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Fri Sep 23

Patents: Patent Litigation Over for Patriot Scientific
Patriot Scientific, a Rancho Bernardo high-tech firm that has been litigating ownership rights of a series of patents on microprocessors for the past three years, said it has settled a dispute with The TPL Group, representing the defendants who also claimed ownership of the patents. [...]

Fri Sep 23

Why small businesses want congress to pass venue reform this year - The Hill (blog) [CONGRESS]
Why small businesses want congress to pass venue reform this yearThe Hill (blog)Patent reform has historically attracted high levels of bipartisan support, and the prospect of passing venue reform this year is still alive. That's why I am urging Congress to support this legislation. In doing so, they are standing up for all the ... [...]

Thu Sep 22

CAFC affirms PTAB in Classco v. Apple: We find that those contentions do not show that the Board’s approach is inconsistent with KSR .
From the decision:Contrary to ClassCo’s argument, KSR does not requirethat a combination only unite old elements withoutchanging their respective functions. KSR, 550 U.S. at416. Instead, KSR teaches that “[a] person of ordinaryskill is also a person of ordinary creativity, not an automaton.”Id. at 421. And it explains that the ordinaryartisan recognizes “that familiar items may have obvioususes beyond their primary purposes, and in many cases aperson of ordinary skill will be able to fit the tea [...]

Fri Sep 23

Inventors: Exclusive interview with seminal 1960s computer isionary Doug Engelbart --hes still here and looking for funding
Siliconvalleywatcher [INVENTORS]
Mr Engelbart and his teams of researchers at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) shaped the look and feel of the PC, as John Markoff chronicles in his latest book What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry. Mr Markoffs book raises the profile of Mr Engelbart, well known as the inventor of the computer mouse, and less well known for his seminal work in creating many of the concepts later found in the personal computer. [...]

Fri Sep 23

Law & Economics - The Italian Edition
It was on the bus to the villa on the second day that it clicked - why there were only two faces I recognised at the conference. The European Association of Law & Economics (EALE), whose annual conference I attended in Bologna, looks at law, and IP, from a different approach than the economics-of-innovation-based arguments that dominate UK IP policy debates. Presentations emphasised theoretical constructs of law and offered insights into potential policy impacts and IP strategies used by fi [...]

Fri Sep 23

Innovation, ecosystems, platforms and more
Innovateonpurpose [ECOSYSTEMS]
Im pleased to announce that Paul Hobcraft and I will be working together on a number of posts that relate to some discussions weve had about innovation, more specifically how innovation must evolve from creating interesting but incomplete solutions to understanding how customers want to have interesting, seamless experiences. Over the next few weeks well be writing posts on a new shared website that examine the state of innovation, and provide a reason we think so many innovation outcomes fail [...]

Fri Sep 23

Friday Fantasies
Friday has rolled around once again and the IPKat is here to bring you up to date with a magnificent 7 miscellaneous IP events and news stories that you might have missed. Music to this Kats ears1. Last call for alcohol The NZ Ministry of Business has called for submissions on a discussion paper on regulations and fees for the Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2016. Add your voice to the chorus here. The Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act is c [...]

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