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Transportation Secretary Foxx announces $4B autonomous vehicle initiative

In his final State of the Union address to the U.S. Congress, President Barack Obama remarked that he would make a push for action that would “…
By Steve Brachmann 21 days ago 3

Marybeth Peters, 5 others leave Oblon to Join Muncy, Geissler

A group of six trademark and copyright lawyers, Jeffrey Kaufman, Roberta (Robin) Bren, Kathleen Cooney-Porter, Beth Chapman, Kyoko Imai and Marybeth Peters, have moved their practices to …
By Press Releases 21 days ago 0

Will Cruz act to protect property rights, Constitution at Supreme Court?

The Patent Act itself clearly and unambiguously states that patents are property. See 35 U.S.C. 261. Unfortunately, this property right of Constitutional significance has increasingly come under …
By Gene Quinn 22 days ago 29

Virtual reality tech floods the 2016 CES from video gaming to vehicle tech

This year’s edition of the consumer trade show featured many companies which had placed a firm focus on the development of virtual reality (VR) and augmented …
By Steve Brachmann 22 days ago 0

Finjan wins big patent victory as USPTO denies institution on 6 Symantec IPR petitions

That Finjan would prevail in six separate IPR institution decisions relating to the same patent litigation seems an extraordinary long shot. While Finjan has not said it …
By Gene Quinn 23 days ago 15

Copyright Office, Mason Law School Announce Academic Partnership

The United States Copyright Office and George Mason University School of Law announced last Friday that they have formed an academic partnership, working through Mason Law’s …
By Press Releases 23 days ago 0

Legal Threats to Strong Returns on Pharmaceutical Patents Grow, Threatening Innovation

Pharmaceuticals is the industry sector where a strong patent system, promising substantial returns to successful innovation, is of paramount importance. Regrettably, the weakening of pharmaceutical patent rights …
By Alden Abbott 24 days ago 12

Blizzard response may be aided by salt-infused asphalt, robotic snow plows

Some tech firms are trying to go all-in on AI solutions for snow removal by developing autonomous, self-driving snow plows that could be deployed without human operators. …
By Steve Brachmann 24 days ago 0

Patent Drafting: Distinctly identifying the invention in exact terms

In short, a concise description of an invention is an inadequate description of an invention, period. The goal has to be to provide a full, clear, exact …
By Gene Quinn 25 days ago 3

Counterfeit Star Wars Products May Well Be Funding The Real World’s Dark Side

Counterfeiting has exploded in the last decade or so, paralleling the growth of the Internet and online sales. It’s harder for counterfeiters to get their products …
By Andrew Brodsky 25 days ago 0

Supreme Court accepts Cuozzo Speed Technologies IPR appeal

On Friday the United States Supreme Court added several cases to its docket for this term. One of those cases is Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee, a …
By Gene Quinn 26 days ago 15

Federal Circuit says same PTAB panel can decide both IPR institution and merits

The Federal Circuit, in an opinion by Judge Dyk who was joined by Judge Taranto, first held that 35 U.S.C. § 314(d) did not preclude the Court …
By Gene Quinn 26 days ago 5