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Fidget Spinners and Due Diligence

Due diligence is critical at all stages of the patent lifecycle, yet many people err in skipping this step. Recent news coverage of fidget spinners illustrates this problem to an extreme degree. While attempting to trace the toy’s origin and inventor, jou…
By David Miller Modern life is defined by patents—virtually every object with which we interact has been shaped in response to someone’s claim to one technology or another. Non… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/06/fidget-spinners-and-due-diligence/

Lex Machina Reports on 2013 Patent Litigation

Intellectual property data and analytics firm, Lex Machina, recently released its 2013 report on patent litigation in the U.S, and the number of lawsuits is higher than ever. The … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/lex-machina-reports-2013-patent-litigation/

Michelle Lee Steps in as Director of the USPTO

Since former director David Kappos stepped down in February to resume work in private practice, the USPTO has been without ...
Since former director David Kappos stepped down in February to resume work in private practice, the USPTO has been without a director. However, on December 11th, the official a… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/michelle-lee-steps-director-uspto/

Apple’s Request for “Multi-Touch” Trademark Rejected

The constant battle for patent and trademark rights has some people worried.  Companies like Apple, Microsoft, and Goog...
The constant battle for patent and trademark rights has some people worried. Companies like Apple, Microsoft, and Google have built and acquired masses of patents, and are vic… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/apples-request-multi-touch-trademark-rejected/

SIRs as Alternatives to Patents -- What Do YOU Think?

Thank you, SIR, may I have another? Did you know there is an alternative to the patent process?  It’s called an S...
Thank you, SIR, may I have another? Did you know there is an alternative to the patent process? It’s called an SIR – Statutory Invention Registration. It is not a patent, but… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/sirs-alternatives-patents-what-do-you-think/

Nice Celebration of World Intellectual Property Day

Around the world, April 26th was celebrated as World IP Day.  The aims of World IP Day are: to raise awareness of how ...
Around the world, April 26th was celebrated as World IP Day. The aims of World IP Day are: to raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on d… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/nice-celebration-world-intellectual-property-day/

Are there Benefits to Filing a Provisional Patent?

  In order to be eligible for a patent, it is very important to obtain the earliest priority date possible. By being the...
In order to be eligible for a patent, it is very important to obtain the earliest priority date possible. By being the “first in line,” you improve your chances of obtaining a… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/are-there-benefits-filing-provisional-patent/

The Importance of Keeping an Inventors Notebook

At present, the U.S.A. is a “first to invent” nation.  In other words, the first person to invent the paten...
At present, the U.S.A. is a “first to invent” nation. In other words, the first person to invent the patentable subject matter is supposed to receive the patent, not necessari… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/importance-keeping-inventors-notebook/

The Gene Patent Debate: What's Your Perspective?

Most of us have heard of the gene patent debates, and the pros and cons for both sides. On the one hand it spurs innovation,...
Most of us have heard of the gene patent debates, and the pros and cons for both sides. On the one hand it spurs innovation, but on the other hand it creates an opportunity to … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/gene-patent-debate-whats-your-perspective/

Computer Mouse Patent -- A Bozo of an Idea?

Six Degrees of the Computer Mouse As we all may have noticed at some point there is a list of references cited adorning the ...
Six Degrees of the Computer Mouse As we all may have noticed at some point there is a list of references cited adorning the face of every US patent. Utilizing these lists of … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/computer-mouse-patent-bozo-idea/

Will More Granted Patents Lead to More Patent Lawsuits?

  219,614. This is the number of patents the USPTO issued in 2010. Do you want some perspective? The 31% increase from ...
219,614. This is the number of patents the USPTO issued in 2010. Do you want some perspective? The 31% increase from 2009 is a jump greater than any previous annual incre… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/will-more-granted-patents-lead-more-patent-lawsuits/

Nokia Wins Patent Infringement Judgment

The following was forwarded to me from TakagawaU16 on twitter: RT @cellularnews: Nokia Wins Appeal Over $16 Billion Patent La...
The following was forwarded to me from TakagawaU16 on twitter: RT @cellularnews: Nokia Wins Appeal Over $16 Billion Patent Lawsuit http://bit.ly/idbZfr (http://twitter.com/Takag… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/nokia-wins-patent-infringement-judgment/

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