The Patent Prosecution Bar

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is publishing The Bar Against Patenting Others'' Secrets in 19 Stan. In patent litigation, courts frequently allow patent holders Christopher Funk, Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, P. Tech. 2015). Here is the abstract.

Hulu wins patent infringement case

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Hulu has survived a patent infringement lawsuit brought by a company. Tags: Decisions Roundup IP/Tech Patent By Eriq Gardner Hulu might not be the favorite website of TV creators like Steve Levitan ("Modern Family"), but the studio-owned video platform has a fan in federal court.

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TiVo destroys Dish in latest patent ruling

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By Paul Bond A federal appeals court has handed TiVo another victory in its long-running patent feud with Dish, one that was so significant that it propelled its stock 62% higher on Thursday. Tags: Litigation Patent The latest decision in the 6-year-old case.

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ESPN's popular 'GameCast' sued for patent infringement

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Tags: Litigation Patent Sports Web/Tech

Open COVID Pledge Rolled Out to Make Patents and Other IP Available for COVID-19 Response

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patent rights only, license with a different termination date). Hopefully the onrush of available royalty-free patented technology and related IP for research and development will speed up efforts to contain and end this crisis.

Twitter sued for patent infringement

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Tags: Litigation Patent Twitter Web/Tech

Can a science-fiction movie infringe a tech patent?

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Or, better yet, fancy the patent-holding inventor of virtual environments going to court to claim James Cameron's "Avatar" is a rip-off. Tags: Film Litigation Patent By Eriq Gardner Imagine if NASA sued Stanley Kubrick for "2001: A Space Odyssey" claiming dominion over space travel.

Patent lawsuit aims to clip Paris Hilton hair extensions

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Tags: Celebrity Litigation Paris Hilton Patent Right of Publicity

Lawsuit challenges 'Guitar Hero' ads claiming patent

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Tags: Music Patent Video Games

BlackBoiler Wins Two More Patents for Its AI-Assisted Contract Review Software

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company whose AI-based technology automatically marks up draft contract language, has been issued two additional patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its AI-assisted contract review software. patent allowances issued for BlackBoiler’s software.

TurboPatent Introduces Two AI-Powered Tools for Patent Lawyers

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TurboPatent, a company that develops applications to automate and streamline the patent protection process, is today introducing two artificial intelligence products for patent lawyers, RoboReview, a cloud-based product that analyzes draft patent applications, and RapidResponse, a product that assists lawyers in writing responses to […]. The post TurboPatent Introduces Two AI-Powered Tools for Patent Lawyers appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Patenting Nature? District Court Judge Says No


The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York faced a difficult question at the intersection of law and biotechnology last month: can one patent nature? Sweet said no, and invalidated seven patents related to the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, the mutations of which are associated with both breast and ovarian cancers. Mark Skolnic, the founder of Myriad Genetics (Myriad), patented the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in the 1990s.

Larry King bagel company sued over 'patented water'

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Tags: Advertising Celebrity Patent

Patent fight brewing over podcasting and downloads

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By Eriq Gardner Patent troll alert! VoloMedia has announced it's been awarded a patent for a method for "providing episodic media," which it claims covers podcasting and all episodic media downloads. Company CEO Murgesh Navar made the announcement on its.

Think It, Patent It

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Torrance, University of Kansas School of Law, has published "Neurobiology and Patenting Thought," at 50 IDEA: The Journal of Law and Technology 27 (2009). Andrew W. Here is the abstract. Many have argued that thought should constitute per se unpatentable

'American Chopper' Fuels Bizarre Patent Lawsuit

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The focus of the dispute is a patented wheelchair trike read more. THR Online THR, Esq. Television

An “Absence of Meaningful Appellate Review”: Juries and Patent Obviousness


Stay tuned for An “Absence of Meaningful Appellate Review&# : Juries and Patent Obviousness in the Spring 2010 issue (Vol. The abstract for the note is below: The rise in the number of patent infringement trials heard by juries has brought criticisms of the jury’s expansive role to the forefront of patent law commentary. Under current Federal Circuit practice, the jury is permitted to deliver a verdict on patent obviousness.

