Patent Law

  • Ending patent wars will be a huge boon to the tech industry Crunch Network

    Ending patent wars will be a huge boon to the tech industry

    Because of these patent wars and patent trolls, technology companies are divesting huge resources to defend themselves rather than advancing their innovations. This is the equivalent of nuclear arms race and is a lose-lose situation. Read More

  • Patent Reform Tries Again Crunch Network

    Patent Reform Tries Again

    Patent reform, long a decidedly unsexy topic best discussed over a strong espresso, has been a hot topic in recent years. Even though Congress substantially overhauled the patent system just three and a half years ago with the passage of the America Invents Act, the continued public drumbeat (a drumbeat taken up by President Obama, among others) against “Patent Assertion… Read More

  • JDate Is Suing JSwipe Over The Letter ‘J’, Here’s What My Bubbie Would Have Said

    JDate Is Suing JSwipe Over The Letter ‘J’, Here’s What My Bubbie Would Have Said

    “Der oylam is a goylem.” It means “the world is stupid” in Yiddish. Today, Forbes unearthed a lawsuit from late last year that Jewish dating site JDate’s parent company filed against an app called JSwipe (also aimed at Jewish folk). It’s over the use of the letter J. The case is set to pick up again next month. Read More

  • First-To-File Patent Law Is Imminent, But What Will It Mean? Crunch Network

    First-To-File Patent Law Is Imminent, But What Will It Mean?

    Editor’s note: Leonid (“Lenny”) Kravets is a patent attorney at Panitch, Schwarze, Belisario and Nadel, LLP in Philadelphia, PA, focusing on patent prosecution and intellectual property transactions in computer-related technology areas. One of the main changes resulting from the passage of the America Invents Act (AIA) is the transition of U.S. patent law from a… Read More

  • Does Apple’s HTC Agreement Indicate A Softening Of Its Approach To Patent Litigation?

    Does Apple’s HTC Agreement Indicate A Softening Of Its Approach To Patent Litigation?

    Apple and HTC today announced jointly a settlement of all ongoing patent litigation between the two, in a licensing agreement with a 10-year term, any further terms of which were not released. Many will be wondering if this is a sign that Apple’s hard-line stance with regards to its IP and patent litigation may be experiencing a general softening, but it’s much more complicated… Read More

  • Patent Law 101: What’s Wrong And Ways To Make It Right

    Patent Law 101: What’s Wrong And Ways To Make It Right

    Patent blogs were lit up after the Supreme Court’s decision in Prometheus v. Mayo. Some have hailed the decision as a “harbinger of progress to come” while others have denounced it as revealing “just how little the Court understands the nuances of science, philosophy and language – let alone the patent law itself.” Describing the decision as… Read More