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In this episode of "Ask The Patent Attorney," Martin Schweiger interviews Craige Thompson, JD, EE, PE. Craige explains the golden key to avoiding multiple office actions. 

 

Direct download: the_golden_key_to_avoid_office_actions.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 4:30am CDT

Summary:  

In this episode of "Ask The Patent Attorney," Martin Schweiger interviews Craige Thompson, JD, EE, PE explains how to  secure IP rights for a series of inventive concepts.

 

The Patent Offense Book: Portfolio Manager's Guide to 7 Steps to a Safe, Secure Patent Portfolio

Direct download: EP2.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 4:30am CDT

Summary: In this episode of "Ask The Patent Attorney," Martin Schweiger interviews Craige Thompson, JD, EE, PE explains his thoughts on the America Invents Act. 

This show was originally posted in full here:

ip-lawyer-tools.com

Martin Schweiger´s firm Schweiger & Partners

Direct download: AIA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:36pm CDT

Summary: What is the R&D Tax Credit? 

Welcome to this special edition of the Litigation Quality Patent PatentCast. I’m Your Host Craige Thompson of Thomson Patent Law. This is a very special podcast because we're joined by Jeff Holmberg who's a manager a CPA with Froehling Anderson, out of the Minneapolis Minnesota office. He's going to teach us something very important for in the inventors and innovators who are seeking patents and are doing R&D. 

We are going to talk about the very important R&D tax credit program. Jeff is an expert in he has been doing this for a long time in his career and specializing in the area and on this R&D Tax Credit. The R&D Tax Credit is especially important to people who get patents, because you know, we want to pay as little to the government as possible. That's the idea here when you're doing research and development.

Direct download: completed_R_and_D_Tax_Credit_Patentcast_2.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 9:00am CDT

Although ZeroClick's finger gesture patents were temporarily brought back to life on appeal, Apple has ample avenues to kill it off permanently on remand back to the trial court in the Northern District of California.  The patent, which was drafted pro se by a doctor who wanted to improve the patient charting process without having to click on a pointer, was not invalid on the ground that it should be interpreted in means plus function form (if it were so interpreted, it would likely have stayed dead).  Apple does not appear worried.  Apple appears to have simply used the opportunity on a relatively weak patent to try to undermine a huge swath of all software patents that might have been subject to means plus function rules.  Had Apple been successful, many more software patents would have been put on life support.  However, the Federal Circuit reversed Apple's win below, and the result is that software patent claims are more likely to survive if they recite terms like "User Interface Code" or "Program Code," which makes them more likely to be considered sufficiently definite structure (like "circuit" is for hardware), and less likely to fall under the more challenging means plus function rules.

Direct download: Completed_Zero_Click.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

As the CEO of a technologies company, have you thought about what would happen if your top engineers walked out the door with a patentable idea and started a very profitable business? Every employment agreement these days should have a clause obligating employees to assign their rights and invention to your company. However, this doesn’t always happen. Every engineer will leave their current position at some point, and some of them will leave with extremely valuable ideas in their heads that they have been moonlighting on.

In today’s PatentCast, discover how an engineer walked out with valuable patentable ideas when his company was focused on GPS technologies for surveying applications. This former employer lost out on the “Big Win” when they could have had a very profitable idea without expensive or risky litigation.  

Direct download: SIRF_completed.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

Is Your Patent Attorney Getting You the Right Claims? The first episode was about Litigation Quality Patent Claim Criteria. We went through the twelve, high-level claim criteria areas that you can use as a checklist to assess Litigation Quality Patent claims. Whether you’re getting those claims that have been through those considerations or not. And today, we’re going to ask the other half of that question: what about claim scope? Am I getting Litigation Quality Patent Claim Scope when I’m filing my patent application? How can you tell?  

If you missed it, click here to listen to episode 1.

Direct download: Complete_p2_right_claim_.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

Today we have a special Ask the Patent Attorney two-episode edition, answering the question: "Is my patent attorney getting me the right claims?" To answer that question, we’re going to break this up into two parts. The first part is the Litigation Quality Patent Claim Criteria, and the second part is the Litigation Quality Patent Claim Scope. You need to have both to assess and give you a proper answer to the question that maybe isn’t frequently asked but should be asked. If I were a client of a patent attorney, this is the top of my asked questions.

 

Direct download: completed_p1.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

This is an important case from 2014. It is part of our post-Alice software series of Litigation Quality PatentCasts because it’s about an important decision that’s often cited in prosecution literature, in IPRs, and in litigation in favor of patent eligibility for software claims in certain circumstances. Alice is the Supreme Court decision, and it has set the bar and the two-step Alice test for analyzing whether claims are patent-eligible subject matter, or whether they’re too abstract, to be patentable.

