Posts Tagged: Authors


Achieving a balanced IP system to ensure content creators can keep creating in the digital age

I think the long-term benefits to authors are greater than the downsides or the risks. But, like any time there's a shakeup of an industry, there are …
By Gene Quinn
10 months ago 3

An Awareness Crusade Against the Online Piracy of Books

According to the Association of American Publishers, the publishing industry as a whole has lost $80 to $100 million dollars to online piracy annually. From 2009 to 2013, the number of …
By Rhonda Rees
12 months ago 11

What makes a patent valuable; A patent broker’s perspective

In a recent article Toxic Asset, we explained in detail how much recent court decisions and new rules at the USPTO had negatively impacted the value of …
By Louis Carbonneau
2 years ago 3

Myriad: Positive Implications for Genetic Research, but Some Questions Remain Unanswered

Widely divergent views have formed in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Association of Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., No. 12-398, slip. op. (…

Five Patents to Get You in the Mood for Spring Cleaning

I wonder what it is about the dawning of Spring that gets people in the mood to clean house. Is it the smell of the blooming flowers …
By Adrienne Kendrick
4 years ago 0

Ralph Lauren Wins Battle Against USPA Over Horseman Logo

2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals, recently issued an unsigned opinion finding that the USPA could, in fact, be banned from using a double horseman logo on …
By Adrienne Kendrick
4 years ago 0

Apple vs. Samsung: Decision Costs Apple $450 Million

On Friday March 1, 2013 Judge Lucy Koh handed down her decision regarding various motions that were filed on behalf of Apple Inc. (“Apple”) and Samsung Electronics Co. (“Samsung”) …
By Jason Williams
4 years ago 2

Time to Take a Stand

If you’re paying attention at all, you must have noticed that there are forces out there who just don’t like what you do. Some say …
By Joseph Allen
4 years ago 6

Patent Prosecution: 35 U.S.C. § 112(a) Must Be Raised Before a § 102 or § 103

Logically, if the application does not describe an invention in terms that allows one skilled in the art to make and use it, then the Patent Office …
By Dale B. Halling
4 years ago 20

Apple Patent Apps Include 3 For Digital Rights Management

The system laid out in these three interrelated patent applications would create an entire secondhand market for digital content like eBooks, music files and other software by …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act Comes Into Effect

After receiving Royal Assent on June 29, 2012, the provisions of Bill C-11 came into force on November 7, 2012. Titled the Copyright Modernization Act, it has garnered the nickname “Canada's …

White House Shares Plan to Mitigate Trade Secret Theft

Not long after it was reported that a Chinese military unit might be responsible for a number of cyber attacks that have taken place on US infrastructure …
By Adrienne Kendrick
4 years ago 1

FTC Stops Spam Text Messages Promoting “Free” Gift Cards

In eight different complaints filed in courts around the United States, the FTC charged 29 defendants with collectively sending more than 180 million unwanted text messages to consumers, many …

Apple Seeks Patent on Magnetic Tablet Stand for Treadmill

The last day of February was a big one for Apple at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, as the USPTO published 35 patent applications filed by the …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

Proposed Changes to the Hong Kong Patent System

In 2011, an Advisory Committee (AC) was instructed by the Hong Kong Government to conduct a review of the Hong Kong Patent System. On 7 February 2013, the AC issued …
By Michael Lin
4 years ago 0