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PTAB’s Factual Findings Were Sufficient, Standard Was Improper

The Court noted that decisions related to compliance with the Board’s procedures are reviewed for abuse of discretion. As far as the “reasonable expectation of success” …

WhatsApp end-to-end message encryption draws political ire in U.S. and abroad

In the world of messaging services, the cross-platform mobile messaging app WhatsApp enjoys the enviable position of being the world’s most popular messaging service, eclipsing one …
By Steve Brachmann 15 days ago 0

Federal Circuit says software patent claims not abstract, are patent eligible

From there the Federal Circuit said: ''We do not read Alice to broadly hold that all improvements in computer-related technology are inherently abstract and, therefore, must be …
By Gene Quinn 16 days ago 57

President Obama Signs Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act

The DTSA amends the federal Economic Espionage Act of 1996 to create, for the first time, a federal civil remedy for the misappropriation of trade secrets. This new …

Land O’ Lakes – No Harm, No Foul

Addressing the issue of whether a famous mark can be diluted by the identical mark of a much smaller company, the US Court of Appeals for the …
By Margaret Duncan 16 days ago 0

Jonathan Radcliffe joins Reed Smith IP Group in London

Global law firm Reed Smith has announced the appointment of intellectual property partner Jonathan Radcliffe to its Intellectual Property, Information and Innovation Group in London. With nearly 30 …
By Press Releases 16 days ago 0

David P. Ruschke to become next Chief Judge of PTAB

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) yesterday announced the appointment of David P. Ruschke as the next Chief Judge for the Patent Trial and Appeal …
By Gene Quinn 17 days ago 6

Industry Self-Regulation Will Best Address Abusive Patent Practices

Industry self-regulation is the most efficient and least disruptive means for realizing the benefits of our patent system. It will bring greater certainty to IP-related transactions, and …
By Brian O’Shaughnessy 17 days ago 6

Clinical Trials and Tribulations: Why IP Protection is Critical to the Future of Biologic Medicine

Given the importance of intellectual property rights to economic growth and technological development, as well as the wider benefits of biopharmaceutical research, the provisions found in the …
By Dr. Kristina Lybecker 17 days ago 3

Private space race continues between Musk’s SpaceX and Bezos’s Blue Origin

A space race has been heating up in the private commercial sector and it involves some of the biggest names in high tech industries. Right now it …
By Steve Brachmann 17 days ago 1

Five Things to Know About the Defend Trade Secrets Act

On April 27, 2016, Congress passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), which President Obama is scheduled to sign later today. The DTSA extends the current Economic Espionage Act …
By Peter J. Toren 18 days ago 6

How Patents Can Have a Multiplying Effect on a Startup Company

The best patents are those that multiply an investment and actually generate money on their own... Standards essential patents are the holy grail of patents in today’…
By Russ Krajec 18 days ago 1

A micro-economic estimate of the reasonable royalty rate for standard essential patents

The debate on RAND terms and conditions is mostly about the reasonability of the royalty rate, less about non-discriminatory part. So, what is a “reasonable rate”? Companies …
By Menno Treffers 18 days ago 0

Patent Office Defends PTAB Denying Motions to Amend

Don't let the Patent Office fool you. If they wanted to offer patent owners procedural opportunities to fully and fairly engage in an amendment process for patents …
By Gene Quinn 19 days ago 40

Keeping an eye on patent trolls

Regulators face a twofold challenge: First, they need to balance the legitimate interests of patent holders and licensees in order to determine which activities and contracts the …
By Ralf Boscheck 19 days ago 5