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Fish & Richardson Hires Eric Schulman, Former In-House Counsel at Uber and Google

Fish & Richardson announced today that C. Eric Schulman, formerly the Head of Intellectual Property (IP) for Uber Technologies, Inc., has joined the firm’s Silicon Valley office …
By Press Releases
12 days ago 0

95 percent of WHO’s essential medicines are off-patent

The vast majority of medicines found on WHO’s model list of essential medicines are off-patent according to information published by the World International Property Organization (WIPO). …
By Steve Brachmann & Gene Quinn
12 days ago 0

Valuing Intellectual Property in an AIA World

Patent investors are no different than investors in any other asset class. They abhor uncertainty and charge a stiff premium for risk. In the wake of the …
By Ashley Keller
13 days ago 6

Harris Beach Seeks IP Legal Assistant for Syracuse NY

Harris Beach is seeking an Intellectual Property Legal Assistant for its office located in Syracuse, New York. This individual will be responsible for the administration of the …

How the America Invents Act Harmed Inventors

The America Invents Act (AIA) was the single worst disaster in the 226 year history of the U.S. patent system. The AIA did very real damage – enough …
By Paul Morinville
14 days ago 37

Design Patents: The Under Utilized and Overlooked Patent

Typically an inventor wants to protect the function of the invention when at all possible. But what if you cannot get a utility patent because the underlying …
By Gene Quinn
14 days ago 1

PTAB invalidates three patents covering Teva’s Copaxone, opens door for Mylan’s generic version

On Wednesday, August 24th, the Patent Appeal and Trial Board (PTAB) issued decisions in two inter partes review (IPR) filings made against patents owned by private Israeli …
By Steve Brachmann
15 days ago 0

PTAB Administrative Trials: Where Are We Now?

While the PTAB statistics demonstrate the profound effect that the AIA trials have had on issued patents, it seems to have the greatest impact on non-manufacturing patent …

Elisabeth Morgan joins Loeb & Loeb Nashville Office

Morgan is experienced in managing and maintaining domestic and international trademark portfolios and regularly counsels clients on brand selection, clearance and strategy. She represents clients before the …
By Press Releases
15 days ago 0

New legislation is not needed to fix post grant procedures at the PTO

The enumerated problems with the post grant procedures could be bettered by both the courts and the USPTO. The courts have had an opportunity to change the …
By Robert Stoll
16 days ago 8

Inspector General’s Hyperbolic Report Distracts From Improving Patent Quality

More importantly, the OIG’s report misses the point. Nearly everyone agrees that the quality of patents being issued is a problem, but the OIG didn’t …
By Matt Levy
16 days ago 15

Star Trek Celebrates 50 Years: Industry Insiders Reflect

The first episode of Star Trek aired on September 8, 1966, some 50 years ago. Although the original series ended after only three rather disappointing seasons, the franchise would go …
By Gene Quinn
16 days ago 5

Free Webinar: Strategies for Using Patent Analysis to Impact Business Decisions

Regardless of your focus within the IP Lifecycle, the analysis of patents yields many positive results: the ability to spot trends, minimize litigation, guide research, and build …
By Gene Quinn
16 days ago 0

Have We Met the Challenge of Creating Effective Post Grant Challenge Proceedings?

IPRs offer many improvements compared to inter partes reexamination[12]. However, the statistics reveal that IPRs are no more of a true alternative for litigation than the challenge …
By Manny Schecter
17 days ago 6

In Defense of Patents: Retaining value and relevance of patents in periods of rapid innovation

Innovation, whether in the technical or biological fields, occurs at a pace today that likely exceeds any period in history. This is due in part to the …
By Kevin McLintock
17 days ago 0