Since last year’s decision in Alice v.CLS Bank by the Supreme Court, the number of patents for computer-based inventions that have been struck down by challenges of their eligibility for patent protection has skyrocketed. ...more
Orange County companies were awarded 3,520 U.S. patents in 2014, which is an increase of 12.1% from 2013, and is about twice as many that were awarded in 2008.
Originally published at OCTechInnovation.com on January...more
Google recently announced on its blog that its “Google-X” laboratory is testing a prototype “smart” contact lens that includes a miniaturized electronic sensor designed to measure glucose level in the wearer’stears. I...more
The onslaught of non-practicing entities, or “patent trolls,” that aggressively leverage the high price of defending a patent infringement action in order to extract licensing fees, cost defendants and licensees $29 billion...more
Originally published at www.PhotonicsPatents.com on January 21, 2013.
U.S. patent law is scheduled to soon experience major changes under the America Invents Act (AIA) that will make it harder to get a patent granted...more