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Scanner Patent Troll Update: Titans Finally Enter the Battle

If you are like thousands of small American businesses, you might have received a dubious “cease and desist” letter during recent months from an LLC with an odd name. The LLC’s name has six letters, the first and fourth of...more

11/1/2013 - Cease and Desist Infringement Inter Partes Review Proceedings Licenses Patent Trolls Patents Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

Protecting Your Export Market by Patenting In Europe is Getting Easier

U.S. exports hit a record high of $188.7 billion in December 2012. This is part of a long (albeit inconsistent) trend of growing exports, which goes back to the early 1990s and has been particularly strong and steady since...more

7/25/2013 - EU European Patent Convention European Patent Office Exports Foreign Jurisdictions NATO Patent Cooperation Treaty Patents

The Real Impact for Healthcare and Biotechnology of the Supreme Court's Decision in Myriad Genetics

On June 13, 2013, the Supreme Court issued a decision supposedly resolving the patentability of DNA in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics. Immediately, all parties on both sides of the case declared...more

7/19/2013 - ACLU AMP v Myriad Bio DNA Genetic Materials Health Myriad Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents SCOTUS USPTO

Don’t Be Bullied by a Patent Troll

One of our favorite stories growing up was the “Three Billy Goats Gruff,” the main character of which is a terrible troll who lived under a bridge. The troll tried to terrorize and eat three goats who just wanted to cross a...more

5/9/2013 - Infringement Patent Trolls Patents USPTO

The Upcoming “Patent Cliff”: Plan to File New Patent Applications Before March 16, 2013

On March 16, 2013, one of the most important and controversial provisions of the “Leahy-Smith America Invents Act,” or AIA, is scheduled to take effect and this event will mark a significant change in United States patent...more

1/21/2013 - America Invents Act First-to-File First-to-Invent Patent Reform Patents

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