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USPTO Solicitor Ray Chen Nominated for the Federal Circuit

Earlier today President Barack Obama made two nominations for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Nominated were Raymond T. Chen, who is currently …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 2

Microsoft’s Bing Search Engine Alleged to Infringe Vringo Patents

The patent infringement lawsuit, filed in the Southern District Court of New York State, seeks reasonable royalties from Microsoft for not only infringing on I/P Engine’…
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Valentine’s Day Gifts, with a Patent Twist

According to Men's Health, the #3 gift idea for women on Valentine's Day is lingerie. So we set out to find some patent related lingerie and find some …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 1

Kappos Joins Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York

Earlier today Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP announced that David J. Kappos, former Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 1

Art Units in Misc. Computer Applications Have 72% Allowance

This all means that the “business method Art Units” are not the only ones charged with examining applications covering computer-implemented methods. In fact, there are Art Units …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

The 113th Congress: Meet the Democrats on the House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property

Two weeks ago House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (VA-6) announced the House Judiciary Committee’s Republican subcommittee assignments for the 113th Congress. See Republicans of the …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 1

Managing Costs of Patent Litigation

It’s no secret patent litigation costs are immense. According to the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the cost of an average patent lawsuit, where $1 million to $25 …
By Chris Neumeyer
4 years ago 4

Apple Seeks Patent on Ad-Hoc Cash Dispensing Network

Some very intriguing upgrades to digital media collaboration systems and cash transaction networks are among the many pieces of intellectual property that Apple is hoping the USPTO …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 1

The USPTO Green Tech Program: Guidepost for the Future

The Green Technology program has taken on a new importance. Clean tech represents a major element in the economics and pubic debate over federal funding of research …
By Michael Bowman
4 years ago 1

Apple Patents on Audio Production & On-Hold Call Management

This week, the USPTO released a whopping 47 patents, about twice as many as Apple had received in the previous few weeks. These intellectual property patents include a …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Supporting Proposed Rules on Disclosure of Real-Party-in-Interest

In the last five years, the patent market has undergone a change of seismic proportions. Patent rights are now regularly stripped from any underlying product and traded …
By Robin Feldman
4 years ago 2

Consternation Over Inability to Copy and Paste

For some time I have known that we have been experiencing what seemed to be a rather large copyright infringement problem. For example, I know of very …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 111

Food for a Super Bowl Party, IP Style

I decided to reach out to John Mola, who runs the PLI San Francisco Conference Center and is in charge of virtually all the PLI patent programs. …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

Toy Patent Litigation: Laser Pegs® Sues Lite Brix

Laser Pegs®, maker of the toy industry’s first lighted toy construction set, recently announced it is suing Lite Brix for unfair competition and willful patent and …

Animal Patents: Cat PJs & Other Pet Clothing & Accessories

Do cats need pants? Do horses need goggles? Pet clothes and accessories symbolize the close relationship we have with animals. We want to make our pets as "…
By Stewart Walsh
4 years ago 1