corinne Kerston
4 years ago 0