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The Patent Gender Gap Goes Beyond Fewer Women in Math and Sciences

"[W]e are finding that when the schools that are starting to measure their invention disclosure and their patent filings, again with at least one woman represented, …
By Gene Quinn
4 days ago 13

Autonomous robots report shows half of use cases are outside of self-driving car sector

To get a better idea of the scope of the autonomous robot market, intellectual property analysis firm Innography recently released a trends report focusing on the autonomous …
By Steve Brachmann
4 days ago 1

State Department, Universities Blast UN Attack on Patents

If the UN Secretary General and the members of his "High Level Panel on Access to Medicines" thought the State Department was bluffing when it warned against …
By Joseph Allen
5 days ago 3

The UN has Better Things to do Than Destroy Innovation

The UN Panel unfortunately squandered its 9-month gestation period. It stuffed into one repository every long-discarded remnant of anti-patent and pro-price-control schemes buried in IP’s historic …
By Chris Gallagher
5 days ago 2

Hearing on Examiner Fraud a Big, Fat Nothing Burger

Prepared statements released in advance of the hearing talked tough, but that was pretty much it. Insofar as getting to the root of the problems identified in …
By Gene Quinn
5 days ago 23

Invention Harvesting: Best Practices for Turning Aspiration into Action

Invention harvesting can be leveraged in the context of active development projects to ensure that valuable project-related intellectual property (IP) is duly protected. Significantly, invention harvesting also …
By Carlo Cotrone
5 days ago 0

Patent Reform: An Analyst’s Perspective of the AIA

Perhaps the most challenging to accept is the notion that a tribunal created with a specific purpose of invalidation can be impartial to both the petitioners and …
By Elena Murphy
6 days ago 2

Causes and Consequences of Productivity Growth Declines

While all economic views of productivity growth may have a grain of truth, I argue that all of these theories of productivity growth are fundamentally wrong. The …
By Neal Solomon
6 days ago 14

The Supreme Court May Give Product Designers Little to Cheer in Star Athletica

The Supreme Court granted certiorari this term in Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc., which considers whether typical designs on cheerleading uniforms can be …
By Lee Burgunder
6 days ago 0

Oakland Raiders file three trademark applications suggesting potential Las Vegas relocation

On August 20th, the Oakland Raiders filed three trademark applications with the USPTO for standard character marks on “Las Vegas Raiders,” suggesting the team is very serious …
By Steve Brachmann
6 days ago 0

More than 45 law firms collaborate to launch PTAB Bar Association

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), a tribunal of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), has become an increasingly popular and efficient venue for …
By Press Releases
6 days ago 1

Use of PTAB Decisions in District Court Litigation

As the above cases illustrate, PTAB decisions have affected district court cases in different ways. Determining whether the use of a PTAB decision is likely to be …
By Naveen Modi
7 days ago 4

Data: It Is Lurking Everywhere, Especially in the Shadows

ShadowIT involves workers’ use of unsanctioned products and applications to perform the work of the business enterprise. In other words, ShadowIT occurs when employees use their personal …

Free Webinar: Federal Circuit Trends in a Post-Alice World

Over the last several months certain new trends are developing at the Federal Circuit as the court pivots to address the new reality of a much more …
By Gene Quinn
7 days ago 0

Provisional Patent Applications the Right Way, the Wal-Mart Way

If serial provisional patent applications seems like a good strategy for Wal-Mart, which is one of the largest corporations in the world, and if serial provisional patent …
By Gene Quinn
8 days ago 4