Posts Tagged: The Patent Box

Patent Quality Metrics: Finding Reliable Metrics Linked to Patent Value

We need to ask ourselves: what are the defining features of a “filler patent”? At least two things stand out. First, “filler patents” go through more rounds …

USPTO to issue Apple patents for traffic data system, antenna and curing material next week

On October 27th, Apple will be issued a patent for a technology that analyzes a person’s travel plans to provide them with potential points of interest, …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

The Advantages of Enacting a Patent Box Regime

The exact terms of a patent box will vary depending on what the drafter is trying to promote. For example, the tax preference could require that the …
By Bernard Knight
6 years ago 6

Surprisingly Short Patent Claims in Published Applications

But there are no doubt some bizarre patent applications that have published over the years, such as a method of walking through walls like a ghost. See …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 3

Patent Prosecution Nuances: The General Authorization

Of course, as is virtually inescapable at the USPTO, with every general rule there come exceptions. For example, according to 37 CFR 1.311(b), an authorization to charge the …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 0

The Top 10 Things New Patent Practitioners Should Know

Wherever we go we always get a number of individuals who are currently in law school, have recently graduated law school or are engineers or scientists looking …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 6

The Patent Box: Searchable Image File Wrapper Documents

IFW Insight is a web-based application for searching, sharing and collaborating on US Patent Image File Wrapper (IFW) documents, which are also commonly referred to as “File …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 7