Patent News for Wednesday 20th September 2017

35 new stories

Sep 20 2017

1. Judge lets suit continue vs casino tech biz Scientific Games over patent fraud, antitrust claims

The dispute arose over two patents held by Shuffle Tech acquired for a device named “Deckmate 1,” a card shuffler that is positioned under a gaming ...

2. AOBiome Expands Intellectual Property Estate, Announces Issuance of US Patent for Ammonia ...

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AOBiome, a clinical-stage life sciences company advancing patented microbiome-targeted ...

3. DelMar Pharmaceuticals Announces Issuance of New Patent on First-in-Class DNA-targeting ...

DelMar's new patent strengthens the Company's control over the VAL-083 manufacturing process and related controls. DelMar is establishing broad ...

4. Merus' Intellectual Property Portfolio Expands with Two New Patents For its Biclonics® Technology

“The issuance of these patents strengthens our intellectual property estate, which ranges from technology concerning the use of transgenic mice to ...

5. Pulmatrix Receives Key Patents on its Inhaled Drug Delivery Technology and its COPD Drug

The first new patent expands the potential of Pulmatrix's technology for delivering drugs directly to the lungs. Pulmatrix has developed a dry powder ...

6. Duelling Patents: What Happens When Intellectual Property Goes Head-To-Head?

While it used to grant a patent to the first person to invent a new technology, it now awards ownership to the first inventor to file for a patent.

7. Inventors Corner: Why Amazon gets to keep its '1-click' method

Jeffrey Proehl is a registered patent attorney with Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith P.C. in Sioux Falls. Just recently, a controversial United States patent ...

8. Flaws in the IPR process give rise to some very inventive patent solutions

Before making a mad dash to follow Allergan plc's lead in handing off key patents to an Indian tribe to avoid inter partes reviews (IPRs), other drug and ...

9. SpinalCyte, LLC Announces New Australian Patent

“This Australian patent covers our core technology and provides the foundation for our intellectual property protection internationally. It solidifies our ...

10. China announces trade secrets crackdown to assure investors

BEIJING (AP) - China has announced a crackdown on violations of patents and trade secrets in an effort to mollify foreign companies ahead of a visit ...

11. Mallinckrodt Hosp. Prod. IP Ltd. v. Praxair Dist., Inc., DEFAX Case No. D67874 (D.Del. Sep. 5, 2017 ...

In this patent-infringement matter, defendants alleged that the patents were not valid because they merely explained a natural phenomenon and did ...

12. Fish & Richardson top IP list for patent challenges

Fish & Richardson has topped the list of more than 1000 law firms representing petitioners and patent owners in an inter partes review (IPR). An IPR is ...

13. Merus' Intellectual Property Portfolio Expands with Two New Patents For its Biclonics® Technology

On September 19, 2017, the United States Patent Office (USPTO) granted U.S. Patent No. 9,765,133, entitled “Antibody Producing Non-Human ...

14. (PULM) is up at $2.28 Pulmatrix Receives Key Patents on its…

Pulmatrix, Inc., launched on September 25, 2013, is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing inhaled therapies to address serious ...

15. Situations When Written Opinions of Counsel Could Spare You a Patent-Related Headache

Written opinions of counsel are gaining renewed interest as a valuable tool for avoiding enhanced damages for willful patent infringement following ...

16. Motorola wins direct infringement challenge

Motorola has won its direct patent infringement appeal against Intellectual Ventures, but failed to secure an invalidity ruling. The telecommunications ...

17. IP Awareness Summit to be held in November

The event will be the first conference to dissect what CIPU calls “widespread confusion over the purpose and use of IP rights, like patents and ...

18. Korea's '4th industrial revolution' development lags behind US, EU, Japan: report

Regarding fourth industrial revolution-based industries, data showed that a total of 750 intellectual property patents were registered in Korea. This only ...

