Mid-Year Review

Mid-Year Review

Well friends… Summer is over! Which means it’s time to take a step back now that we have firmly closed the first half of the year (and are mid-way through Q3) and look at some indicators that tend to explain current and future market trends. When searching for...
Summer Updates

Summer Updates

Happy summer everyone! I hope you are reading this on the beach or from some other exotic place recharging your batteries before the busy fall season. Going forward, I’m making a few changes to the newsletter. For starters, the column will be a bit shorter and...
‘Help, I Need Somebody. Help’

‘Help, I Need Somebody. Help’

  Paul McCartney is not the only one gradually losing his voice… Sometimes, Courts also speak the loudest by what they do not say. Indeed, the US Supreme Court, in the Investpic v. SAP America case, had the opportunity – for the 44th time- to clarify...
Patent Reform 2.0

Patent Reform 2.0

The latest Gallup poll shows that only 20% of the US population approves of the work being done by our US Congress. For comparison, half of the population believes in aliens…  As the saying goes, a bipartisan Congress can accomplish great things, except, it never...
The Curse of the Lonely Patent

The Curse of the Lonely Patent

Day in, day out, we are contacted by inventors who developed some novel contraption or concept for which they received a patent. However, because they focused on one single invention, unsurprisingly, they generally end up with one single patent. It either doesn’t...
Are We Back to Square One?

Are We Back to Square One?

April 9, 2019 Maybe it was just too good to be true… After years of being on the receiving end of a patent system stacked against them, things were finally starting to improve for US inventors.  Under USPTO Director Iancu’s tireless crusade to restore faith in the US...