Posts Tagged: intellectual property


Does the Internet of Things Recycle Old Technology?

There is a lot of hype around the Internet of Things (IoT) yet many, if not most, are confused by what IoT really is and what it …
By Julia Elvidge
1 year ago 2

The importance of a quality patent search for strategic monetization of innovation

Properly used, a qualified search can be one of the most cost-effective and valuable tools a company can have to not only capture and create innovation, but …

TPP and Protection of Encrypted Program-Carrying Satellite and Cable Signals

It is already a criminal act in the United States to intercept and/or decode an encrypted satellite signal. See 18 U.S.C. §2511. Many in the United …
By Eleanor K. Meltzer
1 year ago 2

Trans-Pacific Partnership – What do IP practitioners need to know?

Trade partners negotiating the Tans-Pacific Partnership trade deal have reached an agreement. The agreement details have not been released, and likely will not be submitted to Congress …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 4

Strong IP protection provides inventors and creators the economic freedom to create

Critics argue that intellectual property is bad for innovation in part because it allows for “monopolies” that prevent the public from using certain creations without permission for …
By Terrica Carrington
1 year ago 1

Tackling the Intellectual Property Battle

The ownership of ideas and creations are among the most valuable assets to any company. Businesses invest in these ideas and rights and use the value they …
By Kevin Weaver
1 year ago 0

PTO Report on Confirmatory Genetic Testing: A Worthwhile Effort But Not Far Enough

The USPTO has released its 'Report on Confirmatory Genetic Diagnostic Testing,' which was prepared to fulfill the requirements of §27 of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. The …

Obama Administration Caves on Data Exclusivity in Historic TPP Trade Deal

In order to reach an agreement the United States granted a key concession relating to biologics, which are advanced medicines made from living organisms. Presently the United …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 3

Patents, Prosperity and Political Systems

Unfortunately, we are going through another period where many see the triumvirate of big government, big business and big labor guiding an economy stuck at a 2% growth …
By Joseph Allen
1 year ago 8

The Sticking Point that Shouldn’t Be: The Role of Pharmaceutical Patents in the TPP Negotiations

The controversy swirling around the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement sheds light on two critically important but divisive issues: international trade and intellectual property protection for pharmaceuticals. …

Big Tobacco Heads to Court Over Cigarette Plain Packaging Laws

The British legislation, aimed at curbing demand for cigarettes, requires that all cigarettes be sold in uniform packs with all branding, including colors, logos and other trademarks, …
By Brian Focarino
1 year ago 6

Trademark Bullying: Defending Your Brand or Vexatious Business Tactics?

The USPTO defined the term Trademark Bullying as the vexatious practice of a trademark owner that uses its trademark rights to harass and intimidate another business beyond …

Kimble v. Marvel – Supreme Court quiets criticism of per se rule against post-patent royalties

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC (2015) rejuvenates a 50-year-old rule that limits collecting patent royalties after a patent expires. …

Law firms are the new target for IP theft: Basic Protections

At a minimum, two-factor authentication rather than a single password, should be used to protect most types of confidential data. With two-factor authentication, the user is required …

IP Protection Incentivizes Innovation and Creates Jobs: A Message Worth Repeating

I recently received an inquiry from an IPWatchDog reader, posing several questions about the links between intellectual property protections, innovation and job creation. (Thank you, Marcus!) The …