M·CAM, Inc. releases Patently Obvious® on Chris Crawford, Intellectual Ventures, and Oasis Research
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - July 29, 2011 - M·CAM, Inc. released its Patently Obvious® report today on Chris Crawford, Intellectual Ventures, and Oasis Research
Uncited prior art may hinder the strength and defensibility of patents owned by a “back-end deal” entity derived from Intellectual Ventures, currently using these patents in a lawsuit. Following the recent “When Patents Attack” article, we explore the quality of bullets used in the story’s “mafia” reference to see if it’s a real threat or a protection scheme using rubber bullets issued by the USPTO… after all, what Chris Crawford “Invented” was rejected by the Patent Office in 1996 and the patent that was issued was coached into being by a friendly patent examiner!
M·CAM's Patently Obvious® is a weekly report providing visibility into potentially unconsidered alternatives, including art in the public domain, to patent holdings across a variety of technology areas.
M·CAM, Inc. is a global, full-service intellectual property and rights (IP&R) and intangible asset financial services firm. We provide the technical and financial systems that allow public and private markets to use IP&R and IA for regulated transactions in banking, securities, insurance, and public innovation investment and technology procurement. From our pioneering work in creating the world's first standards-based innovation collateralization financial products for banking and securities to our work in grassroots innovator enablement and patent quality assurance programs, M·CAM provides the mechanism to balance the interests of public and commercial sectors to support and build thriving economies.
The M·CAM Patently Obvious® report on the Intellectual Ventures' patents can be found HERE.