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
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
If you are lawyer, you already know that a U.S. Attorney can’t be trusted. But if you are an individual planning to bring litigation on your own, you need to be aware from the very start that U.S. Attorneys are the dregs of the judicial system. My guess is that they weren’t good enough to
Did you know that all of your private documents sent in with Form PTO/SB/65 were made public by the Patent Office for Identity Theft criminals to steal? All of your personal information that you had to send in is already available to the public at the Patent Office. To check to see if they have also put
Florida seems to have more than its share of unethical judges. Partisan behavior by judges during the 2000 elections made Florida a laughing stock of the entire world. And their inept decisions in the Terri Schiavo case will never be forgotten. Inventor David Brown of Sun City Center, FL, recently filed a lawsuit-8:05cv2166 against the Patent Office.