USPTO Issues 10 Millionth Patent

Inventor Joseph Marron and his employer and patent assignee Raytheon Company, received patent no. 10,000,000 for a “Coherent LADAR Using Intra-Pixel Quadrature Detection,” which improves laser detection and ranging (LADAR). It was not until 1911 that Francis H. Holton received U.S. patent no. 1,000,000 for an improvement in vehicle tires.  It would not be another…

Commerce Dept Releases Digital Valedictory

DOC Releases Digital Valedictory The Department of Commerce has released a report “Enabling Growth and Innovation in the Digital Economy,” which it describes as a chronicle of the Commerce Department’s efforts in support of the digital economy over the course of the Obama Administration in areas of a free and open internet, privacy and intellectual property. The report…

ILC Insights Into DC Delegation Trip

Last month, I participated in the State Bar of California’s Intellectual Property Section’s annual trip to Washington to meet with policymakers addressing IP issues.  The views below are solely my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of any delegation member. Capitol Hill Meetings The delegation began the week meeting at Senator Barbara Boxer’s…

Cyber Report: A Dozen Things You Need to Know (Patriot’s Day Edition)

April 20, 2015 A Dozen Things in Tech You Need to Know  Happy Patriot’s Day! Patriot’s Day commemorates that Battle of Lexington and Concord and the “shot heard ’round the world” that began the American Revolution.  It is a holiday in Maine and Massachachusetts and celebrated by, among other things, the running of the Boston…