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TAEUS War Stories: EC vs. Microsoft

Some years ago, TAEUS Europe Ltd. won a €9 million European Commission (EC) competitive tender for assistance with their antitrust investigation of Microsoft. The EC was responding to complaints from Microsoft competitors that believed that Microsoft was blocking them from making products compatible with its Internet Explorer™ internet browser and Microsoft Windows™ operating system.  …

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Revolutionizing Patent Licensing

Since the very first patent was issued in the 14th century, intellectual property and intellectual property protection practices are still very relevant in today’s world, despite significant changes. New inventions and innovations are critical to societal progress, for without them, society would become stagnant and forward progression would cease. TAEUS is committed to adapting to…

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PatentBooks, Inc. Roundtable Press Release

For Immediate Release June 4, 2018 Colorado Springs, Colorado   PatentBooks Inc. (patentbooksinc.com) is pleased to announce an invitation-only Early Adopter Roundtable for the Geolocation & Autonomy PatentBook occurring on-line June 14, 2018 @ 0800 Mountain Daylight Time (MDT=GMT-7), 10 AM EDT.   The Early Adopter Roundtable invitation is extended to the world’s top companies that own US patents and/or…

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Time To Get Your Patents Into PatentBooks

It’s high time we fixed patent licensing in the United States of America, setting the example for the rest of the world. Patent rights are the most fundamental property rights in society. One must be able to own and profit from one’s own ideas. Obtaining a patent is both challenging and expensive. When one finally…

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Out of Focus

I have productive and enlightening conversations with other IP practitioners every day. The tone of many conversations is one of general dissatisfaction with the state of our industry. There is often a feeling of “how did we get here?” or “where is all the business?” I started asking a different question of nearly everyone I…

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Sovereign Immunity: Circumventing the PTAB

A few weeks ago, I was in meeting with a prospective client and he asked me what my opinion was on “sovereign immunity.”  This question caught me off guard because, until that point, I had not really heard this term used with respect to intellectual property.  After doing some quick research and reading a few…

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TAEUS War Stories: Fish Finder

Once upon a time… There was a patent litigation that was stuck due to inconclusive information on the accused product. TAEUS unstuck the litigation with hard data, and the plaintiff won their case. Here are the particulars: The patent, owned by Computrol, covered a sideways-looking sonar algorithm used in a fish-finder. This was useful to…

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Unexpected Opportunities

The value of patents, both real and perceived, varies widely from portfolio to portfolio and situation to situation. After 25 years in IP consulting, TAEUS has had the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of intellectual property matters across many industries. The needs of patent owners are diverse based upon the specific goal at…

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