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The Evolution of the Internet: The spanning tree protocol, a major achievement in Internet routing

While the history of Internet development involves many names and was not reliant on a single discovery, it is also true that certain innovations have done more …
By Steve Brachmann 4 days ago 6

Bolder initiatives needed to take next steps in fight against cancer

February 4 is World Cancer Day... There has been steady progress made in the history of treating cancers of many types since the administration of former U.S …
By Steve Brachmann 4 days ago 2

First Apple patent challenged at PTAB covers touch-to-zoom tech at center of Samsung war

In late January, however, an inter partes review (IPR) request filed with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) throws the future of one of the Apple …
By Steve Brachmann 5 days ago 14

Communication Techniques to Get Prompt Client Instructions

Many of my clients are not patent specialists. Providing an opinion will help them in deciding on the action to take. Uncertainty about what to do often …
By Manuel Fortin 5 days ago 2

Thirteen Partners Join New Orrick Houston Office

The international law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe announced 13 partners have joined the firm’s new Houston office. Orrick’s Texas litigation team brings proven trial and appellate …
By Press Releases 5 days ago 0

Canon already with more than 300 patents in 2016, pursues plastics and photoacoustic imaging tech

Our latest survey of patents issued recently to Canon include a couple of imaging technologies related to medical diagnostics, such as is the case with the imaging …
By Steve Brachmann 6 days ago 0

Questions Corporate Counsel Should Ask to Get Maximum Value from E-Discovery

The volume of electronic data and the costs involved in collecting, culling and reviewing electronically stored information (ESI) are critical considerations in any litigation, large or small. …

Push for online sales tax continues at state and federal levels

Some states have decided that they can’t wait for a federal response on the collection of online sales tax, prompting them to enact their own measures. …
By Steve Brachmann 7 days ago 0

Talking Trademarks: An Exclusive Interview with INTA’s Debbie Cohn

What follows is our wide ranging discussion, which start out with what Cohn is doing with INTA and then moves into an in depth discussion of issues …
By Gene Quinn 7 days ago 0

US Army Medical Command Seeks Patent Attorney

The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) seeks a Patent Attorney at the Fort Detrick, MD location. Incumbent will provide legal advice on matters …

Is the IPR tide about to turn at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board?

Recently the United States Supreme Court added an important IPR case to its docket. Normally the Supreme Court does not take a Federal Circuit appeal to compliment …
By Gene Quinn 8 days ago 20

Getting to Know Tech Geek and Tchaikovsky Fan, Michelle Lee

That leaves the fun questions, which really give us an opportunity to get to know Director Lee, the type of music she listens to, the movies she …
By Gene Quinn 8 days ago 0