Patent News for Saturday 3rd December 2016

2 new stories

Dec 3 2016

1. Mastercard Gets Serious With Four Blockchain Patents

Just a few weeks after revealing its developer-focused blockchain APIs, the firm is moving on patent territory. According to patent applications, Steven ...

2. No trade laws violated in Select Comfort patent case, judge rules

Select Comfort has failed to convince the International Trade Commission that a key competitor violated trade laws concerning two patents on the ...

Patent News for Friday 2nd December 2016

47 new stories

Dec 2 2016

1. East Africa: How GlaxoSmithKline is Working to Boost Healthcare in East Africa

When it comes to patents and IP, we have granted licences to generic companies in Kenya to develop critical medicine such as Aurobindo for ...

2. The Marathon Patent Group Inc. (MARA) Raised to “Hold” at The Zacks Investment Research

Marathon Patent Group Inc. (NASDAQ:MARA) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to ...

3. Florida joint venture accuses Minnesota competitor of patent infringement

Cherokee Gray Eagle IP LLC and Rebounderz Franchise and Development Inc. filed a lawsuit Nov. 23 in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of ...

4. ITC Judge Finds No Infringement on 2 Select Comfort Patents

Select Comfort, which sells its airbeds under the Sleep Number brand, had accused American National of infringing on a patent for valve enclosure ...

5. Will Patent Wars Bog Down the Blockchain Movement?

As we've reported, if you ask some people, they'll tell you that the concept of the Blockchain is as dramatic as the creation of the Internet.

6. Acquisition of Pebble Will Include a Narrow Patent Portfolio for Fitbit

Another patent, US 9,411,178, relates to using Unicode to embed hidden content, such as messages from a remote source, for display on a watch.

7. MyDx settles claims related sublicense of Cal Tech patents

In an 8-K filed today, MyDx (OTCQB:MYDX) discloses that it amended its May 2015 Exclusive Patent Sublicense Agreement with Next Dimension ...

8. Insider Trader Watch: Pendrell Corp (NASDAQ:PCO)

The company's digital media program is supported by patents and patent applications to protect against unauthorized duplication and use of digital ...

9. HMD Closes Nokia Brand and Patents Deal with Microsoft, Smartphones Due in 2017

HMD Global and FIH Mobile on Thursday announced that they had completed their buyout of Nokia assets from Microsoft which opens a way for return ...

10. Diebold vs. Hyosung: Sorting out the first-round decision in the ATM-makers' patent battle

The Hyosung release references each of six patents owned by Diebold that Hyosung products have been alleged to infringe and outlines the judge's ...

11. ITC judge recommends barring import of Hyosung ATMs, components in patent dispute

The patents relate to technology that makes it possible for an ATM to read magnetic ink data on a check submitted for deposit, and to structures that ...

12. Nike files 64 patent applications, including 24 for new technology

Nike Inc. on Thursday filed a burst of patent applications, including two dozen for new technology, the latest sign of the industry's ongoing digital shift ...

13. US Dwarfs S. Korea in Terms of Number of Patents on Artificial Intelligence

It has been found that patents on artificial intelligence of the US are about 47 times as many as those of Korea. Korea is the fourth largest holder of ...

14. British Airways Patents 'Digital Pill' to Monitor In-Flight Happiness

This week, British Airways filed a patent on an ingestible sensor that will transmit how you're feeling to the cabin crew. And not how you're feeling in a ...

15. Coinbase Seeks Patent for Bitcoin Private Key Security System

Bitcoin and ether exchange startup Coinbase is seeking a patent for a security system for bitcoin private keys. According to an application published ...

16. In Diebold Nixdorf's patent case against Nautilus Hyosung, everyone's a winner

North Canton-based Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE: DBD) is claiming victory in the preliminary round of a patent infringement case against Korea's Nautilus ...

17. 2016 Most Effective Lawyers: IP

When B/E Aerospace Inc. faced a lawsuit claiming its new invention infringed on three aircraft toilet patents, general counsel Ryan Patch and his ...

18. Apple Watch patent reveals plans for a ROUND face

A new patent from the Cupertino company illustrates the wearable with a traditional circular display. The document describes using an array of pixel in ...

19. US top court to hear printer cartridge dispute on patent rights

At issue is whether foreign sales restrict a patent owner's ability to sue for infringement if a buyer sells those products back in the United States, ...

20. Drugmakers Hit With Infringement Suit Over Linzess Generics

Allergan USA, Forest Laboratories and Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc. have filed a patent infringement suit against a group of pharmaceutical ...

21. Intellectual Property Market: Need to Protect Patents to Lure Manufacturers

Among these, copyrights and patents are considered as key assets for companies as they are integral for gain a competitive edge. The research report ...

22. Genius Electronic Optical settles patent lawsuit with Largan Precision

Lens module maker Genius Electronic Optical on December 1 announced that it has settled a lawsuit concerning patent infringement with ...

23. Here's Why PDL BioPharma Inc. Imploded and Fell 32% in November

The bigger issue for PDL BioPharma is the loss of its Queen patents tied to drugs from Genentech. These patents have historically made up the bulk of ...

24. Nike Wants to Show You Just How Out of Shape You Are

Nike's Push Nike won a patent yesterday letting users view their last workout to push them to work harder. Turning users into avatars, Nike would allow ...

25. Latest issue of IAM reveals exclusive new data on the state of play in the US brokered patent market

Everyone operating in the US patent market knows just how tough it is and brokers probably realise it more than most. After all, they are the ones on ...

26. British Airways has patented a 'digital pill' to make flying easier - but is it really necessary?

I don't know them personally, but I do know that they are listed as the inventors on one of the most unusual airline patents I have ever read.

27. Federal Circuit Vacates PTAB Decision Applying Incorrect Definition for CBM Patents

Google petitioned for Covered Business Method (“CBM”) review of claims 25-29 of U.S. Patent No. 7,203,752 (the '752 patent). The patent describes a ...

28. Increasing Number of Women Patent Holders Can Spur US Innovation, Grow the Economy

On Thursday, December 1, I attended the Innovation Alliance's panel on Closing the Patent Gender Gap: How Increasing the Number of Women ...

29. The Difficulty in Implementing an Idea Does Not Mean the Idea is Not Abstract

The patent specifications disclose a first menu that has categories and items, and software that can generate a second menu from that first menu by ...

30. The UK intends to proceed with European Unitary Patent Court System

The UK government has just announced it is still proceeding with preparations to ratify the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement. This is slightly ...

31. PPH – Shortcut To Patent

In this article we just try to summarize the frequently asked questions of PPH we have recently encountered in our practice. Patent Prosecution ...

32. Federal Circuit Rules That Patents Directed To Collecting And Filtering Network Data Are Eligible ...

In a recent case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit revisited the vexing problem of assessing patent eligibility for computer-related ...

33. Outsourced Manufacturing: Taking A Proactive Approach With Your Intellectual Property

In light of recent developments in patent and trade secret law, companies should take several precautions to protect their intellectual property rights.

34. The UK Decides To Ratify The UPC Agreement:The UPC And Unitary Patent To Proceed In 2017

Some had even questioned whether the UPC and unitary patent would survive at all. The reason is that, in order for the UPC to commence, and for ...

35. The Federal Circuit Confirms That It Will Review PTAB's CBM...

The Federal Circuit has again addressed which types of patents are eligible for Covered Business Method (“CBM”) review before the Patent Trial ...

36. Supreme Court to Hear Printer Cartridge Patent Case

The case, Impression Products v. Lexmark International, No. 15-1189, will decide how much control patent holders have over how their products are ...

37. US District Judge Rejects Samsung's Attempt to Invalidate Huawei Patents in Lawsuit over Licensing

Last Monday Huawei Technologies won an early skirmish in its smartphone patent war with Samsung Electronics. U.S. District Judge William Orrick of ...

