The Chisum Patent Academy will hold its fifth annual Seattle summer seminars on July 31-August 2, 2013and August 5-7, 2013. Both seminars will cover the same material. The interactive, roundtable-format, advanced patent law seminars are limited to ten (10) participants each, and all sessions are co-taught by patent treatise authors and educators Donald Chisum and Janice Mueller Discussion topics for Seattle will […]

Patent Baristas inked a deal with Bigstock stock image company. Bigstock offers over 13 million royalty-free photographs and illustrations from talented photographers and artists around the globe, available for almost any purpose. This is not the same as the Getty Images and iStockphoto fiasco where images were made available for free on Google Drive and […]

Practical Strategies, Tactics and Tips for the Optimization of IP Assets in a Dynamic Business Environment International Performance Management Institute (IPMI) is holding the IP Law & Management Institute on November 3rd -5th, 2013 at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, CA. Hailed as “One of the few programs geared to experienced […]

Upon consideration en banc, a majority of the court affirms the district court’s holding that the asserted method and computer-readable media claims are not directed to eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101. An equally divided court affirms the district court’s holding that the asserted system claims are not directed to eligible subject matter […]

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court laid out that patent exhaustion does not permit a farmer to reproduce patented seeds through planting and harvesting without the patent holder’s permission. And….Boom Goes the Dynamite! (Bowman v. Monsanto Co. et al., (Bowman v Monsanto 11-796) The decision will have an impact on a plethora of businesses […]

Today is “Talk Like Top Gun Day.”  It’s a day to celebrate the 80’s classic  film that highlights both the US Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program (SFTI program) and beach volleyball. From the Top Gun Day website: Top Gun Day is May 13th.   What is Top Gun Day?  Well it’s like talk like a pirate […]

Today’s post is by Guest Barista Jay Pattumudi, a Patent Attorney with Bruzga and Associates. Under the new U.S. patent reform act, America Invents Act (AIA), the scope of prior art for making novelty and obviousness determinations has been broadened in some aspects but, in some cases, has been narrowed. With regard to making such determinations, […]

Pharma IQ put out it’s list of the Top Pharma Bloggers for 2013. These lists tend to be subjective and always leave off many great sites. But, these can be a good way to discover a blog you haven’t been following.  The only downside is that when you follow great blog’s like those by Kurt Karst […]