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Improving efficiency of the examination process for patents worldwide

The IP5 is the name given to a forum of the five largest intellectual property offices in the world that was set-up to improve the efficiency of …
By Steven Gong 1 month ago 2

Brexit: Will it stop the European Unitary Patent before it started?

On 23 June 2016, the British citizens will hold their referendum on the country’s membership in the European Union. Should they vote for the UK to leave the …

Article about copying and forgeries is plagiarized by an IP attorney

Earlier this week a friend posted a magazine article, “The Rise of Fakes and False Attributions in the Art World,” on social media. The article was about …
By Leila Amineddoleh 1 month ago 10

House overwhelmingly passes Defend Trade Secrets Act, bill now moves to White House

Earlier today the United States House of Representatives passed S. 1890, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), by a vote of 410-2. Only Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) …
By Gene Quinn 1 month ago 1

What Can We Learn from the FTC’s Patent Assertion Entity Study?

It’s very unlikely that obtaining data from just 25 PAEs will provide a representative sampling of PAEs given that the universe of PAEs is largely unknown and …
By Dr. Fritz Scheuren 1 month ago 3

Amid Cultural Debate on Political Correctness, Trademarks with Racial Overtones Look Set for Supreme Court

Two cases making their way through the Federal courts may force the Supreme Court to consider the issue of what sorts of trademarks should be considered “disparaging,” …

Polling the Bar: An Unscientific Survey of Our Colleagues on Alice

Earlier this month, attorneys and patent practitioners from all over the nation, and far corners of the globe, descended upon Bethesda, Maryland for the 31st Annual Intellectual …
By Mark Mathison 1 month ago 3

Executable mathematics renders inventions physical! Welcome to the digital age

The use of a mathematical formula in a claim can trigger a 35 USC 101 rejection or invalidation of the patented claim. However, the role of mathematics in physics …
By Peter Lablans 1 month ago 64

Achieving a balanced IP system to ensure content creators can keep creating in the digital age

I think the long-term benefits to authors are greater than the downsides or the risks. But, like any time there's a shakeup of an industry, there are …
By Gene Quinn 1 month ago 3

The First Patent: A Roadmap for a Startup’s Patent Portfolio

The first patent is typically filed prior to entering the market. This prophetic patent might have several different ways a product may be designed and capture a …
By Russ Krajec 1 month ago 2

Are You Maximizing Your Intellectual Property? Generating more value in the innovation era

Today’s pace of innovation and competitive intensity demand greater protection of new ideas and inventions. Yet intellectual property (IP) management is not a high business priority …
By John F. Martin 1 month ago 1

IP litigation report shows downward trends in patent, file sharing copyright and IPR cases

One aspect of the recent Lex Machina report that should jump out to anyone who has closely followed the patent litigation sector over the past few years …
By Steve Brachmann 1 month ago 1

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Cuozzo Speed Technologies v. Lee

Perhaps the best question of the entire oral argument was asked by Chief Justice Roberts: “So why ­­should we be so wedded to the way they do …
By Gene Quinn 1 month ago 29

Patent Value and Changing Metrics – Time to Believe in Our Product

The reason it matters as to whether we patent folks can speak non-patent speak is that those who make the decisions about patent value, i.e., corporate …
By John White 1 month ago 3

Contract considerations for an international license agreement

As the world continues to grow and international trade on a multi-continent level has become the norm, protecting a company’s name is one of the most …
By Cal Evans 1 month ago 0