38. Your next Apple Watch could be round, according to leaked patent

An Apple patent has been unearthed that suggests the company is working on a round version of its Apple Watch. Or, at least, that it has mulled it over ...

39. Securus Successfully Defends United States Patent Before Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Despite GTL's contentions that this patent should be totally invalidated, the court sided with Securus on many significant elements of the Biometric ...

40. USPTO Confirms Patentability of Over 350 Amino Acid/Nitrate claims in 10 of ThermoLife

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermoLife International, LLC announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office ...

41. InventHelp® Client Patents “Volumizer” – Invention Could Provide Enhanced Fuel Economy for ...

InventHelp® Client Patents “Volumizer” – Invention Could Provide Enhanced Fuel Economy for Combustion Engines ...

42. Merck: Gilead should pay for infringing hep C drug patents

Merck has asked a federal appeals court to restore a jury's $200 million jury verdict against Gilead Sciences for infringing two patents on hepatitis C ...

43. Google Patents Kites to Power and Steer Floating Data Centers

The tech giant was issued a patent this year that describes an airborne rigid kite containing an on-board power plant that connects to a ship through ...

44. Digital Ally (DGLY) Refutes TASER's Attack on '292 Patent; Says Nothing New Here

Digital Ally, Inc. (Nasdaq: DGLY) announced that TASER's most recent attack on its pioneering '292 patent at the United States Patent and Trademark ...

45. The argument is over! Original patent from 1891 shows the correct way to place toilet paper roll.

46. Did the Navy steal the design for one of its new Littoral Combat Ships?

In 1992 and 1993, Giles (who owns the company Fastship) was awarded patents on a monohull design that combines semi-planed ship hulls (hulls ...

47. GSK's Andrew Witty: 'companies aren't doing as much as people would like'

It would also put any patents it owned over putative drugs that may have some effect on neglected tropical diseases into a “pool”, which would allow ...

Patent News for Thursday 1st December 2016

49 new stories

Dec 1 2016

1. EFF's Stupid Patent of the Month: Streaming cloud-based content

Every month the Electronic Frontier Foundation issues its "Stupid Patent of the Month." While there may not be enough months left before the ...

2. S. Korea must think of ways to put AI to use: report

According to the report from the Korea Economic Research Institute (KERI), South Korea held 197 AI-related patents as of end-2014, the world's fourth ...

3. Hyosung America Comes Out On Top Against Diebold Nixdorf in a Preliminary Ruling from the ITC

Prior to trial, the administrative law judge granted a request by Diebold to drop its infringement allegations against Hyosung with respect to two patents ...

4. Are Blockchain Patents a Bad Idea?

That force comes in the form of patents as big banks and others file applications that seek 20-year monopolies over various aspects of blockchain.

5. Administrative Law Judge Recommends Exclusion Order Barring Nautilus Hyosung From ...

The patents found to infringe relate to technology allowing the ATM to read the magnetic ink data on a check submitted for deposit, and on structures ...

6. UK plan to ratify single patent is a pragmatic approach

The UK is to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement. That flies in the face of prime minister Theresa May's pledge to be free of the EU Court of ...

7. ITC Confirms Bosch Infringes SawStop Patents: Judge Recommends Reaxx Importation Ban

On November 10th, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) confirmed Administrative Law Judge Thomas B. Pender's previous patent ...

8. Closing the gender patenting gap could unlock innovation

Women, and especially women of color, patent inventions at much lower rates than men, which means that innovations to improve technology, treat ...

9. USPTO Issues Patent for PCR Amplification Suppressor To Great Basin Scientific Inc (NASDAQ ...

Great Basin Scientific Inc (NASDAQ:GBSN) reported that the USPTO issued U.S. Patent for the firm's amplification suppressor. The unique technology ...

10. KIPRIS to expand online database of patent info for startups

The Korea Intellectual Property Office said today that it's adding data on existing patents and trademarks from eight more countries to its searchable ...

11. The best way to judge if a company is innovative (and it has nothing to do with patents)

I wrote them a letter to the editor in which I pointed out how a focus on patents undercounts small companies (as well as those focused on sales, ...

12. Canada-EU trade deal: Costs for new drugs may rise, but not for years

Roughly one-quarter of the clauses in the bill that brings Canada into compliance is about pharmaceutical patent term restoration: extending patent ...

13. Someday you might get that round Apple Watch you crave

A pair of patent applications filed today suggest this is something Apple is considering. Titled “Electronic device having display with curved edges,” the ...

14. The next Apple Watch? Latest patents describe a limb-detecting circular device

But if recent filings from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are any indication, the forthcoming version will be even more capable. One patent ...

15. World AIDS Day: Beyond condoms, India must protect generic drug industry

India has always been at loggerheads over foreign governments over patent issues and is quite assertive about its rights, as Firstpost writer Shreerupa ...

16. Välinge Files Patent Infringement Suit

Viken, Sweden, December 1, 2016—Välinge has filed an action for patent infringement in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware against ...

17. Deal between TiVo and Netflix provides welcome licensing boost and confirms value of IV tie-up

Earlier this year, IV and TiVo agreed a partnership, through which the latter agreed to seek licensing deals for not only its own patents but also assets ...

18. Korean university gets in on assertion act with EDTx suit targeting Samsung, GlobalFoundries and ...

There has been plenty of discussion of late about US universities becoming increasingly aggressive in enforcing their patent rights against alleged ...

19. Will Supreme Court Flip Apple's $120M Patent Verdict vs. Samsung? (AAPL, SSNLF)

One of the patent had to do with the swipe of the finger that unlocks the phone, the other relates to quick links, which turns addresses and phone ...

20. Nike Seeks 'Energy Harvesting,' Augmented-Reality Patents

Among the latest crop of sometimes peculiar and futuristic patent applications from Nike (NKE), all in the name of getting you pumped for a workout: an ...

21. Helping Patenters In A Sea Of PAEs: Interview With LOT Network's Ken Seddon

Patent assertion entity (PAE) activity has skyrocketed in the past decade and much discussion has occurred around what to do in response to patent ...

22. The Supreme Court's Section 101 Jurisprudence: Dangers for the Innovation Economy

interstate_sign_101 Recent debates around patent policy have missed an important issue: Section 101 of the Patent Act. Since 2012, a series of U.S. ...

23. To Mark and How to Mark? Virtual Marking in Australia and New Zealand

Most countries around the world have provisions relating to the marking of products that are protected by a patent with the relevant patent number.

24. Finjan Holdings Continues to Seek Relief from Unauthorized Users of its Patented Technology

8,677,494 ("the '494 Patent")] is valid and infringed [by Blue Coat]," Finjan did not overcome the additional heightened requirements for injunctions set ...

25. USPTO Review Validates 6 Worlds Inc. Patent Claims for Multi-Player Online Gaming Technology

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Dec 1, 2016) - The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) has validated six patent claims by Worlds Inc. ( OTCQB ...

26. Canada And CETA: Changes To Patent Term Restoration, PM(NOC) Decisions Appeals And Dual ...

This bulletin highlights the amendments relating to patent law that deal with patent term restoration for pharmaceuticals, appeals under the Patented ...

27. Spotlight on Upcoming Oral Arguments - November 2016

In this appeal, the Federal Circuit will answer the question of whether an unconditional covenant not to sue for infringement of a patent-in-suit deprived ...

28. No Abstract Idea Where Invention Cannot Be "Practiced In The Abstract"

Courts have decided many recent Alice challenges based on whether the invention at hand is "physical" or not. Others determine patent-eligibility ...

29. Chinese IP Industry: If You Can't Beat Them, Be Like Them!

Back in 2010, the Chinese Government made a projection that by 2015 more than 1 million invention patents would be filed annually in China.

30. UK Signals Intent To Remain In The New Unified Patent Court System

Ratification of the UPC Agreement by the UK (and Germany) will bring into effect the establishment of a new court, the Unified Patent Court (UPC), ...

