D.I.Y. Patent Search Dangers

D.I.Y. Patent Search Dangers

Sure, the Internet has given inventors the power to file patents themselves without the help of a board certified attorney. But, boy, can things go wrong with this approach including easily choosing wrong keyword associations when doing your initial patent search. Let’s review some of the risks of this approach…

Unravelling History’s Telephone Patent Controversy:  Alexander Graham Bell Vs. Elisha Gray

Unravelling History’s Telephone Patent Controversy: Alexander Graham Bell Vs. Elisha Gray

Inventor titans of history have battled it out to get their invention patented first. Those that did are fondly remembered including Alexander Graham Bell and his famous invention, the telephone. However, not many remember Elisha Gray, an electrical engineer, who many consider the true inventor of the device, who narrowly ..Continue Reading

Through the Looking Glass: the Alice Patent Case

Through the Looking Glass: the Alice Patent Case

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2014 “Alice ruling” has had a powerful ripple effect throughout the software industry. Nearly two years later, concrete definitions for critical concepts like “abstract idea” and “significantly more” are not in place. Court rulings have overturned a number of patents. For software developers, inventors, and patent ..Continue Reading