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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

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