What Are Patent Trolls? – INFOGRAPHIC

Want to know what a patent troll is and how it affects you as an inventor, a small business, or entrepreneur? Have a look at this easy to read infographic.

What Are Patent Trolls? Have you heard the term patent troll? While it is not exactly a household phrase, patent trolling is fast becoming a thorn in the side of small businesses that have good research and development departments, some really good ideas, but little in the way of financial resources. It is a significant […]

A Possible Method to Minimize the Cost of Patent Litigation

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Patent litigation is often costly and time-consuming. However, the 2011 Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”) offers a patent review system called inter partes review that could possibly reduce the cost of patent litigation. Defendants accused of patent infringement can use inter partes review and request the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) to review […]

$920 Million Kevlar Trade Secret Verdict Overturned

DuPont has been making Kevlar, the ubiquitous strong polymer for use in bullet-proof armor and countless other consumer  products, for over thirty years. Kolon is a South Korean company that manufactured a similar polymer product known as Heracron, and in 2006 they hired several ex-employees of DuPont to consult on their process for technical improvement. […]

No patent infringement by Google or Microsoft

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Two of the largest search engine marketing vendors in the United States (Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp.) will not have to pay Paid Search Engine Marketing Tools LLC for their alleged patent infringement. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board reaffirmed the consolidated ruling in Paid Search Engine Tools, Inc. v. Google Inc., Case No. 2:07-CV-0403 […]

43north.org to give $5 million to startup busineses


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 give out $5 million in prizes to attract entrepreneurs with the best ideas for starting a new business. America’s richest and most ambitious business […]

Patent Wars III: Return of the iPhone

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 Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (.PDF), centered on Samsung’s alleged infringement of six of Apple’s patents (U.S. Patent Nos. 7,469,381; 7,844,915; 7,864,163; D604,305; and […]

Online Dating Patent Failure


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 online match making systems. A recent Southern District of New York case, FindTheBest.com, Inc. v. Lumen View Technology, LLC, has addressed the validity of […]