Posts Tagged: Holiday posts


Signed with an ‘X’: Judy Reed, Improved Dough Kneader and Roller

Judy W. Reed, one of the first recorded African American women to receive a U.S. patent (No. 305,474), is known for her invention titled “Dough Kneader and …
By Rebecca Tapscott
8 months ago 1

What to Watch in 2021: IP Stakeholders Offer Predictions and Thoughts for the New Year

Each December, we ask industry experts to identify what mattered in IP for the previous year, as well as their wildest IP dreams for the new year. …
By IPWatchdog
10 months ago 11

The Copyright Top Five of 2020

From the Google v. Oracle arguments to Congress’ year-long discussion around reform of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), 2020 was a big one for copyright law. A …

What Mattered in 2020? Industry Experts Have Their Say on This Year’s Biggest Moments in IP

As we get ready to usher in the new year this week (hopefully in smaller groups than usual), it is once again time to look back on …
By IPWatchdog
10 months ago 2

More Iconic (and Patented) Toys and Games: A 2020 Update

It’s Christmastime yet again and we return to a holiday feature made popular in recent years by IPWatchdog Founder Gene Quinn: a roundup of patents covering …
By IPWatchdog
10 months ago 2

Presents for Patent Attorneys!

Christmastime is here again, and IPWatchdog is back with the 2020 edition of our Christmas list for patent attorneys. If you have a patent attorney in your life …
By Steve Brachmann
10 months ago 4

We Made it to November: The IP Community Gives Thanks in a Year Like No Other

It began typically enough: the Supreme Court denied cert in Athena, Chargepoint and Trading Technologies; Brexit finally happened; the Federal Circuit refused to rehear Arthrex; and the …
By Eileen McDermott
11 months ago 2

This Halloween: Dress Up Your Pet with Patents

This Halloween will be different. Depending where you are, trick or treating may be ill-advised or prohibited. So why not dress up your pet and take pictures …
By IPWatchdog
12 months ago 2

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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years ago 10

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 …

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
2 years ago 1

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

This year, we wind down not only the year, but the decade. So, it is time to reflect upon the biggest patent related stories of the last …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 3