Tuesday, 09 September 2008 17:52

PATENTS - "PAGE DOWN" TO FIND THEIR TRUE MEANING

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Microsoft was recently awarded U.S. Patent  7,415,666 for a Method and System for navigating paginated content in page-based increments which has some up in arms at the notion that Microsoft could patent 'Page-Up' and 'Page-Down'  keystrokes. (link)  However, as you consider the outrage, remember that patents are much more than what is set forth in their titles and abstracts, and a true understanding of what is covered can only result from 'paging down' through the text of the patent to the claims.  They are the starting point for revealing the true scope of a patent, which in most cases is much more nuanced than what may originally be thought. 

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Peter Matos

As a Registered Patent Attorney with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a law degree from the University of Miami, Mr. Matos is a Partner with the Firm, is Board Certified as an Expert in Intellectual Property Law, and concentrates his practice in the areas of Patent Prosecution, Litigation, Licensing, and Infringement Opinions. He has been rated as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, also receiving a Judicial AV Preeminent Ranking, and presently serves as an adjunct professor in Intellectual Property Law at Florida International University, as well as the Vice Chair of the Miami Beach Convention Center Advisory Board. In addition to serving as an expert witness in the field of patent law, he has appeared on several national and local television programs discussing intellectual property, guest-lectured for business associations, law school and paralegal courses, and spoken at various professional conferences.  Mr. Matos is a published author in the field of Intellectual Property Law and is fluent in Spanish.