Warning: PTAB Is Hazardous to America’s Competitive Health
Guest contributor James Edwards says the gamesmanship at and weaponization of PTAB turn it into a powerful tool against American innovators.
The Steady Separation of Patents and Private Property Rights
Recently, other nations have strengthened their patent systems, while America’s has steadily lost ground. Here are some of the lowlights of this sustained assault.
The Bipartisan Stronger Patents Act Will Protect America’s Perpetual Motion Machine: Innovation
Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) introduced the "Stronger Patents Act," which will defend and maintain the innovation economy.
2016 Intellectual Property Survey of U.S. IEEE Membership
In 2016, IEEE surveyed our U.S.-based membership to help IEEE-USA understand members perceptions of U.S. patent law and to what extent the IEEE membership used the patent system.
The Body Politic: The Patent and the Podcaster
If Personal Audio nurtured any hope of getting revenue from the podcast patent, it lost that hope in April. The U.S. Patent And Trademark Office (USPTO), responding to a challenge filed by the Electronic Freedom Foundation, concluded that a key claim of the patent had been also invented by others.
Will Your Patented Software Survive an Abstract Idea Hearing?
On 19 June 2014, the Supreme Court ruled on the patentability of software. Patent protection is available for new processes and systems but
IEEE 1149.1-2013 Enables Integrated Circuit Counterfeit Protection
A new IEEE standard to help track the testing of integrated circuits (ICs) from wafer to grave also offers an innovative new approach to combatting the serious problem of IC counterfeiting.
What Does the Bilski Hearing Tell Us?
On 9 November 2009, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in Bilski v. Kappos, a case that could have — and most likely will have — an impact on all IEEE members. Just how important is this case? Well, should this be your first encounter with the…