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2017 in Review: Part Two

With less than 24 hours to go to the new year, we're counting down to 2018 with a look back on all that happened this year
With less than 24 hours to go, we're counting down to 2018 with a look back on all that happened this year.  In our last entry, we mentioned catching up with the CRISPR-Cas9 … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/12/2017-review-part-two/

2017 in Review: Part One

2018 is just days away, and as we count down to the end of the year, we thought it would be fun to look back at all that's happened this past year.
2018 is just days away, and as we count down to the end of the year, we thought it would be fun to look back at all that's happened this past year.     In January, CES celeb… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/12/2017-review-part-one/

It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's...Disney

Disney is building its superhero strength with these patents and its recent purchase of 21st Century Fox.
The Walt Disney Co. is making plans to incorporate new rides into its parks after its recent purchase of mass media corporation 21st Century Fox.  The $52.4 billion deal is just t… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/12/its-bird-its-plane-itsdisney/

Allergan Patent Controversy Continues

Seeking protection from the patent challenges brought by generic drug makers, Allergan Plc made an unusual, and controversial, deal back in September.
Seeking protection from the patent challenges brought by generic drug makers, Allergan Plc made an unusual, and controversial, deal back in September that has continued to make wa… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/12/allergan-patent-controversy-continues/

Bill Gates to Bring “Smart City” to Arizona

Bill Gates is no stranger to innovation...
Bill Gates is no stranger to innovation; in fact, the billionaire has just invested in the development of a new “smart city” in Arizona, intended to serve as a hub for innovation … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/11/bill-gates-bring-smart-city-arizona/

Apple Vs. Samsung: Round Two Slated for 2018

Apple first accused Samsung of "copying the aesthetics of the iPhone" back in 2011, now both will head back to district court in May for a new trial to determine the cost of damages.  
Late last month, word spread of a potential rematch between Apple and Samsung following a long-winded patent battle related to the iPhone maker’s slide-to-unlock technology.  Howe… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/11/apple-vs-samsunground-two-slated-2018/

This Candy Company is Finding Innovative Ways to Cut Sugar

Retailers everywhere are in for a real treat, as consumers prepare for the Halloween ahead. 
Retailers everywhere are in for a real treat, as consumers prepare for the Halloween ahead.  According to NPR, candy sales are expected to reach over $4 billion this year, a 4.1% … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/10/candy-company-finding-innovative-ways-cut-sugar/

WIPO & Pharma Team-Up with Pat-INFORMED Program

The Patent Information Initiative for Medicines (Pat-INFORMED) aims to create a common platform or database of key medicine patents & information, accessible to health professionals worldwide. 
Earlier this month, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in partnership with the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA), s… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/10/wipo-pharma-team-pat-informed-program/

Food for Thought: A Brief Look at Recipe Patents

At Global Patent Solutions, we have seen recipe inventions across the spectrum, from mom-and-pop restaurants and multinational food conglomerates.
By David Miller The holiday season is quickly approaching, and many people will gather with friends and family to have a special meal. If you are at a holiday party, desperat… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/10/food-thought-brief-look-recipe-patents/

Automotive Industry Drives Forward with Patents

People are noting the surge in the number of patent applications filed by automotive companies.
As autonomous vehicles become less a sci-fi fantasy and more a part of our everyday life, car makers are pushing patents to protect their unique designs. From car-to-car communica… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/10/automotive-industry-drives-forward-patents/

But First...Let Me Take A Selfie

In 2011, wildlife photographer, David Slater, left his camera unattended while in the jungle in Sulawesi, Indonesia. What happens next would spur a two year legal battle between Slater and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
Wildlife photographer David Slater was on a trip to Sulawesi, Indonesia when a monkey stumbled across his camera, left unattended, and took a picture.  Naruto, a then six-year-old… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/09/firstlet-me-take-selfie/

Retail Patents on Land, in Air and By Sea

As Wal-Mart continues to work on its e-commerce, offering new promotions like free 2-day shipping and more, Amazon seems more focused on building up its real estate.
Wal-Mart is looking to the skies for its next big development.  According to a recent patent, the world’s largest retailer is toying with the idea of creating a floating warehouse… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/08/retail-patents-land-air-and-sea/

Appeals Court Calls It A Wrap for This Podcasting Patent

This “podcasting patent troll” has been involved in suits with a number of different organizations for years now, including: CBS, NBC and even comedian Adam Carolla.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently ruled in favor of the Electronic Frontier Foundation in a case involving Personal Audio LLC.  This “podcasting patent tr… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/08/appeals-court-calls-it-wrap-podcasting-patent/

UC Berkeley Appeals PTAB Ruling on CRISPR

The University of California has filed an appeal over the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technique.
The University of California has filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. over the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technique.  When U… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/07/uc-berkeley-appeals-ptab-ruling-crispr/

Clean Chemistry Water Treatment Technology & Patents

Colorado clean tech company, Clean Chemistry, recently received three patents covering its innovative water treatment processes.
Colorado clean tech company, Clean Chemistry, recently received three patents covering its innovative water treatment processes, specifically its “formulae, synthesis methods and … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/06/clean-chemistry-water-treatment-technology-patents/

Can You Feel It? Emotion-Based Patents & Technology

Companies all over the globe are using emotion-based technology to their advantage.
Emotions have long fueled our actions as human beings and have more recently become a big focus for businesses looking to connect with the right demographic.  Whether it’s in tail… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/06/can-you-feel-it-emotion-based-patents-technology/

Silicon Valley Accused of Lifting Patent Troll Plot from Austin Filmmaker

Two years ago, indie filmmaker Lex Lybrand set out to make a movie that “explores the pitfalls of start-up culture."
Two years ago, indie filmmaker Lex Lybrand set out to make a movie that “explores the pitfalls of start-up culture” and draws attention to the non-practicing entities “using decad… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/06/silicon-valley-accused-lifting-patent-troll-plot-austin-filmmaker/

GoDaddy Wins Twice in RPost Patent Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals is standing behind domain registrar and web hosting company GoDaddy in its recent patent battle with RPost Communications Ltd.
The U.S. Court of Appeals is standing behind domain registrar and web hosting company GoDaddy in its recent patent battle with RPost Communications Ltd. RPost first claimed that … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/05/godaddy-wins-twice-rpost-patent-case/

Begin with the End in Mind at Global Patent Solutions

Do your clients ask for faster resolution, lower costs, or higher allowance rates? These aspirations are awesome—but they are difficult goals if you don’t have a plan to execute. If improving outcomes in your practice feels like an impossible task, take a…
By David Miller Have you heard the joke about patent prosecution being like a taxi ride? According to the punchline, you don’t know what the ride will cost until it is over. Ther… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/05/begin-end-mind-global-patent-solutions/

EFF Fights for Free Speech and "Stupid Patent of the Month"

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a lawsuit against Australian company Global Equity Management (SA) Pty Ltd (GEMSA).
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a lawsuit against Australian company Global Equity Management (SA) Pty Ltd (GEMSA) in federal court in San Francisco last week.    Th… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/04/eff-fights-free-speech-and-stupid-patent-month/

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