At Elman Technology Law, we are passionate about enabling our clients to pursue their business ideas, from concept to reality.  See below for pointers to our articles about patents.

Commerce Secretary Locke’s Statement on Kappos’ Confirmation as PTO Director

By |2009-08-09T13:42:48-04:00August 7th, 2009|Intellectual Property, Patent|

Press Release: U.S. Department of Commerce Friday, August 7, 2009 Locke Statement on Confirmation of David Kappos as Patent and Trade[mark] Director WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate today confirmed David Kappos as the new Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke issued [...]

Use AIPLA’s Web Tool to Urge the Senate to Confirm David Kappos NOW as Director of the US PTO

By |2019-05-28T12:16:19-04:00August 5th, 2009|Associations, Intellectual Property, Patent|

This is an American Intellectual Property Law Ass'n (AIPLA) Action Alert: Help Confirm David Kappos as Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office "As an IP professional, you know that we need consistent and stable leadership at the USPTO.  The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to consider the nomination tomorrow and the entire U.S. [...]

Thomas Jefferson, patents, moose, cyberspace mashup

By |2009-07-20T23:19:59-04:00July 13th, 2009|Cyberlaw, Patent|

From a posting on Dale B. Halling's blog State of Innovation at Thomas Jefferson on Patents “The fact is that one new idea leads to another, that to a third, and so on through a course of time until someone, with whom no one of these ideas was original, combines all together, and produces [...]

Patents stifle innovation ???

By |2019-03-11T12:29:00-04:00July 10th, 2009|Patent Legislation|

After reading Mike Masnick’s story in TechDirt complaining about the bad effect on the economy of Toyota patents on hybrids, I posted some Comments responding to it on their site. Here is what I’ve said so far: 57. In a dynamic economic system, patents are a good thing by TechLaw_Elman (profile) - Jul 9th, 2009 [...]

Chaotic Environment for U.S. Patents

By |2018-09-04T12:43:41-04:00September 5th, 2007|Patent|

Originally posted at IBLS Charter Partner: Gerry Elman, Elman Technology Law, P.C., Wednesday, September 05, 2007 The recent US Supreme Court case, KSR International v. Teleflex, answered the following question: "If a new product combines, albeit in a novel way, two or more pre-existing products, is it worth a patent?" To answer this [...]

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