Raymond Van Dyke

Raymond Van Dyke

Raymond Van Dyke has been an intellectual and technology attorney and consultant for over 25 years, specializing in IP procurement, prosecution, IP portfolio building and management, licensing, legislative advocacy and expert witnessing. He is licensed to practice law in Washington, DC, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and the Patent & Trademark Office of the United States. He is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court of Appeals for the Federal, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Circuits, as well as the Federal Court of Claims and the Court of International Trade. For more information or to contact see his profile at Van Dyke Law.

The views expressed in the article are his own and not those of his clients or organizations.


Posts by Raymond Van Dyke


The Categorical Imperative for Innovation and Patenting

In his Categorical Imperative, Kant simplifies a moral argument position for an individual by asking a question: if you thought that your position or Statement would be …
By Raymond Van Dyke
2 months ago 8

The Patent System and Quantum Mechanics: Two Uncertainties

Our patent system was also been built upon classical rules and understandings, e.g., earlier patent systems, and the thoughts of Rousseau, Locke and others who influenced …
By Raymond Van Dyke
4 months ago 6

Happy Birthday Patent System: Hope Springs Eternal

In 1790, the U.S. patent laws were first enacted and individuals could obtain a patent under the new federal government. For about a century beforehand, British citizens …
By Raymond Van Dyke
6 months ago 8

How Not to Copy: What is Fair and What is Fair Use?

These issues of fairness and fair use are played out in the recent Oracle v. Google decision. In a convoluted case that has gone up to the …
By Raymond Van Dyke
6 months ago 0

World Pi Day: 3/14 — The Ongoing Mystery of Pi

Today is National and World Pi Day because the numbers of the day (3-14) match the first three digits for pi or , the Greek letter, 3.1415926535897...  Although most …
By Raymond Van Dyke
6 months ago 6

A Modest Patent Proposal

Just as Swift’s solution to the crises of his day was abhorrent, i.e., eating the children of the poor for nourishment, eating the issue of …
By Raymond Van Dyke
9 months ago 28

Silent Spring for Patents

Individual inventors, not just corporations, should be able to benefit from the fruits of the inventive mind. The limited private right of a patent is a necessary …
By Raymond Van Dyke
2 years ago 49

Game of Patent Thrones

Although the current administration talks the talk of promoting invention and innovation, they are influenced by special interests that have negative views regarding patents and the patent …
By Raymond Van Dyke
4 years ago 14

Happy Birthday to the Patent System, A Dream of Our Forefathers

As Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, spoke about on 60 Minutes, true innovation does not come from the large corporations. Instead, it is some “graduate student” or “crazy …
By Raymond Van Dyke
4 years ago 1

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