Bruce S. Itchkawitz, Ph.D.

Bruce S. Itchkawitz, Ph.D.

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

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Diehr in the Headlights | Photonics Patents Blog

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

4/21/2015 - CLS Bank v Alice Corp Computer-Related Inventions Covered Business Method Patents Diamond v. Diehr Inventions Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Post-Grant Review SCOTUS

Percentage increase of U.S. patents granted to Orange County companies in 2014 outpaces overall patent grants

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

1/26/2015 - Orange County Patents

Five Patenting Lessons Exemplified by Google’s Glucose-Sensing Contact Lenses

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

1/21/2014 - First-to-File Foreign Patent Applications Google Google Glass Innovation Innovation Patent Inventions New Inventions Patent Applications Patents Provisional Applications Technology Transfer Agreements USPTO

Crowdsourcing: Inciting a Mob to Battle Patent Trolls

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

8/30/2013 - Crowdsourcing Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Trolls

Expanding universe of “prior art”: Patent applications will be more vulnerable to attack if filed after March 16, 2013

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

1/22/2013 - America Invents Act Patent Reform Patents Prior Art

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