Essential New Year’s Eve Innovations

Every year we all gather around and celebrate the new year. So that got us to thinking — what patents are there for devices that any self respecting …

Talking Tech Transfer with Todd Sherer, AUTM President, Part II

Todd Sherer: "And what we’re seeing, what the AUTM survey is showing, is that patent budgets are going down. And that’s of concern to me, …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 1

Patent Deals, Licenses and Settlements – December 2012

Without doubt, the biggest patent deal of the month related to Kodak's sale of its non-core patent portfolio to Intellectual Ventures, RPX and others for $525 million. But …

Flavored Straw Provides Delivery Mechanism for Medicine

Another benefit of the straws is that in addition to milk and other beverages, it can also be used as a delivery method for children who usually …
By Corinne Kerston
9 years ago 1

ARRIS to Acquire Motorola Home Business for $2.35 Billion

you might want to take this with a grain of salt, but Arris announced on November 1, 2012, that its Board of Directors authorized an additional $150 million in share …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 1

Tech Transfer: A Conversation with AUTM President Todd Sherer

Todd Sherer, Ph.D. is the director of technology transfer at Emory University, and is also currently President of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). Recently …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 2

Industry Insiders Reflect on Biggest Moments in IP for 2012

For this inaugural edition of ?Biggest Moments in IP? we have a variety of reflections on a wide array of IP issues. Former Commissioner for Patents Bob …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 2

Internet Power Grab at World Conference on Telecommunications

Many countries came to the WCIT to genuinely solve problems with access, infrastructure, security issues related to phishing and other challenges. And some countries wanted to maintain …
By Carol Permentier
9 years ago 15

Christmases Past: Lighting Decoration Patents 1927 – 1938

Frequent readers of IPWatchdog know that we look for any excuse to talk about patents and holidays provide an opportunity to discus thematically relevant patents for interesting …
By Angel Krippner & Gene Quinn
9 years ago 1

Foodborne Diseases: The Technology of Prevention

In 1906, when Upton Sinclair published “The Jungle,” that expose of unsanitary conditions in the meat industry shocked the nation, ranging from the public to regulators. Today, it …
By Jane Genova
9 years ago 0

Protecting the U.S. Patent System

Over the past several months, these Multinational Mega-Techs --- the same folks that had previously disguised themselves as a Coalition for Patent Fairness (“CPF”) and leveraged the …
By Dan Leckrone
9 years ago 7

Patent Searches: A Great Opportunity to Focus on What is Unique

The patent process can be expensive, so the last thing you want to do is spend a lot of time and money preparing and filing an application …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 21

PTO Announces New PPH with Taiwan Intellectual Property Office

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the launch of a permanent Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program with …
By U.S.P.T.O.
9 years ago 0

Sprint Acquisition adds Large Wireless Spectrum Portfolio

Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S), the wireless powerhouse, has announced that they have entered into an agreement that will allow them to acquire the remaining shares of the …
By Corinne Kerston
9 years ago 0

CAFC Sanity on Permanent Injunctions. A Twisted Sister Moment?

the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit determined that the United States Federal District Court for the Southern District of California abused its discretion …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 8