31. A Plethora of Apple Watch Patents Surface Today Covering Auto-Limb Detection, a New Circular ...

It was certainly an Apple Watch day at the US Patent & Trademark Office. Our report covers six patents related to Apple Watch. The two key patents ...

32. Experts welcome India's denial of patent to prostrate cancer drug, Xtandi

The Indian Patent Office's denial of patent for life-saving prostrate cancer drug, Xtandi (enzalutamide) has been welcomed by patent experts in the ...

33. SomaGenics receives patents for RNA detection & RNA-based therapeutics technologies

SomaGenics, an RNA-focused biotechnology company, announced expansion of its intellectual property portfolio with issue of two new patents for its ...

34. Apple files a patent application for a circular wearable, round Apple Watch incoming?

Digging the squarish looks of the Apple Watch? Good, enjoy that while you can, as a recent patent application filed in by Apple with the USPTO hints ...

35. Microbattery Patent Landscape

Today, the number of enforceable patents has reached a critical level worldwide, several companies stand out by their strong IP position, and the first ...

36. Phosphors & Quantum Dots for LED Application Patent Landscape

The LED industry keeps bracing for the expiration of many fundamental patents. This could help relative newcomers such as Chinese LED packaging ...

37. Securus Successfully Defends United States Patent Before Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Despite GTL's contentions that this patent should be totally invalidated, the court sided with Securus on many significant elements of the Video Patent.

38. TSV Stacked Memory Patent Landscape

The last 2 years have seen some changes on the TSV memory market with first products appearance (3DS DDR4, HBM, HMC) but also first hot patent ...

39. BRIEF-Taser challenging validity of Digital Ally's US patents

NEW YORK, Dec 1 (IFR) - Wells Fargo on Thursday launched a US$7bn five-part bond to be issued via two different entities of the bank and expected ...

40. Want an Innovative Culture? Be Kind to Your Creative Thinkers

Bottom Line: Companies with employee-friendly policies produce more patents, which shareholders highly value and result in long-term financial ...

41. TASER Int'l (TASR) Challenges to Digital Ally's (DGLY) Patents

Under U.S. law, a patent is not valid if it claims technology publicly described by another before the patent's filing date. Digital's patents therefore ...

42. New patent points to a round Apple Watch

What's Apple got up its sleeves for the next round of Apple Watches ? Quite possibly one with a round face, according to patents recently filed by the ...

43. Samsung Gear VR 2 News and Updates: News Patents are Put to Test

And for that, they have already filled in a number of new patents which have revealed a number of new features which are expected to be incorporated ...

44. Apple Inc. (AAPL) Considering Circular Displays for Apple Watch; Latest Patent Reveals

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) could be looking to incorporate circular displays in the upcoming Apple Watch models; the speculations come at the back ...

45. Patent Feud Is Underappreciated Risk at Biogen

The U.S. biotech giant faced oral arguments this week in a patent interference hearing regarding its best-selling multiple sclerosis drug, Tecfidera.

46. Brexit Briefing: Britain's EU patent opt-in

The UK has surprised and delighted the business and legal worlds by announcing that it will ratify the single European patent agreement, which will ...

47. China Files A Million Patents In A Year, As Government Plans To Increase Patentability Of Software

Techdirt has been following for some years China's embrace of patents, loudly applauded by Western companies who believe this will give them more ...

48. The next Apple Watch? Latest patents describe a limb-detecting circular device

One patent describes “limb detection,” or a future Apple Watch's ability to detect the appendage it is wrapped around — think a soccer-tracking app ...

49. MasterCard (MA) Files for Blockchain Patents, Introduces AI

According to the patent application that was published recently by The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Steven Charles Davis and Ashish ...

Patent News for Wednesday 30th November 2016

33 new stories

Nov 30 2016

1. Samsung Loses Appeal to Overturn Ruling in Apple's Favor, Must Pay $120 Million

Patent clashes between the two companies are legendary and seem to never end. There are lawsuits that last decades before a final ruling is given ...

2. European Unitary Patent Court One Step Closer with UK Signaling Assent

One of my students recently led a class discussion on the future European Unitary Patent and Unitary Patent Court. The idea is to have a ...

3. Microsoft v. Enfish: Turns Out the Claims Are Obvious

In addition to its litigation defenses, Microsoft marshaled a collateral attack on the patents with five petitions with the US Patent Office for inter partes ...

4. Is a Software Patent Worth the Time and Effort?

After going through the process of getting a software patent with a well-known California law firm for my initial startup — and finally choosing to drop it ...

5. MLA to fight patents

Meat & Livestock Australia Managing Director Richard Norton updated the MLAs actions about two patents they are fighting at the company's Annual ...

6. Intellectual property agreement gives Netflix access to TiVo's patent portfolios

Further, a new intellectual property agreement gives Netflix the opportunity to license TiVo's patent portfolios, as well as patents for over-the-top (OTT) ...

7. We are looking to popularise electric cars with country-wide campaigns, test drives: Mahesh Babu

We have not used any of Tesla's patents because we had our own patents in electric technology. We have been in the electric business before Tesla ...

8. MasterCard files four blockchain-related patents

According to recently published patent applications on the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), MasterCard has applied for four patents related ...

9. Smart patent analytics for leaders

According to the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), approximately 2.7 million patent applications were filed globally in 2014. Patent ...

10. Federal Court of Appeal grants minister of health the right to be wrong

Teva did not serve a notice of allegation on Pfizer to address the patents listed on the Patent Register against AROMASIN. Nevertheless, the minister ...

11. Dyson toothbrush: Patent hints at bite into dental hygiene market with water jet toothbrush

The British tech company has filed patents for a new electric toothbrush with built-in water jets capable of blasting away food debris from between your ...

12. Going Digital and The Rise of Internet of Things

We are only just now starting to come out of the software patent wilderness with the Federal Circuit recognizing that at least some software is patent ...

13. Did Reddit's CEO Pierce Section 230 Protections?

Reddit Internet attorneys spend our days fighting the good fight – at least that's what I think I do. In a time where judges confuse metadata and ...

14. Software Patents Will Survive: How Section 101 Law Is Settling Down

I think the reality is that software patents in some form are here to stay for the foreseeable future; it is also true that things that used to be considered ...

15. What is the Unitary Patent

A unitary patent - properly called “a European patent with unitary effect” – is a new type of patent which is being introduced in Europe for EU member ...

16. Intellectual Property Linkage: Connecting IP Offices with Regulators

There is also a patent linkage system in the United States. When filing a New Drug Application with the U.S. FDA, an applicant must list any patents ...

17. U.S. Patent Office Rejects Challenge to Energous Patent

9,124,125, which is one of several Energous patents relating to systems and methods for wireless power transmission. Today, the PTAB declined to ...

18. Rating Sentiment of The Day: How Many Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ:MARA)'s Analysts ...

Out of 5 analysts covering Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ:MARA), 4 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 1 “Hold”. This means 80% are positive.

19. Invalidity Defenses Raised But Not Instituted During IPR Are Not Barred By Statutory Or Judicial ...

Depomed filed its complaint against Purdue on January 29, 2013, alleging that OxyContin® infringes several of its patents. Purdue served its Invalidity ...

20. Patent Invalidity Offense: When Is District Court Action The Better Option Over IPR, PGR Or CBM?

While Alice sets forth the most recent standard for patent-eligible subject matter, the complaint also asserts that the patents are invalid because they ...

21. Britain To Ratify The UPC Agreement?

In a move that has surprised many, the UK government has announced that it is pressing ahead with its preparations to ratify the Unified Patent Court ...

22. Samsung's second appeal on Apple's slide-to-unlock patent case denied, $120 million verdict upheld

Back in May 2014, an epic patent infringement legal battle between Apple and Samsung resulted in $119.6 million verdict for Samsung to pay on ...

23. Federal Circuit invalidates Ameranth online-menu patents

A federal appeals court on Tuesday further narrowed the patents that Ameranth Inc can assert in litigation against dozens of companies that use online ...

