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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/

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/

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/

Canadian Supreme Court Stands Firm in “Bombshell” Decisions

Canada’s Supreme Court is attracting a lot of attention in recent months, following a couple of “bombshell” decisions related to intellectual property and other rights.
Canada’s Supreme Court is attracting a lot of attention in recent months, following a couple of “bombshell” decisions related to intellectual property and other rights. Last week… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/07/canadian-supreme-court-stands-firm-bombshell-decisions/

Attention All Shoppers: These Patents Are A Big Deal

These innovative patents could easily revolutionize the way people shop. 
Last year, Walmart nabbed itself a patent for self-driving shopping carts, a technology that could easily revolutionize the way people shop.  Forget exerting yourself trying to ya… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/06/attention-all-shoppers-these-patents-are-big-deal/

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/

Supreme Court Unanimous in Patent Venue Decision

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled that patent owners can only bring lawsuits in states where the companies they are suing are incorporated. 
Tech companies, especially, are rejoicing after a Supreme Court ruling on Monday placed strict limitations on where patent lawsuits can be filed.  TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/05/supreme-court-unanimous-patent-venue-decision/

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/

UC Berkeley Appeals CRISPR Case Loss, Wins Big with EPO

The European Patent Office (EPO) recently announced its intent to grant the University of California a broad patent for its CRISPR-Cas9 technology.
The European Patent Office (EPO) recently announced its intent to grant the University of California a broad patent for its CRISPR-Cas9 technology. The CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/04/uc-berkeley-appeals-crispr-case-loss-wins-big-epo/

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/

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/

PTAB Rules “No Interference” in CRISPR Case

CRISPR controversy continues with latest PTAB ruling.
Not long ago, we wrote about the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technique and the intellectual property battle brewing behind its invention.  It's a controversial technology that has… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/03/ptab-rules-no-interference-crispr-case/

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/

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/

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