“Borrowing” A Stairway To Heaven?

Heirs of the estate of Randy Craig Wolfe, aka Randy California, lead guitarist, singer and songwriter for the band Spirit, have filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleging that key portions of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To...

IS YOUR IPHONE WATCHING YOU?

Based upon a recently published U.S. patent application assigned to Apple, Inc. it appears that Apple is or has developed technology to do exactly that, under the guise of identifying unauthorized users.   Specifically, U.S. Patent Application Publication No....

FEDERAL CIRCUIT RULING REINS IN OBVIOUSNESS

As patent practioners well know, and Applicants are often, albeit begrudgingly, forced to accept, Patent Examiner’s exhibit considerable latitude when it comes to rejecting patent claims as obvious under 35 U.S.C. §103.  A recent opinion of...