The Eastern District Court of Texas is Trying to Go Cray on Google

Intellectual property (IP), including patents, is the lifeblood of our industry. Obtaining IP rights is only half the battle for our small company members; they also bear the burden of fending off infringement claims, including tenuous ones, in distant courts.  This phenomenon is especially prevalent in the patent space, which [...]

By |2018-09-20T15:52:21+00:00August 29th, 2018|Blog, Courts, Innovation and IP, Patents|

PaTENt MILLION: Celebrating Ten Million Ideas and the Importance of Intellectual Property

Today the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) celebrates the issuance of their 10 millionth patent. That’s seven zeros and a whole lot of creativity. USPTO calls this feat a “milestone of human ingenuity” – we call it the representation of American leadership in the promotion of art and [...]

By |2018-09-20T16:01:56+00:00June 19th, 2018|Blog, Innovation and IP, Patents|

The European Commission’s New Standard Essential Patents – Top Three Takeaways

On November 29, 2017, the European Commission (EC) issued a highly-anticipated Communication on the licensing practices for standard essential patents (SEPs). The EC issued the Communication to provide a “balanced, smooth and predictable framework for SEPs” that will contribute to “the development of the Internet of Things and harnessing Europe's lead [...]

By |2018-01-02T16:52:55+00:00January 2nd, 2018|Blog, European Union, Innovation and IP|

Republic of Korea’s Highest Court Upholds Landmark KFTC Corrective Order in Support of FRAND

Last month, the Supreme Court of Korea, the Republic of Korea's highest court, issued an important ruling that will have a wide impact on standard essential patents (SEPs) and fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing practices. In December 2016, the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) issued a Corrective Order against [...]

By |2018-09-20T16:35:00+00:00December 13th, 2017|Blog, Courts, FRAND, Innovation and IP, Patents|
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