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AST Acquires 70 Patent Assets in Fixed Price, Fixed Term Buying Program

AST recently announced the results from IP3 2017, a fixed price, fixed term, collaborative patent buying program.[link]

Federal Circuit Upholds Thales Motion Tracking Patent Asserted Against U.S. Government for Second Time

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has not shown itself to be an appellate venue which has been friendly to U.S. patent owners. [link]

Why the IP System Works Against the Small

Disturbing the delicate balance that is the patent system has far reaching and unintended consequences.[link]

Jury Finds Corel Willfully Infringed Microsoft Office Patents

Microsoft hadrequested more than $1 million in damages for the infringement of patents.[link]

Don′t Even Try to Repair Apple′s HomePod

You may not like the thought of paying Apple a pretty penny to fix theHomePod, but you might have to.[link]

AI Facial Analysis Demonstrates Both Racial and Gender Bias

A new study shows much higher error rates for people who aren't white or male.[link]

Maia T. Woodhouse Joins Nashville Office of Adams and Reese

The law firm of Adams and Reese further enhanced its intellectual property team.[link]

The Commodores Trademark Lawsuit and its Effect on IP in Entertainment

Soul band The Commodores recently won a trademark infringement lawsuit against its ex-bandmate and founding member Thomas McClary.[link]

A Poor History of Wright Brothers Concludes they were Patent Trolls

The Mises Institute published an article online titled How the Patent-Troll Wright Brothers Fought to Stifle Innovation. [link]

Uber Settles Trade Secret Case with Waymo for $245 million

Earlier today Alphabet subsidiary Waymo settled with Uber in the midst of a trade secret infringement trial. [link]

Admissions as Prior Art in a Patent: What they are and why you need to avoid them

There are a variety of ways that people speak and explain things in real life that can really get a patent applicant into trouble. [link]

NuCurrent Alleges Patent Infringement After Samsung Feigns Interest in Business Relationship

On Monday, February 5th, Chicago, IL-based wireless power solutions provider NuCurrent filed a complaint.[link]

What Should USPTO Director Andrei Iancu Do First?

On February 5, Andrei Iancu was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become the next Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO.[link]

The Muppets: An Intellectual Property Success Story

On Thursday, February 8, 2018, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce held a reception to mark the release of the Global IP Index for 2018.[link]

Top Patent Blogs for 2018

This is an update for the Top Patent Blogs post that I published back in 2011. [link]

PTAB Chief Attempts to Explain Expanded Panel Decisions, Sovereign Immunity at PPAC

An update on the activities of the PTAB was delivered to the PPAC by David Ruschke, Chief Judge of the PTAB.[link]

U.S. Patent System Falls to 12th Place in Chamber Global IP Index for 2018

The United States was once again the top ranked country in overall score in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual Global IP Index for 2018.[link]

Snapchat Swaps Mess for Money

Thanks to a major redesign, Snap’s future is looking bright for the first time in awhile.[link]

US Busts $530 Million Infraud Cybercrime Ring

The US just took down one of the larger online crime organizations in recent memory.[link]

Loeb & Loeb Adds Josh Brackin to Music and Intellectual Property Practice

NASHVILLE (January 31, 2018) –Loeb & Loeb LLP announced today that Josh Brackin has joined the law firm’s Nashville office as Senior Counsel.[link]
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