Posts Tagged: assignment


Lack of Signature on Assignment Declaration Nixes Standing for Patent Co-Owners

In its decision, the Federal Circuit upheld a lower court’s ruling that Advanced Video did not have standing to sue for patent infringement after it was …
By Steve Brachmann
9 months ago 1

Split CAFC Panel Says ‘Will Assign’ Provision of Employment Agreement Insufficient for Standing

In 2011, Advanced Video filed suit against HTC for patent infringement in the Southern District of New York. The district court dismissed the suit for lack of standing, …

Federal Circuit Lacked Jurisdiction Over Claims that Assignment Agreement was Invalid

Inselberg and Interactive filed a motion to dismiss Bisignano and First Data’s declaratory judgment claims and state court counterclaims, and moved to remand the action to …

University of California seeks assignment of nanopore patents from former grad student

At the center of the legal spat is the proper assignation of a series of patents covering DNA sequencing technologies, which UC alleges were developed while the …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

Is Patent Licensing or Sales Part of Your IP Strategy?

To maximize the return on investment from a patent portfolio, patent owners must determine which is more lucrative: sales or licensing. In general, patent licensing promises the …
By Julia Elvidge
2 years ago 0

Due Diligence on Startups: Patent Assignments and Inventorship Issues

Assignments are the mechanism to transfer title of a patent, just like deeds are used to transfer real estate... For due diligence, the owners of the patents …
By Russ Krajec
2 years ago 1

Attributable Ownership Public Hearings on March 13 and 26, 2014: Testimony and Written Comments Invited

The USPTO announces two public hearings in March 2014 to receive feedback about proposed rules concerning the ownership of patents and applications (aka “attributable ownership proposed rules”). The …
By U.S.P.T.O.
5 years ago 4

Choices for Inventors: Financial Arrangements

As any viewer of "Shark Tank" can attest, the variety of financial arrangements which are negotiated between inventor entrepreneurs and investors is broad. A final agreement is …
By Michael Lewis
5 years ago 2

Getting a Loan with Your Patents

An assignment indicates who owns an issued patent or pending patent application. They are registered with the USPTO and available for public inspection. There is a special …
By Mark Nowotarski
6 years ago 21

Recent Patent Related Federal Register Notices

At this time of the year many attorneys and agents are not paying all that much attention to the rules and requests for comments coming out of …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 1

Present Assignment of Future Invention Rights: Some Heretical Thoughts on the Stanford Case*

One of the critical issues in the Stanford case that is glossed over (or at least not addressed directly) by the Supreme Court majority (as well as …
By Eric Guttag
7 years ago 10

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