Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Finding the Inventor (and Assignees)
We thought it might be a good time to revisit the issue of fixing the current address data that is already on patents. Making patent applicants provide high quality address data would also be helpful in finding the inventors and assignees especially if you think you might need a license. So we posted an updated version of our Patent Archipelago article complete with a few examples of last week's address boo-boos from USPTO including the unannounced relocation of DuPont from Wilmington, DE to Wilmington, DC (Who knew.) The Link-O-Matic will also take you to not one but two lists of valid Country codes used for patents.
On another note, the most diplomatic new on the White House patent troll initiatives came from Barrons who reported it the new as follows:
The White House took executive actions to pursue licensing-fee lawsuite. Obama plans to seek legislation to sanction filers of suits that the courts deem "abusive."
Some of the other notable sound bites can be found here.
Posted by Way Better Patents at 7:38 AM