24. Chinese innovation is on the rise, but is it a case of quantity over quality?

China is producing a record number of patents in a deliberate push toward innovation, but experts warn it may be focusing on quantity over quality.

25. Big Pharma and Biotech rankings on core metrics

Based on the pipeline, patent loss, and in-line product analysis, the most undervalued firms with strong rankings and underappreciated growth include ...

26. Now only the Supreme Court can overturn Samsung's $120 million Apple patent dispute

A years-long patent dispute between Samsung and Apple might finally be coming to a close. This week, a federal appeals court denied Samsung's ...

27. Apple and Domino's successful in patent ruling at Federal Circuit

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has handed down a mixed patent ruling, in what is a successful outcome for Apple and Domino's Pizza ...

28. There is economic sense in buying electric cars: Mahesh Babu, Mahindra Electric

Mahesh Babu, CEO of Mahindra Electric spoke to Collin Furtado on the future of electric vehicles, learnings from Formula E, Tesla patents, marketing ...

29. Assaulting Property Rights to One's Inventions

Mark Twain wrote, “[A] country without a patent office and good patent laws was just a crab and couldn't travel any way but sideways or backwards.”.

30. Honda's Latest Patent Makes Car Washes Easier

Usually when someone files a patent, it's an exciting day. Think of when the Wright Brothers finalized their patents that made the airplane fly, or more ...

31. The Future for the UK's Patent Framework

Westminster Forum Projects has announced a conference that will provide a timely opportunity to consider the future for the UK's patent framework.

32. Marathon Patent Group Inc. (MARA) Raised to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research

Marathon Patent Group Inc. (NASDAQ:MARA) was upgraded by Zacks ... The Company acquires patents from a wide-range of patent holders from ...

33. The patented history and future of… Google Glass

And as we've learned from the rest of our Patent series, to tell the future we often need to delve into the past. Here's a rundown of the most important ...

Patent News for Tuesday 29th November 2016

48 new stories

Nov 29 2016

1. Uganda: Meet First Ugandan to Hold Patent for Dosing Device

His drug dosing device for liquid medicines was early this year patented in the UK. The patent for Syringe Operated System (SYROPS) was granted by ...

2. Second Samsung appeal bid on $119.6 million iPhone slide-to-unlock patent verdict denied

The U.S. Court of Appeals has denied Samsung's bid for a second re-hearing of the storied 2014 patent trial with apple, covering auto-correct, quick ...

3. Lifestyle Delivery Systems Inc. announces Patent Filing for Advanced CannaStrips Formulations

The patent includes specific and unique claims for any and all bioactives derived from Cannabis species. This embodiment teaches a composition that ...

4. TiVo and Netflix sign IP deal

TiVo has signed an intellectual property and product agreement with Netflix following a five-year patent infringement lawsuit. The new agreement will ...

5. Lightwire LLC alleges Chicago company's radio infringes patents

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it suffered damages to its business from having its patented designs infringed. The plaintiff holds ...

6. US court dismisses Symantec lawsuit against Veeam

A U.S. district court ends the patent lawsuit that Symantec, now Veritas, brought against Veeam four years ago. The court dismissed the lawsuit with ...

7. 5 ways Trump can protect inventors' hard work

Over the past four years, more than $400 million in patent and trademark application fees paid to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) have ...

8. TiVo to Add Netflix Button to Remotes Under Broad Licensing Pact

Netflix will be getting its own dedicated button on TiVo's remote controls, as part of product and patent-licensing agreements set by the two companies.

9. U.S. Navy being sued in Littoral Combat Ship patent case

This July 28, 2008 file photo provided by Lockheed-Martin via the U.S. Navy shows USS Freedom, the first ship in the Navy's new Littoral Combat Ship ...

10. Samsung Will Not Get To Appeal Latest iPhone Patent Ruling

Samsung has been denied the chance to appeal Apple's most recent win over patent infringement. Samsung and Apple's history in court can be ...

11. Report: China Has The Most Patents & Publications In Developing World

Report: China Has The Most Patents & Publications In Developing World. The report reveals that China, India, Brazil and Mexico produce the most ...

12. Nemaska Lithium Receives United States and Canadian Patents for its Lithium Hydroxide and ...

Nemaska Lithium first announced the notice of allowance for this US patent on June 1, 2016. Nemaska Lithium is also pleased to announce that it has ...

13. Schumer's Comments Don't Equal AIA's Legislative History

Y.) didn't have a monopoly on defining “covered business method” patents on activities related to financial services or products, the court said Nov.

14. Onxeo Strengthens AsiDNA TM Patent Protection in Europe

“With the addition of this patent, AsiDNATM's patent family will include 8 complementary patents worldwide, increasing the drugs patent protection ...

15. Credit Card Giant MasterCard Files 4 New Blockchain Patents

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has published four applications filed by MasterCard related to its work with blockchain and distributed ...

16. Austin Patent Attorney, Craige Thompson, Reveals the Secret to Achieving Maximum Patent ROI ...

Austin patent attorney, Craige Thompson, was recently the featured guest on Savvy Business Radio with host Christina Nitschmann, where he ...

17. TiVo to add red Netflix button on pay-TV remotes

Netflix also acquired licenses to various patent portfolios. This includes technologies from holding company Intellectual Ventures, which signed an ...

18. What Happens When Your Biotech Stock Faces Generic Competition Lawsuits?

The good news is that most lawsuits are the result of structural inefficiencies within the patent system -- hardly something to panic over. The bad news ...

19. Samsung New Phone Latest News & Updates: USPTO Grants Patent For Innovative Foldable ...

The patent file also featured a dielectric elastomer film, a smart material system that can transform electric energy into mechanical work, specifically ...

20. Nevro Files Patent Suit Vs Boston Scientific (BSX, NVRO)

Nevro Corp. (NVRO) filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX), alleging infringement on its patents for Senza and ...

21. Commercialization of University Research Threatened by Proposed State Legislation

Abraham Lincoln's famous description of our patent system's merger of invention's “fire” with “thefuel of interest” poetically describes commercialization ...

22. How Can You Protect Cannabis-based Intellectual Property Under Federal Prohibition?

“This is the dilemma we face as well—we can't really patent our product or service, but we have very innovative products and services in the cannabis ...

23. Patent Invalidity Offense: When Is District Court Action the Better Option Over IPR, PGR or CBM?

Reich & Tang contends that, despite its prior license and the fact that it has paid millions of dollars in royalties, these patents are now invalid under the ...

24. UK announces intention to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement

The UK Government yesterday announced that its plans to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement (“UPCA”) will not be derailed by Brexit. The UK ...

25. City firms react as government pushes ahead European Unified Patent Court despite Brexit fears

The UK is to ratify the Europe-wide Unified Patent Court (UPC) agreement and set up a court in London despite fears Brexit would halt negotiations.

26. PTAB Uses § 315(e)(1) Estoppel to Narrow IPR Scope

In two recent final written decisions (FWDs) rendered in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or Board) ...

27. UK Government confirms ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement

In a welcome but, to many, surprising development, the UK Government has confirmed that it intends to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement.

28. Breaking news - the Unified Patent Court is back on track

The saga of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) has taken another twist, meaning that the much talked about court system – and the associated option of a ...

29. Nevro sues Boston Scientific over spinal cord therapy

Nevro, a US-based medical device company, filed a complaint against Boston Scientific yesterday in a US district court for allegedly infringing patents ...

30. ZIVO Bioscience Granted New US Patent for Healthy Cholesterol Balance

US Patent No. 9,486,005 "Agents and Mechanisms for Treating Hypercholesterolemia" details the mechanism of action that promotes a healthy ...

31. Back to court: Nevro files new patent infringement suit against Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific Nevro Nevro Corp. (NYSE:NVRO) said today it filed a patent infringement suit against Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX), asserting that ...

32. China (SIPO) Proposed Amendments Patent Examination Guidelines

On October 27, 2016, the Chinese Patent Office – State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) published Revised Patent Examination Guidelines draft to ...

