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U.S. Bancorp CBM Results in Cancellation of Retirement Capital Access Management Co.’s Patent Claims

In 2011, U.S. Patent 6,625,582, entitled Method And System For Converting A Designated Portion of Future Social Security And Other Retirement Payments To Current Benefits, was assigned to Retirement Capital Access Management Company LLC.  Benefit Funding Systems LLC asserted the ’582 patent against U.S. Bancorp in June of 2012.  Benefit Funding Systems LLC v. U.S. Bancorp, Case …

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Patent Practitioners: Inventions and the Ecosystem of Ideas

There are some striking parallels between inventions and living organisms, and between technology in a consumer marketplace and an ecosystem.  Insights gained through the comparisons may be beneficial to inventors, companies, consumers and the patent community.  What are the connections?  To review, living organisms exist in an ecosystem, and flourish or perish according to the …

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