19. InMed Pharma: A Leader in Cannabinoid Biosynthesis -- CFN Media

Earlier this month, InMed Pharma announced that it filed a provisional patent application pertaining to its proprietary biosynthesis platform for the ...

20. HTG Announces Issuance of Two Method Patents Related to its Technology

The first patent, U.S. Patent 9,758,829 entitled Molecular Malignancy in Melanocytic Lesions, was issued to HTG and the John Wayne Cancer Institute, ...

21. iBio, Inc. Intellectual Property Update

On September 19, 2017, iBio received US patent serial number 9,765,349 entitled "SYSTEM FOR EXPRESSION OF GENES IN PLANTS" from the ...

22. Seven Stars Cloud Provides Updates on Patent Filings, SuperApp, VPaaS and TPaaS

Patent Application: In an effort to protect its proprietary PaaS systems including VPaaS and TPaaS, the Company is establishing an e-commerce ...

23. HTC shares suspended amid rumoured Google takeover

Google bought Motorola in 2011 at the height of the mobile patent wars, when it feared Apple taking legal steps against its Android operating system.

24. Seoul Semiconductor sues LED bulb seller

South Korean LED producer Seoul Semiconductor has sued a US company selling LED bulb products, accusing it of infringing 12 patents. Yesterday ...

25. Hyundai Patents Plastic Structure For Future Cars

Hyundai has filed a patent to develop its next generation cars with a front chassis structure that is made from plastic. When we say plastic though, we ...

26. Marathon Patent Group (MARA) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds

Marathon Patent Group logo Press coverage about Marathon Patent Group (NASDAQ:MARA) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern ...

27. Ford Patents Retractable Table With Airbags For Automated Cars

Ford has indicated that it is fully prepared for large scale adoption of automated cars in the future by filing a patent for a retractable table with airbags.

28. Apple Likes the Patent 'Death Squad.' Allergan Pays to Avoid It

Allergan Plc's decision to pay a Native American tribe $15 million a year rather than let one of its blockbuster drugs be scrutinized by the U.S. Patent ...

29. Pulmatrix nabs two US patents covering iSPERSE technology and PUR0200; shares ahead 2%

Pulmatrix (PULM +2%) perks up on a 5x surge in volume on the news that the USPTO has issued two new patents, one covering the use of two ...

30. Fed Circ. Asked To Nix Finjan Cybersecurity Patents

The companies' Friday brief asserts that the board wrongly found that the patent was nonobvious over prior art that they claimed described a key claim ...

31. Indonesia: Draft Presidential Regulation on Implementation of Patents by Patent Holders

The Government of the Republic of Indonesia is set to issue a presidential regulation on implementation of patents by patent holders. This regulation ...

32. Dexcom Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Electrochemical Glucose Monitoring Systems

According to the complaint, the asserted patents generally relate to electrochemical glucose monitoring technology. In particular, the complaint states ...

33. HTC suspends shares in wake of Alphabet takeover rumours

The reason Alphabet might want to buy HTC is not as clear cut as Google's grab for Motorola's patents. The Android maker recently began pushing its ...

34. China Announces Trade Secrets Crackdown to Assure Investors

China has announced a crackdown on violations of patents and trade secrets in an effort to mollify foreign companies ahead of a possible visit to ...

35. India – A regional comparison of patent law

Patent laws in the region vary in their effectiveness. Regulations across jurisdictions to crack down on infringers are in a constant state of renewal and ...

Patent News for Tuesday 19th September 2017

35 new stories

Sep 19 2017

1. Self-Driving Car Patents Are Weird And Awesome

The self-driving car race is fueling a boom in quirky, eye-popping ideas and a crush of patents are being filed by automakers, something highlighted ...

2. Lithium Exploration Group Submits Offer to Acquire Two Lithium Battery Design Patents

Lithium Exploration Group Inc. (USOTC: LEXG) announced today that it has submitted an offer to purchase two lithium patents owned by a South ...

