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
“There is no practice ... that I’m aware of, nor have I ever received advice from my attorneys anywhere in the world[,] that once a particular amendment is made to a patent in any particular jurisdiction ... there is some...more
The Federal Circuit, in Function Media v. Google, has determined that use of “means” language in a claim can lead to indefiniteness.
Functional Media sued Google for infringement of three patents regarding advertising on...more
The race to the Patent Office begins March 16, 2013, when the new first-to-file patent system takes effect. Start your engines, or at least think about the consequences of this system for current and future patent portfolios....more
If recent events are any indication, U.S. and European antitrust agencies will remain focused this year on the intersection of intellectual property and competition law. In particular, the agencies have concluded that under...more
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