As part of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s $1 billion high-profile bid to turn the Buffalo Niagara region’s economy around, 43North business launched a global business plan competition that is going to giv… Continue Reading »
Recently Buffalo patent attorney, Vincent LoTempio was a guest columnist for the Buffalo Business First/Buffalo Law Journal and was featured in an article in the Suit Magazine.
The article I wr… Continue Reading »
In the most recent iteration of the titanic intellectual property battle between technology giants Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics, apple took home a $290 million jury verdict.
The case (Apple I… Continue Reading »
As society progresses into the 21st Century, online dating has been more and more prevalent. To protect their “intellectual property”, some dating websites have gone as far as to patent their onli… Continue Reading »
In May of 2013 the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) initiated a new program known as the After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (AFCP). The AFCP authorizes patent examiners to take addit… Continue Reading »
What exactly is obvious? Patent attorneys and independent inventors alike are aware of the standards of patentability; the invention must be (1) new, (2) useful, and (3) non-obvious. Common sense dict… Continue Reading »
This morning I went down to the studios of WBFO 88.7 radio station to record the next installment of the You & the Law radio series.
This program is featured on NPR's "All Things Considered"… Continue Reading »
A federal jury in a patent-infringement trial, ruled Apple Inc. didn’t infringe Wi-Lan Inc patents.
There were two patents at issue: no. RE37,802 that covers CDMA and HSPA data transmission, and … Continue Reading »
The USPTO announced on Friday that it has upgraded the Patent Full Text and Image Database to PDF-file formatted images instead of TIFF images.
All I can say is that it's about time. For as long as… Continue Reading »
As many of you already know, many internet search engines utilize a search system which attempts to predict what you are searching for after you have only typed a few letters. For example, after typin… Continue Reading »
Due to a recent settlement agreement with the Minnesota Attorney General, patent troll MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC has stopped enforcing specific patents within the State of Minnesota. The patent… Continue Reading »
Licensing out Intellectual property can turn into a bit of a headache for even the most experienced patent attorney, let alone an independent inventor.
Richard Raysman, Seth Ostrow, Kenneth Adler a… Continue Reading »
The landscape of American Patent law saw some major changes with the passage of the America Invents Act (AIA).
In her newest book The America Invents Act Handbook: A Guide to the Patent Law Reform… Continue Reading »
As a small business owner there are two things that you should hold dear: the most precious of resources that you have – namely money and time. But these are the reasons that most owners tend to eit… Continue Reading »
In the most recent iteration of the Patent Wars, the San Jose District Court ruled Apple Inc. would not be able to add Samsung Groups most recent smart phone, the Galaxy S4, to its patent infringement… Continue Reading »
Inventors and manufacturers often hit a roadblock called a patent. A question often asked to a patent attorney is "how can I get a patent invalidated or have a pending patent application rejected by t… Continue Reading »
The recent Supreme Court ruling about the legality of patenting human DNA was groundbreaking in fields of genetic research, setting the tone for rulings to come. In its decision, the Supreme Court… Continue Reading »
The U.S. Court of Appeals in New York City Asia Optical Company’s rejected the appeal of a judgment by the federal district court that awarded Eastman Kodak Co. $33,726,531 in damages for breach o… Continue Reading »
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Patents for Humanity awards were handed out in a ceremony on Capitol Hill last week. In addition to receiving the award and national recognition winne… Continue Reading »
The micro entity provision of the Americas Invent Act is now law. Now all the rule changes mandated by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) have been implemented by the United States Patent and … Continue Reading »
The new rules are now official and a first to file system has now been implemented by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
This first-to-file is pretty much governed under the 35 USC 102(a) … Continue Reading »
It's pretty apparent that nobody likes patent trolls except for the attorneys that represent them. I think the biggest problem with nonpracticing entities (NPE's) is that they sue on cases that are no… Continue Reading »
Did you ever wonder which companies file the most patent applications in the United States? Every year the United States Patent and Trademark Office publishes a Performance and Accountability Report.
… Continue Reading »
Guest Blogger: David Stephenson, Rochester, NY patent attorney
The Thesaurus of Claim Construction is an essential tool for patent litigators, prosecutors and general counsel.
The authors Stua… Continue Reading »