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Sixth Annual Firecracker 25: My Best Songs of All Time

I’m honored to participate in IPWatchdog’s annual Fourth of July tradition in which we publish readers’ and staff picks for the “Top 25 songs of all …
By Rebecca Tapscott
7 days ago 7

Ten Years From Bilski: The Beginning of the End, with No Improvement in Sight

Ten years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down what at the time was one of the most important patent decisions in decades. It signaled …
By Kim Jordahl
13 days ago 13

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, May 22: Copyright Office Issues Section 512 Safe Harbor Report, CAFC Denies Review of PTAB Institution Decision and Director Iancu on Possible Filing Deadline Extension

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Copyright Office issues its report on the safe harbor provisions of the DMCA codified in Section 512 of U.S. copyright …
By IPWatchdog
2 months ago 0

World IP Day and ‘The Sound of the Future’

Today, for the 20th year in a row, we celebrate World IP Day. Today also marks the 80th birthday (after mine, another notable quarantine birthday) of a …
By Matteo Sabattini
3 months ago 6

Celebrating World IP Day in a New World

It’s World IP Day! This year, the day will not be celebrated in the traditional fashion; there will be none of the usual panels, receptions, gatherings …
By IPWatchdog
3 months ago 0

Focusing on the Details: What Two Recent USPTO Matters Can Teach Us About Patentability Analyses

Two matters currently pending before the United States Patent and Trademark Office illustrate the consequences of focusing upon details of a claim rather than upon the claimed …
By Daniel Hanson
3 months ago 3

Industry Insiders Make Patent Wishes for 2020

One of the longest running features on IPWatchdog is our Industry Insider’s series, which started out many years ago with an annual “wishes” article. Each year, …
By IPWatchdog
6 months ago 1

Looking Forward: Predictions and Thoughts for 2020

Each December, we ask a panel of industry experts to identify the Biggest Moments in IP for the previous year, and likewise ask them for their wishes …
By IPWatchdog
6 months ago 18

What Mattered in 2019: Industry Insiders Reflect on the Biggest Moments in IP

As we get ready to usher in the new year tonight, it is once again time to look back on the year behind us and to reflect …
By IPWatchdog
6 months ago 10

The Top Five European IP Developments of 2019—and Five to Watch for 2020

As the year winds down, IPWatchdog is running a series of articles on the top stories of 2019 and what’s ahead for the year to come. In …
By James Nurton
6 months ago 2

The Year in Patents: The Top 10 Patent Stories of 2019

As we prepare to enter a new year—and a new decade—it is time once again to look back on the year behind us to assess …
By Gene Quinn & Eileen McDermott
6 months ago 6

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
7 months ago 1

Washington Insiders Weigh In on What Mattered in 2019

As the year draws to a close, we reflect on what mattered most in the world of intellectual property during 2019.?It was a particularly active year on …

The Most Iconic (and Patented) Toys and Games of All Time

Since America’s earliest days, many creative and innovative toys have come through the consumer marketplace. Many have become so iconic they are now household names and …
By Gene Quinn
7 months ago 4

The Top 10 Patent Stories of the Decade 2010 – 2019: Part II

As we explained in Part I of this series yesterday, this December marks the end of a decade as well as 2019. In reflecting on the top 10 patent …
By Gene Quinn
7 months ago 5