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Patent Litigation is Big Business in the Eastern District of Texas

Posted on May 7, 2015

Despite U.S. Federal legislation, court cases and political action groups aimed at limiting mega verdicts in patent litigation, the lucrative business of filing patent infringement cases continues to grow.  The latest studies, published in 2014 show that in 2013, almost 6,500 cases were filed, an increase in 25% from the prior year.   Nonpracticing Entities (NPEs) […]

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What Are We Going To Do About ALICE?

Posted on April 21, 2015

As discussed in a previous post, the patent eligibility of inventions is now in doubt following the Supreme Court decision Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS BANK INTERNATIONAL et al.   Now, WHAT DO WE DO?   Since the ruling in Alice, several courts including the patent appeals court the CAFC (Court of Appeals for […]

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Technology Ethics

Posted on April 7, 2015

Do you ever wonder if technology might lead us to advances that are harmful to the human race?  And I’m not talking about the amount of time you spend trolling through Facebook. Newsweek reports that a patent was awarded this week to Google allowing for the downloading and customization of robot personalities which could be […]

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USPTO Dallas

Posted on March 25, 2015

Three years ago, in an effort to reduce patent backlog, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) began expanding their intellectual property operations across the country, specifically opening satellite offices in Dallas, Texas, Denver, Silicon Valley and Detroit.  Representatives for the USPTO recently spoke on their expansion at the annual SXSW Festival in Austin, […]

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Ecotaster: A Mother’s Creativity and A Great Patent Attorney

Posted on February 24, 2015

Have you recently stopped to taste a sample of some yummy food at Whole Foods or Costco?  Did you notice the patented paper spoon you were using?  It’s a little piece of cardboard paper, folded in half at one end, leaving the opposite end unfolded so you can scoop up some food. You might not […]

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