3. Intellectual Property Community Service Awards Luncheon Honors Four Attorneys

He has litigated more than 50 patent infringement and other patent-related cases in his career. Ragland has held numerous leadership positions at ...

4. Avastin copy gets FDA OK, faces slog

"Basically, there's a gazillion patents," said Gillian Woollett, senior vice president at the consulting firm Avalere Health and an expert on the drugs.

5. Nokia wins patent ruling against LG, expects additional revenues in Q3: Report

Nokia announced that it will follow existing practices for disclosing patent licensing revenue in its quarterly announcements. But the company “expects ...

6. KFTC to Look into Patent Right Abuse in IoT, 5G

Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) Chairman Kim Sang-jo said on September 18 that the KFTC will look into patent right abuse in the domestic IoT ...

7. Seoul Semiconductor Files Patent Litigation for Infringement of 12 Acrich Patents

ANSAN, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. announced on September 19, 2017 that it has filed a patent infringement ...

8. Patent of the month - Drying hair can be innovative

As a prolific patent filer, Dyson chose to protect its investment in the development of the new hairdryer using a number of intellectual property rights.

9. Classen Files Patent Infringement Action Against IVC

Kaisersesch, DE, September 19, 2017-Akzenta Paneele + Profile GmbH, a subsidiary company of the Classen Group, has filed a patent infringement ...

10. H1 2017 WISeKey Revenue Increased by over 1500% to $21.2 Million; Reduced Losses by 80 ...

Expansion of Patent portfolio with new IP and patents with the aggregation of 39 IoT / Semiconductors patent families (more than 200 patents in total) ...

11. Chinese LED maker dips back into patent market with Sony portfolio pickup

But the Chinese LED maker has turned to the patent market to shore up its IP position, most recently buying a pair of portfolios from Sony.

12. The US's BigTech elite will find it tough to set the patent agenda in Europe

And that brings me to patents. As everyone in the IP market knows, over recent year Europe has emerged as a much more important part of the ...

13. Dali and Fiplex settle down

Dali Wireless has settled with Fiplex Communications over patents for its Public Safety distributed antenna systems (DAS) products. Fiplex has agreed ...

14. The Most Interesting Man in the Patent World Fights to Improve America's Patent System

However, a study cited during that hearing has found over 1,400 examples of patent applications that were granted in China and Europe but not in the ...

15. Trump nominates financial services inventor Margaret Weichert to serve as OMB's deputy director ...

Many of the patents listing Weichert as an inventor were issued during the 2000s and most are assigned to First Data Corporation, even those issued ...

16. Is the Allergan patent deal a misuse of sovereign immunity?

Earlier this month, in a bid to obtain immunity against an inter partes review (IPR), Allergan transferred its patent rights for a dry eye treatment to a ...

17. TomCo's TurboShale Receives Patents From JR Technologies

JR Technologies said it has agreed to waive the final condition of the patent purchase & development agreement, which was the completion of ...

18. UK: The Great Outdoors – A Giant Playground For Inventors

As a more recent example, US patent US 9,532,558 B2, filed on 31 July 2014, provides a seriously high-tech fishing experience. This patent teaches ...

19. EXCLUSIVE – Managing contracts, IP commercialisation and patents at Fraunhofer

The third is the patent department, you can imagine that Fraunhofer has a lot of patents – on the whole, it is about 6000 patent families and that has to ...

20. Apple Granted Patents for AirPods and Indoor Location Mapping

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 ...

21. With Apple's new iPhone 8 and X Introducing Wireless Charging, more Apple patents have been ...

By Apple finally introducing Wireless Charging last week for iPhones, a host of Apple patents were fulfilled. Apple currently has 23 wireless charging ...

22. Band-LOK Announces Allowance for Two New US Patents for the Tether Clamp and Implantation ...

The two new patent allowances issued by the USPTO further protect our technology, and leads the way toward new advancements in surgical ...

