Posts Tagged: patent


Patent Law Practice: Learn to Be a Successful Patent Practitioner 2016

Patent Law Practice: Learn to be a Successful Patent Practitioner 2016, a one-of-a-kind experience for patent practitioners. Chaired by patent authority and PLI faculty member Jeffrey G. Sheldon, …
By Gene Quinn
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Patent Drafting: Describing What is Unique Without Puffing

In fact, many times the patentably relevant information is not described as well as largely irrelevant information about marketing strategies and likely consumer demand. Discussion of what …
By Gene Quinn
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Medical software provides life-saving results, not abstract ideas

Those who make the argument that medical software is abstract, or trivial, are just wrong. Medical software has been developed to benefit both patients and medical practitioners …

USPTO ‘judgment calls’ to blame for reopening prosecution after complete Board reversal

Robert Bahr, the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy, responded that “hindsight is great,” and went on to explain that they thought that the rejections that were …
By Gene Quinn
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Research Universities Face Licensing Limitations Sought by Electronic Frontier Foundation

Another incursion into research university governance and operations is now underway. And this time all research universities are affected. Led by the DC Based Electronic Frontier Foundation, …
By Chris Gallagher
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USPTO handling of patent eligibility sparks substantive discussion at PPAC meeting

Bahr explained a number of things, including the reason the USPTO has not updated patent eligibility guidance to address the pro-patent decision of the Federal Circuit in …
By Gene Quinn
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Sirius XM Holdings is latest patent target for Global Interactive Media

Global Interactive Media is attempting to enforce its rights on a patent which has expired. The ‘907 patent originally issued in October 2011, lapsed effective last October because of …

IP Strategies for Digital Health Products and Services: What Can You Protect in a Data-Driven World?

Disruptive innovation, like what we are seeing in the health care industry, often causes disruption elsewhere, and the legal landscape is no exception. The life cycle of …
By Maia H. Harris
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PCT International keeps permanent injunction thanks to Rule 36 affirmance

A lack of written opinion in the Rule 36 affirmance issued by Federal Circuit wasn’t an issue for PCT’s counsel. "These types of results reflect a …
By Steve Brachmann
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Rule 36 Judgment: The growing problem of one word affrimance by the Federal Circuit

In PCT International, Inc. v. Holland Electronics, LLC, the use of a Rule 36 judgment is particularly disconcerting because the Federal Circuit upheld the issuance of a permanent …
By Gene Quinn
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The Number of Unique Patent Assertions Has Been Declining Since 2010

The analysis of unique patent numbers asserted each year surprisingly suggested a decline since 2010. This is an important measure, because it shows that the rise in the …
By Pedram Sameni
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Free Webinar: Learning what the most successful companies do to overcome Alice rejections

On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at 2pm ET, I will be hosting a free webinar discussion on how to overcome Alice rejections. I will discuss the companies that are …
By Gene Quinn
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Evolution of Technology: Butyl rubber puts Sparks, Thomas into National Inventors Hall of Fame

William Sparks and Robert Thomas were inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame earlier this year for inventing butyl rubber, which was patented on August 22, 1944. Starks …
By Steve Brachmann
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Co-Inventors Must be Named, Even Those who Contribute to One Aspect of One Claim

On appeal, the Federal Circuit reviewed whether there was substantial evidence supporting the district court’s finding that Nathan and Matheson should be added as co-inventors. In …

Specification Focus on one Embodiment Cannot Limit the Invention if Specification Contemplates Other Embodiments

While much of the specification focuses on a scheme involving patient-identifying information, the Court held that a specification’s focus cannot be limited on one particular embodiment …