Economics Literature Database

On July 13, 2014, Posted by , In Misc, With No Comments

WIPO’s Economics Literature Database provides an overview of key academic literature that has influenced thinking in the field of intellectual property (IP) economics. The Database is an ideal and convenient starting point for researchers, policy-makers, and anyone else interested in the economics of IP. http://www.wipo.int/econ_stat/en/economics/econdb/

$130 Patent Insurance

On July 13, 2014, Posted by , In Misc, With No Comments

Source: http://info.edisonnationmedical.com/protecting-your-great-idea?utm_campaign=Edison%20Nation%20Medical&utm_content=6577588 Have a great idea to improve health care? Before you share your idea, it’s important to know some key things about patent law to protect your invention while you navigate through the complicated patent process. Paul Tomita, an expert in intellectual property law, shares insights on how to…

U.S. House panel approves bill to rein in patent fights

On July 13, 2014, Posted by , In Misc, With No Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Thursday approved a draft bill aimed at reining in companies that seek licensing fees for invalid patents or are otherwise dishonest in writing what are known as “demand letters.” Read more: http://www.dailypress.com/business/sns-rt-us-congress-patent-20140710,0,6836590.story

True Patents Initiative: Sponsored pre grant opposition in India

On June 18, 2014, Posted by , In Misc, With No Comments

Frivolous Patents waste valuable resources of the country and cause to question the legitimacy of the patent system. Frivolous litigation is also a problem that’s worthy of attention. True Patents shall file sponsored pre grant opposition in India provided the sponsoring person /company satisfy the True Patents that it is…

Taking down websites hosting infringing content

On June 8, 2014, Posted by , In Arbitration & Mediation, With No Comments

Source: SpiceIP http://spicyip.com/2014/05/taking-down-websites-hosting-infringing-content.html Last week, popular torrent tracking website torrentz[dot]eu was in news after the UK Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) got the domain name suspended.  Surely, to the disappointment of the right holders, the site was back online the next day.  The site’s Polish registrar restored the domain name’s server…

European patent office to include Indian patents in their search database

On June 5, 2014, Posted by , In Misc, With No Comments

An invention can be the subject of a number of patent applications worldwide, in a variety of languages. Patent equivalents are a list of similar patent documents; with the same priority dates from throughout the world (for example see here). Searching for Indian patent is a herculean task! This is changing…

Patents For Sale: How To Separate The Valuable From The Worthless

On May 29, 2014, Posted by , In Misc, With No Comments

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/neilkane/2014/05/22/a-modest-proposal-for-licensing-patents/   Patents For Sale: How To Separate The Valuable From The Worthless Comment Now Follow Comments  Many people in the technology licensing field paid close attention to the experiment conducted by Penn State University when they licensed 59 portfolios of patentsthrough an online auction during a two week period in early…

Are APIs Patent or Copyright Subject Matter?

On May 28, 2014, Posted by , In Misc, With No Comments

Source: http://patentlyo.com/patent/2014/05/copyright-subject-matter.html Professor Samuelson to provide a discussion of the recent Federal Circuit decision in Oracle v. Google. DC.   Further reading – http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1323818  

Find a cause or start a cause and build support

On April 28, 2014, Posted by , In Misc, With No Comments


Problems with new Patent Reforms

On April 23, 2014, Posted by , In Misc, With No Comments

Source: http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2014/04/18/for-whom-the-bell-tolls-the-us-patent-system/id=49067/   The US patent system has a storied history: written into the Constitution by Madison; the Patent Act itself written by Jefferson; and, requested to be passed in Washington’s first State of the Union speech.  As a former speech writer for the Commissioner back in 1985, I had the fun task…

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