33. Inside Secure States, France Brevets Licenses NFC Patents To HTC

PA) has announced that France Brevets have granted to HTC (mobile phone Company) a worldwide patent license under their NFC Patent Licensing ...

34. Federal Circuit Enforces Statutory Definition of Covered Business...

Last Monday, the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded the decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in Unwired Planet v. Google.

35. Five Ningbo Enterprises Win Zhejiang Patent Award- See more ...

From January to September in 2016, 14,038 inventions filed a patent ... The number of patents has been growing steadily, and steady progress has ...

36. UK to ratify Unified Patent Court Agreement

The UK government announced it is "proceeding with preparations to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement" and that those preparations will now ...

37. Apple was Granted 57 Patents Today Covering Force Touch for MacBook & Magic Trackpad and ...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 57 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a ...

38. The US Court of Appeals has Rejected Samsung's Bid for a Second Hearing over Infringing Three ...

In October Patently Apple posted a report titled "Court Rules Samsung Intentionally Infringed Apple Patents & Orders Increased Judgement to be ...

39. Gold « Trophée du Droit » for Albéa Intellectual Property

“With Patents, we have a very comprehensive and ambitious approach. The team has initiated Patents Committees allowing us to monitor closely all ...

40. Element Six Extends Its Lead In Patents For Single Crystal Synthetic Diamond

Recognized among the top 10 companies globally for patent grants in any field of endeavor by the U.K. Intellectual Property Office, the company now ...

41. Lifestyle Delivery Systems Inc. announces Patent Filing for Advanced CannaStrips Formulations

Our new patent is intended to act as the core patent for a future family of patents intended to establish new art in the area of sublingual, buccal ...

42. SomaGenics Granted New Patents for RNA Detection and RNA-based Therapeutics Technologies

Both RealSeq® and miR-ID® are also protected by international patents. "The discovery rate and anticipated clinical utility of miRNAs and their ...

43. Samsung Granted New Patent For Flexible, Foldable Smartphones In The Future

Samsung has secured the approval of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its application to patent a new mobile display technology that is so ...

44. Heard of Brexit? The UK vows to join Europe's Patent Titanic

Comment Astonishment has greeted the UK's promise to join Europe's Unified Patent Court, despite Brexit. It's a stunning victory for the UK's powerful ...

45. Two years later Mahindra says no to using Tesla patents

It has been nearly two years since Elon Musk of Tesla Motors emphatically put all its patents out in public domain. Anand Mahindra-led Mahindra ...

46. Great Basin Scientific Granted U.S. Patent for PCR Amplification Suppressor

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Great Basin Scientific, Inc. (OTCQB:GBSN), a molecular diagnostics company, today ...

47. Nanoco acquires quantum dot patents from Kodak

Nanoco Group, a UK developer of cadmium-free quantum dots and other nanomaterials, has acquired a group of patents from the Eastman Kodak ...

48. Here's Our Take On VOIP PAL COM INC COM NPV (OTCMKTS:VPLM)'s Patent Cases

The patent dispute landscape is an increasingly complex one, and the rise in popularity of companies whose sole operational function is to file patent ...

Patent News for Monday 28th November 2016

59 new stories

Nov 28 2016

1. Patents suggest Dyson are making a super-toothbrush and it's sad how excited we are

Now, according to patent papers submitted by the company to the Intellectual Property Office, Sir James Dyson's iconic brand looks like it's sinking its ...

2. Nanoco Group buys quantum dot patents from Eastman Kodak

Nov 28 Nanoco Group Plc, a technology company spun out of the University of Manchester, said it bought a group of quantum dot patents from ...

3. Land title issuance target exceeded

Dr. Eddie Llamedo, DENR 7 planning division head, said the agency's Licensing, Patents and Deeds Division (LPDD) has issued 6,510 lot titles, ...

4. STC.UNM hosts Seminar Series talk on inner workings of inventions and patents

Featured speakers Timothy Hsieh and Bryan Wilson, from the MH2 Technology Law Group LLP, present a talk titled, “From Invention to Patent – A ...

5. Federal Circuit Orders PTO to limit business method review trials (CBM) to “financial products or ...

CBM review applies to a much narrower set of patents – only “covered business methods” – but those patents can be challenged on almost any ...

6. Filing Patent Lawsuits

According to estimates from LexMachina, the number of U.S. Patent Lawsuits filed in 2016 is set to be significantly lower than any year since ...

7. MabVax Therapeutics Enrolls First Patients in Expansion of Phase I Clinical Trial Treating Newly ...

... as a monotherapy in relapsed or refractory locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer patents to initiate the expansion into first line treatment.

8. Chinese patent applications top one million

Beijing's drive for innovation appears to be paying off as China broke the one million mark for patent applications last year. The latest annual report by ...

9. ST Imaging Files Petition for IPR Against e-Image Data Patents

8,537,279 (the '279 patent) and 9,179,019 (the '019 Patent) owned by e-Image Data. These patents relate to digital microform imaging apparatuses.

10. Versus Systems, Inc. Files Patent Claims for Competitive Gaming and In-Game Advertising ...

The Versus patent claims, extending and expanding on claims filed in the US in 2014, and internationally through the Patent Cooperation Treaty in ...

11. Samsung granted patent for flexible display tech; could be used in shatter-proof displays

Samsung Display has been granted a patent for what it calls a new type of flexible display, by the US Patent office. The schematic diagrams of the ...

12. Yet another flexible display patent granted to Samsung, this one being shatter-proof

Samsung Electronics grabs yet another flexible OLED display patent as on 22 November, 2016. The new patent has been granted by the U.S. patent ...

13. Not out yet, Britain backs EU patent court

Not out yet, Britain backs EU patent court ... by pledging to ratify a new, unified patent system for the bloc even though London is about to leave the EU.

14. Samsung's latest patent hints at flexible smartphone display with shatter-proof, heat resistance ...

Amidst the rumors and reports, we came across a patent filed by Samsung just few weeks back. The patent revealed Samsung's concept for a foldable ...

15. United States Patent and Trademark Office Denies CPI's Challenge to EMV Payment Card Patents ...

Gemalto asserted this patent as well as U.S. Patent No. 6,786,418 against CPI Card Group Inc. in lawsuits filed in the United States District Court for ...

16. Nanoco Acquires QLED Electroluminescent Display IP Patents from Kodak

CONCORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nanoco Group plc (LSE: NANO), a world leader in the development and manufacture of cadmium-free ...

17. Samsung secures flexible display patent for foldable smartphones

The patent says the exemplary embodiment of the present invention is not limited thereto, and the flexible display panel 100 could include a flexible ...

18. Government to ratify new EU patent system despite Brexit

The UK will ratify plans to create a patent court spanning the European Union, despite the Brexit vote. The government has committed to an initiative ...

19. Olaplex sues L'Oréal USA

The California-based professional hair care maker filed suit this month, claiming L'Oréal infringed on its patent and engaged in false advertising.

20. Google Patents Kite Energy to Propel Ships

According to a recently filed patent, Google inventors are exploring a new, kite-based way of propelling sea dwelling vessels. Makani, a company ...

21. New patent reveals ship pulled by 'windmill' that could house Google's servers

A recent patent describes a vehicle-based 'windmill' system with a range of rotors and rotating blades on its wing, capable of generating enough ...

22. Medigus Announces a Notice of Intention to Grant a European Patent for Its micro ScoutCam ...

Medigus holds existing patents for one of its micro ScoutCam brands as well as for MUSE™, its flagship medical device that incorporates the micro ...

23. How Malpractice Reform Affects Medical Device Innovation

They then crunched those numbers with data from the United States Patent and Trademark Office on the number of medical device patents in states ...

24. A top Chinese international filer joins the patent buyers' club in deal with Intellectual Ventures ...

A Chinese company that owns the fastest growing portfolio of US-issued patents and is among the world's most prolific filers under the Patent ...

