Industry Insiders Reflect on the Biggest Moments of 2013

In this edition of Biggest Moments in IP we have a variety of reflections on a wide array of IP issues. Todd Dickinson goes international by pointing …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 11

My Top 10 Most Interesting Patent Innovations from 2013

Using no other criteria than my own, this list of the Top 10 Innovations of 2013, which may include a surprise or sentimental choice here and there, shows some …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 1

The CAFC Got it Wrong in Soverain v Newegg

Open Market grew rapidly, went public, made acquisitions, and outlived about 15 of its competitors, but was hit hard by the bursting of Internet Bubble 1.0 in 2000. The eCommerce …
By Dr. Lawrence Stewart
6 years ago 15

Reflections on 2013 and Some Thoughts on the Year Ahead

2013 turned out to be a very big year for IP, and especially patents, and the year took a course that few would have predicted this time last …
By Peter C. Pappas
6 years ago 4

Patent Erosion 2013: What Would the Founding Fathers Think?

As the end of 2013 approaches and I look back on what has transpired I am saddened to see that through the year patent rights have continued to …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 26

Selecting the Right Trademark for Your Business

You have probably had circumstances when you have positively associated with a certain trademark. Perhaps you were traveling and had the option to eat at one of …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 3

Ethics & OED: Practitioner Discipline at PTO July/August 2013

These three proceedings, like every other reciprocal disciplinary proceeding, demonstrate the overwhelming importance of obtaining the best resolution possible when the State ethics authorities come knocking. Because …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 1

Biotech and Pharma Update: News for December 2013

What follows below is a review of some of the biotech and pharma news stories that caught my attention during the month of December 2013. Fitch Puts Negative …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 0

Top 10 Iconic (and Patented) Toys

Of course, it wouldn't be a traditional Christmas at IPWatchdog unless we spent some time profiling some cool innovations that relate to the holiday season. So today, …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 7

Samsung Seeks Patent on Voice Activated Search and Control

The featured patent application today focuses on a developed system of interacting with a mobile device that has been pursued by many device manufacturers recently. This system …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

What is a Computer?

A computer is, at a fundamental level, simply a clump of electrical switches each of which are in either an on or an off position. Whether and …
By John White
6 years ago 72

A Better Mouse Trap: Patents and the Road to Riches

Inventors and entrepreneurs frequently take this mouse-trap quote all too literally, thinking that if they make a better product it will sell and make them rich beyond …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 10

2013 TM5 Annual Meeting Joint Statement

The Japan Patent Office (JPO), the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO), the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market(Trademarks and Designs) (OHIM), the State Administration for …
By U.S.P.T.O.
6 years ago 0

Apple Patent Applications Focus on Maps, Navigation Apps

Today’s featured patent application describes a system of collecting movement data from mobile devices so as to better compile real-time traffic data for mobile users. This …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 1

The Small Practicing Entity Bears the Brunt of USPTO IPR Challenge Procedures

Nearly 44% of all patents on which petitions were filed against are patents being held by large entities. While this is a significant increase from the earliest days …
By Steve Moore
6 years ago 9