Use Caution When Sending A Takedown Notice.

Use Caution When Sending A Takedown Notice.

There are many tools available to protect your patented idea, your copyrighted work and your brands (trademarks).  However, for as many people that may abuse these protections, there are nearly as many that will try to use the law in an abusive fashion themselves. For example, a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notice CANNOT … Continue reading

SpaceX May Help Overturn A Patent.

SpaceX May Help Overturn A Patent.

A recently approved patent granted to Blue Origin, LLC. for landing rockets on water-going barges may be overturned, thanks to an inter partes review initiated by Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX). Blue Origins was founded by Jeff Bezos of Amazon fame, and he is not new to the patent arena.  However, the rules have changed. U.S. … Continue reading

A Night At The Observatoies.

A Night At The Observatoies.

Last night the city of Pasadena held part of its AxS (“axis”) festival at the Carnegie Observatories.  AxS is a 2-week city-wide festival produced by the Pasadena Arts Council, exploring the nexus of artistic and scientific inquiry and promoting cross-fertilization between these disciplines. The theme of the 2014 Festival is “Curiosity” – the interplay between … Continue reading

Some Patent Examiners Could Go To Prison.

Some Patent Examiners Could Go To Prison.

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), A senior House Republican asked the Department of Justice to open a criminal investigation into reports that some federal patent examiners are getting pay and bonuses for time they didn’t work. In a statement Rep Wolf said that  the reports of time and attendance fraud could undermine the government’s expanding use of … Continue reading