23. Dali Wireless and Fiplex Communications Settle Patent Dispute, Fiplex to License Dali Patents

Dali Wireless, Inc. (“Dali”) and Fiplex Communications, Inc. (“Fiplex”) resolve patent infringement lawsuit between the two companies, with Fiplex ...

24. Rise in US car patents offers window to the future

Car fanatics wanting a glimpse at the industry's next big thing used to flock to auto shows. Now, many of them flip through online patent filings.

25. Steve Madden accused of design patent infringement

Fashion company Steve Madden has been accused of copying patented designs on a range of sandals, “rather than undertaking its own independent ...

26. Argentina trademark fees set to increase upwards of 50% as government attempts to curb inflation

In July, the Argentine National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) put into place a two-stage increase of fees for patents, trademarks, utility models ...

27. New patent review process has saved billions—so why is it under attack?

During the five years of its existence, the IPR process has become basically a cheaper, faster way of resolving patent disputes. It's similar to court, ...

28. Qualcomm, Inc. (QCOM) Stock Is Worth the Risk Despite Patent Challenge

The last time I took a good look at Qualcomm, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), I said it was a buy if you believe in the economy. Since then, the QCOM stock is ...

29. Malaysia Allows Generics for Gilead's Hepatitis C Drug, Which India Issued Patent For

India had first rejected a patent for this breakthrough drug which sells at $1000 per pill but later overruled its own decision and granted Gilead a patent ...

30. Nokia set to get payday boost after LG patent ruling

"We believe that this award confirms the quality of Nokia's patent portfolio. We continue to see potential for additional licensing opportunities," said ...

31. This CEO promised fair drug pricing, but his latest move is raising anger (and eyebrows)

Now, though, an ingenious deal he struck to protect Allergan's patents on a lucrative drug calls into question his campaign to do right by the American ...

32. Nokia Reap Big Rewards From LG Patent Ruling

Following a ruling by an arbitration court, Nokia is set to receive additional revenue from LG Electronics for using its smartphone patents.

33. Allergan sidesteps patent review with tribal deal

In a somewhat surprising move, pharmaceutical firm Allergan has transferred ownership of six patents to a Native American tribe, to shield them from ...

34. When Does “On” Mean “On”? Judge Netburn Holds That It Depends.

In three of the four patents, the court concluded that the term on means “'directly on or directly connected to the other element or layer, or intervening ...

35. This pharma CEO won praise for his 'social contract' with the public. But his latest move could ...

Here's the story: Earlier this month, the drug maker agreed to transfer six patents for Restasis eye drops to the St. Regis Mohawk tribe. There is a ...

Patent News for Monday 18th September 2017

40 new stories

Sep 18 2017

1. Allergan seeks tribe's help in patent dispute

The New York tribe, which could be immune from federal patent challenges, has taken ownership of six patents covering the cyclosporine emulsion ...

2. Nokia Gets Decision in LG Patent Arbitration

Nokia said on Monday it had received a decision in patent licence arbitration with LG Electronics from the International Court of Arbitration of the ...

3. Fernhill Corporation Announces Patent Application for Hybrid Energy Storage Systems

FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Fernhill Corporation (OTC PINK: FERN) announces patent application for a Capacitor-Lithium ...

4. Titan's giant strides seek to recover lost ground

Sitting on a recent 1 billion loan, and armed with more international patents, Xiaomi, founded in 2000, is itching for global marketing scraps with Apple ...

5. IP? Never Heard of It. How Do You Spell That?

Indeed, as a recent trip to China has proven, there is little compunction in companies outside of the US and the EU, to honor patents or other IP.

6. DSS brings in Singapore money man to save its NYSE American listing; Asia offices planned

Ronaldi, who led the previous standalone patent licensing business, took over as chief of the merged entity in 2013. Chan's job description suggests ...

7. Tristan Sherliker

Tristan Sherliker is an Associate in Bird & Bird's London Office. He specialises in litigation of intellectual property rights, particularly focussing on ...

8. Court decides in Nokia-LG patent license dispute

Nokia Corp. NOK, +2.50% said Monday it has received a decision in its patent license arbitration case with LG Electronics Inc. (066570.SE).

