Posts Tagged: ksr


Apple Patents Glove for Use With Electronic Devices

Apple, the company known for such popular devices as the iPad, iPhone and the iPod, has obtained a patent on a glove. Yes, the company known for …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 22

A Patent Legislative Agenda, What Congress Should Do in 2011

Realistically, I understand full well that it is unlikely that Congress will bother themselves with reform efforts that are sensible, at least at the moment. It is …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 74

Top 10 Patent, Innovation & IP Events of 2010

At this time of the year all typically sit back and reflect on the year that has been, spend time with family and friends, watch some football …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 9

US Patent Office Issues Update to KSR Examination Guidelines

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has provided an update to its Examination Guidelines concerning the law of obviousness under 35 U.S.C. 103 in light of …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 6

Interview Finale: Chief Judge Michel on Bilski & Supreme Court

In this final installment of my interview with Chief Judge Paul Michel we discuss Bilski v. Kappos and what he thought of the Supreme Court’s decision. …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 2

Section 273 is NOT a Red Herring: Stevens’ Disingenuous Concurrence in Bilski

Where this decision takes on a surreal quality is how the various Justices viewed the impact of 35 U.S.C. § 273 in determining whether “business methods” are patent-eligible. …
By Eric Guttag
10 years ago 36

Newman Says Obviousness is Matter of Foresight Not Hindsight

For most of us patent prosecutors, Judge Newman is our hero. She is one of us. On some occasions the patent planets even align and Judge Newman …
By Eric Guttag
10 years ago 8

How to Effectively But Safely Tell the Story of the Invention

I’m sure some patent litigators will blanch at what I’m suggesting about telling the “story” behind the invention in a patent application because of all …
By Eric Guttag
10 years ago 7

A Method to Spur the Economy Comprising Cutting Taxes: Obviously Non-obvious and Patentable Inventions Part II

Picking up on this theme and focusing on things that at first glance seem incredibly obvious but must not be at all obvious given that those who …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 23

Patent Wishes for 2010

It is that time of the year when everyone has made or is making resolutions for the new year, most of which will undoubtedly be broken within …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 10

Top 10 Patent Stories of the Decade 2000-2009 (Part 2)

On December 21, 2009, I embarked upon identifying the top 10 patent stories of the decade, which ends as we usher in the new year.  The Top 10 Part 1 identified what …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 11

CAFC Rules Patent Claims Obviously Common Sense

Earlier today in Perfect Web Technologies, Inc. v. Infousa, Inc. the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit determined that the district court properly ruled …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 9

Obviously Non-obvious and Patentable Inventions Part I

Once again I find myself traveling for PLI, this time I am in an airplane heading for Oakland, California, with the final destination of San Francisco, California …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 9

The Risk of Not Immediately Filing a Patent Application

Everyone views the world through a prism, and the prism I look through is different than the prism others look through.  That should hardly come as a …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 8

New Amazon Software Patent, Shakespeare & © Infringement

Amazon Technologies, Inc., received US Patent No. 7,610,382, which relates to a computer implemented method of marking copies of content distributed on a network. More specifically, the patent …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 5