Posts Tagged: technology


Determining Essentiality: An Analysis of SEPs and Tips to Avoid Over-Declaration

A close examination of SEP databases reveals that a large number of patents that have been declared SEPs are not essential.... Patent owners are obliged to declare …
By Dhananjay Kumar Das
3 hours ago 0

As America Falls Off Global Innovation Map, an IP-Friendly USPTO Pick is More Crucial than Ever

As is customary, President Joseph R. Biden has spent much of his first month in office building out his administration’s Cabinet. His nominations for Secretary of …
By Arvin Patel
2 days ago 16

Should We Require Human Inventorship? Submit Your Amicus Brief by March

Patent systems around the globe offer a quid pro quo that exchanges limited monopolies for disclosures of inventions. Most patent filings list: (1) the inventor(s); and (2) the …

Fandango Accused by IP Licensing Company of Infringing Media Streaming Patents

Helios Streaming, LLC and IdeaHub, Inc. have filed a complaint against the popular online movie ticket sale and media streaming platform, Fandango Media, LLC, for patent infringement …
By IPWatchdog
17 days ago 0

Box Score on the New Madison Approach to Antitrust and Patents

To those of us who breathe intellectual property and innovation, it sounds so obvious to say that consumers benefit greatly from the dynamic competition inventions and IP …
By James Edwards
18 days ago 1

Microsoft Patent Reaches Beyond Death to Pseudo-Reincarnation

Reports surfaced last week that Microsoft was granted a patent in December for a way to allow people to have conversations with loved ones after they’re …
By IPWatchdog
18 days ago 5

A Cooking Revolution: Mary Jones De Leon

In 1873, Mary Jones De Leon was granted U.S. patent No. 140,253 for her invention titled ”Cooking Apparatus.” De Leon, who resided in Baltimore, Maryland, is believed to …
By Rebecca Tapscott
19 days ago 2

IPO Top 300, 2020: Slight Decreases in Patent Grants Due to Budgets, Not COVID

Last month, the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) issued its 38th annual listing of the Top 300 organizations that have been granted U.S. patents. The 2020 list reflects …
By Steve Brachmann
20 days ago 1

The Biden Administration is at an Innovation Crossroad

The new Presidential Administration has hardly settled in before being confronted with a stark choice: will they continue policies that foster public/private sector R&D partnerships …
By Joseph Allen
23 days ago 2

Understanding Damages Calculation in SEP Litigation

Courts around the world have determined appropriate methodologies for calculating damages on standard essential patents (SEPs) for which patent holders have made an assurance to license on …
By Rahul Vijh
28 days ago 1

Artificial Intelligence in the Life Sciences Industry — Strategies for IP Protection

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a rapidly growing sector of the life sciences industry, with broad-ranging applications in drug discovery, biotechnology, medical diagnosis, clinical trials, precision and personalized …
By Emer Simic & Olga Schwier
1 month ago 1

Inhofe Bill Would Authorize Commerce to Penalize Chinese Companies that Withhold Wireless SEP Licensing Fees

Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) yesterday introduced the “Protecting American Innovation and Development (PAID) Act of 2021,” a bill that would give the U.S. Department of Commerce authority …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 0

Western District of Texas Gets an Upgrade: A Look at the New Waco Courtroom

Anyone who is familiar with the fortunes of Waco, Texas over the past few years will recognize the remarkable transformation of the city in most every respect. …
By David G. Henry
1 month ago 1

Washington Insiders Say Farewell to 2020 and Look Ahead to 2021

As we thankfully see 2020 fading into the rear-view mirror and all look forward to a hopefully much better 2021, we want to take a moment to reflect on …

IFI Claims Reports: Patent Activity Increases Despite Pandemic, IBM Again Dominates Granted U.S. Patents, Samsung Leads Global 250

On January 12, patent database provider IFI Claims published its Top 50 U.S. patent grant recipient list for 2020, as well as its Global 250 list of top owners of …
By Steve Brachmann
1 month ago 0