PCT names database as required minimum documentation for patent examiners

By Mark O’Donnell, Vice President Client Solutions,

PCT Rule 34 and the associated list of non-patent literature are designed to establish a uniform high standard of international search across the International Searching Authorities. The Authorities increasingly rely, both for performing the search and retrieving copies of citations, on electronic databases of prior art ...

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Edging patent trolls out through higher quality patents

By Kevin Kramer, Yahoo Vice President & Deputy General Counsel

The resources that Yahoo and others spend fighting patent trolls and their abusive litigation tactics could be better spent to research and develop new products, to invest in facilities and equipment, and to create jobs.

One way to curb abusive patent lawsuits is to improve patent quality. Yahoo is working to do this in several ways...

Read the full article at Yahoo! Global Public Policy.


SAS supports White House efforts to curtail patent trolls

SAS to make nearly 40 years of technical documentation available to US patent office

Cary, NC (Feb. 20, 2014)
Lawsuits filed by patent trolls cost innovators $500 billion in lost wealth from 1990 to 2010, according to a 2012 Boston University study. SAS, the analytics software provider, has testified before Congress on the dangers of patent trolls and will be present today when the White House announces new initiatives to protect American innovation.

Read the full SAS press release.


Experience the updated InnovationQ!

Product enhancements to’s InnovationQ software are now available. InnovationQ is the cornerstone of’s Enterprise Solution Platform.

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22-Feb-2014 Site Update

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