On October 5, 2020, United States District Judge I. Leo Glasser (E.D.N.Y.) denied plaintiff Alexsam, Inc.’s (“Alexsam”) motion for reconsideration of the court’s June 17, 2020 summary judgment ruling. Alexsam sued defendant Mastercard International Inc. in May 2015, alleging that Mastercard failed to pay royalties owed under a 2005 patent license agreement. The company procedure
IP management is a “new-born” discipline. Traditionally, IP departments were under the oversight of General Counsel. Therefore, their role has been characterized from the risk management perspective. ‘Assist the business stick out of trouble and your occupation requirements were fulfilled’ says one legal practitioner that wants to remain anonymous. Patents were used to construct fences
During the few moments that it will take to load the images, here are the clues you need to play this game. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) mandates that a request is generally to be responded to within twenty days. Some of my requests had taken as long as 51 days. I had complained.
Nancy Slutter is a lawyer at the Patent Office. Her husband is Regis Slutter, who is a partner at Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis LLP, Intellectual Property Law. Isn’t that precious that he deals in “intellectual property law” and his wife just happens to work for the General Counsel at the Patent Office. I wonder if Burns Doane
This belongs in Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! I couldn’t afford to pay the second Maintenance Fee on a 1989 patent of mine at the time that it was due. When I could afford it, I sent the Patent Office a Petition along with a check for $3,105 as specified in their Schedule of Fees.
Every year, the Director of the Patent Office produces an Annual Goals document. A recurring goal is for Patent Office employees to be more responsive to inventors by returning their phone calls. Evidently this has been a problem for many, many years. Between July 11 and October 28, 2003, I made over 100 phone calls
In 2003, Forbes Magazine ran a series of articles about the Patent Office. The following was my Letter To The Editor. They did print part of my letter, but not the part about “Downwind”… To Forbes Magazine, I read your series of articles about the Patent Office with great interest. However, I think you presented
In April of 2004, one of the visitors to my website was “wdcsun24.usdoj.gov” – which is the United States Department of Justice. They visited the site three times, looked at 31 different files and downloaded 13,001,000 bytes of data! I decided to find out exactly who “wdcsun24.usdoj.gov” was at the Dept of Justice. So I
Of course, I confess that I actually did make a mistake using a prior document and trying to modify the date. So I filed an amended document with the court with the new date. I thought that was the end of the matter.But six days later, Warren filed six “Notice of pendency of other actions”