Steve Brachmann

Steve Brachmann

Steve Brachmann is a freelance journalist located in Buffalo, New York. He has worked professionally as a freelancer for more than a decade. He writes about technology and innovation. His work has been published by The Buffalo News, The Hamburg Sun, USAToday.com, Chron.com, Motley Fool and OpenLettersMonthly.com. Steve also provides website copy and documents for various business clients and is available for research projects and freelance work.


Posts by Steve Brachmann


Global Threat Report Has Key Takeaways for IP-Intensive Companies

Cybersecurity is a concern for any business operating in the digital age, but companies with strong intellectual property divisions have some very specific security issues to handle. …
By Steve Brachmann
9 months ago 0

Google Gets Green Light at PTAB in Challenge to Variable Media Playback Patents

On February 21, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a pair of institution-phase decisions in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings petitioned by Internet tech giant Google, …
By Steve Brachmann
9 months ago 1

Opticurrent Survives Reexam, Moves Forward with CAFC Appeal on Damages

On February 12, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office entered a notice of intent to issue an ex parte reexamination certificate on a patent owned by Opticurrent, …
By Steve Brachmann
9 months ago 0

Federal Circuit Finds District Court Abused Its Discretion in Admitting Lay Testimony

On February 5, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a precedential decision in HVLPO2, LLC v. Oxygen Frog, LLC in which the appellate …
By Steve Brachmann
10 months ago 0

A Look at the Inventor Rights Act: Restoring Injunctive Relief and Immunizing Inventors Against the PTAB

In mid-December 2019, Congressmen Danny Davis (D-IL) and Paul Gosar (R-AZ) introduced the Inventor Rights Act of 2019 into the House of Representatives. If passed, the bill would do …
By Steve Brachmann
10 months ago 20

IBM, Toyota Join LOT Network, Underscoring Rapid Growth for the Patent Risk Management Consortium

Information technology giant IBM recently announced that it had agreed to join the LOT Network, a nonprofit patent risk management consortium designed to immunize its members from …
By Steve Brachmann
10 months ago 17

Lucky Brand Oral Arguments: SCOTUS Likely to Reverse Second Circuit Claim Preclusion Rule

On the morning of Monday, January 13, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Lucky Brand Dungarees Inc. v. Marcel Fashion Group Inc. The case asks …
By Steve Brachmann
11 months ago 0

Arthrex Update: With Responses Due Next Week, Amici Urge Federal Circuit to Grant Rehearing

In December, petitions for rehearing were filed at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by each party involved in Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & …
By Steve Brachmann
11 months ago 2

The Most High-Profile Patents of 2019

With the end of 2019 upon us, the holiday season is a great time to take a look back at the most influential patents—rather than patent stories—…
By Steve Brachmann
11 months ago 1

CAFC Reverses ITC, Vacates Exclusion Orders Against Garage Door Opener Products

On Thursday, December 12, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. v. International Trade Commission in which …
By Steve Brachmann
12 months ago 13

A Look at the Briefs in Thryv v. Click-to-Call Before Supreme Court Oral Arguments

On Monday, December 9, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Thryv, Inc. v. Click-to-Call Technologies, LP. The case, which has gone through multiple name …
By Steve Brachmann
12 months ago 6

The Final Plea for 101 Sanity? Athena Amici Ask Supreme Court to Clean Up U.S. Patent Eligibility Mess

November 1 was the deadline for filing amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court, which is considering whether to grant a petition for writ of certiorari to …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 5

VirnetX Wins Another Round: USPTO Terminates Reexamination Proceedings Requested by Apple

On October 16, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued two decisions granting renewed petitions filed by patent owner VirnetX to terminate inter partes reexamination proceedings …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 3

Professors Brief Capitol Hill Staffers on Proposal to Weed Out ‘Bad Patents’

On Thursday, October 17, a Capitol Hill staff briefing will take place at 3:30 PM in 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building on a proposal to increase the amount of time …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 47

PTAB Invalidates Nasdaq Patent Claims on Automated Securities Trading in Series of CBMs

On October 9, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued a final written decision in a covered business method (CBM) review which invalidated all 38 claims of Nasdaq’s …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 8