Direct download: Completed_digital_river.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

In this installment of the Post-Alice Software Series, the Federal Circuit burns off some of the fog surrounding software claims at Step 2 of the Alice inquiry.  The case of SAP vs. Investpic appears to directly answer, for the first time, whether a claim can lack the “inventive concept” needed to survive Alice, even though the claims are “groundbreaking, innovative, or even brilliant” as well as non-obvious.  Now we know that an “inventive concept” cannot be found in the non-abstract realm, e.g., the claimed improvement can’t be an improvement to merely abstract “math.” 

Direct download: Completed_SAP.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 6:30pm CDT

In this enlightening review of Microsoft's successful non-infringement defense against Mastermine's software patent relating to pivot tables, Craige exposes the 4 layers that must be considered to properly interpret a patent claim.  Craige provides crucial insights into the subtleties of each layer that make the difference between successful patent enforcement and just getting close but falling short, as Mastermine did with their claims.  As a bonus, Craige takes this case as a rare opportunity to explore hybrid claiming techniques, showing the factors that courts look at to decide when to permit both method and apparatus elements to be recited in the same claim - which can produce very powerful claims, for example, to protect software! 

Direct download: Completed_Mastermine_7-13-18.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

When is software that automates a human task patentable?

When is it too abstract to be patentable? In this special edition of the post-Alice software PatentCast series, Craige explains how the automation software claims were indeed patentable. Craige extracts key themes that pop up in many software litigations, and explains how to apply the lessons learned to create and enforce Litigation Quality Patents®

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Category:patent law -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

No! Common sense or ordinary creativity cannot substitute for reasoned analysis and evidence! This puts a bar, albeit a low bar, on the PTO’s ability to waive their hands and find patent claims obvious. Listen to Craige explain how Apple and the PTO could not get over this bar to invalidate an early “IOT” claim.

Visit us at https://thompsonpatentlaw.com/

Direct download: Completed_Dss_v_Apple_2.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 5:00pm CDT

Disaster befalls a patent owner whom they decided not to tell the Patent Office about 61 sales using the claimed intervention before the patent’s critical date. Craige explains how they hurt themselves in the patent office, which led to them losing their patent, getting sued for tortious interference, and paying the competitors legal fees on top of damages!

Direct download: Completed_Energy_Vs._Heat_on_the_Fly.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 3:51pm CDT

Did you know... fear from being sued and future business losses does not give you the right to sue a patent owner to get their patent declared invalid/ not infringed? Craige explains how manufacturers can defend themselves by a “DJ” (declaratory judgment) attack under some facts, but not others

Direct download: Completed_Allied_minerals_vs_osmi.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

visit: https://thompsonpatentlaw.com/patent-process-flowchart/ to get your copy of the Patent Flowchart. Most patents get rejected at least once. What is going on? Axiom during patent prosecution: "The key is to get out of the PTO as fast as possible with Litigation Quality Patent claims that cover a Commercially Valuable Choke Point."

Direct download: Why_is_my_Patent_getting_Rejected_Completed.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

Good news! You could be sued in fewer places!

Business owners will be relieved to know that their risk of being sued for patent infringement in some far away and unfriendly court just went down! Find out how a patent spat over supercomputers can keep you from traveling so far to defend against a charge of patent infringement.  

 

Direct download: ATPA_In_Re_Cray.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

In this episode of Ask The Patent Attorney Craige analyzes Michael Powell v Home Depot to answer one of our most frequently asked question, “How can I Monetize my patent asset?”  

Please visit us at ThompsonPatentLaw.com.

Direct download: How_can_I_monetize_my_patent_Asset.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

In this episode, Craige Thompson answers the frequently asked question "How do international patents work?" Craige discusses his perspective about the international patent process.

Direct download: How_do_international_patents_work.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

Should you file a provisional or a non-provisional? There is no one size fits all answer. The best choice depends on your unique business situation and strategy. Craige explains what makes these two filings similar and different from each other so you can make a more fully informed decision.  

Direct download: ATPA_Prov_v_non_Prov.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

The Alice barrier to software just got cut down a couple notches! 

Is this sleepy little case going to shake up prosecution and litigation of software patents?

Tawfiq uncovers how it might have just become harder to invalidate software claims, under step 2 of Alice in District Court, while Craige explains the potential sea change that promises to hold the patent examiners back from sloppy Alice rejections. Help is on the way for protecting software.

