Laws & Processes

America Invents Act (AIA): All you need to know

The AIA is a United States federal statute that closely resembles previously proposed legislation in the Senate, i.e. Patent Reform Act of 2009. Named after its lead sponsors, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), the Act is a United States federal statute that closely resembles previously proposed legislation in the Senate, i.e.

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Cracking the effective Prior-art identification Conundrum

With a dramatic increase in patent infringement litigation filings year on year, the defendants hit by the infringement lawsuit are in constant need to identify prior arts that can help them invalidate the asserted patents and save themselves millions in damages. The importance of identifying the right prior art is critical when a patent is

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The Utility Patent Process

A utility patent is issued for the invention of a new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or a new and useful improvement thereof. It generally permits its owner to exclude others from making, using, or selling the invention for a period of up to twenty years from the date of patent

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Amazon is working on gesture based augmented reality

In the movies, we all love the fact that the actors are waving their hands and the projected screens are updated with vast amounts of data and they execute their tasks and investigations and drill down on their research using various gestures. Amazon has recently been granted a patent which identifies gestures to change the

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Can YouTube videos be used as Prior-arts?

Since its inception in 2005, YouTube has been raising eyebrows across the globe due to its simplicity and increasing popularity. As of today, YouTube is the second most visited website in the world after Google. There is something else as well which has been gaining popularity in leaps and bounds, especially in the US, Patent

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Alice in Patentland: Device Enhancement v. Amazon

Plaintiff Device Enhancement, LLC Defendant Amazon.com, Inc. Case 15-762-SLR Court District of Delaware Judge Sue L. Robinson (United States District Judge) Motion Motion to Dismiss Decision GRANTED Decision Date May 17, 2016 Background – Amazon challenged Device Enhancement LLC’s U.S. Patent No. 7,747,683 stating that its claims simply recite a well-known idea of segmenting and formatting