25. The UK's surprise decision to ratify the UPC means Europe has taken a big step to centre of the ...

The UK has announced that it will ratify the agreement creating the Unified Patent Court which will introduce a unitary patent and a single patent ...

26. Orexo: Worst-Case Scenario Averted

The court ruling upholding the validity of the Orexo AB (ST:ORX) '996 Zubsolv patent precludes Actavis (NYSE:AGN) from launching a generic before ...

27. The Enabling Technologies of the Internet of Things

internet-of-things-iot-2 As mentioned in part one — What is the Internet of Things — this series is not intended to be an engineering textbook on the IoT ...

28. Light on analysis, heavy on conclusion, no claim construction, CAFC rules claims ineligible

The patents in question were U.S. Patent No. 6,728,877 and U.S. Patent No. 7,346,766, which the United States District Court for the District of Oregon ...

29. Italy gains ground in Europe for patent requests

In 2015, requests for patents reaching the European office from Italy totaled 3,979, up 9% compared to 2015. This amounts to the most robust increase ...

30. Question: What do Apple, Volkswagen's Beetle and Calvin Klein Have in Common?

On October 11th 2016, for the first time in over a century, the US Supreme Court heard a case involving design patents, addressing the calculation of ...

31. Post Grant Review: § 112 and Eligibility Issues in Chemical and Life Sciences

Post Grant Review (PGR) petitions are on the rise, and nearly half of all petitions to date have challenged patents in Biotechnology and Organic ...

32. Düsseldorf Court of Appeal's First Oral Hearing on SEP-portfolio licensing - “Haier”-proceedings

Sisvel sued Haier on the ground of the Standard Essential Patents (“SEPs”) EP 1 264 504 and EP 0 852 885 which are part of Sisvel's “Wireless ...

33. Intellectual Property 101 - salient points for start-up companies to consider

A patent is a monopoly for an invention, which confers on the rights owner an exclusive right to use the invention in New Zealand for up to twenty years ...

34. English High Court rules in favour of Merck patent battle

The English High Court has ruled in favour of Merck Sharp & Dohme in a patent battle against Shionogi, over Merck's product Isentress (raltegravir).

35. Nanoco Acquires Patents From Kodak For Electroluminescent Di

of patents from Eastman Kodak Co in relation to the use of quantum dots in electroluminescent displays, a future display technology. Alliance News ...

36. Acquires Quantum Dot Patents from Kodak

Datafeed and UK data supplied by NBTrader and Digital Look. While London South East do their best to maintain the high quality of the information ...

37. Vedanti and Max Sound Corporation Enter A Strategic Partnership As Co-Owners Of ODT Patents

The affected patents are based on inventions related to the efficient transmission of digital content through the optimization of data capacity.

38. China: China's Applications For Evaluation Report Of Patent For Design Exceed 20000

The definition of "evaluation report" was introduced in the present Patent Law when it came into force from Oct. 1, 2009, and is applied to a patent for ...

39. PTAB's Definition Of CBM Patent Is Wrong And Too Broad, Federal Circuit Says

Google that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) had rendered this limitation "superfluous" by failing to apply the correct statutory definition of ...

40. Proposed "Patent Agent Privilege" Promises Protection For Patent Practitioners And Clients

The United States Patent and Trademark Office ("PTO") recently proposed a patent-agent privilege that would bring needed consistency to the ...

41. GD Searle Agrees With Chile's National Economic Prosecutor

The settlement comes five months after the FNE found that Pfizer subsidiary GD Searle used a fraudulently obtained patent to block generic ...

42. ThinkLiquidity Introduces Patent Pending Transaction Scoring System

The patent pending system delivers robust performance metrics on trades conducted over electronic trading platforms. QuantView data can be used ...

43. Disclaimer of Financial Claims May Avoid Eligibility for CBM Review

In defining what patents qualify as covered business method (CBM) patents under 37 CFR § 42.301(a), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) ...

44. Patents – A Novel and Inventive Approach to Brexit?

The announcement on Monday afternoon by the UK Government that it intended to proceed with the ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement ...

45. Reconsideration of Institution Decisions Is Also “Final and Nonappealable”

In an opinion addressing whether a decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to reconsider a decision on institution is “final and ...

46. Jaguar files facial and gait recognition system patent for vehicle entry

The patent application also says a key fob identification module could be included in combination to “provide a more robust and higher security door ...

47. Kemin and OmniActive battle over blue light IP for lutein

“Kemin believes that OmniActive's marketing campaigns for its lutein and zeaxanthin products actively encourage infringement of Kemin's patent rights ...

48. Gilead, Merck to face off before jury over hepatitis C drug patents

5, is the latest development in a long-running dispute between the two companies over patents related to the drugs. Merck claims Gilead's blockbuster ...

49. BRIEF-Nanoco says buys quantum dot patents from Eastman Kodak

TOKYO, Nov 28 The dollar and U.S. bond yields fell on Monday as investors reversed a "Trumpflation" trade that has gripped markets since the U.S. ...

50. BRIEF-Nanoco acquires QLED electroluminescent display IP patents from Koda...

SAO PAULO, Nov 28 GPA SA, Brazil's largest retailer, has ruled out any alternative to selling its controlling stake in appliances retailer Via Varejo SA ...

51. BRIEF-Shionogi & announces decision of patent revocation and patent infrin...

25, patent court in the UK decided that although Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited's "integrase inhibitor Isentress" infringes the co's UK patent, the co's ...

52. BRIEF-Imagis receives patent

BRIEF-Imagis receives patent. Nov 28 Imagis Co Ltd : * Says it receives patent on Nov. 28, for touch screen terminal in which touch pressure can be ...

53. Nanoco acquires Quantum Dot patents from Kodak

StockMarketWire.com - Nanoco Group has acquired a group of patents from the Eastman Kodak Company in connection with the use of quantum dots ...

54. Medigus (MDGS) Receives EPO Notice of Intention to Grant a Patent for ScoutCam Tech

Medigus (NASDAQ: MDGS) has received a Notice of Intention to Grant a Patent from the European Patent Office (EPO) for its micro ScoutCam ...

55. UK to ratify EU patent system despite Brexit

The UK is to ratify plans to create a patent court that will span the European Union, in a move that will spur speculation the Government is preparing for ...

56. Gemalto Claims Patent Win

Gemalto, a developer of digital security software and technology which has its U.S. operations in Austin, said it has scored a win in a patent challenge ...

57. ITC to investigate high-potency sweeteners

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted to investigate whether high-potency sweeteners from China infringe patents owned by ...

58. Brexit Britain to ratify single European patent system

Britain will ratify plans for a single European patent system, marking its first commitment to a new EU initiative since the Brexit referendum in June.

59. Docomo grants W-CDMA, LTE patent license to HTC

NTT Docomo has granted HTC a patent license covering Docomo standard-essential patents for the W-CDMA, LTE and LTE-Advanced standards.

Patent News for Sunday 27th November 2016

14 new stories

Nov 27 2016

1. Increasing Number of Women Inventors Named in International Patent Filings Over Past Two ...

New analysis shows that 29% of the international patent applications filed via WIPO in 2015 included at least one woman inventor, compared with ...

2. WIPO Develops Cutting-Edge Translation Tool For Patent Documents

The World Intellectual Property Organization has developed a ground-breaking new “artificial intelligence”-based translation tool for patent documents ...

3. WIPO Launches Global Program to Help Boost Access to Patent System for Inventors with Limited ...

The World Intellectual Property Organization has launched a first-of-its kind global program in which patent attorneys provide pro bono help to ...

4. Epistar settles patent litigation with Adamax in US

SAN FRANCISCO -- Epistar Corp., an innovative LED global lighting company that took legal action in August against Adamax Inc. for alleged patent ...

5. ITC Issues Final Determination in '944 Investigation

The ITC concluded that Arista does not violate section 337 with respect to two of the five patents under investigation (U.S. Patent Nos. 7,290,164 and ...

