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Archived Podcasts

The Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, hosted each week by Craige Thompson (a.k.a., “The Examiner Whisperer”) contains substantive discussion designed to keep you current with what’s going on in the world of patents, encompassing everything from patent prosecution and re-examination to patent licensing and litigation.


EPISODE 12 - The Examiner Whisperer - Motiva LLC v ITC & Nintendo  

Summary: In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, discussion concerns patent trolls! A patent troll, suing on a contingency fee, gets his client zapped out of the International Trade Commission by failing the domestic industry requirement. Nintendo Wii owners rejoice! This troll was sent back under the bridge.

Craige’s special guests are Mike Heinrich, an attorney and consultant in engineering and intellectual property areas, Tawfiq Ali, a business litigation attorney with offices in Chicago, and Dr. John Leighton, an associate attorney at Thompson Patent Law.


EPISODE 13 - The Examiner Whisperer - Douglas Dynamics v Buyers Products 

Summary: In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, discussion concerns claim construction. Once again, small variations in claim terms help a patent owner to win, again! Craige discusses how properly drafting preferred embodiments can broaden the scope of a claim.



EPISODE 14 - The Examiner Whisperer - Uship v United States & IBM

Summary: In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, discussion concerns the Miranda warning and how it applies to patent prosecution too! Anything you say, can and will be used against you. In this case, even routine correspondence with the patent office.

Craige’s special guest is Dr. John Leighton, an associate attorney at Thompson Patent Law.


EPISODE 15 - The Examiner Whisperer - U of MN v AGA Medical 

Summary: In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, Craige offers a road map review of a non-litigation quality patent. A case study for drafting a patent configured to lose in litigation.

Craige’s special guests are Richard Bragg, an attorney with Mogambo Solutions LLC, a Virginia based patent search firm, and Mike Heinrich, an attorney and consultant in engineering and intellectual property areas.



 EPISODE 16 - The Examiner Whisperer - Interdigital v ITC & LG Electronics 

Summary: In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, you better be careful what you do or do not include in your licensing agreement. Craige talks about how the wording of the grant, arbitration and survival clauses interact to control rights after the license expires.

Craige’s special guest is Dr. John Leighton, an associate attorney at Thompson Patent Law.



 EPISODE 17 - The Examiner Whisperer - Commil USA v Cisco Systems 

Summary: In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, does your good faith belief that a patent is invalid determine whether you have infringed on it? A recent court panel opinion says, yes it does! Further, this opinion provides new strengths for defending a charge of inducement. 

Craige’s special guest is Dr. John Leighton, associate attorney at Thompson Patent Law.


 EPISODE 18 - The Examiner Whisperer - In re Bimeda Research 

Summary: In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, the lesson is to make absolutely sure that you create an adequate disclosure before filing your patent application. The applying company in this case described only a limited generic concept, which ended up costing them dearly.

Craige’s special guest is Richard Bragg, an attorney with Mogambo Solutions LLC, a Virginia based patent search firm.


 
EPISODE 19 - The Examiner Whisperer - Plantronics v Aliph

Summary: In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, a federal circuit court overturns a district court decision, with a reminder that it is improper to import limitations into the claims without clear claim scope. Also, a patent owner’s evidence of secondary factors such as commercial success and copying, must be considered before the claims can be held obvious. Craige offers a very valuable bonus. He shares a secret which reveals the section of the MPEP he recommends for getting ideas to overcome obviousness rejections.

Craige’s special guests are Mike Heinrich, an attorney and consultant in engineering and intellectual property areas and Dr. John Leighton, an associate attorney at Thompson Patent Law.


EPISODE 20 - The Examiner Whisperer - Apple v ITC & Motorola Mobility

Summary: In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, Craige elaborates on the federal circuit’s current “hot trend” of endorsing the doctrine of secondary considerations as being vital in determining obviousness. Other key issues discussed are how to properly incorporate by reference in a patent and provide proper priority claims to a provisional patent application.

Craige’s special guests are:

Dr. John Leighton- associate attorney at Thompson Patent Law,

Mike Heinrich- an attorney and consultant in engineering and intellectual property areas,

Jason Rosenblum- an Intellectual Property attorney specializing in Trademarks, with offices in New York.


EPISODE 21- The Examiner Whisperer- Hamilton Beach v. Sunbeam

Summary: In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, discussion concerns a federal circuit case dubbed the "crock-pot wars." A federal circuit court finds that an offer to sell a crock pot prototype to the inventor triggered the one year on sale bar clock. This is an easily overlooked mistake that catches many innovative companies off guard.

Craige's special guests are, Tawfiq Ali, an experienced business litigation attorney with offices in Chicago, and Dr. John Leighton, associate attorney at Thompson Patent Law.


EPISODE 22 - The Examiner Whisperer - Ex Parte Mewherter

Summary: In this episode of the Litigation Quality Patents® Podcast, inventors use the phrase "machine readable storage medium" in their software claim. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board explored the limits of that claim, clarifying what is and is not patentable subject matter. In this case, the inventor's claim was rejected. Craige also talks about how this decision touches on litigation quality patent practice pointers regarding intended use limitation in claims, and how to properly show possession of software claims to meet the written description requirements.

Craige's special guest is Tawfiq Ali, a business litigation attorney with the Ali Law Practice in Chicago.


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