Direct download: New_and_Improved_Berkhimer_v_HP.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

 Did the word "couple" really need to be interpreted twice by the PTO, twice by the Federal Circuit, and once by the District Court? In today’s IPR PTABCast, Craige explains how the proper constructions of a single word can toggle a patent between validity and invalidity, and what you can do to avoid millions of dollars of litigation expenses by adding one clarifying word. 

Direct download: InRe_Power_integrations.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

Patent claims can be invalid if a prior art reference teaches almost all the claimed features and any missing features must “necessarily” be present when you follow the Prior art teachings.  

In this IPR PTABCast Craige explains how Southwire’s industry-changing process patent defeated the inherence attack but succumbed to the “obviousness” attack.

Direct download: SouthwirevCerrrowire.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

In today’s Briefing, Craige discusses six options that you can choose from when launching your idea into the market. If you want to safely maintain proprietary control and ownership of your idea, you need to understand the trade-offs and benefits of each of these 6 choices.

Direct download: Completed.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

Craige reviews a case study of obviousness by tracing how common errors in lazy drafting and greedy claiming that lead inexorably to weak patents. In Owens Corning v. Fast felt, the federal Circuit shoots down a patent on gravure deposited nail tabs for roof shingles, even though the claims survived the inter partes review process.

Direct download: Completed._This_is_the_most_resent_one.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

3 lessons on How to Patent Software Claims

Since the Supreme Court tightened the law for patenting software inventions in a case called Alice, businesses have been uncertain about the fate of software patents. In the years since Alice, the law has started to settle. In this PatentCast, Craige explains why Microsoft was unable to kill off software claims owned by Enfish, and he shares 3 valuable Litigation Quality Patent lessons and 3 business takeaways from Enfish decision by the Federal Circuit.

Direct download: Completed_Enfish_1.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 12:24pm CDT

Software is patentable – we do it here at TPL all the time. But many software inventions die a slow, and painful death in the patent office. Many others are killed off in litigation – all due to a Supreme Court case called Alice. Alice shapes which software claims thrive, and which don’t survive. In today’s EPG case, Craige explores how to identify whether claims will survive Alice. Craige also offers some Litigation Quality Patent practice pointers – including “red flag” phrases that are symptoms of potentially weak claims.  

Direct download: EPG_Case.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 12:19pm CDT

Businesses accused of patent infringement have some sophisticated strategies at their command. Conversely, patent owners must have litigation savvy counsel who knows how to think strategically (i.e., chess rather than checkers). In this PatentCast,™ Craige draws business and patent lessons involving an infringed capacitor patent.

Direct download: Presidio_v_ATC.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 5:30pm CDT

On this episode of LQP Ask the Patent Attorney Craige answers this FAQ "Can I even get a patent on my idea?" 

Direct download: ATPA_Can_i_even_get_a_Patent_on_my_Idea.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

In this episode of the Litigation Quality PatentCast Craige explains how Arctic Cat Successfully enforced and monetized its patent with a patent license to Honda and in litigation against BRP, the maker of an infringing “Sea-Doo” personal watercraft.

This case has 4 great business lessons involving how to

1) Overcome obviousness

2) Mark your products with your patent number

3) Get an on-going royalty and

4) Treble damages from the infringer!

Direct download: Arctic_Cat_vs._Bombardier_1.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

3 Keys to protect your important business deals

Proper due diligence and contracts can protect a business deal from dragging you, your company into a risky position though protracted patent litigation that scares your customers, shareholders, suppliers, employees, and licensees, not to mention the exorbitant legal expenses and potential money damages. In this PatentCast, Craige explains how a recent expansion of the “Single Actor Rule” exposes more businesses to patent infringement risk and 3 cost-effective steps you should consider to avoid patent litigation- even if you are just licensing a trademark or selling an unpatentable product.

Direct download: David_v._Travel_Sentry.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 12:55pm CDT

Many sophisticated patent clients have learned from other patent attorneys that long claims are bad and short claims are good. 

Craige explodes this fallacy with case studies about how a long claim can be ideal or a raw deal, depending on its structure. 

Craige exposes the secret ingredient that is essential for every claim, irrespective of its word count.

Direct download: LQP_ATPA__long_claims_bad.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

Software is patentable when you follow the rules. Craige analyzes how the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) invalidated issued software claims because the claim drafter simply framed the claims in a way that was too abstract. This illustrates an avoidable, but all too common, flaw that leads to the demise of many software claims.

Direct download: Hartman_New__Improved..mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

Man Bites Dog! Shocking news! It’s not every day the USPTO stands up for owners of patents. This episode of the IPR PTAB Cast describes the hurdles that the PTAB has erected to stop harassment of patent holders so they don't have to suffer unwarranted serial IPR attacks.

