Category Archives: Patents

Machines are Taking Over? Can a machine get a patent?

Machines are Taking Over? Can a machine get a patent? Is it a sign of the times? Are machines taking over? Do you hear the theme music from 2001 A Space Odysey?  Man has been fighting machines since at least at early as John Henry challenged the steam powered rock drilling machine. Dabus (short for […]

The US Patent System Knocked Out of Top Ten

The annual U.S. Chamber International IP Index is fresh off the presses. The United States ranked 12th, behind Singapore, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. The scores were close, Singapore the leader scored a 7.75, the others above the US a 7.5.  The US came in at 7.25. […]

Supreme Court Gives Patent Owners Big Win

On June 22, 2018, the United States Supreme Court held that a patent owner can collect lost foreign profits for use of an infringing product outside the United States. The case involved WesternGeco LLC suit against ION Geophysical Corporation for patent infringement. The patents relate to a system for surveying the ocean floor for oil […]