Category Archives: Patent

Massachusetts Considers Digital Right to Repair

On September 26, 2017, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure heard testimony on proposed digital “right to repair” bills H.143 and S.96. The two proposed bills would require manufacturers of digital devices to provide diagnostic, repair, … Continue reading

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WANTED: Prior Art to Prevent Apple Monopoly on Solar Electronics

How cool would it be to charge your phone just by leaving it in a sunny spot by the window or for your e-reader to run on power from the sun? Based on this patent application by Apple, solar power … Continue reading

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HLS Clinical Office — Spotlight on Kit Walsh

The blog of Harvard Law School‘s Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs has shone a well-deserved spotlight on the Cyberlaw Clinic’s Clinical Instructional Fellow Kit Walsh! In Kit’s own words, “[t]he laws that govern information are the laws that … Continue reading

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Presub Guide Preview: Only You Can Prevent Overbroad Patents

The Cyberlaw Clinic has been working with the Electronic Frontier Foundation to make use of the “Third-Party Pre-Issuance Submission” process to file what we call “presubs.” This process was introduced in 2012 to allow the public to help patent examiners … Continue reading

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EFF and the Cyberlaw Clinic Take on Overbroad Mesh Networking Patents

The Electronic Frontier Foundation reported on Friday about the latest developments in the Cyberlaw Clinic’s ongoing collaboration with EFF, which addresses overbroad patent applications in key technology areas.  As previously mentioned, the Clinic and EFF have taken advantage of the “preissuance … Continue reading

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Patent Litigation: Teaching Technology to Judges and Juries

The Cyberlaw Clinic, along with the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology and Cooley LLP, will present a talk by Cooley partner Heidi Keefe on Tuesday April 2, 2013, from 12:00pm – 1:00 pm in WCC 2004 at Harvard Law School.  The talk … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing Prior Art for 3D Printing

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, the Cyberlaw Clinic at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society hand-delivered its first series of Third-Party Preissuance Submissions related to 3D printing technology with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Filing on behalf of … Continue reading

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Call for 3D Printing Prior Art

Thanks to our students’ hard work this semester and the advice we received from the 3D printing community, we have identified several patent applications whose broad claims threaten to stifle open innovation. We are now asking the community to take … Continue reading

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EFF and the Cyberlaw Clinic Team Up to Protect Open 3D Printing

We at the Cyberlaw Clinic are very excited to be partnering with EFF once again to take on overbroad patents. This time, we’re going after 3D printing patents, hoping to nip them in the bud by using a new procedure … Continue reading

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