Bruce S. Itchkawitz, Ph.D.

Bruce S. Itchkawitz, Ph.D.

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

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7 Intellectual Property Issues Startup Entrepreneurs Should Not Overlook

When startups are in the whirlwind of launching a new product or strategizing a marketing plan, there are crucial intellectual property issues that should not be overlooked. Here are seven things startups should know about IP...more

9/30/2015 - Entrepreneurs Legal Perspectives Patents Popular Startups Trade Secrets Trademarks USPTO Young Lawyers

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 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 on January...more

1/26/2015 - 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

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

Originally published at 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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