The Rate of Invention is Staggering

I just received my 150th issued US patent. That kind of landmark tends to trigger a look back. My first patent was number 6,756,879 and my 150th was patent number 9,166,974 — meaning 2.41 million patents issued between my first and my 150th. To get a sense of...

TPP Intellectual Property Chapter Leaked

Wikileaks has released the intellectual property chapter of the current draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. This agreement addresses how member nations deal with trademarks, copyrights, utility patents, plant patents, drug and medical patents and drug...

What about money?

There is a complex relationship between intellectual property protection and money. Many venture capital sources and angel investors will not invest without some kind of assurance or plan to reduce the risk that a big company will see what you are doing, swoop into...

Multi Time Machine, Inc. v. Amazon.com

In the recent case of Multi Time Machine, Inc. v. Amazon.com, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal reversed the District Court’s summary judgment in favor of online retailer Amazon.com (“Amazon”) in a trademark infringement action brought by Multi Time Machine, Inc....