In the last blog post, the basic types of intellectual property (IP) were discussed. But there are other types of more specialized IP that don’t fall into the basic categories. Today, those types, which are “neither fish nor fowl” will be discussed.
POSTED BY Chris Huffines AT 4:23 P.M. Sep 18, 2018TAGS: Chris Huffines | Invention | Regulation and Legislation | Design Patent | Copyright
This post is the first in a series talking about the basics of intellectual property. Intellectual property, specifically, consists of those rights associated with knowledge and creation, not land and buildings (real property) or physical things (personal property/chattel). In this first post, the various types of intellectual property will be discussed.
POSTED BY Chris Huffines AT 8:18 P.M. Sep 4, 2018TAGS: Chris Huffines | Invention | Trade Secrets
In a previous post, the question of legal changes necessary for artificial intelligence (AI) to invent was discussed. But what about practical changes? How will AI change inventing in a world in which its inventions are granted patent protection?
POSTED BY Chris Huffines AT 2:56 P.M. Aug 21, 2018TAGS: Chris Huffines | Invention | Regulation and Legislation | Artificial Intelligence
It has been obvious for a while now that artificial intelligence is not only going to assist inventors with more robust research and analysis tools, but will soon be inventing on a large scale itself. However, currently patent law does not recognize non-humans as inventors. This will slow down innovation and is an ultimately futile task. Therefore, the law should be changed to allow AI to be recognized as an inventor.
POSTED BY Chris Huffines AT 11:44 P.M. Jul 31, 2018TAGS: Chris Huffines | Invention | Regulation and Legislation | Artificial Intelligence
The Apple Watch is, as usual for Apple, a trailblazing product that not only showcases a new product, but opens up a path to grow a new area of technology. It is also another example of true innovation struggling against internal and external forces, all of which try to hamper innovation, harming sales and damaging the development of exciting technology. As with other examples, the Watch is proof that process is just as important as the innovation when it comes to implementing great ideas.
POSTED BY Chris Huffines AT 1:33 P.M. Sep 22, 2015TAGS: Chris Huffines | Innovation | Invention | Process
Final implementation of the AIA has changed the race track substantially. Companies will have to adjust in order to win the new race to the patent office. ipCG’s cutting-edge ipAIASM services are designed to let our clients dramatically shorten the time between conceiving an invention and filing the patent application. A client company will run—not walk—to the patent office.
3D printing is one emerging technology field with the potential to create significant—perhaps even extreme—practical and legal consequences. Innovators and manufacturers need to be ready to use all the protections offered by the different forms of intellectual property to protect their assets and businesses.
POSTED BY Chris Huffines AT 5:05 P.M. Aug 15, 2012TAGS: Chris Huffines | Creativity | Disruption | Regulation and Legislation
SOPA, PIPA, RIAA, MPAA. In certain corners of the Internet, these are not just 4-letter acronyms, but 4-letter words. What is most striking about the conflict over digital piracy is the incredible level of hostility the copyright holders and their defenders, including the Recording Industry Association of America and Motion Picture Association of America, have generated. Patent holders and their defenders should take note: you are next.
ipCapital Group is pleased to announce the addition of Chris Huffines to our team. Chris works primarily with ipCG strategic partners on projects such as technical patent mapping and prior art analysis. He is especially active in the areas of telecom analysis and in reviewing the changes to the patent system stemming from the America Invents Act.