Posts Tagged: Gene Quinn


Patent Eligibility in Unsettled Times

Today, after several years of substantial turmoil, patent eligibility in a variety of economically significant technologies is extremely uncertain, including software, natural products, medical diagnostics and personalized …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 17

Patent Business: Litigation, Deals & Licenses – October 2013

Unwired Planet Sues to Enforce Cloud Patents --- DuPont and Heraeus Announce Settlement of Pending Patent Litigation --- Acacia Settles with AstraZeneca on Metered Dose Inhalers --- …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

News & Notes – October 21, 2013

Soverain Software Files Certiorari Petition with Supreme Court--- Acacia Research Re-Branding Launch--- Survey Shows Majority Not Familiar with New gTLDs--- University Launches Revenue Incentive Patent Cost Sharing …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

Drafting Patent Applications: Writing Method Claims

Method or process claims are relatively easy to write once you know what the core invention is and what is necessary to be included in the claim …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 12

What is the future of BlackBerry?

When the question "What is the future of BlackBerry?" was entered into the virtual Magic 8 Ball the response was: "Don't count on it." Hardly scientific, only mildly …

Surprisingly Short Patent Claims in Published Applications

But there are no doubt some bizarre patent applications that have published over the years, such as a method of walking through walls like a ghost. See …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 3

The America Invents Act: Traps for the Unwary

Consider the following: On Friday, March 15, 2013, an applicant could file a U.S. patent application covering an invention that was the subject of a publication provided the …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 13

Should I File a Patent Before Licensing the Invention?

Without a patent pending you also don't have anything to license other than an idea that lacks tangible boundaries. While that is not always an impediment to …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 1

Patent News and Notes

1. Reed Tech takes over USPTO Contract from Google. 2. Pharma Patent Settlements Saved $25.5 Billion for US Health System. 3. Coffee Analysis Smart Phone App for that Perfect Brew. 4.FDA …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

CAFC OKs Transfer to Court of Claims on Trade Secret Claim

United States Marine, Inc. (USM) sued the United States government in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana under the Federal Tort Claims …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

Beware Patent Bar Exam Study Advice

Perhaps the most ridiculous suggestion given (step 8) is to download the free PTO Patent Bar Exam Review Package from CNET. The WikiHow article explains that this free …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 4

Exclusive with Ray Niro: The Man They Call the Patent Troll

On July 1, 2013, I spoke on the record with Ray Niro, who is one of the most well known patent litigators in the United States. Throughout his career …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 24

General Patent Settles Patent Litigation with Realtors

General Patent Corporation (GPC), a patent licensing and enforcement firm, announced on July 11, 2013 that its subsidiary, Data Distribution Technologies LLC (DDT) settled a patent infringement lawsuit against …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 14

Sequestration Politics Places USPTO Satellite Offices on Hold

With sequestration finally cutting the Republicans don't seem to be in any rush whatsoever, so the Patent Office which really should be exempt is caught in the …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

Why SCOTUS Myriad Ruling Overrules Chakrabarty

The Supreme Court quite directly contradicts the reasoning of Chakrabarty in Myriad. Thomas explains that it is a fact that isolated DNA is nonnaturally occurring, but still …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 30