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USPTO Delivers on Senators’ Request for Patent Eligibility Jurisprudence Study

By Eileen McDermott

In March of this year, a bipartisan group of senators asked Drew Hirshfeld, who is Performing the functions and duties of the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), to “publish a request for information on the current state of patent eligibility jurisprudence in the United States, evaluate the responses,” and provide the senators with a detailed summary of the findings in order to assist them as they consider appropriate legislative action. The letter gave a deadline of March 5, 2022 to submit a report on the topic. Now, a Federal Register Notice (FRN) scheduled to be published July 9 is requesting answers and input from stakeholders to 13 questions/topics to assist in that effort, according to a publicly posted draft of the FRN. Keep Reading

Patexia Insight 111: Patent Litigation Up 11% in Q2

By Pedram Sameni

Patent litigation remained strong in the second quarter of 2021. District court litigation, in particular, increased 11% in Q2 compared to Q1. Inter-Partes Review also went up 17% in Q2. This week, we will look at the IP trends in the first half of 2021 as we review patent and trademark prosecutions as well as ITC, ANDA, IPR and District Court patent cases. Keep Reading

Richard Ehrlickman Chosen To Speak At IAM Patent Transactions Event

Join Rich Ehrlickman at IAM’s inaugural Patent Transactions, an online event that will deliver a global overview of IP dealmaking, with a separate deep-dive focus on the Asia-Pacific market.

On 28 and 29 April, leading IP dealmakers will share best practices around buying, selling and licensing patents in the ever-changing global landscape.

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TransactionsIP Co-Founders Recognized as Top Intellectual Property Value Creators – IAM World’s Pre-eminent IP Strategists for 2020

TransactionsIP Co-Founders Richard Ehrlickman and Tom Major Recognized as top IP Value Creators in IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading Intellectual Property Strategists for 2020

Richard Ehrlickman and Tom Major ranked as one of The World’s Leading Intellectual Property Strategists by Intellectual Asset Magazine (IAM). The IAM Strategy 300 is a unique guide that lists the individuals who have demonstrated world-class skills in the development and roll-out of strategies that maximize the value of patents, copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights.

“It is a privilege and honor once again to be recognized by IAM for our IP expertise and our contributions to the IP industry. As IP value creators and strategists, we create maximum value for our clients from their Patents and IP Assets” said Mr. Ehrlickman. “Rich and I have been working together for over 10 years in support of client IP transactions. Again, I would like to thank IAM for the recognition and the contribution that it brings to the IP industry” said Mr. Major.

Mr. Ehrlickman continued “Tom and I pride ourselves on ‘Getting the Deal Done’ and being ‘Closers’ as we finalize successful IP Transactions for our clients. Therefore, the company we founded is appropriately named TransactionsIP.” Mr. Ehrlickman has been named to the IAM Strategy 300 since its inception, and this is the fourth year for Mr. Major.

“Intellectual property helps to drive the 21st century economy, creating strong incentives to invest in the creation and roll-out of brands and all types of content, as well as the innovation process. This makes IP strategists more important than they have ever been before. Their ability to create significant value makes them indispensable, wherever in the world they operate,” says IAM editor Joff Wild.

The IAM Strategy 300 is available in printed format and online at

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About TransactionsIP, LLC
TransactionsIP ( is a leading intellectual property patent brokerage, patent valuation, licensing and consulting firm offering a full range of services to individuals, small companies, and large enterprises. TransactionsIP leverages client patents and technology to maximize their returns. Founded by Richard Ehrlickman, a former IBM VP of IP & Licensing, and Tom Major former VP at Honeywell, the Principals bring together over 50 years of industry, university, and start-up IP knowledge and experience, and have completed hundreds of transactions. For more info, contact us at [email protected] or by phone at +1 (561) 504-8762