Direct download: IPRPTA1.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 3:00am CDT

Craige answers this FAQ and adds a bonus answer to a should ask question (SAQ) for an often-overlooked way to monetize your invention.

Direct download: 18-01-11_Ask_The_Patent_Attorney.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 12:40pm CDT

Patent owners gain another small victory!

The Patent office’s strongest weapon against patent claim is BRI or “Broadest reasonable interpretation”, but BRI is “unreasonable” when it is contrary to general claims construction principles. The Federal Circuit finds “body: does not mean whatever the examiner thinks it means under BRI especially when the specification uses that term in a very consistent way. Lesson: it pays to be consistent.

Direct download: IPR_PTABCast_In_re_Smith_International.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

A 44 Million Dollar award to a patent owner, Ultratec was wiped away by the Patent Office that invalidated eight patents in an Inter Partes Review (IPR). However, the federal circuit slapped away the IPR because the accused infringer’s expert told one story to the jury and a different story to the patent office. The Expert’s inconsistent testimony may lead to the patent owner getting back that 44 Million Dollars, and keeping eight patents intact!

Direct download: IPR_PTAB_Cast_Ultratec_v_Captioncall.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 11:55am CDT

Pendulum starts to swing to the Pro-patent direction 

In IPR (inter partes review), a Patent is being attacked is invalid. One move a patent owner can make is to narrow some claims so they are not found invalid. Until now, the PTO made this very difficult by requiring the patent owner to prove the narrower claims are patentable. Now, the Federal Circuit stepped in and shifts that heavy Burden off of the patent owner and on to the petitioner who is challenging the patent. Good News!

Direct download: IPR_PTAB_Cast_Aqua_Products_v_PTO_1.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 12:23pm CDT

In this IPR PTABCast episode, The Examiner Whisperer, Craige Thompson, breaks down three strong currents that combine to swiftly carry unsuspecting Patent Owners away from the golden "infringement" shore and out to drown in the sea of "invalidity." Craige reveals some rescue techniques, including proper drafting techniques for Litigation Quality Patents.

 

Direct download: PTAB_cast_Nidec_Motor_Corp._v._Zhongshan_Broad_Ocean_Motor_Co.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 12:53pm CDT

Well, you better set up your patent to stand up to litigation AND draft a bulletproof licensing agreement, otherwise your license could get your patent killed, and leave you with nothing. See how this happened to Dr. Jung and take steps so it won’t happen to you.

Direct download: Dr_Jang_v_Boston_scientific.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 2:00am CDT

In this episode Craige Thompson characterizes the three phases of the patent life cycle before, during, and after the patent office. Craige introduces his perspective as a veteran patent attorney on how business executives should think about each phase of the patent process.

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Direct download: 17-08-24_Ask_the_Patent_Attorney.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 12:39pm CDT

When approaching a prototyping company or manufacturer, technology executives recognize that they must "open the kimono" to share intimate details of their inventions. To help technology executives avoid common mistakes that will invite expensive and unwelcome litigation, Craige introduces how a start-up won $91 Million (but lost potential billions!!) in defending its heart valve replacement technology. Listen to this real life case study that involves mistakes made with regard to handling patents, trade secrets, and non-disclosure agreements in the relationship between inventor and manufacturer 

 

Direct download: 17-09-07_LQP_Ask_the_Pattent_Attorney.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 12:03pm CDT

Money in the middle of conventional extremes.

One repeatable trick companies can use to mine patentable inventions is to find the "third way" that takes the best (but leaves the rest) from both extremes. In this case, the invention mining formula claims software that automatically configures a memory system to optimize performance based on the type of processor. This has the performance benefit of a custom solution with the affordable cost of a "one size fits all" approach. 

Direct download: 17-08-31_Visual_Memory_v_NVidia.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 12:34pm CDT

Intellectual ventures patent misses a huge potential win because the claim had gone one throw away step too far, on a technology that could have covered SMS text messaging. Craige reveals the litigation and patent drafting mistakes made by both Intellectual Ventures and Motorola and what they could have done differently to change or improve their outcome. Did you know that just characterizing the prior art negatively could narrow your claim scope in a way you didn't even mention in the patent? It's true! Find out more in this episode.  

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Direct download: 17-09-21_IV_v_Motorola_Mobility.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 12:16pm CDT

Summary: In this episode of the LQP PatentCast™, Craige discusses CardiaQ v. Neovasc. This is great case for Inventors entrepreneurs and small business owners who are considering manufacturing with someone else. This case illustrates how inventors can get screwed over in the process of sharing their ideas. Highlighted are some mistakes you could make when trying to bring your ideas to market. Craige shares some strategies on how to recover when someone tries to rip-off your invention.

