Patent

A patent (/ˈpætənt/ or /ˈpeɪtənt/) is a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an invention. An invention is a solution to a specific technological problem and is a product or a process. Patents are a form of intellectual property.The procedure for granting patents, requirements placed on the patentee, and the extent of the exclusive rights vary widely between countries according to national laws and international agreements. Typically, however, a granted patent application must include one or more claims that define the invention.
Posts about Patent
  • SCOTUS Patent Cases to Know for 2017

    … As we approach the end of 2016, it’s a good time to look ahead to the cases that may have a significant impact on patent law in the coming year. Here is a preview of some of the important patent decisions on the Supreme Court’s docket for 2017. Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp. Over the last 15 years, the Federal Circuit has…

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  • How to Read Your Judge's Mind in the PTAB

    … the ability to easily analyze the outcome of their cases and devise winning litigation strategies. Attorneys can view statistics related to every stage of a proceeding, from institution to final written decision. Users can see month-to-month histograms of the rate at which the judge institutes petitions in whole or in part, the average number of claims…

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  • Infographic Shows PTAB's Effect on Hatch-Waxman Litigation

    … Docket Alarm is excited to announce the release of a new report: “Big Pharma and the Legal Industry: Docket Alarm’s Guide to Orange Book Patent Analytics”. The report, presented in a visually engaging infographic, breaks down how the relatively new Patent Trial and Appeal Board is reshaping Hatch-Waxman litigation. Attorneys can see…

    Tara Sue Klamrowski/ DocketAlarm- 15 readers -
  • Apple v. Samsung is SCOTUS's First Design Patent Case in 122 Years

    … involving design patents since 1894. See Dunlop v. Schofield, 152 U.S. 244 (1894). The Court agreed to hear arguments regarding whether Samsung is liable for all profits from the sale of phones that infringed on Apple’s design patents, totaling $399 million dollars, or whether they are liable only for the portion of those profits attributable…

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  • RFC Express May be Gone, but Look to Docket Alarm for a Replacement

    … to its robust research platform, Docket Alarm also provides attorneys with an analytics platform for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, giving users context and insight into this new tribunal. The PTAB analytics platform allows users to get an overview of PTAB activity or view particular analytical profiles of parties, judges, law firms, or stages…

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  • The Turning Tide Against Patent Owners

    …So called "patent trolls" have been all over the news, and with good reason— these entities pose significant risks to the hi-tech industry. But a new tribunal has been shown to be effective at thwarting patent trolls and other overly aggressive patent owners. Patent trolls are companies that attempt to monetize patents through litigation…

    Tara Sue Klamrowski/ DocketAlarm- 40 readers -
  • Are You Following the FitBit v. Jawbone ITC Investigations?

    …, infringe on claims in three of its patents. The ITC is well known to be a fast-moving patent venue. While the docket might indicate that not much has happened since the case was filed in November, in the next three months, an important substantive hearing (claim construction) will be in April 2016 and a final decision from the judge is due…

    Tara Sue Klamrowski/ DocketAlarm- 30 readers -
  • Orange Book Litigators: Finally Research Tools Just for You

    … Docket Alarm is pleased to announce the first legal research platform to provide Orange Book litigators a suite of tools for their practice. The features include the ability to track changes to the Orange Book and related litigation, search correspondence between drug companies and the FDA, and analytics on Orange Book cases in the Patent…

    Tara Sue Klamrowski/ DocketAlarm- 28 readers -
  • Victory for SpaceX: PTAB Cancels Blue Origin Patent

    … In a victory for aerospace company SpaceX, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a decision on August 27th canceling 13 claims in a rocket sea-landing patent owned by competitor Blue Origin, a space venture backed by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. The patent at issue, U.S. Patent No. 8,678,321 B2 (the “’321 patent”), describes a method…

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  • War of the Fitness Trackers: Adidas v. Under Armour

    … Back in February of 2014, German sportswear giant Adidas filed a patent infringement suit against competitor Under Armour, Inc. in United States District Court for the District of Delaware. Adidas accused Under Armour and its newly acquired fitness tracker subsidiary, MapMyFitness, Inc., of infringing ten of its patents. These patents cover…

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  • How to Develop an IP Portfolio for Small Businesses

    … how do you do it? Intellectual property is generally broken down into four major categories: patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Patent law protects novel inventions, systems, and processes for a term of years. Copyright law protects original works of authorship such as books, music, software, mobile apps, and websites, among…

    Stephen Hoffman/ Hoffman Law Office, P.C.- 13 readers -
  • Advanced Search Tools to Find the Right Court Decision

    … Terms and connectors searching allow users to string together multiple complex queries. Say you are searching for §112 issues in a patent case. You may search for “written description invalidity” to find relevant information. However, this search will return any result that uses those three words. By using terms and connectors, you can narrow…

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  • The Legal Side of Developing a New Product

    …, your product might be patentable. And where there’s a patent, opportunities for licensing that patent aren’t far behind. Does your product indicate who you are, either through its packaging, branding, or design? Then you may want to obtain federal or state trademark protection to prevent others from using your name, slogan, design, or even…

    Stephen Hoffman/ Hoffman Law Office, P.C.- 37 readers -
  • Know Your PTAB Judges: Meet PTAB Judge Trevor Jefferson

    … of Docket Alarm’s Know Your PTAB Judge newsletter, Docket Alarm is proud to feature Administrative Patent Judge Trevor Jefferson. Judge Jefferson is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Law. Prior to law school, he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree with honors in electrical engineering from Howard University, and a Master…

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