Patent Rights As Human Rights

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Peter K. Yu, Texas A&M University School of Law, is publishing The Anatomy of the Human Rights Framework for Intellectual Property in volume 69 of SMU Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. Since the U.N. Sub-Commission on the Promotion

Bravo Sued for Patent Infringement Over Foodie Website

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The network has a database of recipes from all Top Chef seasons and that's illegal, according to one patent holder in Texas. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Tech Business

Judge Allows Broadcasters to Examine Aereo's Patents

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The plaintiffs suing for copyright infringement want to find out why Aereo''s patent applications state there is no simple way to access TV programming on digital devices. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Television Tech Business

Sony Seeks to Patent Method for Measuring Journalists' Accuracy

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This one rates a 100. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

Trolling For Patents

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Christopher Anthony Cotropia, University of Richmond School of Law, has published "The Individual Inventor Motif in the Age of the Patent Troll." The individual inventor motif has been part of American patent law since its inception Here is the abstract.

Bambauer on Paths or Fences: Patents, Copyrights, and the Constitution @dbambauer

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Bambauer, University of Arizona College of Law, is publishing Paths or Fences: Patents, Copyrights, and the Constitution in the Iowa Law Review. Congressional power over patents and copyrights flows from the same constitutional source Derek E. Here is the abstract.

Kickstarter Wins Legal Battle to Protect Crowdfunding from Patent Threats

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A judge rules that patronage is an abstract concept of ancient lineage — even in the computer age. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Tech Business THR Online

[Sponsored] 3 Enemies of Patent Prosecution

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The journey of an innovative idea from prototype to patented invention faces three primary adversaries. Each of them can be mitigated by the use of today’s advanced patent analytics tools. Before the United States switched from the first-to-invent standard to the first-to-file standard for patent eligibility, inventors and IP-driven companies had time on their […]. The post [Sponsored] 3 Enemies of Patent Prosecution appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Patent Lawsuit Targets Pretty Much Everyone in Hollywood

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Eriq Gardner Thirty studios have been sued by patent-holding company. read more. Tech Tech

Michael Jackson Hologram Conjures Billionaire's Patent Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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Alki David says an Amy Winehouse concert is coming, but first comes a patent lawsuit over a popular Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas. read more. The Business Music THR Online THR, Esq. Television Amy Winehouse Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson Tupac Shakur Business

SCOTUS Skeptical of Business Method Patents


The case, whose facts were reported on earlier , involves whether a “business model” is patentable. Justice Breyer seemed particularly hostile to the idea that any business process can be patented. She seemed to question whether there was a benefit to society by patenting pure human activity, as opposed to a machine, substance, or apparatus. . On November 9, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Bilski v. Kappos.

Yahoo Sues Facebook For Patent Infringement

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Yahoo is suing Facebook for patent infringement over FB's use of technology tied to the social media company's many activities. Read the complaint here

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Disney Loses Court Battle Over 3D Movie Patents

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A Delaware judge says the studio giant can''t stop RealD from acquiring patents, potentially hampering Disney''s ability to turn 2D movies 3D without fear of being sued. read more. The Business Movies The Walt Disney Company THR, Esq. Business

Tivo Sued by Cisco Over DVR Patents

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After resolving disputes with Dish, Microsoft and AT&T, TiVo is now going to war with Cisco. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business Dish Network Microsoft Time Warner Cable Verizon Communications

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Patent Lawsuits Target E-Discovery Company kCura and Its Partners

Media Law

A Boston company that helps inventors and small companies enforce their patents filed a series of lawsuits this week against e-discovery company kCura, developer of the Relativity search and review platform, and several of kCura’s partners, alleging violation of a patent for concept-based visual presentation of search results. The post Patent Lawsuits Target E-Discovery Company kCura and Its Partners appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

U.S. Court: Australian Order To Remove EFF's "Stupid Patent Of the Month" Post Unenforceable In U.S.

