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8 Oct 2010, 12:51 pm by Dennis Crouch
By Dennis Crouch Earlier this week, I wrote about the dramatic increase in the number of patents being granted in calendar year 2010 as compared with prior years. [read post]
1 Mar 2012, 4:39 am by Dennis Crouch
by Dennis Crouch It is well known that IBM receives more US patents than any other company. [read post]
10 Jan 2012, 12:32 pm by Dennis Crouch
By Dennis Crouch The USPTO's new Commissioner for Patents is Peggy Focarino. [read post]
4 Nov 2012, 5:03 pm by Dennis Crouch
By Dennis Crouch Historically about two thirds of ex parte reexaminations were filed by third-party filers. [read post]
12 Sep 2012, 8:23 am by Dennis Crouch
By Dennis Crouch Joe Matal was instrumental in the 2012 passage of America Invents Act. [read post]
8 Mar 2012, 11:13 am by Dennis Crouch
By Dennis Crouch USPTO's Patent Commissioner Peggy Focarino has continued on the path of her predecessor Bob Stoll in focus on reducing the backlog of unexamined patent cases at the USPTO. [read post]
13 Feb 2012, 8:25 am by Dennis Crouch
by Dennis Crouch I just received my new copy of the CIPA guide to the Patents Acts – Seventh Edition, published by Sweet & Maxwell in the UK. [read post]
24 Oct 2011, 8:56 am by Dennis Crouch
by Dennis Crouch Purchase my 230 page Mark-Up and Commentary for $21. [read post]
17 Sep 2010, 1:17 am by Dennis Crouch
by Dennis Crouch A good freedom-to-operate (FTO) search will include a search of pending patent applications with an eye toward potential future threats. [read post]
25 Oct 2012, 6:52 am by Dennis Crouch
by Dennis Crouch The book that we've all been waiting for is finally out: The Law of Superheroes.   [read post]
16 Jan 2013, 11:31 am by Dennis Crouch
By Dennis Crouch Normal rule is that when a court finds a patent invalid that the patentee will be estopped from attempting to enforce the patent against any other party. [read post]
17 Feb 2013, 7:43 am by Dennis Crouch
By Dennis Crouch The chart above shows a histogram of the number of figures included in a set of 90,000 US design patents issued over the past several years. [read post]
3 Apr 2013, 10:09 am by Dennis Crouch
By Dennis Crouch The chart below is a bit confusing, but I think that it presents some interesting data. [read post]
8 Jul 2013, 12:16 pm by Dennis Crouch
By Dennis Crouch The PTAB continues to work on its 26,000+ backlog of ex parte appeals pending at the USPTO. [read post]
26 Mar 2013, 1:12 pm by Dennis Crouch
by Dennis Crouch The chart below shows the number of applications abandoned and allowed each month for the past several years. [read post]
10 Jan 2013, 5:24 am by Dennis Crouch
by Dennis Crouch The chart above shows a histogram of the number of references cited on the face of utility patents issued in the calendar year 2012. [read post]
30 Sep 2013, 6:10 am by Dennis Crouch
By Dennis Crouch One problem with royalty agreements is the annual fight over whether the licensee is paying full royalties to the licensor. [read post]
28 Mar 2013, 8:57 am by Dennis Crouch
By Dennis Crouch As the popularity of design patents continues to rise the USPTO is struggling to keep-up with the demand on its examination corps. [read post]