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Watch Gene Dolgoff’s video on The Importance of Patents

By |2019-06-02T16:33:42-05:00October 8th, 2018|Featured, Intellectual Property, Patent, Patent Enforcement, Patent Legislation|

We are delighted to share with you this video by our client Gene Dolgoff. Gerry Elman helped him file his first patent application in 1968, which Gene mentions here. And we are honored to be helping protect the intellectual property for his latest inventions as well. Click the > PLAY button in the image to [...]

Inventors’ Amicus Briefs Challenge Constitutionality of Patent IPR Process

By |2019-06-15T20:45:00-05:00September 19th, 2017|Inventing, Patent, Patent Enforcement, Patent Legislation|

Since the America Invents Act took effect, the Inter Partes Review process at the USPTO has led to the overwhelming majority of challenged patents being invalidated by the USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Less than 20% of instituted claims survive a trial. Various inventors' groups and independent inventors have joined the chorus of those [...]

Inventors’ Amicus Briefs Challenge Constitutionality of Patent IPR Process

By |2019-06-02T17:04:25-05:00September 19th, 2017|Inventing, Patent, Patent Enforcement, Patent Legislation|

Since the America Invents Act took effect, the Inter Partes Review process at the USPTO has led to the overwhelming majority of challenged patents being invalidated by the USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  Less than 20% of instituted claims survive a trial. Various inventors' groups and independent inventors have joined the chorus of those [...]

Educating the Community and Ourselves

By |2019-05-28T13:33:13-05:00July 18th, 2017|Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Events, Intellectual Property, Internet Business, Internet of Things (IoT), Patent, Patent Enforcement, Patent Legislation, Privacy, Trade Secret|

Elman Technology Law attorneys continue to speak and write about various topics.  Recently, two of our attorneys (Gerry Elman and Josh Waterston) have been speaking about cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, and more.  Josh Waterston authored an article in the Delaware County Bar Association's quarterly publication (Delco Re:View) on a law prohibiting the banning of [...]

State of Vermont Declares War on “Patent Trolls”

By |2019-06-02T16:52:04-05:00May 25th, 2013|Patent, Patent Enforcement, Patent Legislation|

Update Submitted on 2015/10/01 at 3:25 PM On September 28, 2015, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied an appeal by MPHJ of a (second) federal district court order denying removal of Vermont's State Court case to federal court.  Click here for the CAFC opinion. ------------------------------------------------------------------- Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) spearheaded the Leahy-Smith America Invents [...]

US PTO to Hold Hearings on Effects of Patents on Genetic Testing

By |2012-02-16T08:06:31-05:00February 16th, 2012|Biotechnology, Intellectual Property, Patent, Patent Legislation|

Two hearings have been scheduled by the US PTO on the effect of patents for Genetic Testing, to support the study that the PTO is mandated by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act ("AIA") to generate for Congress. The first of the hearings is today.  It will be broadcast via the Web. The second of the [...]

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012

By |2018-04-27T12:29:50-05:00December 28th, 2011|Cyberlaw, Internet Business, Patent, Patent Legislation, Privacy|

 Congress Passes “Patent Reform”—The America Invents Act As the editor of  Elman’s Patent Reform News and chair of the Patent Legislation Committee of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA) for much of the past decade, I had a ringside seat this year as Congress gave a painful birth to the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act [...]

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011

By |2019-05-04T13:14:26-05:00January 1st, 2011|Events, Intellectual Property, Patent Legislation|

World Technology Network During the past year, Elman Technology Law, P.C. (“ETL”) sponsored two programs of the World Technology Network.  Earlier this month, we participated in a World Technology Summit, an annual event that I first attended in London in 2001 as a founding member of the WTN.  Each Summit is a two-day conference with [...]

Department of Justice, FTC, and US Patent and Trademark Office to Hold Workshop on Promoting Innovation

By |2019-05-28T12:27:53-05:00May 10th, 2010|Antitrust, Events, Patent, Patent Legislation|

Workshop on May 26 to Explore the Intersection of Patent Policy and Competition Policy and its Implications for Promoting Innovation WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced today that they will hold a joint public workshop on the [...]