Direct download: 17-09-07_LQP_PatentCast_Cardiaq_v_Neovasc.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 5:07pm CDT

EPISODE 34 - The Examiner Whisperer - Kilopass v. Sidense

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, we take a look at baseless patent lawsuits. We specifically examine how much protection the Patent Fee Shifting Statute provides to innocent businesses who are dragged into lawsuits even though the owner knows the suit is baseless.

Joining the discussion is Michael Heinrich, a patent attorney practicing in the Minneapolis area.

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.

 


EPISODE 33 - The Examiner Whisperer - Motorola v. Microsoft

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, we find out if you can validate a claim without a claim chart. Inexplicably, this is what Motorola tried to do. We discuss how Thompson Patent Law obtained better prior art in 12 minutes of searching than Motorola had after losing an appeal to the Federal Circuit while represented by a big name firm! Also, Microsoft shows how to use different components of a product to satisfy the Domestic Industry Requirement at the International Trade Commission.

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.


EPISODE 32 - The Examiner Whisperer - LifeScan v. Shasta

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, find out how manufacturers can get the wrong patent protection for anything from Keurig coffee makers to glucose meters. For the second time this year, things get exhausted again! The Federal Circuit finds a patent on a machine that uses a highly profitable, but unpatented, consumable and disrupts the business model of the patent owner. Craige explains that if you plan to give away a patented machine to make money on selling the consumables, watch out for patent exhaustion.

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.


EPISODE 31 - The Examiner Whisperer - Ohio Willow Wood v. Alps

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, Craige helps you pull out some Litigation Quality Patent® practice gems from this case on the topics of the limitations of objective indicia of non-obviousness, and how to toss a grenade to a patent owner during an ex parte re-examination!

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.


EPISODE 30 - The Examiner Whisperer - Synthes v. Spinal Kinetics

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, claims are torn apart when the patent owner tries to stretch them too far to reach a competitor's product. Even when a patent discloses a groove in a plate, the patent owner can't always cover a product that has a hole in the plate, at least not in this medical device. Craige offers help by drawing lessons about written description - especially how a few minutes of quality thinking on the front end can make a patent either a boom or a bust.

Joining the conversation this week are Dr. John Leighton, associate attorney with Thompson Patent Law, and Richard Bragg, a patent attorney practicing in the Minneapolis area.

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.

 


EPISODE 29 - The Examiner Whisperer - Ibormeith v. Mercedes Daimler

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, the decision by the Federal Circuit puts an end to a patent case that survived re-examination and was brought by the Niro firm which is renowned for representing clients that some call - affectionately or otherwise - "patent trolls." Craige examines a "Mercedes" defense to means plus function claims directed to waking up sleepy drivers! The luxury car makers snuffed out a claim as indefinite because the inventors tried to make it all things to all sleepy drivers.

Joining the conversation is Michael Heinrich, a patent attorney practicing in the Minneapolis area.

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.

 


EPISODE 28 - The Examiner Whisperer - Keurig v. Sturm Foods

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, discussion bears on any consumer product with a consumable or disposable member to it. But why did a company bring suit for inducing infringement instead of asserting their patent rights directly? Maybe because their patents were dubious or too narrow to begin with. They lost...through an interesting combination of the principles of patent exhaustion and the type of claim they tried to justify.

Guest-hosting this episode for a traveling Craige is Dr. John Leighton, associate attorney with Thompson Patent Law. Joining him is special guest Mike Heinrich, an attorney and consultant in Engineering and Intellectual Property areas.

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.

 

 

 


EPISODE 27 - The Examiner Whisperer - Rambus v Rea

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, Craige talks about a case where the Patent Office, in an Inter Partes re-examination, rejected a technology patent by correctly construing most claim terms but improperly ignoring evidence of industry praise and licensing. The federal circuit reviewed the case and upheld the anticipation rejections, but reversed the obviousness rejections. This federal circuit decision continued the trend of emphasizing the importance of objective evidence of non-obviousness. 

Craige's special guests are, Richard Bragg, a Patent Attorney practicing in the Minneapolis area, Mike Heinrich, an attorney and consultant in engineering and intellectual property areas and Dr. John Leighton, an associate attorney at Thompson Patent Law. 

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.

