It's easy it is to game almost any ranking system, not that I've tried to. As such. These are just what they are.
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The term of art maven is used to mean "wise guy" here and is not meant to suggest that I have certified or other "expertise" in any particular field of legal practice. But try me.
The Innovation Act, H.R. 3309, was overwhelmingly passed by the House (325-91) last week. The Senate version seems poised to pass soon, and the White House is reportedly also in favor. The legislation was introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) to address the growing problem of non-practicing entities (NPEs), a.k.a “patent trolls […]
Phone.com recently received U.S. Patent No. 8,571,588, titled Method and apparatus for conferencing of text messages. The patented process, which essentially relates to text message conferencing, provides mobile phone users with a capability called Group SMS that shields the private numbers of their personal devices, exposing only their business phone numbe […]
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the appointment of Michelle K. Lee as the next Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Lee currently serves as the Director of the USPTO’s Silicon Valley satellite office and will begin her new role at USPTO head […]
Apparently not. Nicholas O’Donnell gives an overview here, and he believes GoldieBlox’s use of the Beastie Boys’ Girls song is fair use. I disagree. So, is this lawsuit just a logistical error. I don’t think so. I’ve mentioned smart lawyering before, and this makes me think it was a tactical move by the Beastie Boys […]
... or at least a variety of missed points. And I do not mean the mathematical/geometric construct "point" (at least not until the last item on the platter). A commentator muses on the price of works of art and, I'm afraid, entirely misses the most-relevant point while hiding the one he's making. He starts off with some interesting observ […]
In Energy Heating, LLC, et al. v. Heat On-the-Fly, LLC, et al., 13-cv-00010 (D. N.D.), the District Court for the District of North Dakota recently granted partial summary judgment of noninfringement for the Plaintiffs, who provide portable water heaters in North Dakota. Plaintiffs had brought a declaratory judgment action against Defendants, who had alleged […]