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Draft Text of Proposed New Section 101 Reflects Patent Owner Input

A group of Senators and Representatives has just released the draft text of a bipartisan, bicameral proposal to reform Section 101 of the Patent Act. Senators Thom Tillis (…
By Eileen McDermott
2 hours ago 1

Judge Koh Delivers Qualcomm Brutal Defeat Despite Apple’s Proven Manipulation

In a 233-page Order issued yesterday, Judge Lucy Koh of the United States Federal District Court for the Northern District of California handed Qualcomm a stinging defeat …
By Gene Quinn
5 hours ago 1

Legislative Recommendation for the SUCCESS Act: Recognize the Inventor

Pursuant to the 2018 SUCCESS Act, Congress directed the USPTO to submit to it a report on the results of a study that provides legislative recommendations for how …
By Jeff Hardin
5 hours ago 3

More Patent Packages Sold in 2018 Than Any Other Market Year

When discussing potential patent purchases with buyers, we continue our push to end the use of the phrase “low quality” to broadly characterize rejected patents. We often …

House Drug Pricing Hearing Goes Off Script

Most Congressional hearings are morality plays designed to reach a predetermined outcome. It wasn't hard to predict how the second hearing on drug pricing by the House …
By Joseph Allen
1 day ago 4

Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Act Would Allow FTC to Prosecute Pharma Patent Thickets, Product Hopping

On Thursday, May 9, the Affordable Prescriptions for Patients (APP) Act was introduced into the U.S. Senate by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). If …
By Steve Brachmann
2 days ago 1

This Week on Capitol Hill: Data Privacy and Competition, Building the Cybersecurity Workforce, and Reducing Algorithmic Bias

Tuesday and Wednesday are the only busy days this week for tech and innovation hearings on Capitol Hill. In the U.S. House of Representatives, subcommittee hearings …
By IPWatchdog
2 days ago 0

Federal Circuit Affirms $1.3M Attorney’s Fees Award Under Octane Fitness Standard

The Federal Circuit recently affirmed a district court’s award of attorney’s fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285. In particular, the Federal Circuit affirmed the lower court’…

Business Method Patents Recover Under USPTO Guidance

Business method patents have recovered under the new 2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance. As the graph above shows, allowances per office action (APOA) dropped from 17% before …
By Mark Nowotarski
3 days ago 6

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, May 17: Trump Bans Huawei, Alibaba Shows Improved Brand Protection and China Revises Copyright Law

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Chinese state political advisors suggest changes to the country’s copyright law, including stronger punitive measures for infringement; President Donald Trump …
By IPWatchdog
5 days ago 1

President Donald Trump Should Investigate the Corrupt Patent System and Passage of the AIA

I am Emil Malak, CEO of VoIP-Pal.com Inc., and a named inventor on two U.S. patents–Mobile Gateway: US 8,630,234 & Electrostatic Desalinization and Water Purification: US 8,016,993. …
By Emil Malak
5 days ago 18

Patent Trend Study Part Twelve: Mobile Phone Industry

Yesterday, we discussed patenting trends in the cleantech industry. Today, we turn to the mobile phone industry, which has matured with fewer reasons for frequent consumer upgrades …

Pinning False Blame of Lack of Enablement In Issued Patents On the USPTO

Last week, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, held an oversight hearing on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) with …

Federal Circuit Affirms Validity of Endo Pharmaceuticals Patent for Morphinan Pain Relief Compounds

The Federal Circuit recently affirmed a district court ruling finding patent infringement after holding that Actavis LLC, Actavis South Atlantic LLC, and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. (collectively, “…

Per-Asset Patent Pricing Sees Sharp Shift in 2018

In any market, pricing is where the rubber meets the road. As a buyer, you will not be taken seriously if you significantly underbid, yet you want …