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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 21 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 21 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 21 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 22 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 22 days ago 5

To BRI or Not to BRI, That Is the Question

A good argument can be made that a given panel of PTAB judges will construe claims in the manner that makes most sense to them, regardless of …
By Paul Berghoff 23 days ago 6

Facebook advertising revenue jumps on mobile advertising revenue surge

Facebook’s mobile advertising numbers were so good that its entire advertising revenue stream surged ahead 57 percent when compared with 2015’s first quarter, up from $3.31 billion to $5.2 …
By Steve Brachmann 23 days ago 0

Study: Media use of the term “patent troll” negatively predisposes readers, courts

"Patent troll," the term employed by leading newspapers, magazines and online publications to describe how some patents are owned and used, provides a prejudicial impression of patent …
By Bruce Berman 24 days ago 11

Why Does It Cost So Much to Prepare Patent Applications?

Preparing and filing patent applications in the United States can be a daunting undertaking. Indeed, the cost of preparing and filing a patent application can be quite …
By Gene Quinn 25 days ago 39

Facebook struggles to stop network use for illicit weapons sales, kidnapping and extortion

America is a leading exporter of not only weapons but also social media services and at least one major provider is finding itself caught in the crosshairs, …
By Steve Brachmann 25 days ago 1

What Can the FTC’s PAE Study Teach Us?

The set of questions asked will also naturally curb the conclusions that can be drawn from the study. This is true of any survey, but it is …
By Anne Layne-Farrar 26 days ago 0

CAFC Vacates Judgment on Pleadings in Light of Revised Standard for Divided Infringement

The Court vacated the judgment against Mankes and remanded the case for further consideration. Because the law was in a state of flux, the Plaintiff pled facts …

Heritage Foundation panel focuses on FAA missteps in drone regulations

There is a legitimate question to be raised, however, over whether the FAA’s registry regulations and the harsh penalties for offenders actually makes our skies any …
By Steve Brachmann 26 days ago 1

TiVo – Rovi Merger: Bolting for Business

Rovi will be looking to add about 1100 patents that TiVo currently owns and strengthen its portfolio of over 10,000. Rovi generates over 27% of its income by licensing it’…
By Rahul Vijh 27 days ago 0

How Artificial Intelligence Helps Lawyers Compete in today’s Data-driven World

The law waits for no one and neither does AI, which has already made a lasting impact in many areas of business, including the practice of law. …
By Derek Handova 27 days ago 0