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Taking a Data-Centric Approach to Today’s Security Landscape

High value information—identified as trade secrets, IP mappings, product designs, financial data, confidential business information and similar files and documents—require an extra level of protection …
By Ron Arden
21 days ago 0

Patents used to be a property right, now a patent is a liability

Stifling innovation and curtailing investments are the effects of the AIA from what I see and hear. This is infuriating! It is disincentivizing inventors, innovators and investors! …
By Adrian Pelkus
22 days ago 41

The Hamdog is only one of many unusual U.S. patents covering bizarre foods

There are few foods which are more iconically American than hot dogs and hamburgers. The idea to mix the two together, however, comes from an Australian innovator …
By Steve Brachmann
22 days ago 0

Pence, Conservative Views on Patents Likely to Influence Trump

Congressman Pence worked mostly on patent reform bills via the Republican Study Committee, a well-known group of House Republicans focused on inserting conservative views into public policy …
By Peter Harter & Gene Quinn
23 days ago 8

Federal Circuit denies en banc rehearing, IPR proceedings can be instituted for less than all of the challenged claims

The Federal Circuit denied appellant SAS’s petition for rehearing en banc from a decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, without an explanatory opinion. Judge …

Federal Circuit: An unconventional solution to a technological problem is patent eligible

The ’510, ‘984, and ‘797 patents were each held eligible for similar reasons. Again, the court found that even if the claims were directed to an abstract idea, they would …

Arent Fox Seeks Patent Associate, Staff Attorney or Patent Agent for NY Office

The New York office of Arent Fox LLP is seeking a patent associate, staff attorney, or agent, with a specialty in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and/or …

China increasingly a preferred venue for patent litigation, even for US patent owners

The message is being received by patent owners around the world, including those with large U.S. patent portfolios, that China is a reasonable and fair place …

‘The Walking Dead’ production company brings trademark suit against Atlanta-area movie studio

Although the studio construction itself seems to be carrying on apace, Valhalla Studios has gotten itself into legal trouble over its chosen name. On October 19th, the …
By Steve Brachmann
24 days ago 0

Free vs. Fee Patent Research

At the time, some commentators suggested that this explosion in free patent information would come at the expense of the commercial vendors and looked forward to a “…
By Richard Garner
24 days ago 4

Trump on IP and Patent Reform: What Silicon Valley Doesn’t Understand

Of course, the implication being if you are not in favor of a never ending revision of U.S. patent laws then you are somehow an ignorant …
By Peter Harter & Gene Quinn
25 days ago 30

AT&T, Time Warner merger could trigger FCC rulemaking on zero rating practices

Another regulatory issue other than antitrust thatis likely to surface during review of the AT&T-Time Warner merger is zero rating, or the practice of providing …
By Steve Brachmann
25 days ago 0

How the New Trade Secrets Law May Affect You

Earlier this year, President Obama signed into law the new federal “Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016.” It arms with substantial new weaponry those whose trade secrets have …
By David Sar
25 days ago 2

Your Secret Sauce is at Risk from Attack

In July, Kilpatrick Townsend and Ponemon Institute released their findings from The Cybersecurity Risk to Knowledge Assets study, which confirmed most companies’ worst fears --- their intellectual …
By Audra Dial
26 days ago 0

McDonald’s graffiti decor is targeted in copyright suit filed by estate of NYC-based street artist

McDonald’s choice to go with a pre-treated graffiti look in some of its restaurants has posed legal challenges along with consumer concerns. On October 3rd, McDonald’…
By Steve Brachmann
26 days ago 2