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District Court has ruled that an Australian court's order that the Electronic Frontier Foundation remove its blog post describing Global Equity Management (SA) Pty Ltd (GEMSA)'s patent for "virtual storage cabinets" as a "stupid patent of the month A U.S.

Top Ten Lists: Patent, Trademark, Copyright, and Trade Secret Cases

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McJohn, Suffolk University Law School, is publishing Top Tens in 2013: Patent, Trademark, Copyright and Trade Secret Cases in the Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property. Stephen M. Here is the abstract. This paper discusses notable intellectual property law

Uncle Sugar Wants Your Kids: Google Patents a 3D Joe Camel

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Quartz reports that Google is developing a robot to monitor children based on a recent patent filing : [A] toy that monitors your every move, created by the company that already knows pretty much everything about us adults. The patent application suggests its toy robots would be able to “profile” users to interpret visual cues differently in multiple users. An anthropomorphic device, perhaps in the form factor of a doll or toy, may be configured to control one or more media devices.

An App for Searching Patents, Trademarks

Media Law

I wrote last May about Apptorney IP , an app that facilitated patent and trademark searching on an iPhone by providing direct links to the appropriate sections of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website. Now comes an app that takes that to the next level, enabling more seamless searching of patents and trademarks. The app lets you search for patents by keyword, patent number, assignee, inventor or classification, and by keywords or exact phrases.

Breaking: Super Lawyers Wins Patent on Lawyer Rating System

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patent on its system for rating excellence within the legal profession. The patent, which is number 8,412,564, makes Super Lawyers the first lawyer-rating service to receive this unique distinction. The abstract for the patent describes it as follows: The present invention provides for a system and method of identifying excellence within a profession. The patent identifies the inventors of the system as Charles F. The assignee of the patent is Thomson Reuters.

Dolby International Sues Research In Motion Over Patent Infringement

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From the New York Times: Dolby International is suing Research In Motion (RIM) for patent infringement over what Dolby says is RIM's use of Dolby's "patented digital audio compression technology" in RIM's popular smart phones and tablets. Read one of

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Patent Office Questions Basis for Patent Claim Against Music Radio Stations

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Many radio broadcasters have recently received a notice from a company called Mission Abstract Data, asking to begin discussions about royalty payments for the use of digital music storage systems, which that company claims fall under a patent they control. This is a preliminary ruling to which the patent holder can respond (with an early December date set for the filing of such responses).

Podcast: 'Crowdsourcing' Patent Reviews

Media Law

Patent and Trademark Office is understaffed and overwhelmed. Could the answer to its problems lie in crowdsourcing the patent-review process? Could crowdsourcing result in better patents? This week on the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer , we look at the Peer-to-Patent system, an innovative pilot project run jointly by the USPTO and the Center for Patent Innovations, a research and development arm of New York Law School's I nstitute for Information Law & Property.

Facilitating Copyright and Patent Law Defenses and Remedies

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Traditionally, patent and copyright laws have been viewed as separate bodies of law with Clark D. Asay, Brigham Young University School of Law, is publishing Intellectual Property Law Hybridization in the University of Colorado Law Review. Here is the abstract.

Frito Lay Lost Chip Design Trademark and Patent Infringement Case

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was unsuccessful in their claim that Ralcorp Holdings’ snack chip infringed the “Scoops” design trademark or patent for the process of making a formed snack chip. Plano, Texas based Frito Lay, Inc. The jury’s decision of non-infringement may give the go-ahead to other snack food manufactures to begin offering similarly shaped chips. In addition to losing the lawsuit, Frito Lay may be on the hook for costs and attorneys’ fees.

A History and Analysis of Patent Law

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Madison, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, is publishing Beyond Invention: Patent as Knowledge Law in the Lewis & Clark Law Review. Michael J. Here is the abstract. The decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in Bilski