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Mark Cuban Agrees: Independent Invention Is A Sign Of Obviousness; And Should Kill Patents

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For years, we've talked about the idea of an independent inventor defense for those accused of patent infringement -- which, contrary to the claims of some patent attorneys, is totally feasible -- and that idea has received some traction. However, we've also argued that things should go even further, and...
Mark Cuban Agrees: Independent Invention Is A Sign Of Obviousness; And Should Kill Patents

Samsung counsel doubts EU regulator's speed and resolve concerning standard-essential patents

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Today I attended two Samsung v. Apple patent trials in a row in Mannheim, Germany. Last December, Samsung brought four new patent assertions in that court. It's now trial season for those claims. A month ago, a trial was held on a standard-essential patent assertion. Another trial (involving a non-standard-essential...
Samsung counsel doubts EU regulator's speed and resolve concerning standard-essential patents

Judge Posner On A Mission To Fix Patents; We Have Some Suggestions

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It's really great to see that Judge Richard Posner has decided to take on our broken patent system in a big bad way. He's had a long-term interest in intellectual property (and even wrote a very good book on the subject, which I keep on my desk), but he's rarely...
Judge Posner On A Mission To Fix Patents; We Have Some Suggestions

Former Yahoo Engineer Is 'Embarrassed' By Patents Filed In His Name (YHOO)

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Former Yahoo engineer Andy Baio says that he's "embarrassed" that he's named on four patents that Yahoo owns, and calls Yahoo's lawsuit against Facebook "deplorable" and a "betrayal." Writing in Wired, Baio says that Yahoo bought his company Upcoming.org, and took control of the online calendar Baio had created....
Former Yahoo Engineer Is 'Embarrassed' By Patents Filed In His Name (YHOO)

Patent Reform: A Guide For Tech Companies

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Last September, President Obama signed the most sweeping reform of the U.S. patent system in over half a century into law. The America Invents Act (AIA), as the new law is called, is a complex piece of legislation with many provisions, with some that became effective last year, and others...
Patent Reform: A Guide For Tech Companies
Why patent trolls will laugh in the face of the US government's weak attempts to fight them

Getting More People Aware Of The Problems Of Patents & Copyright: Reducing Social Distance

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Tim Lee has a great blog post over at Forbes in which he discusses the concept of "social distance" and how it relates to problems in patent and copyright law. The basic point: if you actually know people who are suffering from specific problems, you're much more willing to take...
Getting More People Aware Of The Problems Of Patents & Copyright: Reducing Social Distance

Ericsson allowed to pursue hard-to-prove claim of inequitable conduct against Samsung at ITC trial

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The week before Christmas Samsung brought an ITC complaint against Ericsson as the first part of its retaliation for Ericsson's previous patent assertions. There has since been some further escalation in this dispute.In its February 2013 response to Samsung's ITC complaint, Ericsson asserted (as usual) multiple affirmative defenses, one of...
Ericsson allowed to pursue hard-to-prove claim of inequitable conduct against Samsung at ITC trial

Why It's Mathematically Impossible To Avoid Infringing On Software Patents

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In 2008 James Bessen and Michael Meurer came out with a truly excellent book, Patent Failure. It's chock full of excellent information and a pretty wide survey of the research showing just how much patents harm innovation. While I don't necessarily agree with the "solutions" proposed, the key thesis of...
Why It's Mathematically Impossible To Avoid Infringing On Software Patents

Samsung attacking Apple's screen-to-speech functionality with German patent

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At the end of my post on Apple's Black Friday motion to bring infringement claims against six more Samsung products in California I promised that I would report on the two Samsung v. Apple trials that took place in Mannheim on the same day. I'll start with the one relating...
Samsung attacking Apple's screen-to-speech functionality with German patent

How The Patent System Is Rigged To Only Expand What's Patentable

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When the numbers came out showing that 2011 represented yet another record year for patents granted, it was such a non-surprise that I didn't even bother mentioning it. The number of patents granted just keeps going up. And yes, there were two small dips during the past decade, but they...
How The Patent System Is Rigged To Only Expand What's Patentable
Why Yahoo’s Lawsuit Is BS
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