I received a copy of First to File: Patents for Today’s Scientist and Engineer (Wiley 2014), by M. Henry Heines a while ago and have just had time to sit down and read through it.  Overall, I really liked the book and its coverage of topics. As the title suggests, this book covers patent law […]

After receiving my copy of “How to Write a Patent Application” (Jeffrey G. Sheldon, Second Edition), I changed my opinion about it. I’ve certainly used the first edition over the years. However, I thought of it as a book intended for beginning patent practitioners to use as a handbook for learning patent application drafting. Yes, […]

A genius transforms the world by expanding the frontiers of intellect. Intellectual property nurtures genius by protecting products of the mind and intellect for the benefit of society.  ~ Dr. Kalyan Kankanala Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala, the founder of SiNApSE Blog and a leading IP expert in India, has published a short e-book entitled, FUN […]

“I wanted to call this book A Dispeptic Introduction to Intellectual Property, but the publishers understandably said “Um, no.”  ~Dan Hunter Sometimes, a book comes along that is just so cute you have to pick it up and read it.  Such it is in “The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Intellectual Property,” a little guide […]

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”  ~British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli Surveys are everywhere and poll results are available for every imaginable topic.  In the U.S.,   there were concerns about the admissibility of surveys for hearsay reasons but legislative amendment (Rule 702 of the 1975 Federal Rules of Evidence) eliminated  […]

“The U.S. patent system has shown a remarkable ability for identifying flaws and implementing self-correcting, substantive policy changes within existing authority.”  ~Barfield and Calfee On September 16, 2011, President Obama signed the Patent Reform Act of 2011 into law (“America Invents Act”).  It is the first major reform of the patent system in decades.  The […]

James Madison submitted to the framers of the Constitution a provision “to secure to literary authors their copyrights for a limited time.”  ~August 18, 1787 The various forms of intellectual property (patents, copyrights, trademarks, etc.) all have roots in European laws developed over centuries.  The precursor of modern copyright law first appeared in Britain in […]

“The major issue in patent litigation in the People’s Republic of China is obtaining evidence to prove infringement.”  ~ Douglas Clark As China’s economy has risen to be one of the largest in the world, disputes involving intellectual property rights will become more frequent as well as increasingly critical for business survival. “Patent Litigation in […]