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Patent Litigation Report

 LITIGATION SURVEY RESULTS

2,671 patent cases were filed in the 1st half of 2014.

By comparison, 2,998 patent cases were filed in the 1st half of 2013. 61 more words

Patent Litigation Report

Health Versus Trade All Over Again

By Tatiana Andia*

Three decades ago, at the 35th World Health Assembly (WHA), in 1982, a coalition of non-governmental organizations from 26 countries, Health Action International (HAI), circulated a… 730 more words

Economic And Social Rights

Intellectual Ventures Cuts 19 Percent of Staff in Second Layoffs This Year

Intellectual Ventures is cutting 19 percent of its staff in a second round of layoffs this year, raising fresh questions about the stability of a business that became the poster child for “ 384 more words

General

Homer Simpson Sued For Patent Infringement.

A 3D representation of Homer Simpson at this year’s Comic-Con convention in San Diego has produced a patent infringment lawsuit by Hologram USA .

Hologram USA filed a lawsuit claiming that a 3D representation of Homer Simpson shown at a Comic-Con 2014 convention panel with creator Matt Groening infringed its patented three-dimensional projection system. 225 more words

Work And No Play

Patent troll king Intellectual Ventures suffers large layoffs

Intellectual Ventures is not dead, but it may be dying. This will come as good news for the tech companies and start-ups that have been taxed directly or indirectly by IV, which has done more than any other company to popularize the ugly business of patent trolling. 314 more words

Patents

Adam Carolla Settles With Podcasting Patent Troll

You might recall that I wrote about a patent troll that goes by the name of Personal Audio who were going after prominent podcasters including  236 more words

Commentary

Intellectual Property Explained: Copyrights, Trademarks and Patents.

Whether you’re planning on being the next Zuckerburg or whether you are taking an existing idea and going out on your own, intellectual property and protecting your own business ideas should be a matter which you consider at the earliest stage. 815 more words