 

Direct download: EPISODE_27_-_The_Examiner_Whisperer_-_Rambus_v_Rea_-_Oct_17_2013.mp3
Category:patent law -- posted at: 4:47pm CDT

EPISODE 26 - The Examiner Whisperer - Network Signatures v State Farm

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, a patent owner fails to pay a maintenance fee on time and then gets a call from a potential licensee. Can the patent be successfully revived? Today's case recently happened, resulting in a patent attorney getting slapped with a charge of  inequitable conduct, for filing a petition for revival due to unintentional delay. Craige offers help, explaining a system the patent owner can use to safely manage a portfolio. He also explains the best practice for patent attorneys to avoid the pain and litigation expenses resulting from charges of inequitable conduct.

Craige's special guests are, Richard Bragg, a Patent Attorney practicing in the Minneapolis area and Dr. John Leighton, an associate attorney at Thompson Patent Law. 

Listen to the Podcast:

EPISODE 26 - Network Signatures v State Farm - Oct 3 2013

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.

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Category:patent law -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

EPISODE 25 - The Examiner Whisperer - Skinmedica v Histogen

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, discussion concerns claim construction. Patent litigation is often won or lost in claim construction. The use of a single phrase or even a single word, can turn the tables for or against you. Today's case is a prime example because in a split decision, with the Chief Justice dissenting, the federal circuit reached for a narrow claim construction. Craige talks about how patent specifications can be made clear and unambiguous so to avoid expensive and unnecessary fights over claim construction, as seen in this battle.

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EPISODE 25 - The Examiner Whisperer - Skinmedica v Histogen - Sep 26 2013

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.


EPISODE 24 - The Examiner Whisperer - Pronova v Teva

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, do you want to know how to do your claim to a patent? Try sending samples of a product before the patent gets filed. Today, Craige examines the case where an invalidating public use, sent this fish oil patent into cardiac arrest.

Craige's special guest is, Tawfiq Ali, an experienced business litigation attorney with the Ali Law Practice in Chicago.

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EPISODE 24 - The Examiner Whisperer - Pronova v Teva - Sep 19 2013

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.

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Category:patent law -- posted at: 3:05pm CDT

EPISODE 23 - The Examiner Whisperer - Ex Parte Antor Media

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, Craige warns patent owners facing reexamination procedures to beware of picking the wrong patent counsel! As you're about to hear, choosing counsel lacking experience in overcoming obviousness rejections, in a post KSR world, is a recipe for disastrous consequences. Craige also offers Litigation Quality Patent tips and guidance on how patent owners can check out the capabilities of their reexamination counsel.

Craige's special guest is Richard Bragg, a Patent Attorney practicing in the Minneapolis area.

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EPISODE 23 - The Examiner Whisperer - Ex Parte Antor Media - Sep 12 2013

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.


EPISODE 22 - The Examiner Whisperer - Ex Parte Mewherter

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, inventors use the phrase "machine readable storage medium" in their software claim. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board explored the limits of that claim, clarifying what is and is not patentable subject matter. In this case, the inventor's claim was rejected. Craige also talks about how this decision touches on litigation quality patent practice pointers regarding intended use limitation in claims, and how to properly show possession of software claims to meet the written description requirements.

Craige's special guest is Tawfiq Ali, a business litigation attorney with the Ali Law Practice in Chicago.

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EPISODE 22 - The Examiner Whisperer - Ex Parte Mewherter - Aug 29 2013

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.


EPISODE 21- The Examiner Whisperer- Hamilton Beach v. Sunbeam

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, discussion concerns a federal circuit case dubbed the "crock-pot wars." A federal circuit court finds that an offer to sell a crock pot prototype to the inventor triggered the one year on sale bar clock. This is an easily overlooked mistake that catches many innovative companies off guard.

Craige's special guests are, Tawfiq Ali, an experienced business litigation attorney with offices in Chicago, and Dr. John Leighton,  associate attorney at Thompson Patent Law.

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EPISODE 21 - The Examiner Whisperer - Hamilton Beach v Sunbeam - Aug 22 2013

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.


EPISODE 20 - The Examiner Whisperer - Apple v ITC & Motorola Mobility

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, Craige elaborates on the federal circuit’s current “hot trend” of endorsing the doctrine of secondary considerations as being vital in determining obviousness. Other key issues discussed are how to properly incorporate by reference in a patent and provide proper priority claims to a provisional patent application.

Craige’s special guests are:

  • Dr. John Leighton- associate attorney at Thompson Patent Law,
  • Mike Heinrich- an attorney and consultant in engineering and intellectual property areas
  • Jason Rosenblum- an Intellectual Property attorney specializing in Trademarks, with offices in New York.

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EPISODE 20 – The Examiner Whisperer – Apple v ITC & Motorola Mobility – Aug 15 2013

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.


