IPO Names Top 100 Patenting Universities

By Kevin E. Noonan — The Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) recently published a list of the top 100 universities worldwide granted patents in 2013. As reported in the IP Record, these universities are: (foreign universities in bold) 62% of these universities are U.S. universities, with China (18%) being the foreign country with the largest number of patent-owning universities. U.S. universities having the largest number of patents are both public (the University of California system, Texas, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Illinois) and private (MIT, Stanford, Columbia and CalTech) and represent universities large and small. Undisclosed in this Report is any correlation between…
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Data Structure Patent Ineligible

By Dennis Crouch Digitech Image v. Electronics for Imaging (Fed. Cir. 2014) Digitech sued dozens of companies for infringing its U.S. Patent No. 6,128,415. As I wrote back in April 2014, basic idea behind the invention is to tag digital images with particular information about the camera and its color/spatial image qualities in a form […]
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SEC Charges Company with Fraudulently Lying about its Patents

Securities & Exchange Commission v. Christopher Plummer, Lex Cowsert, and CytoGenix, SEC Litigation Release No. 23047 (July 2014) In a new lawsuit, the SEC has charged Plummer, Cowsert, and CytoGenix with fraud on investors by issuing false press releases associated with influenza vaccine development when the company was actually a complete failure and had “lost […]
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Going to camp this summer? What about copyright boot camp?

While some of us spend the summer on the beach others take the time to get some extra credits – literally speaking. This summer I was both camp counsellor and director of camp. This was a day camp but spending […]
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Federal Circuit: Administrative Agencies Can Make Rules, But Must Also Follow Them

by Dennis Crouch Align Tech v. USITC (Fed. Cir. 2014) This Section 337 appeal is largely focused on the civil procedure associated with litigating cases before the United States International Trade Commission (USITC). In general, Section 337 investigations are conducted by administrative law judges (ALJs) who are employed by the USITC to determine various issues. […]
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