6. PATENTS AWARDED

Patent 9,497,936 B2. Portable Basket Colony for Growing and Transport and Method of Use. Issued to Doug Foreman and James A. Ruff, both of ...

7. Dictators, Property Rights and the PTAB: Why the AIA Must be Repealed

Now that Trump has won, the discussion has narrowed to whether Trump will keep patents weak or make patents great again. From the outside ...

8. In patent filings, China tops world

GENEVA – China continued to set the pace for patent applications last year, filing a record 1 million that nearly all focused on its giant home market, ...

9. Evolving Post-Alice Law on Patent Eligibility

In two recent cases addressing patent eligibility of software patent claims, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found the challenged claims ...

10. Samsung has another patent for Flexible Smartphone Displays

The flexibile future isn't quite here, but it isn't far off either. We just got wind of another patent from Sammy showing a flexible smartphone display, and ...

11. Homeless in Vancouver: Apple and Samsung race to patent flexible smartphones

Apple Inc. made news on November 22 when it was granted a U.S. patent for an iPhone design that uses a flexible OLED display and can fold in half ...

12. Business notebook: 11-27

The following U.S. Patents were granted to inventors in Lucas, Fulton, Wood, Lenawee, and Monroe counties and published in the Official Gazette of ...

13. Bosch Makes Waves with Vehicle Diagnostic Tool

For the use of consumers, Bosch has already filed a patent for a diagnostic tool with urgency indicators. In the event that a motorist feels his vehicles ...

14. Denso Makes Breakthrough with New Patents

Denso International America Inc. has made a name for itself with several new patents in fields of advanced thermal systems, connectivity, ...

Patent News for Saturday 26th November 2016

12 new stories

Nov 26 2016

1. Medicines made from Go-Mutra to be available in markets soon

Four US patents have been secured since 2002 and one pharmaceutical product containing cow urine distillate with anti-oxidant property is available ...

2. Samsung was granted yet another patent for flexible display technology

Bendable and flexible screens have been a lot like the iconic self-lacing shoes from Back to the Future for some time now. There has been a lot of of ...

3. Baker Botts puts energy into intellectual property

A surge of patent litigation in the Eastern District of Texas has helped spur the firm's growth, but the rise of Baker Botts as an IP powerhouse has been ...

4. Christmas Tree Candles and Candle Holders - Web's Largest Gallery of Historic Patents Shows ...

2016-11-25-1480111329-3087524-HangingChristmasTreeCandleHoldersmwww.christmasgiftsfromgermany.jpg Christmas tree candle clips and ...

5. The Patent Process on a Tight but Realistic Budget

Red budget word clamped inside the vice. The patent process can be overwhelming and quite costly for an inventor who wishes to secure patent ...

6. Sony invents journalist reputation system, could help with fake news phenomenon

On Thursday, November 10th, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application filed by Sony for a system designed to verify the ...

7. Apple hints at producing foldable iPhone through new patent

It seems that the dream of creating a foldable phone isn't dead just yet. Apple applied for and gained a patent for a flexible iPhone that can fold in half ...

8. iPhone Idea for the Future Might Be a Throwback

(Newser) – No, you haven't gone back in time: Apple has been granted a patent for a flip phone. The patent, filed for in 2014 and published this week, ...

9. World Patent Marketing Success Team Presents The Blue Cap 20/20, An Electronics Invention ...

World Patent Marketing Reviews A New Electronic Invention. Will Blue Cap 20/20 Be the Next World Patent Marketing Low Cost Success Story?

10. NH patents, federal contracts

DEKA Products, Manchester, has been assigned a patent (9,488,200) developed by six co-inventors for a “system, method, and apparatus for ...

11. Samsung granted patent for flexible OLED display

Samsung Display, the Korean gadget giant's display arm, has just been granted a patent for a new flexible display by the US Patent Office. From the ...

12. Foldable iPhone Is Already In Plans for Future; Apple Patent Leak Reveals The Design

Just a few weeks after a patent from Samsung, showing a foldable, clamshell-like phone got spotted in the wild, another patent, this time by Apple, got ...

Patent News for Friday 25th November 2016

29 new stories

Nov 25 2016

1. Vega files provisional patent for G4 torrefaction machine

Vega Biofuels Inc. recently announced that it has filed a provisional patent application for its generation four (G4) torrefaction machine. Vega said that ...

2. Apple Is Hinting at a Foldable iPhone Again

Apple has been granted a patent for a flexible iPhone that can fold in half and grip your clothes. This would potentially cut down on the need to stuff ...

3. China files one-third of world's total patent applications

China continues to set the pace for innovation around the world, filing a record number of patent applications last year. The World Intellectual Property ...

4. Federal judge awards $456000 for enhanced damages in patent case

MARSHALL, Texas (Legal Newsline) -- A federal judge in Texas has awarded $456,000 for enhanced damages in a patent case against LG ...

5. Stocks Alert: Spherix Inc (NASDAQ:SPEX), Voya Financial Inc (NYSE:VOYA)

The company owns about 290 patents and patent applications. Its patent portfolio includes the U.S. and foreign patents and pending patent ...

6. Govt Polytechnic gets six patents

For example, it got one patent in preparation of alternate fuel from turmeric. This invention relates to provide systems and methods for production of ...

7. Experts deride conclusions of FTC patent-assertion study

Intellectual property experts are calling into question the policy recommendations made by the Federal Trade Commission's three-year study on patent ...

8. Dentons hires Olswang patents head and moves into Central America

The head of patents at soon-to-merge Olswang has jumped ship to Dentons, as the ever-expanding firm plots its latest international move in Central ...

9. China breaks patent record with 1mn filings in a year

China has become the first country to receive more than 1 million patent applications in a single year - a record the World Intellectual Property ...

10. PatentAngels Wants to Crowdfund Companies with Patent Rights

Patents can be a plus for early stage companies as investors view patented products and IP as a positive for young companies. , a patent broker and ...

11. In Volatile Markets Do Analysts Think You Should Buy Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (MARA)?

Following U.S. election volatility some analysts have updated their recommended target prices on shares of Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (MARA).

12. Orange County Patent Law Firm Jafari Law Group Produce Infographic of Top 10 List of 2015 U.S. ...

The firm produced the infographic as a public service in order to help those with an interest in patent procurement and intellectual property recognize ...

13. Weighing China's 1.1 Million Patents

U.S. innovators should not misconstrue the higher absolute number of patents filed in China in 2015 to imply anything about the strength of U.S. ...

14. Down 57%: Is Acrux Limited a bargain buy?

In August the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana ruled that the formulation and application patents granted by the US ...

15. China Marks Innovation Excellence With Most Number of Patent Applications Filed; US, Japan Follow

Over one million patent applications have been filed by the Chinese population to obtain recognition for their original work. The figures recorded in ...

16. Federal patents

R.F. Micro Devices and Qorvo of Greensboro have been assigned four patents. The first, for a “reconfigurable directional coupler with a variable ...

17. Conversant reaps ethical licensing reward in bounce-back Panasonic acquisition

Conversant IP Management has acquired a patent portfolio from Panasonic, according to an assignment recorded with the USPTO earlier this week.

18. The post-Brexit vote future of Europe's unitary patent system is set to become much clearer on ...

The UK's position on the Unified Patent Court system is set to be revealed on Monday, according to multiple reports currently circulating here.

19. Samsung Patents Shatter-Proof OLED Display For Bendable Smartphones

After it was revealed early this month that Samsung patented a technology for a foldable smartphone, new information has surfaced to prove that the ...

20. Why tech startups need intellectual-property plans

These are often shell corporations that buy patents and sue companies based on alleged infringement. These lawsuits can be expensive, damaging ...

21. Holiday Horror Series: Part 1- Could You Patent Christmas?!

The most likely candidate to try to patent Christmas would be Santa Claus. But (assuming all other issues are addressed), could Santa Claus really ...

