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Tech and Telecom Giants Take the Lead in the Self-Driving Vehicle Patent Race

May, 13th, 2019

By Patrick D. Duplessis These days it seems almost every article or news report about self-driving vehicles (SDVs) includes the prophecy that the automobile will soon resemble a “smartphone on wheels.”  That oft-repeated phrase alludes [Read More…]

Federal Circuit Guidance on Trademark Webpage Specimens

May, 7th, 2019

By Walter B. Welsh A webpage qualifies as use in commerce if it is a point-of-sale. A recent precedential decision, In re Siny Corp., provides guidance on what constitutes a point-of-sale. This article discusses that [Read More…]

Stop Infringers At The Border

April, 18th, 2019

By Christopher J. Stankus Section 337 Investigations at the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) can be a vital weapon for patent owners to protect their U.S. intellectual property against infringing imports. Section 337 Investigations are resolved [Read More…]

Patents are Never Invalid

April, 16th, 2019

By Michael J. Kosma Patents are never invalid, only their claims.  This was quickly discussed by the Federal Circuit in Sophos Inc. v. RPost Holdings, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2019) in reviewing a district court’s Order granting [Read More…]

Now That You Have a Patent, What to Do With It

April, 11th, 2019

By Victor P. Lin Irrespective if you are a single inventor, a small startup, university, or an established company, the patenting process can be long and difficult.  The average time it takes to receive an [Read More…]

Claiming Software Patents in 2019

April, 4th, 2019

By Andrew P Siuta Rapid innovation makes it difficult to create a computer technology system that is not obsolete 20 years from its conception. However, with proper drafting techniques a patent attorney can write a [Read More…]

Whose Photo Is It Anyway? Image Ownership on Instagram

April, 3rd, 2019

By Lauren C. Matturri Imagine taking a selfie, you post it on your public Instagram and tag the location.  The location is the Vessel in Hudson Yards. You go on with your week then see [Read More…]

TC Heartland: The End of Patent Venue as We Know It (But Patent Owners are Doing Fine)

April, 2nd, 2019

By Benjamin N. Luehrs Odds are, if you work at all in the patent space, you’ve heard a bit about the Supreme Court’s 2017 decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, [Read More…]

“Highly” Patentable Subject Matter: Legalization Creating a New Patent Thicket

February, 19th, 2019

By Mackenzie L. Long For the past few decades software and pharmaceutical patents have been two industries dealing with and building patent thickets. Many inventors and companies in these industries wish that they could have [Read More…]

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