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How to Get Broader and Good Quality Patents

Patents, for a long while, have been an integral part of business development strategy. Companies like ARM and Qualcomm, for example, have built their business around patents …
By Shikhar Sahni 1 month ago 5

Forum non conveniens not appropriate because foreign courts cannot adjudicate US infringement

Halo sued Comptoir for infringing a large number of U.S. design patents, copyrights, and one common-law trademark relating to a number of Halo’s furniture designs. …

Federal Circuit Remands Reexaminations Based on Erroneous Claim Constructions

On March 10, 2016 the Federal Circuit sent two Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB” or “Board”) reexaminations back to the Patent Office. In proceedings initiated by IBM and …

Federal Circuit: Interference Party Can’t Support Copied Claims Described as Undesirable in Spec

Bamberg’s specification stated that plastics must not melt at ironing temperatures (up to above 220 degrees Celsius) because the effects would be undesired. Bamberg argued that while …

Understanding the eBay VeRO Program

Collectors love eBay because it allows them access to items them may never otherwise be able to purchase. Bargain hunters love eBay for the ability to buy …
By Heather Antoine 1 month ago 0

The H-1B Visa: Helping America’s economy, hurting America’s workers

There is evidence to suggest that the H-1B visa program for skilled workers has proven itself effective in helping the U.S. economy. The H-1B …
By Steve Brachmann 2 months ago 13

Federal Circuit affirms district court’s summary judgment of non-infringement

Akzo appealed from the decision of the district court (Chief Judge Leonard Stark) to grant summary judgment to Dow, which found that Dow did not infringe the …
By Gene Quinn 2 months ago 2

Mandamus sought from Federal Circuit on CBM institution of a non-business method patent

Seeking to push this issue to a head sooner rather than later, Technology Trading International, the owner of the '304 patent, has recently filed a Petition for …
By Gene Quinn 2 months ago 3

FCC Chair Tom Wheeler unveils proposed consumer data privacy rules for ISPs

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler has unveiled a proposed consumer data privacy rules for Internet service providers (ISPs), which would charge those telecom companies to provide …
By Steve Brachmann 2 months ago 0

NPE 2016: The Business of Responsible Licensing

On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, IAM will host NPE 2016: The Business of Responsible Licensing in New York City. This all day event will feature moderator-led panel discussions on all …
By Gene Quinn 2 months ago 0

What are Legitimate Patent Rights and Who are Legitimate Patent Owners?

Use of this phrase strikes me as indefensible because by its very nature it implies picking winners and losers after the Patent Office has already issued a …
By Gene Quinn 2 months ago 25

Is your provisional patent worth anything?

The challenge when you are filing a patent application is you don't know if the invention will become the next billion dollar drug. As you can imagine, …
By Dr. Dipanjan "DJ" Nag 2 months ago 2

Jimmie Reyna: A Man for All Seasons for the Supreme Court

While it is certainly possible that the President has narrowed his consideration to these three candidates, history teaches us that strange twists and turns can and do …

SCOTUS should adopt flexible, case-specific approach to attorneys’ fee awards in copyright cases

The IPO recently filed an amicus brief at the Supreme Court in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. supporting a flexible approach to awarding attorneys’ fees. Oral …
By Gunnar Gundersen 2 months ago 0

137 Years of Einstein: The scientific contributions of Einstein continue to amaze

On February 11th, 2016, researchers working at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced that, for the first time ever, gravitational waves had been directly observed. The discovery …
By Steve Brachmann 2 months ago 4