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Defending the USPTO Interpretation of the New Grace Period

The questions asked of the USPTO, and specifically Director Kappos, related to the USPTO interpretation of the grace period in 102(b)(1)(B). At one point, in response …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 48

Article One Partners Searching for Prior Art for STEC IP Patents

On May 22, 2012, STEC IP brought separate patent infringement lawsuits against Apple, Amazon and Oracle. Little information about STEC IP seems available. In the complaints filed they explain …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 3

USPTO Issues World’s First Invisibility Cloak Patent

Invisibility cloaks have long been a prop in science fiction stories, such as the Harry Potter invisibility cloak or the device used to cloak Klingon war ships …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 3

Mirror Worlds v. Apple: Apple Operating System Does Not Infringe

Mirror Worlds also alleged that Apple induced its customers to infringe claim 13. The infringement theory in play here is called inducement and is found in 35 U.S.…
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 2

The Discordant En Banc Ruling in Akamai Technologies and McKesson Technologies Part II*

In challenging the correctness of the per curiam majority ruling, Judge Linn’s dissenting opinion makes four points. Point No. 1 is that the per curiam majority’s …
By Eric Guttag 3 years ago 2

CAFC’s Joint Infringement Conundrum: The Discordant En Banc Ruling in Akamai Technologies & McKesson Technologies, Part 1*

In Akamai Technologies and McKesson Technologies (August 31, 2012), with an opinion over 30 pages long, a bare six judge per curiam majority found it unnecessary to resolve the joint …
By Eric Guttag 3 years ago 7

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Seeks Comment on Proposed Fee Schedule as Mandated by America Invents Act

The proposed fees are at least 22 percent lower for a routine patent process—i.e., filing, search, examination, publication, and issue fees—than the current fee schedule. …
By U.S.P.T.O. 3 years ago 3

Debunking Innovative Copycats and the Patent Monopoly

The moral of the story for those in the anti-patent community is this: get a clue! Why not do something radical like becoming informed on the topics …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 98

Disjointed Patent Claims and the Search for Prior Art

U.S. Patent No. 6,757,068, which relates to what is described as a sourceless tracking system. See AOP Patent Study DEV-1754. The claims of this patent are extremely …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 10

PTO Hosting Public Information Events on America Invents Act

Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and USPTO Director David Kappos will participate in both events, joined by several senior USPTO officials. An in-person roundtable addressing …
By U.S.P.T.O. 3 years ago 0

Senators Submit Patent Law Treaty Implementation Act

Implementation of the Hague Treaty will also bring some welcome changes to U.S. patent law -- for example, the term of design patents will extend to 15 …
By Tracy-Gene Durkin 3 years ago 0

Patent Verdicts We Planned For

News analysis and op-ed pieces following the $1 billion jury decision in Apple v. Samsung have been filled with reactive statements critical of the US patent system. Apple’…
By Manus Cooney 3 years ago 4