July 2013 Blog Posts (29)

Patent Strategy Lesson – “The Innovator’s Dilemma” and Patent Committees – A Guest Post by Peter Kim

In a first for Patinformatics.com, I am happy to share the podium with Peter Kim, a Principal at Irvine Pointe Advisory, LLC, an IP Strategy consulting firm. Peter is a long-time colleague, and expert at patent licensing and strategy. 
“The Innovator’s Dilemma” was not specifically written to cover intellectual property strategy, but in this article we will draw some lessons about disruptive technologies and how they apply to the context of corporate patent committees. The…
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Added by Anthony Trippe on July 31, 2013 at 5:25am — No Comments

Court Issues Judgment Favoring Microsoft in Patent Dispute



Case Filed: Apr 11, 2011


Case Closed: Jul 25, 2013…


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Added by Bala Krishnan on July 31, 2013 at 12:11am — No Comments

Sony, Red End Patent Dispute



Case Filed: Apr 05, 2013


Case Closed: Jul 23, 2013


Court: California Central District Court…
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Added by Bala Krishnan on July 29, 2013 at 11:49pm — No Comments

Tool Review - PatentInspiration – Utilizing the Freemium Business Model for Patent Search and Analysis

In the world of patent information, it is typical to find organizations employing either the free, or premium, business model, but unusual to see a company going the freemium route. PatentInspiration an online patent search and analysis tool, created by AULIVE Software NV, has taken this approach. Freemium services provide a nice way for new users to get accustomed to a service, and determine its value, before deciding whether they want to spend money on additional features. In the case of…

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Added by Anthony Trippe on July 29, 2013 at 7:25am — 2 Comments

Texas Court Dismisses Suit against HP by NovelPoint Security



Case Filed: Mar 09, 2012


Case Closed: Jul…
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Added by Bala Krishnan on July 28, 2013 at 11:59pm — No Comments

Get More Patent Legal Status Info Through the Updated European Patent Register - The Intellogist Blog

Learn about the latest updates to the European Patent Register and plans for a Federated Register!

Added by Joelle Mornini on July 28, 2013 at 10:22am — No Comments

MAX-IDS Now Incorporates Docketing Features

MaxVal announces the release of MAX-IDS V3.4 with new enhancements incorporating docketing and calendaring functions to our Information Disclosure Statement (IDS) and reference management suite.  …
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Added by Bala Krishnan on July 25, 2013 at 12:20am — No Comments

NPE Withdraws Suit against Apple



Case Filed: Feb 21, 2013


Case Closed: Jul 16, 2013…
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Added by Bala Krishnan on July 25, 2013 at 12:11am — No Comments

Lawsuit Summary - Microunity Systems vs. Apple et al.



Case Filed: Mar 16, 2010


Case Closed: Jul 16, 2013…
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Added by Bala Krishnan on July 24, 2013 at 1:20am — No Comments

Cephalon, Impax Settle Suit over Fentora Generic



On Nov 2011, a suit was filed by Cephalon (which was later acquired by Teva) and CIMA Labs against Impax, alleging infringement of four patents for the drug Fentora, used to treat pain associated with cancer. The patents in suit were:…
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Added by Bala Krishnan on July 23, 2013 at 8:44am — No Comments

A Twisted Tale; Of Patents Purchased and Plans that Fail - A Post on Design Patents

As these sort of posts typically go, I start exploring them due to their whimsical nature, but as I dig in, I find interesting stories to tell related to one aspect of the case, or prosecution, or another. In this case, I began to wonder whether an ornamental design for a pretzel, shaped like a peace symbol, would cover a pretzel chip, shaped like a peace symbol. A chip is substantially thinner than a normal pretzel so would the Design Patent in question still apply?…

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Added by Anthony Trippe on July 22, 2013 at 7:42am — No Comments

Facebook, Mitel Enter Confidential Settlement Agreement Ending Patent Dispute



Case Closed: Jul 12, 2013


Judge: Edward M. Chen…


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Added by Bala Krishnan on July 22, 2013 at 4:12am — No Comments

Medcis, Sidmak Agrees to Settle Suit



On Dec 2012, Medcis filed a patent infringement suit against Sidmak for filling abbreviated new drug application in violation of 3 patents relating to skin care drug in Delaware District Court. The patents involved in this suit were:…
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Added by Bala Krishnan on July 18, 2013 at 12:27am — No Comments

New iPhone and iPad patent search App from DiscoverIP

DiscoverIP has launched a free patent search App which is available for download on the iTunes store here https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/discoverip-patent-search/id659546842?mt=8

We are eager to engage with the patent expert community for feedback on the App, so we can make improvements.  Please download the free App and contact us with your feedback by email to Ben on…

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Added by Quentin Tannock on July 16, 2013 at 11:53am — No Comments

Court Dismisses Case against Amazon over Online Bookstore



Case Filed: Mar 07, 2011


Case closed: Jul 09, 2013 …

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Added by Bala Krishnan on July 16, 2013 at 12:12am — No Comments

A First Look at Patent Document Search – A New Feature on Reed Tech Patent Advisor

The information available on the prosecution history associated with US patent documents, from USPTO’s Public PAIR, is invaluable. Unfortunately, as useful as the information in Public PAIR is, it is not easily accessible ordinarily, and the individual items contained in the Image File Wrapper were not previously searchable. In this post, we will look at the new Patent Document Search functionality that Reed Tech has incorporated into their Patent Advisor product. In addition to looking for…

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Added by Anthony Trippe on July 15, 2013 at 9:02am — No Comments

IBM Settles Suit with SoftVault over DRM Patents



Case Filed: Oct 29, 2012


Case Closed: Jul 09, 2013…
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Added by Bala Krishnan on July 15, 2013 at 12:07am — No Comments

Sony and Digitech Settle Suit over Polaroid Patent



Case Filed: Oct 01, 2012


Case Closed: Oct 12, 2012…
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Added by Bala Krishnan on July 12, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

Acer, Digitech End Patent Dispute



Case Filed: Dec 07, 2012


Case Closed: Jul 05,…
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Added by Bala Krishnan on July 11, 2013 at 12:02am — No Comments

Voice / Speech Recognition: Patent Search and Analysis Report using PatSeer

Voice Recognition and voice based commands to mobile devices took the center stage with introduction of SIRI by Apple in iphone 4S in 2010. To the user, giving voice commands to mobile devices seemed to open up many possibilities in many applications. Innovation however, in the voice recognition space has been going on since many years and in this report we take a look at 20 year patenting activity on voice recognition and voice commands to mobile devices over US patent…

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Added by Robin Luniya on July 10, 2013 at 8:32am — No Comments

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