Category Archives: Patents

The Perks and Pitfalls of Creating Prolific AI Inventors

The Perks and Pitfalls of Creating Prolific AI Inventors by Intellectual Property Attorney Bill Honaker, the IPGuy In my latest article for VentureBeat, “The Perks and Pitfalls of Creating Prolific AI Inventors“,     I discuss the debate on whether AI machines should be able to patent their inventions and policy consideration.     Have […]

$2 Billion Patent Damage Award Against Intel

$2 Billion Patent Damage Award Against Intel by Intellectual Property Attorney Bill Honaker, the IPGuy 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 […]

Business Advisors: Know the Three Intellectual Property Traps Ensnaring IP Holders

Business Advisors: Know the Three Intellectual Property Traps Ensnaring IP Holders Originally published for LegalNews.com.  COVID-19 has exacerbated an alarming trend of businesses inadvertently losing their Intellectual Property. I suspect it is due to the distraction of keeping a business running with all the restrictions, loss of clients, and the challenges of working virtually. With […]

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 […]

For Women Inventors, a Tool for Getting Recognized: Ensure You are Listed as an Inventor on Patents

For Women Inventors, a Tool for Getting Recognized: Ensure You are Listed as an Inventor on Patents by Intellectual Property Attorney Bill Honaker, the IPGuy Originally published for LegalNews.com  The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued its report, “Progress and Potential: 2020 Update on U.S. Women Inventor – Patentees.” The report opens with […]

Getting A Patent: Who Should be Named as An Inventor?

In my newest article for IP Watchdog, “Getting A Patent: Who Should be Named as An Inventor?” I discuss steps on who should be named an inventor for a patent, and while it may seem like a simple process, there are some tricky steps to consider when naming an inventor. Click here to read more.  Do […]

Machines are Taking over? Can a Machine Get a Patent? Update

Update on my article, “Machines are Taking over? Can a Machine Get a Patent?” The answer is, no, not in the United States. The USPTO has issued a final decision holding that only a natural person may get a patent. Machines cannot.  On July 29, 2009, Stephen L. Thaler filed patent applications naming DABUS as […]