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Michelle Lee continues to sign issued patents, possible larger Administration role suggested

According to an update given by Issa to Politico, Lee has been held over by the Trump Administration and she might be in line for some Administration …
By Gene Quinn
10 days ago 24

Top Patent Firms for 2016

A list of the top patent firms that are ranked based on the total number of U.S. utility patents that issued in 2016 where the patent firms …
By Paul Harrity & Anna Yee
10 days ago 1

Northern District of California revises local patent rules, requires damages disclosures early and often

Damages discovery in patent cases is usually contentious, expensive, and non-uniform in application by the courts. The patent owner, on one hand, wants to discover all possible …

Copyright litigation in 2016 saw rise in textile plaintiffs, decline in file sharing cases

The most active defendants in copyright lawsuits include department store chain Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST), which was named as a defendant in 276 cases. Following Ross Stores …
By Steve Brachmann
10 days ago 2

Other Barks & Bites for Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

On the menu this week for Other Barks & Bites... Video game systems developed by Nintendo and Sony are targeted in a patent infringement suit filed in Delaware …
By Steve Brachmann
10 days ago 2

Does the Federal Circuit’s use of Rule 36 call into question integrity of the judicial process?

The Federal Circuit is using Rule 36 as a docket management tool, which allows the real problems facing the patent system to fester like an open wound. Between …
By Gene Quinn & Peter Harter
11 days ago 2

Does Patented Intellectual Property Still Matter? Yes, Depending on Who You Are

If Bill Hewlett and David Packard were just starting in their garage, they might be wise not to waste money acquiring them... An individual inventor, or SME, …

Beyoncé seeks trademark on daughter Blue Ivy Carter name for everything from cosmetics to high chairs

On January 22, Beyoncé filed a U.S. trademark application that seeks to protect the use of the trademark BLUE IVY CARTER on a wide variety of goods …
By Steve Brachmann
11 days ago 0

Federal Reserve Banks file for declaratory judgment in patent case

Once the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta declined to take a license, Bozeman informed them that he believed they were infringing on his two patents... The complaint …
By John M. Rogitz
11 days ago 1

Congress Needs to Act So Alice Doesn’t Live Here (in the Patent System) Anymore

The impact of Alice has been just what one would expect. The decisions of the USPTO examining corps, USPTO Patent Trial & Appeal Board, and lower courts have …
By Manny Schecter
12 days ago 35

With Agency Accountability Act Congress moves to divert agency fees, but not Patent Office fees

The United States Patent and Trademark Office would be exempt from turning over its collected fees to the Treasury. The USPTO, however, would be required no later …
By Gene Quinn
12 days ago 0

Keystone XL, Dakota Access prove pipelines have advanced way beyond wooden pipes of 1860s

Nearly 150 years of development in the field has been supported by both the commercial success of the pipeline concept as well as the incredible importance that fossil …
By Steve Brachmann
12 days ago 1

Husch Blackwell, LLP Seeks a Computer Engineering Patent Agent for Kansas City, MO Office

Husch Blackwell LLP, a full-service firm law firm, has an immediate opening for a Computer Engineering Patent Agent in our Kansas City, MO office. Responsibilities will include …

Patent Reform 2017: Changes coming from the Judiciary, Legislative and Executive Branches

While calls for widespread patent reform are not as loud as they have been in previous years, 2017 is shaping up to be a year where we may …
By Gene Quinn
13 days ago 62

The Five Biggest Mistakes Toy Companies Make

While engaging in a manner most likely to lead to success is critical for any company, it is even more important for toy entrepreneurs for a variety …
By Andrew Rapacke
13 days ago 3