Alexander Stern of Netanya filed and prosecuted Israel Patent Application No. IL 196915 titled “Lotto Game”. He wasn’t professionally represented. The basis of the invention was that cards can be individual cards, part of a suite, or part of a… Read More ›
On Tuesday 2nd April the Israel Patent Office hosted a seminar about various aspects of patenting. The topics covered included: The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) The patentability of software and business method patents in the United States Big Data, the… Read More ›
Israel Patent Application number IL 215110 titled “Method and System for Producing a Document” relates to Rami Dotan and Tal Petel relates to a method of producing a “yearbook”. The claimed invention was originally rejected as relating to an administrative… Read More ›
Can evidence submitted in an adversarial civil legal proceeding be kept confidential from the opposing party?
Israel Patent Number 132540 “System and Method for Direct Monetary Transfer Using Magnetic Cards” to Yehuda and Yigal Tsabari issued and then lapsed due to failure to pay the renewals. Back on 24 July 2014 the Israel Patent Office agreed… Read More ›
On February 6, 2014 the Law for the Protection of Literature and Authors in Israel (Temporary Provision), 5773-2013 will come into effect. This Act is expected to revolutionize the Israeli book market by introducing new regulatory requirements with respect to… Read More ›
Two companies cannot both have trademarks including term קניה טובה – Good Buy
Israel Patent Office rules that Examiners need not blindly follow Section 17c to allow patent applications having claims conformed to those that issued abroad, but may cite prior art allegedly showing lack of novelty or inventiveness. Where a patent is directed at a business method, even if a physical system is claimed, it may be considered as a business method and rejected unless there is something novel and inventive about the system and components.
Although many of my clients are established companies, a large percentage are start-ups in various stages. Some require a first patent application to tempt venture capitalists. Sometimes they want their patent portfolio summarized for an audit before a second or… Read More ›
Business Method and Software Patents – not a book I’d recommend!