Posts Tagged: patent infringement


Will the Supreme Court Save Apple from Itself?

The victory, if it stands, will encourage more design patent infringement claims, and Apple will likely find itself defending against similar suits in the not so distant …
By Joshua Wolson 20 days ago 4

Hoverboard raid at CES the result of effective patent enforcement

Future Motion launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the earliest prototypes of the OneWheel on January 6th, 2014. Within 24 hours, the project had already collected 40 percent of …
By Steve Brachmann 21 days ago 25

Federal Circuit Reverses District Court on Direct and Induced Infringement

The Court agreed, noting testimony from Cisco’s engineer who stated that the system needed only one copy of the protocol to support all devices. Commil’s …

Printed Matter Doctrine Implicates Matter That Is Claimed for What it Communicates

The Court held that printed matter must be claimed for what it communicates, and it is only afforded patentable weight if the claimed informational content has a …

CES Seizure order against alleged patent infringers issued by the Las Vegas federal district court

While we tend to think of Las Vegas’ tourism-based economy as built on gambling, trade shows also bring hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city each …

Wi-LAN suffers Federal Circuit defeat to Apple in patent dispute

Wi-LAN argued that even if they could not prove direct infringement, a structure that performs the steps in the reverse order should properly be found to infringe …
By Gene Quinn 1 month ago 5

Developer of biometric wearable technology sues Apple, Fitbit for patent infringement

If the allegations in the Valencell complaint against Apple proves to be true, the dispute between Valencell and Apple yet another example of a small company that …
By Gene Quinn 1 month ago 3

The Patent Scrooges: The rise and potential fall of the efficient infringers

So it now looks like this: if you are a patent owner and feel that your rights have been encroached upon, you now have to assume there …
By Louis Carbonneau 2 months ago 9

A patent owner defending property rights is NOT a bully

Would you consider a business owner who prevented someone from breaking into their store and stealing a tangible product to be a bully? Of course not! They …
By Gene Quinn 2 months ago 33

The Evolution of IP Litigation Funding and Insurance Markets

If patent owners do not have the financial resources to pursue infringers the patent becomes nothing more than a wall decoration – a very expensive wall decoration. And …
By Gene Quinn 2 months ago 0

The story of the bullied patent owner, more widespread than bad acting patent trolls

We have all heard it. We all know it happens. Large company takes a look at what small company is working on, refuses to do a deal …
By Gene Quinn 3 months ago 43

Quality Control Testing of Drug is Not Patent Infringement

In a November 10 ruling, the Federal Circuit held that routine quality control testing of each batch of a generic drug as part of the commercial production process, …