Category Archives: Patents

Fix Without Infringing
Can You Fix Without Infringing?

Depends how much needs fixing! You’ve purchased a product that is patented. It’s stopped working and needs to be fixed. Can you fix it without infringing the patent? That depends on how much fixing is needed.  The question is part of the doctrine of patent exhaustion which terminates all patent rights at the authorized sale […]

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Design Patents

Design Patents – Don’t forget about them, they can be very powerful! This week I discuss the difference between Design and Utility Patents and why they matter to you. Click here to watch the video. Have questions about trademarks, patents, copyrights, trade secrets, or other types of Intellectual Property? Let’s talk and assess your IP […]

Platinum Jubilee
Inside the $356 Million Business of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee

I recently had the pleasure of being quoted in the Fast Company article, “Inside the $365 Million Business of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee.“   The article discusses the impact of the lenient guidelines disseminated by the royal family regarding the designing of products around the Platinum Jubilee.   Have questions about patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, […]

The Perks and Pitfalls of Creating Prolific AI Inventors

In my latest article for VentureBeat I discuss the debate on whether AI machines should be able to patent their inventions and policy consideration. Can AI Be The Inventor Of A Patent? U.S. Judge says “no,” while others consider it a “maybe.” Artificial intelligence (AI) has had a profound impact on our society in recent years, […]

$2 Billion Patent Damage Award Against Intel
$2 Billion Patent Damage Award Against Intel

On March 2, a jury awarded VSLI more than $2 billion in damages against Intel for infringing two patents covering technology to reduce computer chip power consumption. Highlights The technology was never used by the patent owners. The patents were pulled off the shelf where they were collecting dust. A hedge fund, Fortress Investment, is […]

Bill, the IP Guy, featured on WWJ

My article, “For Women Inventors, a Tool for Getting Recognized: Ensure You are Listed as an Inventor on Patents” mentioned on The Feldman Report, locally on WWJ-AM for my insights on underrepresentation of women inventors – and encourages them to ensure that their involvement in inventions be recognized. Click here to listen. Need to protect your […]