It seems to be a unfortunately fact about the patent system that rarely do you see a patent for trans-dimensional travel, or a Star Trek-style transporter, or maybe free unlimited energy for everyone.
Apple’s Christmas gifts this year (on top of loads of iPad and iPhone sales) included a few new patents.
Guest Post With the advent of the next phase of AIA affecting the definition of prior art, patent filing rules and patent quality determinations, the key for entrepreneurs and small businesses is preparation.
Ahh, the world is a wonderful place. And truth is indeed sometimes stranger than fiction.
As we all know, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is totally about innovation. Just ask patent trolls like Patent Group LLC or Select Retrieval … or the company they sued, Build.com. Or American entrepreneurs who are redirecting $30 billion a year from research and development to patent defense.