Posts Tagged: Raymond Millien


Industry Insiders Make Patent Wishes for 2019

For my wishes, I’ll make three. First, as I did last year and the year before, I again continue to wish for patent eligibility reform in …
By Gene Quinn
10 months ago 23

Going Digital and The Rise of Internet of Things

Join Gene Quinn (IPWatchdog.com), Ray Millien (Chief IP Counsel for GE Oil & Gas) and Julia Elvidge (President of Chipworks) on Thursday, December 1, 2016, for an panel discussion …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 4

Conjunctions and/or Patent Claims

The U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas construed the word “or” in clause (e) of Claim 1 to mean “a choice between either one of …

Contracts 101: Covenants, Representations and Warranties in IP License Agreements

Recently, it has struck me that many business folks who “negotiate tons of IP license agreements,” fail to understand the difference between covenants, representations and warranties that …
By Raymond Millien
7 years ago 2

Competency Standards and Ethical Regulations for U.S. Intellectual Property Brokers and Other Middlemen

Individual inventors and corporate IP owners are used to dealing with accountants, lawyers and investment advisors – all professionals who are governed by state and/or federal professional …
By Raymond Millien
7 years ago 0

Bridging the Innovation Gap: Pro Bono Opportunities for Intellectual Property Attorneys

I ended my three-part article by recommending that members of the IP Bar should strive to volunteer more pro bono hours in order to help bridge the …
By Raymond Millien
7 years ago 1

Landscape 2013: Who are the Players in the IP Marketplace?

The latest statistics show that the cumulative value of U.S. intellectual property is approximately $5.8 trillion (or 48.4% of GDP), and each year over half a million patent …
By Raymond Millien
7 years ago 2

(Numbers) and IP Licensing Agreements

Now, for those of you paying attention, you will notice that the spelled out numbers do not match the digits appearing in parentheticals. Why do attorneys do …
By Raymond Millien
7 years ago 2

Defensive Patent Pools: There are Surprisingly Few Options

Unlike NPEs, defensive patent pools entities do not (at least initially) seek to generate revenues. Rather, they charge admission fees into the pool to fund IP acquisitions …
By Raymond Millien
7 years ago 1

The Real McCoy Part 3: How to Bridge America’s Innovation Gap

In a 1972 court decision, United States Supreme Court Justice Stewart wrote: “Property does not have rights. People have rights.” Accordingly, Blacks must be diligent in making sure …
By Raymond Millien
7 years ago 1

The Real McCoy Part 2: I am a Man Who Thinks and My Thoughts are Valuable

One of the more indelible images of the civil rights movement are those from the Spring of 1968 as Black sanitation workers went on strike in Memphis, Tennessee …
By Raymond Millien
7 years ago 2

The Real McCoy: Should Intellectual Property Rights be the New Civil Rights in America?

Many may initially wonder what IP has to do with civil rights. After all, IP rights (IPR) have always been understood in terms of individual economic incentives …
By Raymond Millien
7 years ago 5

Business Methods (and Software) are Still Patentable!

For at least the past 15 years, the legal, technical and academic communities have been debating the patentability of business methods and software. Despite much negative press ink, …
By Raymond Millien
7 years ago 4

The Smart Phone Patent Wars: Is Government Action on the Horizon?

Last month, both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives held hearings related to patent disputes, the ITC, SSOs and FRAND licensing – no doubt …
By Raymond Millien
7 years ago 2

Some Observations on the Market Reverberations of the Smart Phone Patent Wars

Commenting on the Yahoo! Inc. patent infringement lawsuit filed against Facebook in March of 2012, Mr. Cuban concludes his post by stating: “I hope Yahoo[!] is awarded $50 billion …
By Raymond Millien
7 years ago 2