TAEUS War Stories: EC vs. Microsoft

By Art Nutter | Jan 15, 2019 | Comments Off on 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

By Anastasia Martin-Wegryn | Jul 31, 2018 | Comments Off on 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

By Anastasia Martin-Wegryn | Jun 6, 2018 | Comments Off on 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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TAEUS War Stories: The “Art” of Searching for Prior Art

By Anastasia Martin-Wegryn | Jan 30, 2018 | Comments Off on TAEUS War Stories: The “Art” of Searching for Prior Art

Prior art searching is often times a dull, uninteresting affair that is done on a computer searching electronic records.  Electronic database searching has its place but it often times does not yield the information needed to invalidate a patent.  Here is a true story about a prior art search TAEUS did to invalidate a Japanese…

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Time To Get Your Patents Into PatentBooks

By Anastasia Martin-Wegryn | Nov 17, 2017 | Comments Off on 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

By Anastasia Martin-Wegryn | Nov 14, 2017 | Comments Off on 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

By Anastasia Martin-Wegryn | Nov 2, 2017 | Comments Off on 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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Creative Ways to Extract Value from Software Intellectual Property

By Anastasia Martin-Wegryn | Oct 5, 2017 | Comments Off on Creative Ways to Extract Value from Software Intellectual Property

If you have been involved in the Intellectual Property industry for even as little as six months, I am sure you have heard of the Alice v. CLS Bank case and the US Supreme Court’s landmark decision regarding it.  This decision effectively neutered many companies’ software patents and, along with Inter Parte reviews, killed software…

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TAEUS War Stories: Fish Finder

By Anastasia Martin-Wegryn | Aug 25, 2017 | Comments Off on 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

By Anastasia Martin-Wegryn | Aug 9, 2017 | Comments Off on 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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