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Sony invents journalist reputation system, could help with fake news phenomenon

In the days since the U.S. presidential election the scourge of fake news has been tearing at the soul of Internet media. An interview with a …
By Steve Brachmann
8 days ago 0

Turkey Patent Review 2016: U.S. Turkey Innovation Plummets

Since our last turkey patent report over Thanksgiving 2015 there have only been 5 U.S. patents issued with the word “turkey” in the title, which suggests a steep …
By Gene Quinn
11 days ago 8

James Webb Space Telescope infrared technologies allow a deeper, more thorough look into space than Hubble

In 1996, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) began construction of a space telescope which would be the planned successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, a massive …
By Steve Brachmann
12 days ago 0

What is the Internet of Things and Why does it Matter?

The promise of the Internet of Things is the ability to perform analytics on data collected from the smart objects connected to the IoT in order to …

Patent Search and Drafting Becomes Next Frontier for Outsourcing IP Services

The primary factors driving the trend toward increased use of IP outsourcing are cost pressures, efficiency, and staffing. Among law firm respondents, 32 percent said that cost pressures …
By Stuart Recher
12 days ago 34

LES seeks workshop proposals for 2017 Spring Meeting

The LES 2017 Spring Meeting Committee is now accepting workshop proposals for the 2017 Spring Meeting to be held May 9-11, 2017 in Washington, DC. Proposals will be accepted until …
By Press Releases
13 days ago 0

Federal Circuit slams PTAB for wrong definition of CBM patent in Unwired Planet v. Google

The PTAB used the wrong standard to institute the CBM proceeding in the first place, which lead the Federal Circuit to vacate the PTAB decision and remand …
By Gene Quinn
13 days ago 17

The patent views of Peter Thiel and what they mean for the Trump Administration

Although the tech industry is big in America, the industry itself was not big on the idea of a Trump presidency. Trump, however, did have one very …

Don’t settle for less: Maximizing patent protection in Canada

Another unnecessary limit that US applicants almost always impose on themselves is in the number of claims. In Canada, there are no extra claim fees. As we …
By Manuel Fortin
13 days ago 0

Ferdinand IP Launches Arbitration Practice Group

Ferdinand IP, an internationally-recognized boutique law firm, announced the formation of its arbitration practice group, to be led by industry veterans Tom Halket, Jed Ferdinand and Ted …
By Press Releases
14 days ago 0

A Guide to Software Patent Eligibility at the Federal Circuit

The Alice/Mayo framework is the decisional approach adopted by the United States Supreme Court for determining whether a patent claim exhibits, such as software patent claims, …
By Gene Quinn
14 days ago 13

Nite Ize files Section 337 complaint with ITC over patent-infringing mobile device mounts made in China

In early October, mobile hardware developer Nite Ize of Boulder, CO, filed a Section 337 patent infringement complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). The complaint …
By Steve Brachmann
14 days ago 0

Olivia Luk Bedi Joins Neal Gerber Eisenberg as Partner

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP further expanded its intellectual property practice with the addition of Olivia Luk Bedi as partner. Bedi is a trial lawyer with significant experience …
By Press Releases
14 days ago 0

Trademark owners are often targeted by fraudulent, deceptive registry services

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s official website warns trademark owners about private companies who conduct trademark scams. These schemes involve companies, many of which …
By Steve Brachmann
15 days ago 4

Ohio State brings trademark suit against CafePress over retail sale of clothing infringing school logo, Urban Meyer persona

Ohio State alleges that CafePress offers 1,100 Ohio State Buckeyes designs available on a total of 67,300 products. These products infringe upon trademarks held by Ohio State protecting its …
By Steve Brachmann
15 days ago 1