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Commercialization of University Research Threatened by Proposed State Legislation 

EFF’s Reclaim Invention Act, Draft Model Statute may seem an odd approach to folks in DC but when lined up with a state-level lobby of IP-uninformed …
By Chris Gallagher
10 days ago 4

Light on analysis, heavy on conclusion, no claim construction, CAFC rules claims ineligible

How patent claims can be invalidated without a proper and thorough claim construction is baffling. It flies in the face of everything patent law stands for and …
By Gene Quinn
11 days ago 78

8th Cir. decision upholds injunction against merchandiser using famous Warner Bros. images

On November 1st, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (8th Cir.) issued a decision in a case brought by motion picture entertainment company …
By Steve Brachmann
11 days ago 0

The Enabling Technologies of the Internet of Things

As more things (or “smart objects”) are connected to the IoT, more data is collected from them in order to perform analytics to determine trends and associations …

Dictators, Property Rights and the PTAB: Why the AIA Must be Repealed

Now that Trump has won, the discussion has narrowed to whether Trump will keep patents weak or make patents great again. From the outside perspective, it is …
By Paul Morinville
12 days ago 61

ABA files amicus brief in Lee v. Tam to correct errors in trademark law made by Federal Circuit

In the brief, the ABA takes no official opinion on whether the disparagement provisions of the Lanham Act are invalid in the face of constitutionally-protected free speech. …
By Steve Brachmann
12 days ago 3

The Patent Process on a Tight but Realistic Budget

The patent process can be overwhelming and quite costly for an inventor who wishes to secure patent protection on their invention. But there are certain steps of …
By Gene Quinn & Renee C. Quinn
13 days ago 0

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
13 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
16 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
16 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
17 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
17 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
18 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 …