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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/

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/

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/

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/

FTC Takes on Trolls with New Patent Study

The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on patent trolls.
The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on patent trolls with its most recent report titled, “Patent Assertion Entity Activity: An FTC Study.”  The 269-page document, publi… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/10/ftc-takes-trolls-new-patent-study/

"The Trolls," A Comedy about Patents

"If you can't beat them. Troll them."
If you can't beat them.  Troll them.  Or so says Lex Lybrand with his new movie The Trolls, a comedy about patent trolls.  Set to release this October, the film follows a small Au… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/09/trolls-comedy-about-patents/

Big Pharma Pushes for Controversial Patent Reform

Big brand pharmaceutical companies are pushing for patent reform that could prove taxing on generic drug makers and consumers. 
Big brand pharmaceutical companies are pushing for patent reform that could prove taxing on generic drug makers and consumers.    Currently, the process of Inter Partes Revi… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/09/big-pharma-pushes-controversial-patent-reform/

Google's New Program Gives Patents to Startups

Google is literally handing out patents with its new Patent Starter Program.
Google is literally handing out patents with its new Patent Starter Program, aimed at helping new companies and developers in similar industries get their foot in the door.  Here's… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/07/googles-new-program-gives-patents-startups/

Unified Predicts Patent Litigation to Reach New High

A recent report filed by Unified Patents shows that patent litigation involving Non-Practicing Entities could be headed toward an all-time high.
A recent report filed by Unified Patents shows that patent litigation involving Non-Practicing Entities could be headed toward an all-time high. So far this year, more than 3,00… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/07/unified-predicts-patent-litigation-reach-new-high/

Congress Moves Forward with Patent Reform

The House Judiciary Committee is pushing patent reform to the forefront, recently passing the Innovation Act by a vote of 24-8.
The House Judiciary Committee is pushing patent reform to the forefront, recently passing the Innovation Act by a vote of 24-8 after an intense markup session on Thursday.  The bi… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/06/congress-moves-forward-patent-reform/

Comedian John Oliver on Patents, Trolls and Innovation

Comedian John Oliver recently ripped patent trolls a new one with his bit on Sunday’s show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
Comedian John Oliver recently ripped patent trolls a new one with his bit on Sunday’s show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Patent trolls have long been an issue, threatening … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/04/comedian-john-oliver-patents-trolls-and-innovation/

STRONG Patents Act Aims to "Level the Playing Field"

Senator Chris Coons recently introduced the STRONG Patents Act to help “Support Technology and Research for Our Nation's Growth” in 2015.
The Inventing America Conference took place this Wednesday at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. With a focus on Patents, Innovation, Jobs and the Economy, this year's conference incl… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/03/strong-patents-act-aims-level-playing-field/

Adam Carolla Update: Podcaster and Patent Troll Enter “Quiet Period”

Carolla and PA came to a mutual settlement agreement, and though the two are keeping the details of their arrangement under wraps, the truce is being referred to as a temporary “quiet period.”
Wondering whatever happened between Adam Carolla and the infamous patent troll Personal Audio LLC? Here's a quick recap and update: Early last year, comedian Adam Carolla announc… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/02/adam-carolla-update-podcaster-and-patent-troll-enter-quiet-period/

USPTO Launches New Initiative for 2015

Deputy Director of the USPTO, Michelle Lee, is working hard to bring patent quality back to the forefront.
Deputy Director of the USPTO, Michelle Lee, is working hard to bring patent quality back to the forefront.    During a discussion at the Brookings Institution, Lee announced… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/01/uspto-launches-new-initiative-2015/

Ultramercial Abstract Software Patent Invalidated

Patent troll Ultramercial sued a number of companies over a patent covering a method of viewing free copyrighted material online.
Back in 2009, patent troll Ultramercial sued a number of companies over a patent covering a method of viewing free copyrighted material online. Internet users could gain access to… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2014/11/ultramercial-abstract-software-patent-invalidated/

Federal Courts Reject Software Patents in Recent Rulings

Federal courts are sending a message to patent trolls everywhere, rejecting software patents in a number of cases.
Federal courts are sending a message to patent trolls everywhere, rejecting software patents in a number of cases.  Since the June case of Alice Corp v CLS Bank, where the Supreme… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2014/09/federal-courts-reject-software-patents-recent-rulings/

Patent Troll Job Cuts and BlackBerry’s New Business Unit

Earlier this week notorious patent troll, Intellectual Ventures, announced that it will be making its second round of employee cuts.
Earlier this week notorious patent troll, Intellectual Ventures, announced that it will be making its second round of employee cuts, condensing its workforce by approximately 20%.… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2014/08/patent-troll-job-cuts-and-blackberrys-new-business-unit/

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