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Connecting the Dots of a Weak Patent System and Productivity Growth Decline

Technology transfer is blocked in a weak patent system since companies employ the “efficient infringement” model. In a weak patent system, enforcement is expensive and burdensome, supplying …
By Neal Solomon
23 days ago 4

IPR Evidence and Trial Impact for Practitioners

For accused infringers relying on invalidity defenses that were presented in an inter partes review (“IPR”) to fight willful infringement allegations in district court, the shift in …

Goldman Sachs increasing interest in blockchain, develops distributed ledger tech

The concept of the central clearing house in financial systems could be completely obviated with the use of blockchain. Blockchain is a distributed database system that decentralizes …
By Steve Brachmann
23 days ago 0

Giuseppe Molaro Joins Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC

Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC (KDB) announces the arrival of experienced New York mechanical arts patent lawyer, Giuseppe Molaro, as principal. Molaro joins KDB from New York-based Leviton …
By Press Releases
23 days ago 0

Section 103 Rejections: How Common Are They and How Should You Respond?

There are several major statutory rejections that an applicant can receive during the course of patent prosecution at the USPTO, each one corresponding to the relevant section …

In non-precedential decision CAFC reverses PTAB finding of obviousness in reexamination

In re: Natural Alternatives, LLC, 2015-1911 (opinion and errata) is a non-precedential but still notable case from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit …
By John M. Rogitz
24 days ago 1

Arch-conservative political pundit obtains “Media Malpractice” trademark

William J. Kelly and his television production company RevDigital had secured the trademark rights to “media malpractice.” U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5027942 was issued as a standard …
By Steve Brachmann
24 days ago 0

USPTO Seeking Comments on Proposed Patent Fee Adjustments

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to set or adjust …
By U.S.P.T.O.
24 days ago 1

Supreme Court to Consider “Disparaging” Trademarks

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed yesterday to review a Federal Circuit ruling that held unconstitutional a law prohibiting registration of trademarks that “may disparage” people or …

SCOTUS takes case on disparaging trademark case involving Asian-American band The Slants

The USPTO, through its Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), denied a standard character mark for “The Slants” to be used with live music performance entertainment on …
By Steve Brachmann
25 days ago 6

What’s the big deal: Big data in the financial services sector

Customers, myself included, are used to the customer-centric technologies experienced in other 'digitized' sectors like publishing or music - these have had to adapt to the digital …
By Jonathan Emmanuel
25 days ago 0

Realistic representation of a product: Grounds for refusal of trademark registration – Ukraine vs European Union

The distinctive character is one of the universally accepted criteria for registration of a sign as a trademark. This criterion is derived from the main function of …
By Yuliia Matsiuk
25 days ago 1

How I Discovered Strong Patents Are Critical for America

Over the past 25 years, I have patented innovations relating to digital watermarking, content recognition, deep packet inspection, rights management, and related technologies. Today digital watermarking is found …
By Scott Moskowitz
26 days ago 29

FAA’s new rule allows somewhat larger degree of commercial drone use

The latest regulatory development at the FAA concerning UAVs is the issue of a new rule regarding small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) which went into effect August 29…
By Steve Brachmann
26 days ago 1

USPTO Announces Patents for Humanity Winners

USPTO is giving four awards and two honorable mentions in the 2016 Patents for Humanity awards. Award recipients receive public recognition at an award ceremony arranged by the …
By U.S.P.T.O.
26 days ago 0