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Conquering the World of AI — China vs. the U.S.?

Worldwide demand for Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology is poised to increase dramatically. PricewaterhouseCoopers estimates AI will add $15.7 trillion (U.S.) to the global GDP by 2030. McKinsey agrees, further estimating that by 2030 at least 70% of the world’s companies will be using AI.

The two most robust economies in the world – the U.S. and […]


恭喜发财 2018 – Fourth consecutive record year for LOT Network!

2018 year in review

In 2018, LOT Network nearly doubled in size, adding 167 new members – about one new member every other day. We welcomed IP thought leaders like Microsoft, Tencent,, JD Finance, Square, Nationwide, Denso, Hikvision, Aristocrat, SpaceX, AIG, Pinterest, Symantec, Epic Games, Ocado, Yandex, Boeing, Arista, Priceline, Atlassian, Bullitt, and countless high-tech […]


Member profile: Ticketpass is an event ticketing platform to feel good about

How many tickets have you bought in your life? Five? Ten? Dozens? Hundreds? Everybody’s bought tickets. And no matter where they were purchased, what kind of event they were purchased for, or which ticket-purchasing platform was used, it’s more likely than not that most of those purchases were unpleasant experiences.

The ticket buying process has been […]


Microsoft and Denso join LOT Network…Women in LOT is expanding – join now!

Microsoft, Denso and 60 others join this summer – LOT nearing 300 members

While many were enjoying family vacations this summer, LOT had another record quarter of growth.   We added 60 members including some of the largest portfolios in the world with the addition of Microsoft, AIG, Denso, SpaceX, Take 2 Interactive, Arista, Equifax, Priceline/Bookings, and […]


SAS Expands Scope of IPR Petitioner Estoppel, but Leaves Some Uncertainty

The inter partes review (IPR) procedure includes an estoppel provision that prohibits an IPR petitioner from later raising before the Patent Office, a district court, or ITC any anticipation or obviousness defense based on instituted grounds that the petitioner “raised or reasonably could have raised” during the IPR. Accordingly, if a petitioner lost a patentability […]


TDCommons: A Free Platform for Defensive Publications

Defensive publications are often viewed as an afterthought, but a proactive and purposeful defensive publishing practice can be a meaningful part of a comprehensive patent strategy. Today, many companies are using the defensive publication of technical disclosures as a low-cost technique to create freedom of action for themselves and others. And now, a […]


The Linux Professional Institute Opens Up the World

Around twenty years ago, as a revolution in open source development transforming how companies approached their technology platforms and programs, IT managers realized that there was a lack of people with the identifiable and relevant skills necessary to grow their businesses’ open source use and deployment. It […]


Why IP Strategy Matters

By Johanna Dwyer, CEO and Founder, QipWorks, Inc

An effective intellectual property strategy is an integral component in the business models of successful technology companies, and is often their key source of competitive advantage. Yet a surprising number of companies have no IP strategy at all. Of those […]


What do Boeing, free patents, women’s initiatives and Google, Facebook and Uber sharing patent filing plans have in common?

It has been another busy quarter at LOT.  Usually our growth and activities have a particular theme that ties our news together.  But this time there is simply too much happening.  So to make best use of your time, here are some of the highlights.

1. The industrials are coming: Boeing, Archer Daniels Midland, Covestro are […]


LOT Member Profile: NextCloud

NextCloud protects your data while you stay in control

Data security is a relentless, stressful problem for every person and business.

When the average consumer or company considers online security, it’s usually taking care not to click a dubious link in an email, or praying that whatever cloud-based services […]