IPO’s Next Legislative Proposal: 35 U.S.C. 103

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Feb 112017
 

Following IPO’s recent proposal to effectively eliminate 35 U.S.C. 101, a Patently-O reader (“MM”) proposed the following amendment to 35 U.S.C. 103 for the organization’s consideration: 35 U.S.C. 103: A patent for a claimed invention may not be …
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Review: In ‘The Mother of Invention,’ Middle-Aged and Not at Peace With Mom

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Feb 102017
 

As detectives know all too well, witnesses can recall the same event very differently. Adding thorny family dynamics to the mix complicates matters further. David, for instance, remembers not-so-fond times with his mom, Dottie: “She gave me a beating …
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UK Giant Seeks Patent for Invention Mitigating Blockchain Attacks

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Feb 092017
 

The British Telecommunications Public Limited Company (BT) has applied for a U.S. patent for a computer method for mitigating attacks against a blockchain. The method generates a notification signal to flag a malicious event and allows for remedial action …
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This Company Rents Brains to PepsiCo and Others With Thorny Problems

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Feb 082017
 

Say your company needs an invention, process or widget but the research guys are out of ideas. Who ya gonna call? If you’re PepsiCo—or, for that matter, Meat and Livestock Australia—the answer is Xinova, a Seattle-based company that essentially rents …
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