22. The new 'Apple iFlip'? Mysterious patent hints at clamshell-style iPhone 8

Gadget fans at AppleInsider have spotted a patent awarded to the company for an iPhone sporting a flexible OLED screen and a folding hinge.

23. Google Invents a New Rising Platform for Notebooks

One of Google's most recent design patents hints that they may at some point decide to expand their 'made by Google' sales slogan beyond Nest ...

24. BRIEF-Neuron Bio receives patent in Mexico for its NST0037 neuroprotective...

Nov 25 U.S. healthcare company Johnson & Johnson has approached Swiss biotechnology firm Actelion Ltd about a potential takeover, Bloomberg ...

25. BRIEF-Rsupport receives patent

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 25 Africa's biggest company by market value, Naspers, reported a jump in half-year profit on Friday, boosted by its internet ...

26. iPhone 8: Recent Apple Patent Hints At A Flip Phone

Recent patents have led to speculations that the upcoming iPhone 8 could be influenced by the 90s flip phones which were made famous by Motorola, ...

27. Agragen licenses DuPont Pioneer patents to improve Omega-3 Fatt acids in plant

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Agragen, LLC, a Cincinnati-based plant sciences company, announced the licensing of a family of patents from DuPont Pioneer ...

28. L'Oreal named in patent infringement suit

Two hair treatment companies have named cosmetics company L'Oreal USA in a patent infringement lawsuit. Opalex and Liqwd filed the lawsuit ...

29. According to the recent patents submitted...

Patent News for Thursday 24th November 2016

35 new stories

Nov 24 2016

1. UN: Global innovation is "soaring"

[JURIST] In a 7.8% increase from 2014, 2.9 million patent applications were placed worldwide in 2015 according to a new report [materials] released ...

2. Avoid filing of patents without appropriate techno-commercial evaluation: CSIR to its laboratories

New Delhi, Nov 24 (KNN) The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has sent out a message to all its laboratories to avoid filing of ...

3. China top innovator with 1 million patent requests in year

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) GENEVA: China is driving Asian-led growthin innovation worldwide, becoming the first country to file 1million patent ...

4. Spurred by patent and trademark applications in China, global innovation flies high

lobal innovation is soaring as the 2015 edition of a United Nations agency on intellectual property report reveals that 2.9 million patent applications ...

5. Samsung Patents Flexible Display That Can Be Used in Future Foldable Smartphones

Samsung has just been granted a new flexible display patent that can be used in future flexible and foldable smartphones. The patent has been filed ...

6. Facebook may have found a way to crack down on sales of dodgy sunglasses and fake clothes

It's worth noting that this is just a patent right now, and tech companies file thousands of patents every year that never make their way into finished ...

7. Samsung's New Flexible OLED Patent Leaked Online

In fact, we've been hearing about such patents for a couple of years now, with the most recent one surfacing earlier this month. Today, a report ...

8. CSIR Laboratories Instructed to Avoid Filing of Patents Without Appropriate Techno-Commercial ...

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has sent out a message to all its laboratories to avoid filing of patents without appropriate ...

9. Samsung Electronics to Acquire QD Vision of US for $70 Million

QD Vision, founded by a group of MIT researchers, owns numerous original patents of quantum dot materials. The U.S.-based firm has previously ...

10. China's Patent Record Won't Travel

A new report from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) showed the China patent office received more than one million applications in ...

11. Suven Life Sciences Ltd secures two Product Patents in China and Mexico

Suven Life Sciences Ltd (Suven) has announced that the grant of one (1) product patent from China (CN 104540812) and one (1) product patent from ...

12. DIPP on hiring spree to speed up patent clearances

Long criticised for the huge delay in clearing patent applications, the government is on a hiring spree, reports Banikinkar Pattanayak in New Delhi.

13. Apple Patents Foldable iPhone, A Step Ahead Of Samsung's Own Foldable Smartphone

The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted Apple's patent of a possible foldable iPhone. In order to achieve, Apple has to use the flexible OLED ...

14. China's great leap forward in patenting does not equate to a surge in innovation

Another year goes by; and there's another announcement from WIPO to the effect that China's lead on the rest of the world in terms of patent filings ...

15. How Much Did the Federal Circuit Narrow Eligibility for Covered Business Method Review?

Earlier this week, the Federal Circuit narrowed the types of patents eligible for covered business method (CBM) review. In Unwired Planet, LLC v.

16. Design Patents Sneakers and Fancy Dresses Provide Guidance on Written Description ...

In this column, we will consider recent cases that touch on the application of 35 U.S.C. 112 to design patents. In February 2014, and again in April ...

17. A Privileged Place for Patent Agents

Should client communications with U.S. patent agents have the same protection against discovery afforded to communications with attorneys?

18. Marathon Patent Group Inc. (MARA) to Post FY2016 Earnings of ($0.40) Per Share, Roth Capital ...

Marathon Patent Group Inc. (NASDAQ:MARA) – Analysts at Roth Capital ... The Company monetizes its portfolio of patents and patent rights by ...

19. Monetary Consequences For Falsely Alleging Patent Infringement

The Federal Court released a decision on Nov. 17, 2016 regarding two patent actions that were heard together. The actions were between Advantage ...

20. IPR Validity Challenge on Related Patent Prevents Preliminary Injunction

A California court denied a preliminary injunction for patent infringement based on an IPR validity challenge filed against the asserted patent and an ...

21. Prohibitions On Assigning A Patent License Agreement And Interests Under The Agreement Do ...

A patent license agreement's anti-assignment clause did not restrict the assignment of the licensed patent because it did not mention the patent ...

22. A Turkey In Every Patent

Given those numbers, it may not be hard to believe that 739 granted U.S. patents have the word "turkey" in their claims. While many of those turkey ...

23. 2018 Apple iPhone Could Debut a Foldable Design, Patents Suggests

This is nothing to get you excited, though, as it is not the first time we've seen Apple file patents that never come to materialize – same as Samsung.

24. Proposed “Patent Agent Privilege” Promises Protection For Patent Practitioners And Clients

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) recently proposed a patent-agent privilege that would bring needed consistency to the ...

25. Jaguar Land Rover patents biometric entry system

Cameras mounted under door windows capture video and still images. While the videos use gait or movement recognition, the pictures use facial ...

26. iSign Acquires all Assets of GFS Technology Inc., Including Several Very Valuable US and Korean ...

These assets include several very valuable US and Korean patents in the cybersecurity area. The acquisition was for a total consideration of ...

27. China breaks world record for number of patent applications

It was the first nation to see over a million patent applications filed last year, the Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organisation said in a report ...

28. Venture capitalist Trevor Loy urges Gulf patents overhaul

Arabian Gulf countries must overhaul intellectual property and patent regulations if they want to encourage innovation and research culture in ...

29. Apple patents folding phone screen

Apple has been granted a patent for a folding iPhone that could make the sight of ugly cracked screens a thing of the past. Unlike the clamshell ...

30. The patented history and future of… Samsung's smartwatches

What has the paper trail of patents told us about Samsung's ambitions for the past, present and future of its smartwatches? Let's investigate.

31. Meat and Livestock Australia: Offshore patents will hurt beef

THE use of most DNA-associated genetic tests in the beef industry could be compromised if Meat and Livestock loses an appeal against a patent.

32. PyGitHub Quickstart Examples

I have been tracking on API related patents for some time. I regularly pull XML dumps from the U.S. Patent Office, a process in which I am getting more ...

33. Chinese innovators file record one million patents in a year

Although the majority of the patents apply only domestically, the record speed ... among the 1.01 million applications received by China's patent office.

34. Veeam slams traditional vendors stifling competition as Symantec patent suit ends

This week, the federal district court dismissed with prejudice the patent infringement cases Symantec had brought against Symantec, Veeam says.

35. China smashes world patent record with 1m filings in a year

China has become the first country to receive more than 1m patent applications in a single year — a record the World Intellectual Property ...