February 4, 2014
Fitch Even partners Joseph T. Nabor and Steven G. Parmelee have cowritten a chapter in Global Innovation Science Handbook, a multi-author book recently published by McGraw Hill in both hard copy and Kindle formats. This comprehensive resource presents a systematic process for developing and implementing innovation skills in any industry. Over 40 contributors from a variety of fields discuss creativity tools, idea management, methodologies, measurement, deployment, and how to sustain innovation breakthroughs.
“Intellectual Property for Innovation,” the book chapter written by Joe and Steve, discusses in detail four common intellectual property rights and how ownership of an innovation works in the context of these rights.
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On February 12, in Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. v. Dropbox, Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed that certain of Synchronoss's claims were invalid for indefiniteness, since the claims included a means-plus-function claim term that did not have adequate structural support in the specification. Read more
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On February 8, in cxLoyalty, Inc v. Maritz Holdings, Inc., the Federal Circuit invalidated a patent for failure to claim patentable subject matter, reversing findings of the PTAB relating to substitute claims in a CBM review. Read more