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Fee-shifting won’t do anything to stop Patent Trolls

The company that just forcefully promised to fight the troll at all costs now can’t write the check fast enough. The case settles, the corporation feels …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Pro-patentee Patent Reform, the STRONG Patents Act Introduced in Senate

The STRONG Patents Act appears to be overwhelmingly favorable to innovators and patent owners. This legislation stands in stark contrast with the Innovation Act submitted in the …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 8

Summit on the Future of Urban Innovation

The summit will bring together entrepreneurs, business leaders, academics, government officials, and thought leaders in the innovation ecosystem to engage on how government, academia, and industry can …
By U.S.P.T.O.
3 years ago 0

Teva and What It Means for Apple v. Samsung and Design Patents

Two independent errors warrant reversal, but to be fair, the district court did not have the benefit of the Supreme Court’s decision in Teva. Now, the …
By Derek F. Dahlgren
3 years ago 3

SAWS Retired by USPTO

The USPTO has put SAWS to rest, literally. The USPTO has posted a message on the agency's website explaining that after conducting an internal review of the …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 27

On the Road in March 2015

I will be criss-crossing the country again in March 2015, with stops in Washington, DC, Chicago, Michigan, and San Fransisco. What follows is my schedule for the month. …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

America Must be the Leader in Patenting Innovations, Including Software

I do feel that the whole notion of trying to find an “inventive concept” is really challenged. While the Supreme Court went out of its way to …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Samsung innovates in gene therapies and 3D content display

There have been signs that Samsung is trying to wind down its operations in its medical device businesses, but we found plenty of patent applications filed with …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Notice letters and licensing communications are an important part of the U.S. patent system

Notice letters play an important role in the patent system. Indeed, as the Supreme Court has explained, ''[p]atents would be of little value if infringers …
By Laurie Self
3 years ago 2

Sony pursues diversified patent portfolio, from video games to pillows for napping

Despite the criticisms of Sony’s R&D activities, the company certainly isn’t lacking for patent rights. During 2014, the company ranked 4th-overall in the world in …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Despite diminishing resources HBCUs contribute to medical innovations

Research and development of cancer treatments seemed to be a particularly strong focus area for Morehouse School of Medicine. A pharmaceutical composition designed to modulate receptors within …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Don’t Complicate Things: Existence of a License Comes Down to the Terms of a Contract

In a case located at the intersection of bankruptcy and IP law, the Third Circuit ruled that, under the terms of a contract, Walt Disney Studios Motion …
By Paige H. Forster
3 years ago 1

Senate Judiciary Unanimously Approves Michelle Lee

On Thursday, February 26, 2015, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved the nomination of Michelle Lee to serve as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Writing software is easy, but writing good software is very difficult

On January 20, 2015, I interviewed Fatih Ozluturk, a prolific inventor who has close to 200 patents to his credit and a similar number of patent applications still pending. His …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 9

Is Invention on Demand the Next Big Thing?

It will be interesting to see how ipCreate and AOP combine forces and even more interesting to see the technologies that come from ipCreate’s collaboration with …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 2