Posts Tagged: Gene Quinn


Supremes Rule Isolated DNA and Some cDNA Patent Ineligible

You can expect a near complete cessation in many areas of personalized medicine. If creating something in a lab, such as a composite cDNA, does not make …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 161

Obama on Patent Trolls – Much Ado About Nothing

There is no doubt that the Obama position will be loved by Google and other Silicon Valley technology giants that despise the patent system. Given the revolving …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 12

Patent Claim Drafting 101: The Basics

When writing a claim it is important to describe how the various components are structured and how the various components interact and connect. First, include a claim …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 14

Gene Quinn to Speak at Social Media Marketing Summit in NYC

On May 9, 2013, IPWatchdog’s very own Gene Quinn will be attending and presenting at the Business Development Institute’s Social Media Marketing Summit for Law Firms in …
By Renee Quinn
3 years ago 3

Celebrating Earth Day 2013 Innovation Style

Let's face it, squeezing more energy from the suns rays is not an easy challenge otherwise we would have done it already. Capturing power from the winds …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Writing Software Patent Applications

Collecting the information necessary to prepare a patent application covering a computer related invention can be quite challenging. Typically, most computer related inventions today relate at least …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 11

Patent Eligibility Today: Are Software Methods Patentable?

Two common criticisms of software patents, as compared to patents in the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors, are (a) the relatively low cost of invention; and (b) the …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

A Brave New Patent World – First to File Becomes Law

There are some exceptions whereby a person who files second can still prevail, but those exceptions are infinitesimally insignificant, and the law surrounding the parameters of the …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 39

Mark Cuban is an Idiot, Patents Do NOT Impede Innovation

Those that do the complaining erroneously state that they speak on behalf of the entire industry. But I know they don't speak for IBM, or Qualcomm or …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 58

Applying for a Patent in the U.S.

A patent is a proprietary right granted by the United States federal government to an inventor who files a patent application with the United States Patent Office. …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 10

A Guide to Patenting Software: Getting Started

Any good patent application that covers a software related invention will need to put forth three specific pieces of information. First, you need to describe the overall …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 14

The RCE Backlog: A Critical Patent Office Problem

The backlog of unexamined patent applications was down over 15.1% in September 2012, compared with October 2010. At the same time, however, the number of unexamined RCE filings grew 95.56%, after …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 5

Does the term “Invention” in the Specification Limit the Claims?

There are some that will tell you that the use of the term "invention" or "present invention" in the specification will limit the claims. This misguided belief …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 20

Working with Patent Illustrations to Create a Complete Disclosure

What you are looking at here is something that is similar to a Big Mac because it has two beef patties, which are identified by reference numeral 10. …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 11

Patent Business: Deals, Settlements, Licenses – January 2013

The month of January started off quite busy, which in all likelihood was as the result of deals and announcements either held over or that simply couldn't …