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In today’s technology-driven world, businesses of all sizes appreciate that intellectual property (“IP”) is often a key asset in driving value of a company. The task of identifying the value of those IP assets in a business...more
Personalized Media Communications, LLC "PMC") filed a patent infringement action against Zynga, Inc. ("Zynga"). Prior to trial, PMC sought to use an exhibit created by Ocean Tomo, entitled "Patent Quality Inventor Study." The...more
Enactment of the America Invents Act was the biggest patent news of 2011, but its most comprehensive provisions were implemented September 16, 2012, and March 16, 2013. For example, one of its biggest...more
On 30 August 2013, the Federal Court of Australia delivered a judgment on the patentability of computer implemented inventions: RPL Central Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents.
In summary, Justice Middleton found claims...more
Continuing our discussion on patents and when and whether to file one…
So, is it too late to file?
As we have emphasized over the last few posts, it is crucial for inventors to keep the novelty of their...more
The contractor may retain the entire right, title and interest throughout the world of each subject invention. With respect to any subject invention in which the contractor retains title, the Government shall have a...more
Ronald J. Schoenbaum is a partner in Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP's Orange County and Silicon Valley, Calif., offices. He focuses on patent prosecution, strategic patent portfolio management, and infringement/validity...more
Patent Drafting Secrets – Techniques and Templates, a book co-authored by Lewis and Roca patent attorney Samantha A. Updegraff, is now available on amazon.com. Patent Drafting Secrets - Techniques and Templates was designed...more
"There is no requirement in 35 USC 112 that an applicant point out which of his embodiments he considers his best mode; that the disclosure includes the best mode contemplated by the applicant is enough to satisfy the...more
May 24 (Bloomberg Law) -- Under current intellectual property law, a consumer who unlocks his or her own cellphone can be convicted as a felon. Law professor and Instapundit founder Glenn Reynolds says such a scenario is...more
In This Issue:
Comments on New AIA Rules; Implementing the New Micro Entity Status at the U.S. Patent Office; Obama Administration Focuses on Chinese Trade Secret Misappropriation; and Tiffany & Co. v. Costco Wholesale...more
On March 28, the Federal Circuit in Rubin v. General Hospital Corp. affirmed judgment by the District Court for the District of Massachusetts dismissing the suit brought by Drs. Berish Rubin and Sylvia Anderson against The...more
An employer may have rights in a patent on its employee’s invention in three situations...more
On March 25, the Federal Circuit in Dawson v. Dawson affirmed a determination by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences that the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) failed to establish sole conception by Dr....more
Legal News: Eye on China Quarterly Newsletter offers companies helpful insight as they successfully navigate China’s complex and ever-changing legal and regulatory environment. In this issue, we focus on the following...more
You can't patent it all. Inventors often want to patent every potentially novel detail of their technologies and patent attorneys are sometimes willing to help them do it. However, this type of unfocused, shotgun approach...more
Parties in patent infringement lawsuits frequently must choose a witness to explain complex or scientific technology behind an invention or an accused product that sits at the heart of a claim or a defense. Often, the parties...more
In Dawson v. Dawson, the Federal Circuit considered an unusual case with a question that often arises in interferences: when did the inventor invent the subject matter at issue. While the decision does not break new ground in...more
When should a patent application be filed? Should it be filed prior to submission of a manuscript or abstract for peer-review or just prior to publication? In highly competitive technologies, it is prudent to file as soon as...more
Earlier this month, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California awarded more than $11 million in attorneys' fees and costs to three trade secret defendants, finding that plaintiffs who had raised a claim...more
President Obama signed into law H.R. 6621 on January 14, 2013, enacting a number of technical corrections to the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and title 35, United States Code. In addition to correcting a number of...more
In a ruling of first impression, the Federal Circuit found that the six-year period plaintiffs have to file a patent inventorship suit does not begin to run until the patent issues. Hor v. Chu, No. 2011-1540 (Fed. Cir. Nov....more
A § 256 claim for correction of inventorship does not accrue until the patent issues. [T]he failure to challenge inventorship before the PTO [does not] bar an inventor from later contesting inventorship under § 256.
“A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die without publicizing it, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.” ~ Thomas Edison
As any inventor or innovator will tell you, an...more
In its decision announced yesterday in Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., 563 U.S. ___ (2011), the Supreme Court clarified the ownership of inventions resulting from...more