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Dean Kamen, Doug Henderson Honored by IPO

Last night at the National Portrait Gallery, which is the modern day site of the Old Patent Office Building, the IPO Educational Foundation awarded Dean Kamen the 40…
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 2

Michelle Lee Appointed Deputy Director of the USPTO

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the appointment of Michelle K. Lee as the next Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and …
By U.S.P.T.O.
3 years ago 0

Post Grant Challenges: Strategic and Procedural Considerations

There are several varieties of a stay. With post grant proceedings we’re talking mostly about discretionary stay. Every district court has inherent right to do this. …
By Dolly Krishnaswamy
3 years ago 0

The Other Side of the Debate over Patent Trolls

The major beneficiaries are not the patent trolls- but the thousands of single patent owners and small high tech start ups who for the first time ever-are …
By Joel Benjamin
3 years ago 21

Deciding Whether a Post Grant Challenge is Right for You

A goal of nearly every defendant is to lower the total cost of resolution of any legal issue. As counsel for the defendant, you have to weigh …
By Dolly Krishnaswamy
3 years ago 0

House Passes Innovation Act, Battle Goes to Senate

A brake-down of the major provisions, the Amendments that passed and some key Amendments that failed… On Thursday, December 5, 2013, the United States House of Representatives passed the …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 6

12 Year-End Considerations for Non-Disclosure Agreements

As the year quickly comes to a close, I recently engaged in some file cleanup. During this cleanup, it struck me that the most common type of …
By Raymond Millien
3 years ago 5

WIPO Watch: Is there a conspiracy against Francis Gurry?

If this is a conspiracy to bring down Gurry it is one that includes a bipartisan group of highly experienced and very well respected Members of Congress. …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 2

Android Flashlight App Developer Settles FTC Charges It Deceived Consumers

The creator of one of the most popular apps for Android mobile devices has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the free app, which allows …

Kamen, Michelson Warn Innovation Act will Block Next Generation Technologies

Dean Kamen: “I have a lot of concerns [that H.R. 3309] will serve to dramatically increase the barriers – especially for small inventors – to be able to get …

Ethics & OED: Practitioner Discipline at PTO – April 2013

One of the things specifically alleged as demonstrating lack of control over his practice was his antiquated docketing system. Until 2005 Tachner used a "white board" system that …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 4

USPTO Acting Director Teresa Stanek Rea Returns to Crowell and Moring; Boosts U.S. and International Litigation and Regulatory Capabilities

Crowell & Moring LLP announces Teresa (Terry) Stanek Rea, former acting and deputy director of the USPTO and acting and deputy under secretary of commerce for intellectual property …
By Press Releases
3 years ago 2

Yahoo Seeks Patent on Sending Geographically Appropriate Event Recommendations to a Mobile Device

We’re going in-depth to explore a patent application that would notify mobile device users of nearby events. These events would be collected from social media applications …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Navigating Post Grant Challenges after the AIA

As evidenced by the numbers above, the Board takes as many cases as they reasonably can within the statute. If there’s a good case to be …
By Dolly Krishnaswamy
3 years ago 1

Why is Australia Re-Nominating Francis Gurry to Head WIPO?

A source with knowledge close to the situation has also told me that "there will be other shoes to drop; the DNA episode is not the last." …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 6