Thursday, February 02, 2006

Yet Another NTP Patent Defeat

This is all over the news today: NTP's fifth patent received a non-final rejection from the USPTO. This brings the total to 5 (out of 5) patents at the center of the BlackBerry case which have received this designation from the USPTO. Unfortunately, even though the Patent Office will likely invalidate all five patents, the court has indicated that it will issue an injunction against the device or force RIM into a settlement before the PTO has a chance to finish their repentance for issuing these ill-conceived patents in the first place.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ever filed your own patent ?

Non-final rejection of all or most of the claims is issued in 99 % of all patent cases today: PTO is trying to be oveprotective for obvious reasons...
Doesn't mean a shit.

But this particular case is also politically motivated, and it should not be.
Shame on USPTO and on US Congress.

9:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You sound like an individual who handles insurance claims.

Today’s USPTO is corrupt, undefended, and intellectually lacking in this ever digitally changing time. But, that aside the US courts are what have muddle the waters when dealing with intellectual property by letting software be patented.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Jackson Lenford said...

quote: "Non-final rejection of all or most of the claims is issued in 99 % of all patent cases today"

Care to reconcile that with the facts? In particular, with this one: the USPTO grants between 62% and 97% of all applications (most agree on an average of 75%)?

1:19 PM  
Anonymous OHara said...

quote: "Care to reconcile that with the facts?"

Non final rejections are non final; they are the first challenge to the inventor.

Challenge of some claims, acceptance of others, is also called a non-final rejection.

Thus 99% non-final rejections is consistent with 60% of US patent applications resulting in some issued claims.

7:41 PM  

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