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How to Participate in Open Source While Maintaining IP Integrity

The key idea is to think strategically about the software, the value it can provide to the company, and whether the technology should be developed in-house. In …
By Gideon Myles
12 days ago 1

Mylan calls Allergan’s patent deal with Indian tribe a “sham” transaction in PTAB hearing on sovereign immunity defense

The tribe is raising a sovereign immunity defense in the case as the tribe is a sovereign entity which is not amenable to a suit unless it …
By Steve Brachmann
12 days ago 12

A Review at Five Years of Inter Partes Review

Post grant procedures can be an effective and efficient way of promoting patent quality by invalidating weak, inappropriately granted patents. What we need now is thoughtful review …
By Robert Stoll
13 days ago 18

Lessons from Five Years of PTAB Trials

As we mark the fifth anniversary of the effective date of Patent Trial and Appeal Board trials on September 16, we find that the early years of the …
By Jennifer Bush
13 days ago 40

Exclusive with Grant Philpott: Patenting Computer Implemented Inventions in Europe

We try to be precise and stick to CII because “software” in itself is a term which lacks precision. It can refer to a high level program, …
By Gene Quinn
13 days ago 1

The Bitcoin Network, Blockchain Technology and Altcoin Futures

In 2008, as the financial markets crumbled in the largest economic crisis the world has seen since the 1930s, Satoshi Nakamoto published a white paper describing his Bitcoin …

Arent Fox Seeks a Patent Agent or Patent Attorney/Associate for its DC Office

The Washington, DC office of Arent Fox LLP is seeking a patent agent or patent attorney/associate with 4-6 years of experience in patent application drafting and …

The only solution for the transgressions of the PTAB is to disband this runaway tribunal

Hiring senior associates to be Administrative Patent Judges was a mistake, hiring so many senior associates from the same firm was an even bigger mistake. Making it …
By Gene Quinn
14 days ago 51

Howard Head’s innovative sporting goods revolutionize skiing and tennis for amateurs and pros alike

Among the 2017 inductees into the National Inventors Hall of Fame is Howard Head, the inventor of both the laminate ski as well as the oversized tennis racket. …
By Steve Brachmann
14 days ago 0

Trends in Copyright Litigation for Tattoos

An increasing trend in copyright infringement suits filed in the United States has tattoo artists bringing suit against entertainment entities, and in some cases against the tattoo …

Winston & Strawn Adds Two Partners to California IP Practice

Winston & Strawn LLP is pleased to announce that Esha Bandyopadhyay and Nimalka Wickramasekera have joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice as partners in the Silicon Valley …
By Press Releases
14 days ago 0

Escaping the Prisoner’s Dilemma: Toward a New Transparency in Patent Licensing

"The key ingredient needed for the prisoner’s dilemma to work its destructive magic is a lack of transparency between the parties involved," Siino writes. The article …
By Gene Quinn
15 days ago 4

Finjan forms new subsidiary Finjan Blue to execute web security patent acquisition agreement with IBM

East Palo Alto, CA-based web security firm Finjan Holdings recently filed a Form 8-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) which disclosed a patent …
By Steve Brachmann
15 days ago 0

Trademark a Band Name: What’s in a Rock Band’s Name?

While it is possible to copyright the design of a band logo, the band name itself is not copyrightable (see here and here). Band names are protectable …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
15 days ago 0

Womble Carlyle to Open Boston Office with IP Leader Sarah Keefe at the Helm

Womble Carlyle continues to grow by expanding into Boston effective September 1. The office initially will provide intellectual property and other services to clients in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, life …
By Press Releases
15 days ago 0