Posts Tagged: mark nowotarski


The Power of Policing Trademarks and Design Patents

It’s amazing how fast a successful product is counterfeited and how brazen the copying is. The figure above illustrates what counterfeiting looks like. Counterfeiters copy everything….…
By Mark Nowotarski
6 years ago 4

Musings on Justice Scalia and the Hard, Dull Patent Cases

Just over one week ago Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court was interviewed by Piers Morgan of CNN. See Scalia transcript.  During the interview …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 8

Getting a Loan with Your Patents

An assignment indicates who owns an issued patent or pending patent application. They are registered with the USPTO and available for public inspection. There is a special …
By Mark Nowotarski
7 years ago 21

Making it Easier to Get a Patent

Contrary to popular belief, things are getting much better in business methods. Applications filed in 1999 had prosecution times of over 10 years (lower green arrow). These and subsequent …
By Mark Nowotarski
7 years ago 22

Accelerated Examination is Better Examination

I spoke to five patent practitioners (attorneys and agents) who filed successful 12 month accelerated examination cases in 2011 to get their input on how the process went for …
By Mark Nowotarski
8 years ago 6

A Special Thank You to Our Guest Contributors!

Over the years IPWatchdog.com has continued to try and add additional perspectives from a wide variety of guest contributors, ranging from well respected practicing attorneys and …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 3

First-to-File and the Speed of Technology Evolution

22% of social network patent applications are filed within one year of the youngest prior art cited against them. So speed of filing counts. If these applications had …
By Mark Nowotarski
8 years ago 8

Funding Your Invention: Get Started with Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding addresses the two biggest challenges many inventors have. “What is the market for my product?” and “How do I get initial funds to produce it?” Conventional …
By Mark Nowotarski
8 years ago 38

Increasing Patent Allowance Rates by Selectively Targeting a More Technological Patent Class

Class matters. Technology class, that is. In some of the more rapidly growing areas of our economy, like Social Networking and Mobile Phone Apps, it looks like …

Don’t Steal My Avatar! Challenges of Social Networking Patents

What do you think of my jumping buddy over there? Let’s call him “George”. George is just one example of the enormous number of inventions being …
By Mark Nowotarski
8 years ago 12

IPWatchdog 2010: ABA Blawg Tops + Over 2 Million Visits

I am pleased to announce that IPWatchdog.com was selected by the readers of the ABA Journal as their favorite IP Law blog for 2010 ABA. I am …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 6

Making Progress with Difficult Patent Applications

Some patent applications are difficult to get agreement on. The examiner won’t allow and the applicant won’t abandon. The net result is that office actions …
By Mark Nowotarski
9 years ago 10

IPWatchdog.com Chosen as one of the ABA Journal’s Top 100

I am pleased to announce that the Editors of the ABA Journal yesterday announced they have selected IPWatchdog.com as one of the top 100 best law blogs …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 8

Breakthroughs & Abandonment: Patent Abandon Rate is a Reliable Measure of Speculative Portfolios

Abandons per action can be interpreted as a level of speculation in applications. Applications that have high abandon rates are highly speculative. Most of the inventions described …
By Mark Nowotarski
9 years ago 10

Reducing Patent Backlog and Prosecution Costs Using PAIR Data

Patent applications as a whole over the past 10 years have had an average allowance to rejection ratio of about 0.3. We arrived at this ratio by generating a …
By Mark Nowotarski
9 years ago 9