EPISODE 19 - The Examiner Whisperer - Plantronics v Aliph

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, a federal circuit court overturns a district court decision, with a reminder that it is improper to import limitations into the claims without clear claim scope. Also, a patent owner’s evidence of secondary factors such as commercial success and copying, must be considered before the claims can be held obvious. Craige offers a very valuable bonus. He shares a secret which reveals the section of the MPEP he recommends for getting ideas to overcome obviousness rejections.

Craige’s special guests are Mike Heinrich, an attorney and consultant in engineering and intellectual property areas and Dr. John Leighton, an associate attorney at Thompson Patent Law.

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EPISODE 19 – The Examiner Whisperer – Plantronics v Aliph – Aug 08 2013

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.


EPISODE 18 - The Examiner Whisperer - In re Bimeda Research

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, the lesson is to make absolutely sure that you create an adequate disclosure before filing your patent application. The applying company in this case described only a limited generic concept, which ended up costing them dearly.

Craige’s special guest is Richard Bragg, an attorney with Mogambo Solutions LLC, a Virginia based patent search firm.

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EPISODE 18 – The Examiner Whisperer – In re Bimeda Research – Aug 13 2013

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.


EPISODE 17 - The Examiner Whisperer - Commil USA v Cisco Systems

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, does your good faith belief that a patent is invalid determine whether you have infringed on it? A recent court panel opinion says, yes it does! Further, this opinion provides new strengths for defending a charge of inducement.

Craige’s special guest is Dr. John Leighton, associate attorney at Thompson Patent Law.

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EPISODE 17 – The Examiner Whisperer – Commil USA v Cisco Systems – Jul 11 2013

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.


EPISODE 16 - The Examiner Whisperer - Interdigital v ITC & LG Electronics

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, you better be careful what you do or do not include in your licensing agreement. Craige talks about how the wording of the grant, arbitration and survival clauses interact to control rights after the license expires.

Craige’s special guest is Dr. John Leighton, an associate attorney at Thompson Patent Law.

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EPISODE 16 – The Examiner Whisperer – Interdigital v ITC & LG Electronics – Jun 20 2013

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.


EPISODE 15 - The Examiner Whisperer - U of MN v AGA Medical

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, Craige offers a road map review of a non-litigation quality patent. A case study for drafting a patent configured to lose in litigation.

Craige’s special guests are Richard Bragg, an attorney with Mogambo Solutions LLC, a Virginia based patent search firm, and Mike Heinrich, an attorney and consultant in engineering and intellectual property areas.

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EPISODE 15 – The Examiner Whisperer – U of MN v AGA Medical – Jun 13 2013

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.


EPISODE 14 - The Examiner Whisperer - Uship v United States & IBM

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, discussion concerns the Miranda warning and how it applies to patent prosecution too! Anything you say, can and will be used against you. In this case,  even routine correspondence with the patent office.

Craige’s special guest is Dr. John Leighton, an associate attorney at Thompson Patent Law.

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EPISODE 14 – The Examiner Whisperer – Uship v United States & IBM – Jun 6 2013

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.


EPISODE 13 - The Examiner Whisperer - Douglas Dynamics v Buyers Products

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, discussion concerns claim construction. Once again, small variations in claim terms help a patent owner to win, again! Craige discusses how properly drafting preferred embodiments can broaden the scope of a claim.

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EPISODE 13 – The Examiner Whisperer – Douglas Dynamics v Buyers Products – May 30 2013

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.


EPISODE 12 - The Examiner Whisperer - Motiva LLC v ITC & Nintendo

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, discussion concerns patent trolls!  A patent troll, suing on a contingency fee, gets his client zapped out of the International Trade Commission by failing the domestic industry requirement. Nintendo WII owners rejoice! This troll was sent back under the bridge.

Craige’s special guests are Mike Heinrich, an attorney and consultant in engineering and intellectual property areas, Tawfiq Ali, a business litigation attorney with offices in Chicago, and Dr. John Leighton, an associate attorney at Thompson Patent Law.

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EPISODE 12 – The Examiner Whisperer – Motiva LLC v ITC & Nintendo – May 23 2013

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.


EPISODE 11 - The Examiner Whisperer - Sanofi-Aventis v Genentech

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, the discussion concerns patent license agreements. Craige outlines key portions of patent license agreements and how to best construct them in order to avoid going through re-litigation on issues of infringement.

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EPISODE 11 – The Examiner Whisperer – Sanofi-Aventis v Genentech – May 16 2013

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.


EPISODE 10 - The Examiner Whisperer - Versata v SAP

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, discussion concerns the federal circuit affirming a 345 million dollar damage award. The key issue is the importance of precisely wording software claim preambles.

