Posts Tagged: patent ownership


How Intellectual Property Informs the Investment in a Private Equity Transaction

Technology and intellectual property (IP) have become vital components to virtually every business in all industries as they often drive the value and efficiencies of a business …
By Shelley Thomas
1 year ago 0

Securing Ownership Rights in Patents in the Real World

The basement inventor is increasingly rare, although I am old enough (and lucky enough) to know several. Invention in the “real world” is often a messy, team …
By Jeremy A. Cubert
2 years ago 13

How Artificial Intelligence is set to disrupt our legal framework for Intellectual Property rights

It's safe to say that most sectors will undergo significant disruption as a result of artificial intelligence (AI) technology. AI will not only disrupt our business models …
By Toby Bond
2 years ago 1

University of California seeks assignment of nanopore patents from former grad student

At the center of the legal spat is the proper assignation of a series of patents covering DNA sequencing technologies, which UC alleges were developed while the …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

The Default Law of Joint IP Ownership

The popular media’s reports of the demise of IP rights (especially patents) are premature and greatly exaggerated. IP remains valuable to enterprises of all sizes and …
By Raymond Millien
4 years ago 1

Will the Obama Administration continue to seek amendments to the Innovation Act?

As patent reform keeps chugging along in Washington, an important briefing was held on Thursday, July 23rd, between members and staff of the U.S. House of …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 14

Keeping track of who owns patents around the world

Who owns what and whether the rights are perfected simply cannot be a question if you want to have a market economy that recognizes patents as an …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 0

Attributable Ownership Public Hearings on March 13 and 26, 2014: Testimony and Written Comments Invited

The USPTO announces two public hearings in March 2014 to receive feedback about proposed rules concerning the ownership of patents and applications (aka “attributable ownership proposed rules”). The …
By U.S.P.T.O.
6 years ago 4

What if the Spouse of Every Inventor Living in a Community Property State has an Undivided Interest in an Invention?

If you think the title only raises a wild possibility, consider what happened in a recent case decided by the Federal Circuit. After being sued for infringement, …
By David Hricik
8 years ago 10

Present Assignment of Future Invention Rights: Some Heretical Thoughts on the Stanford Case*

One of the critical issues in the Stanford case that is glossed over (or at least not addressed directly) by the Supreme Court majority (as well as …
By Eric Guttag
8 years ago 10