Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Apple v Samsung - Two Great Blog Posts

After finishing my morning work out with Rex Parker I wandered over to the Wall Street Journal to see what they had to say about the Apple v. Samsung case. An ok analysis for most but for us IP junkies it simply wasn't enough. General statements about patent and trademark infringement, a couple of pictures on one of the AllThingsD blog but not much to give you a feel for the scope of what's really going on. Is there some reason why the WSJ never puts the patent numbers on any of their IP articles? Are we just not smart enough to read them ourselves?

So, I went on the hunt. Here are two blog posts that have the goods on what's going on.

First, FOSS Patents written by Florian Mueller click here to read his post.

The second is ThisIsMyNext - the temporary home of Joshua Topolsky, Nilay Patel, Paul Miller, Joanna Stern, Ross Miller, and Chris Ziegler. Here's Nilay Patel's post - click here.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Patent Allowance and Business Methods

Mark Nowotarski, Mike Bowman, and I wrote a guest article on IP Watchdog that was posted today. The article, "Increasing Patent Allowance Rates by Selectively Targeting a More Technological Patent Class" deals with how the class assigned to your patent can drive patent allowance. You can read the article by clicking here.

Thanks to Gene Quinn of IP Watchdog for having us in his online magazine.

Friday, April 1, 2011

New Business Methods White Paper

Our business methods guru, Mike Bowman, has taken a look at the Patent Reform Act of 2011 and how its tax strategy language has the potential to impact firms in the insurance and financial services arena who hold or use patents with tax strategy elements. For our latest insight on what's happening in business methods patents please click here to download the white paper, US Patent Reform Act of 2011 - Implications for Insurance and Financial Firms.

We published another important paper focused on the impact of business methods patents on university technology transfer and commercialization efforts - Business Methods Patent and Technology Transfer. It provides some compelling examples of the types of business methods patents that are appearing in the healthcare and medical research domains. Please enjoy them and let us know what you think. I like the handwashing method with onboard entertainment!!

Please let us know what you think.