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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.

 

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