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Starbucks and Other Popular Restaurants Go Social

It seems that no matter where you go these days, the likelihood is high that you will see a "Free Wi-Fi" sticker on the front door of …
4 years ago 0

U.S. News Ranks Top Patent, Copryight & Trademark Law Firms

Of course, these lists never give any love to the small or mid-size firms that provide high quality legal work at a reasonable cost to clients. But …
4 years ago 13

CAFC Refuses to Clarify Claims Construction Law, Deference

I have wondered out loud whether the Judges of the Federal Circuit realize that the outcome is unpredictable until the panel has been announced. It seems that …
4 years ago 3

A Patent for Software

What If you created an automobile engine that could deliver 500 miles per gallon of gasoline would you seek a patent? I suspect you would because that type …
4 years ago 8

Happy Halloween! Learning with the Halloween Portable Container

The holiday patent du jour gives us the opportunity to explore the candy collecting aspects of trick-or-treating. More specifically, U.S. Patent No. 7,594,669 is for a portable …
4 years ago 4

Two Free Webinars on America Invents Act This Week

There are two free webinars this week relative to the America Invents Act to alert you to. Given the enormity of the changes and how every time …
4 years ago 0

When Should a Do It Yourself Inventor Seek Patent Assistance?

It is certainly true that once you file a nonprovisional patent application your ability to make additions to the application has largely ceased. Even if you are …
4 years ago 6

President Obama Orders Acceleration of Technology Transfer

Breakthroughs in science and engineering create foundations for new industries, new companies, and new jobs. This is undeniably true. The question is how do we unleash this …
4 years ago 9

You’ve Lost Your Non-Profit Status

We are still in limbo. I got a post card from the IRS telling us that they have received of our materials and that they will be …
4 years ago 3

Point – Counterpoint: The Debate Over Prior User Rights

Exactly who is to blame if a pharmaceutical company, say Eli Lilly, decides to invest billions of dollars and build a facility when they haven't adequately protected …
4 years ago 53

Tenth Circuit Finds Patent Infringement Insurance Coverage Under “Advertising Injury” Clause

Therefore, no one should read this decision as stating a general rule that patent infringement is covered under "advertising injury" provisions in a typical insurance contract. Rather, …
4 years ago 2

Patent Reform and Patent Bar Review, What You Should Know

Don't forget that as of the end of the 2011 fiscal year on September 30, 2011, the PTO has a “backfile” of nearly 679,000 patent applications that have not yet been …
4 years ago 2