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What is Patent Litigation?

September 17, 2018

In simple terms, patent litigation is the legal process that unfolds when someone who owns the patent for a particular invention enforces their right by suing another for manufacturing or selling the invention without permission. More often than not, this claim is countered by the accused party who will argue that that particular patent should be deemed invalid.

First-to-File

The first-to-file system is now universal and used in all countries, Read more about: What is Patent Litigation?  »

Differences in Patent Eligibility Around the World

September 6, 2018

Two things must always be true when you’re applying for a patent, wherever you are in the world — (1) Your invention must be novel and (2) it must be useful. However, different nations have different definitions of these two requirements based on their cultures, legal systems and business environments. This is especially true for innovations related to software, medical methods and business methods. 

To patent or not to patent

Though the three fields are quite different, Read more about: Differences in Patent Eligibility Around the World  »

Protecting Your App’s “GUI” at the 5 Most Frequently Filed Patent Offices

August 21, 2018

Software is everywhere: You’re probably looking at it right now. The onscreen controls you use to operate a software app — known collectively as the “graphic user interface” or GUI — are a critical part of its look and feel, and thus can be an important differentiator in the marketplace. Companies like Samsung, Microsoft and Apple invest considerable resources into the design and function of their GUIs in order to enhance their customers’ user experience/user interface (UX/UI). Read more about: Protecting Your App’s “GUI” at the 5 Most Frequently Filed Patent Offices  »

Hacks for Finding Foreign Languages in Your eDiscovery Data

August 8, 2018
A New Morningside Translations Article Featured on the Relativity Blog. Relativity is the most popular eDiscovery platform for lawyers and legal professionals. We recently published a blog on Relativity’s website highlighting three important tricks to quickly identify critical foreign language information. Check it out below. 

 

You are an eDiscovery professional at a big law firm. You sit down at your desk, log into Relativity, and start sifting through documents. Read more about: Hacks for Finding Foreign Languages in Your eDiscovery Data  »

Why Multiple Embodiments Are So Helpful in Patent Cases

July 25, 2018

Imagine this: Company A owns a patent for an energy efficient lawnmower. Company B starts manufacturing a lawnmower that looks eerily similar. When Company A finds out, it sends a cease & desist letter. Company B fights back, saying its product is not infringing. They go to court, where a deciding authority — a judge, examiner or board — delves into Company A’s patent claims to determine what legally constitutes infringing activity.

The language in the claims is at the very core of this decision: If it is strong and clear, Read more about: Why Multiple Embodiments Are So Helpful in Patent Cases  »