Posts Tagged: Patents

US Patents Now First to File

As I was reminded by Wired.com, the “Leahy-Smith America Invents Act” took effect today. Gone are the days of being able to invent something and relying on lab journals or other documentation as prior art. ┬áIf someone files a patent application on your invention before you, they get the patent, even if they weren’t the… Read more »

Why Do Laws Exist?

I’ve been following patent cases for years and the Aaron Swartz trial situation/suicide since he was indicted┬áin 2011. People are constantly debating whether or not someone technically infringed a patent during patent cases or, in the situation of Aaron Swartz, if someone was in violation of a specific law. I think those questions miss the… Read more »