Posts Tagged: patents


Preparing and Prosecuting a Patent to Stand Up to Challenge

Join Gene Quinn, patent attorney and publisher of IPWatchdog.com, on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 12pm ET, for a discussion on patent prosecution strategy. Joining Gene will be …
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Unlocking the Value in Software Patents

Alice has had an impact on software patents, but they still hold significant value. If your portfolio includes software patents, there will be times when you want …
By Gene Quinn
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Strategic use of Design Patents: Best Practices Worldwide Protection

Today if you are not recommending your clients obtain design patents you are making a huge mistake. You shouldn’t just think about using trademarks to stop …
By Gene Quinn
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UPDATE: USPTO to Remain Open in spite of Government Shutdown

Regardless of any government shutdown, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will continue normal operations. Unlike other agencies, the USPTO has access to fees collected …
By Gene Quinn
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$48 Million Willful Infringement Award Vacated by Federal Circuit

Exmark Manufacturing was awarded $24 million in compensatory damages after a jury found that Briggs and Stratton infringed Exmark’s patent on a lawn mower with improved flow …

Claims not directed to abstract results when reciting specific steps that accomplish a desired result

According to the Federal Circuit, The claims simply do not simply recite an abstract result. Because the claims recite specific steps that accomplish a desired result, the …

The Unitary Patent: Strategy, Opportunities and Risks

Join Gene Quinn, Michael Fröhlich, and Tony Proctor for a frank discussion of the pros and cons of the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court. …
By Gene Quinn
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In Travel Sentry v. Tropp, CAFC recognizes broad scope of attribution under doctrine of divided infringement

The central issue before the Federal Circuit was whether there was a genuine issue of material fact that TSA’s performance of those steps could be attributed …

Federal Circuit says Finjan virus-screening method not abstract, is patent eligible

In Finjan, Inc. v. Blue Coat Systems, Inc., the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently affirmed-in-part, reversed-in-part, and remanded the case to the …
By John M. Rogitz
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Why is PTAB spending precious resources killing good patents?

Patents that have withstood scrutiny in Article III federal courts are not bad patents, they are good patents, and they ought not to be struck down by …
By Gene Quinn
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Samsung Liable for Infringing Huawei Patents After Maliciously Delaying Negotiations

A Chinese court entered a ruling in favor of Huawei in a patent infringement case against Korean electronics conglomerate Samsung. While finding Samsung liable for infringing the …
By Steve Brachmann
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A New Breed of Anti-Terrorism Security: Meet the Patented Pups Supporting the NYPD’s Anti-Terrorism

On the ground, the New York Police Department (NYPD) deployed a team of 14 Labrador retrievers trained to detect explosives worn on the bodies of people in the …
By Franco Galbo
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Patent Killing Fields of the PTAB: Erasing Federal District Court Verdicts on Patent Validity

Supporters of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) continue to claim that the facts and figures showing the PTAB is overruling Article III federal district court …

Six Predictions for the 2018 Patent Environment

For patent practitioners, this year packed in a lot of activity: Fractured Federal Circuit en banc decisions resolving who bears the burden of proof on motions to …

Cisco’s IoT Blockchain Merely Scratches the Surface of Distributed Ledger Technologies

The invention improves authentication of devices operating on the Internet of Things, while also detecting anomalies in device sensors. This IoT blockchain innovation merely scratches the surface …
By Steve Brachmann
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