Craige’s special guests are Dr. John Leighton, an associate attorney at Thompson Patent Law and Richard Bragg, a patent attorney practicing in the Minneapolis area.

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EPISODE 10 – The Examiner Whisperer – Versata v SAP – May 09 2013

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.

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Category:patent law -- posted at: 11:03am CDT

EPISODE 9 - The Examiner Whisperer - Power Integrations v Fairchild Part 2

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, the discussion concerns damage awards, here and gone. The ups and downs of a 33 million dollar jury award involving induced and direct infringement, remittitur and world wide sales questions.

Craige’s special guest is Jason Rosenblum, an Intellectual Property attorney specializing in Trademarks, with offices in New York.

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EPISODE 9 – The Examiner Whisperer – Power Integrations v Fairchild Part 2 – Apr 04 2013

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.


EPISODE 8 - The Examiner Whisperer - Power Integrations V Fairchild Part 1

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, the discussion concerns a litigation quality patent that survives litigation. Craige examines validity attacks, including how secondary considerations such as commercial success can convert an otherwise obvious patent claim into a highly valuable business asset.

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EPISODE 8 – The Examiner Whisperer – Power Integrations V Fairchild Part 1 – Mar 28 2013

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.


EPISODE 7 - The Examiner Whisperer - Synqor V Artesyn Technologies & Astec America

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, Craige tells the tale of Synqor, a power supply company, now in the process of suing the “big dogs” of that industry for patent infringement. This discussion provides a lesson in how elements and claim construction, like effective embodiment disclosures, careful attention to prior art and marking your products with patent numbers, can protect a claim and significantly increase patent value.

Craige’s special guest is Tawfiq Ali, an expert business attorney with offices in Chicago.

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EPISODE 7 – The Examiner Whisperer – Synqor V Artesyn Technologies & Astec America – Mar 21 2013

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.


EPISODE 6 - The Examiner Whisperer - In Re Jeffrey Hubbel

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, Craige offers guidance for corporate counsel in everything from employee agreements to potential fixes for patent conflict, and how to avoid them in the first place.

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EPISODE 6 – The Examiner Whisperer – In Re Jeffrey Hubbel – Mar 14 2013

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.


EPISODE 5 - The Examiner Whisperer - Gunn V Minton

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, the discussion concerns a U.S. Supreme Court decision, clarifying confused case law in the area of state attorney malpractice actions involving federal patent law issues.

Craige’s special guests are John Lively, a business litigator with offices in Fort Worth, Texas and Tawfiq Ali, an expert business attorney with offices in Chicago.

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EPISODE 5 – The Examiner Whisperer – Gunn V Minton – Mar 07 2013

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.

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Category:patent law -- posted at: 10:50am CDT

EPISODE 4 - The Examiner Whisperer - Guidetech V Brilliant

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, the discussion concerns a circuit court decision involving infringement issues, including the Doctrine of Equivalence and the role of vitiation in  the context of electronic circuit patent claims.

Craige’s special guests are Tawfiq Ali, an expert business attorney with offices in Chicago and Richard Bragg.

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EPISODE 4 – The Examiner Whisperer – Guidetech V Brilliant – Feb 28 2013

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.


EPISODE 3 - The Examiner Whisperer - Function Media V Google

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, the discussion concerns patent applications and how the aspects you choose to include and how the ways of phrasing can ultimately lead to riches or ruin.

Craige’s special guest is an expert business litigation attorney, Tawfiq Ali, with offices in Chicago.

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EPISODE 3 – The Examiner Whisperer – Function Media V Google – Feb 21 2013

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.


EPISODE 2 - The Examiner Whisperer - Nancy C Fry

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, the discussion centers around a 2010 patent trial and appeal board decision, what can be done in the patent offices, patent prosecution and things to watch out for that can help smooth your bumpy road to a successful patent claim.

Craige’s special guest is Thompson Patent Law’s very own Associate Attorney Dr. John Leighton.

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EPISODE 2 – The Examiner Whisperer – Nancy C Fry

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.

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Category:patent law -- posted at: 11:38am CDT

EPISODE 1 - The Examiner Whisperer - Interdigital Communications V ITC & Nokia

In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, the discussion concerns a federal court decision regarding whether or not a domestic industry, based solely on licensing activities, should have access to the International Trade Commission in order to fight patent infringements.

Craige’s special guest is an expert business litigation attorney, Tawfiq Ali, with offices in Chicago.

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EPISODE 1 – The Examiner Whisperer – Interdigital Communications v ITC & Nokia – Jan 17 2013

Litigation Quality Patents® Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.


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