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In my first post on the Subcommittee Hearings held last week, I noted the absence of many witnesses from the life science industry, as opposed to groups such as IPO... Read More »
Pre-AIA, 35 USC 102(b) stated that a person is entitled to a patent unless “the invention was patented or described in a printed publication… or in... Read More »
Before reading this post, please read my post of July 19, 2017 about Millennium Pharms. v. Sandoz, and you will “get” the title. Judges Lourie and Newman... Read More »
Ariosa was a decision that essentially held that the novel discovery of a naturally-occurring phenomenon could not per se meet the Mayo/Alice requirement for an... Read More »
A new report by the Brookings Institution notes a troubling recent reversal in U.S. green patenting activity. Specifically, the report found that the total number ... Read More »
Several new green patent complaints were filed in January and February in the areas of advanced batteries, waste-to-energy feedstocks, energy-efficient exercise... Read More »
In Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp. [14-1538] (February 22, 2017), the Supreme Court reversed a Federal Circuit decision that supplying a single component of... Read More »
In Secure Access, LLC v. PNC BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, [2016-1353] (February 21, 2017), the Federal Circuit vacated the Board’s decision in CBM2014-00100 on... Read More »
Written by Hyeongsu Rick Park and Kerry S. Taylor, Ph.D. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) terminated a patent interference proceeding between the... Read More »
On Wed., February 8, 2017, IPO released the report of its legislation task force. Unlike the hundreds of academic analyses of the legislative history of s. 101... Read More »
An Internet search using the term "provisional patent application" will bury you in ads by companies offering inventors a low-cost entry ticket to the U.S... Read More »
By Christopher Hall Here is a technique for rapidly drafting claims, for a patent application. This is a brainstorming mechanism that works for one person, or... Read More »
The doctrine of definiteness requires a patent to clearly state what the inventor considers to be their invention. Of course, the PTAB interprets various claim terms... Read More »
Before returning to private practice, I practiced patent law in-house at two companies: first at a battery company, and then at an oil company.  I’ve sat... Read More »
Patent attorneys are often asked the question: “Is my idea patentable?” Often the idea is related to software or business methods. Well-known business... Read More »
Curtis LeeMr. Kim: Do you think the drastic changes seen post-Alice with respect to software and business-method patents are an overall benefit to pure innovators and small business entities?
Oct 13, 2016
As if Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook don’t have enough problems, Facebook’s being sued. The patent infringement suit filed by Software Rights... Read More »
Ray Van DykeYou gloss over patent law principles and assume much. Where a company takes another company's patented technology and is sued, then if that taking is shown, if that taking is egregious, and if the judge/jury thinks an example should be made, then the judge/jury MAY award enhanced damages. If the "taking" is accidental, then enhanced damages are normally not awarded.
Aug 13, 2012
Ray Van DykeSoftware patents are very important to many American companies. The reason we have controversy on software patents is these are fairly new. Plastics, sewing and other technologies that were cutting edge years ago have similar controversies. The patent system is rigorous and questionable patents can be invalidated either in court or at the Patent Office.
Aug 13, 2012
    Intellectual Ventures (IV), an invention and investment company founded by the former Chief Strategist and Chief Technology Officer of... Read More »
In this day and age, the growing trend towards technology seems to be an undeniable recognition amongst the intelligent collective that something curiously... Read More »
John HarvardsonFar out! I can see visions becoming a reality. This is one more step into the future and travel heading to the outer limits.
Jul 26, 2011
Gena Patent3D printing technology is an exciting new reality that also brings with it the near-limitless potential for patent infringement. We have yet to see whether various product manufacturers will, as a result, imitate the music industry and sue end users, or will decide to pursue the printer manufacturers instead. As various forms of 3D technology increase in popularity, we're certain to see more 3D patent litigation.
Jul 26, 2011