Category Archives

Archive of posts published in the category: Patents

From “first to invent” to “first to file” (USPTO)

*Must read* My friend Evin pointed me to a new ruling that goes into effect March of 2013. I wasn’t aware of this *very important* change to the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that changes our patent and trademark system “from first…

Where granted (very broad with prior-art) “Location-based services” patent

If you read my blog, you know that the USPTO granting patents that affect (mobile) innovation when they should not, is a pet peeve of mine. Today I read about a new patent around location-based services. Good for Where. Not as good for…

Observations on US Patent Process and RunwayFinder vs. FlightPrep (Stenbock & Everson)

As a (mobile) SW developer and technologist, the state of the US Patent Office and its process has been and is a concern. In the past I’ve been vocal about this: As (mobile) technologists we must be aware of and recognize the potential…

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