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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/

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/

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/

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/

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/

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/

Autonomous Vehicle Safety Debate & IBM's Smart Patent

Whether or not autonomous vehicles are safer than driver operated vehicles is still up for debate.
Uber’s autonomous vehicles are back on the road after a high speed accident in Tempe earlier this week left one of the self-driving cars on its side. The vehicle was hit after ano… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/04/autonomous-vehicle-safety-debate-ibms-smart-patent/

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Patent Venue Case

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday in what is arguably one of the most highly anticipated patent lawsuits of the year.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday in what is arguably one of the most highly anticipated patent lawsuits of the year, TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Group Brands LL… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/03/supreme-court-hears-arguments-patent-venue-case/

Patent Litigation & Trade Secret Scandal

What's been happening in trade secret news this year?  Here are three cases to watch.
We all heard about The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 that was signed into law just last year, providing a federal cause of action for all trade secret suits, but what's been ha… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/03/patent-litigation-trade-secret-scandal/

3D Technology Trends & Related Patents

With applications in gaming, mobile devices, medical apparatuses and more, 3D cameras and related technologies are revolutionizing entire industries.
3D cameras are all the rage and, according to analysts, their popularity is only expected to rise over the next ten years.  In a recent industry report, Research and Markets estim… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/03/3d-technology-trends-related-patents/

Patent Litigation Update: What's New in 2017

Patent litigation continues into 2017.
We're taking a look at some of this year's top patent lawsuits so far.  Here's a roundup of a few of the cases currently making headlines: . TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Group … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/02/patent-litigation-update-whats-new-2017/

Microsoft Offers IP Advantage for Cloud Users

Microsoft is helping combat unnecessary patent litigation with the latest addition to its Azure software.
Microsoft is offering its customers intellectual property protection with the latest addition to its Azure cloud computing service.  The new program, called Microsoft Azure IP Ad… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/02/microsoft-offers-ip-advantage-cloud-users/

Lights, Camera, Action!  Movie Patents Past & Present

Before Tinseltown, there was Thomas Edison. 
Before Tinseltown, there was Thomas Edison. Regarded today as one of the greatest inventors of all time, Edison was an innovator in all industries, acquiring over 1,000 patents fo… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/02/lights-camera-action-movie-patents-past-present/

Unified Patents & RPX Weigh in: 2016 Patent Litigation Down

U.S. patent litigation decreased in 2016, with district court cases down by 24.8%
According to the most recent numbers from Unified Patents, U.S. patent litigation decreased in 2016, with district court cases allegedly dropping by 24.8% from 2015.  In its 2016 … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/01/2016-patent-litigation-numbers-trends/

USPTO Publishes Success with PAR for FY 2016

The USPTO recently published its Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) for fiscal year 2016.
The USPTO recently published its Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) for fiscal year 2016, an annual report designed to share information on the USPTO's programs and their… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/01/uspto-publishes-success-par-fy-2016/

Microsoft Ringing in the New Year with Optimism and Innovation

2017 is just days away, and with the new year comes a whole new fleet of tech goodies.
2017 is just days away, and with the new year comes a whole new fleet of tech goodies.  Companies like Microsoft are looking to 2017 with optimism, readying themselves for a year … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/12/microsoft-ringing-new-year-optimism-and-innovation1/

Christmas Trees Past, Present and Patents

It's the most wonderful time of the year...
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and millions of Christmas trees are being harvested and sold across the U.S.  This year, more than 80% of homes will celebrate the holiday… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/12/christmas-trees-past-present-and-patents/

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