Patents Are Private Property, Too
Daily Caller
If you like new and improved products, better ways to get things done, or discoveries that bring game-changing benefits to people's lives, then you must believe in the underlying principle that stimulates such creativity: the right to private property ...

Patents Are Private Property, Too
Daily Caller
If you like new and improved products, better ways to get things done, or discoveries that bring game-changing benefits to people's lives, then you must believe in the underlying principle that stimulates such creativity: the right to private property ...


Recent patents issued in New Hampshire
Concord Monitor
The following are the federal contracts awarded to companies or people in New Hampshire for the week of Dec. 25 - Dec. 31. Boyle Energy Services & Technology of Concord has been assigned a patent (9,217,566) developed by Christopher J. Bloch, ...

Recent patents issued in New Hampshire
Concord Monitor
The following are the federal contracts awarded to companies or people in New Hampshire for the week of Dec. 25 - Dec. 31. Boyle Energy Services & Technology of Concord has been assigned a patent (9,217,566) developed by Christopher J. Bloch, ...


EFF

Stupid Patent of the Month: Microsoft's Design Patent on a Slider
EFF
For the first time ever, this month's Stupid Patent of the Month is being awarded to a design patent. Microsoft recently sued Corel for, among other things, infringing its patent on a slider, D554,140, claiming that Corel Home Office has infringed ...


EFF
Stupid Patent of the Month: Microsoft's Design Patent on a Slider
EFF
For the first time ever, this month's Stupid Patent of the Month is being awarded to a design patent. Microsoft recently sued Corel for, among other things, infringing its patent on a slider, D554,140, claiming that Corel Home Office has infringed ...


ZDNet

Apple and Ericsson end legal battle over wireless patents
ZDNet
Apple and Ericsson have struck to a global licensing agreement for wireless patents held by each company covering 2G, 3G and 4G wireless standards. The pair have been locked in disputes in US and European courts after countersuing each other last ...
Ericsson and Apple settle court battle over LTE patentsGSMArena.com
Ericsson, Apple Settle Patent DisputeWall Street Journal
Ericsson, Apple settle tech patent disputeMarketWatch
StreetWise Journal -The Globe and Mail
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ZDNet
Apple and Ericsson end legal battle over wireless patents
ZDNet
Apple and Ericsson have struck to a global licensing agreement for wireless patents held by each company covering 2G, 3G and 4G wireless standards. The pair have been locked in disputes in US and European courts after countersuing each other last ...
Ericsson and Apple settle court battle over LTE patentsGSMArena.com
Ericsson, Apple Settle Patent DisputeWall Street Journal
Ericsson, Apple settle tech patent disputeMarketWatch
StreetWise Journal -The Globe and Mail
all 167 news articles »


Washington Post

The 4 worst patents of 2015
Washington Post
This was another depressing year for patent law, which long ago lost sight of its constitutional moorings as a balanced and limited source of incentives for innovators. Though Congress, the courts and the Patent and Trademark Office each tried in their ...
Monday's Must-Reads For Entrepreneurs: The Stupidest Patents Of The YearForbes
Samsung set to unseat IBM in US patent warsCNBC

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Washington Post
The 4 worst patents of 2015
Washington Post
This was another depressing year for patent law, which long ago lost sight of its constitutional moorings as a balanced and limited source of incentives for innovators. Though Congress, the courts and the Patent and Trademark Office each tried in their ...
Monday's Must-Reads For Entrepreneurs: The Stupidest Patents Of The YearForbes
Samsung set to unseat IBM in US patent warsCNBC

all 4 news articles »


Patent Focus for Dec. 7: recent local patents awarded
Richmond Times-Dispatch
The following shows recent patents awarded to people or companies in central Virginia. Listed are the name of the patent, the patent number, name of the local inventor and his or her locality, the patent assignee, and a brief description of the patent ...

and more »
Patent Focus for Dec. 7: recent local patents awarded
Richmond Times-Dispatch
The following shows recent patents awarded to people or companies in central Virginia. Listed are the name of the patent, the patent number, name of the local inventor and his or her locality, the patent assignee, and a brief description of the patent ...

and more »


Catch News

Verdict against Cipla: what this means for patents and patients
Catch News
For the second time in a row, the Delhi High Court has upheld a patent of a Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company. This may act as a precedent for future rulings on drug patents and have strong implications for various regional pharmaceutical ...
Delhi HC rules infringement by Cipla of Roche s lung Cancer Drug Patent Read ...Live Law

all 47 news articles »

Catch News
Verdict against Cipla: what this means for patents and patients
Catch News
For the second time in a row, the Delhi High Court has upheld a patent of a Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company. This may act as a precedent for future rulings on drug patents and have strong implications for various regional pharmaceutical ...
Delhi HC rules infringement by Cipla of Roche s lung Cancer Drug Patent Read ...Live Law

all 47 news articles »


Patent Focus for Nov. 23: recent local patents awarded
Richmond Times-Dispatch
The following shows recent patents awarded to people or companies in central Virginia. Listed are the name of patent, the patent number, name of the local inventor and his or her locality, the patent assignee, and a brief description of the patent from ...

and more »
Patent Focus for Nov. 23: recent local patents awarded
Richmond Times-Dispatch
The following shows recent patents awarded to people or companies in central Virginia. Listed are the name of patent, the patent number, name of the local inventor and his or her locality, the patent assignee, and a brief description of the patent from ...

and more »


Patent Focus for Nov. 16: recent local patents awarded
Richmond Times-Dispatch
The following shows recent patents awarded to people or companies in central Virginia. Listed are the name of patent, the patent number, name of the local inventor and his or her locality, the patent assignee, and a brief description of the patent from ...

Patent Focus for Nov. 16: recent local patents awarded
Richmond Times-Dispatch
The following shows recent patents awarded to people or companies in central Virginia. Listed are the name of patent, the patent number, name of the local inventor and his or her locality, the patent assignee, and a brief description of the patent from ...

When an inventor has discovered a product or process that solves a technological problem, they are granted a set of exclusive rights known as a patent. Once the patent is granted it excludes others from making, selling, using and offering for sale the patented invention for the life of the patent. Even with a patent in place, there are those that may try to skirt around the law and infringe on a patent.

Your Rights and Responsibility
Because a patent is intellectual property, it is governed by federal law, therefore the patent holder must sue the infringing party in federal district court. Patent holders must bring their infringement claims within six years of the infringement. Next, the infringer will counter that the patent is not valid. They are a few reasons why a patent would be deemed invalid, as the patent holder it is important to remember that YOU bear the burden of proof to prove the defendant infringed the patent.

Long Road Ahead
Patent litigation is a very long road; uphill, in the rain, and the snow with a giant at the top looking to knock you back down. On top of the length of these cases, they are also very expensive and most times the defendant is a big corporation with deep pockets and a hefty knowledge of the patent litigation process. It's important to remember that if your patent is infringed upon, there aren't a lot of options other than patent litigation, so gear up for the long haul and get yourself a patent litigator.

Litigation Counsel
Patent litigation is war and you want and need a seasoned general to navigate you through the battlefield to victory. There are many law firms out there that will be able to handle your claim, be sure to do your research and ask questions. If your litigation is successful there are several possible outcomes you may encounter:

• Injunction Relief
• Exclusion Order

Injunction relief is one of the core goals of a claim for it ceases production and/or sale of the infringing product. If the patent owner is an “efficiently-run domestic industry,” then they can get an exclusion order, which will stop the infringer from importing products that use the infringed patent.

Compensation
If you win, you are entitled to monetary damages. A good litigator may also be able to negotiate a settlement too.

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