9. Nokia and LG settle patents tiff over smartphones

Nokia and LG have settled a patents dispute over smartphone technologies, with the Finnish vendor set to receive payments from the Korean ...

10. BlackBerry (BBRY) & Timex Group Sign Patent License Deal

BlackBerry LimitedBBRY recently announced that it has inked a patent license agreement with Timex Group, a leading watch making company.

11. Nokia Gets Decision In Patent License Arbitration With LG Electronics

The companies had previously agreed that this would settle the royalty payment obligations for the royalty-bearing smartphone patent license from ...

12. Medlab Clinical wins patent for its unique anti-depression product

Medlab Clinical wins patent for its unique anti-depression product ... patent covering the Australian market for its probiotic product, NRGBiotic™.

13. Nokia says to get sales boost after patent ruling

KS) for using its smartphone patents. The Finnish company said it would also get a one-off payment, although it did not disclose any of the sums ...

14. Redmond's VerAvanti is medtech startup minus the VC funding

Tech Spotlight: Gerald McMorrow and Russell Garrison started VerAvanti with patents from the University of Washington for a camera that goes inside ...

15. Sam Asano's Let's Invent: Golden lives matter

A patent is an exclusive license to use and license or manufacture a product or process, and is provided by the federal government. To hold a patent ...

16. Federal Circuit backs PTAB invalidation of electroluminescence patent

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) can reach a counterargument that was not ...

17. Federal Circuit upholds ruling on patent ownership clash

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a ruling by the US District Court for the District of New Jersey that dismissed patent ...

18. New law for design protection in Israel

The new law will provide the legal basis for protection of designs, and will eventually replace the old Patents and Designs Ordinance of 1924. The law ...

19. Tesla might go for battery swapping technology

The patent also shows how technicians could change the battery packs of the cars in 15 minutes. This isn't the first time the American electric car ...

20. Deflamo AB: Major customer phases out Apyrum, Deflamo decides to divest some operations

Two patent applications, which has been described in previous press releases, were granted by The Swedish Patent and Registration Office, PRV on ...

21. Voip-Pal.Com Posts Letters from Former Chairman, Dr. Thomas Sawyer on Company Website

Voip-Pal.com Inc. is a publicly traded corporation (OTCQB:VPLM) headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. The Company owns a portfolio of patents ...

22. PTAB Turns Five: Benefits to Innovation Economy Already Strong

Unfortunately, low-quality patents continue to be a scourge on our country's growth, stifling innovation and hurting small and large businesses alike.

23. Synthon Wins EU Patent Case Against Teva, Paving Way for Generic Copaxone for MS Patients

A European Patent Office decision has opened the door to Synthon providing cheaper generic versions of Teva Pharmaceutical's Copaxone to people ...

24. Nokia-LG Patent licensing agreement to result in onetime catch-up & ongoing licensing revenues

Nokia will disclose the resulting patent licensing revenue from this agreement in its quarterly income statement. The revenue for the agreement is ...

25. The Patent Troll Lobby Never Learns From SCOTUS

However, for the extortion rackets known as patent trolls, apparently the answer is “no, because this time it'll totally work, we swear.” Although to be fair ...

26. LG Patents VR Display For 'Alleviating Screen-Door Effect'

The patent, which was published last week, details a display that is “capable of alleviating a screen-door effect,” thus improving image quality inside ...

27. Neometals lodges patent for lithium process

Neometals has lodged an Australian provisional patent application for its technology to produce lithium titanate oxide for use in lithium-ion batteries.

28. FDA Clears Biotech Drug Copycats, But Buying Them Isn't So Easy

“Basically, there's a gazillion patents,” Gillian Woollett, senior vice president at the consulting firm Avalere Health and an expert on the drugs.

29. Tesla not yet ready to abandon battery swaps, new patent shows - Roadshow

30. Settlement Reached in the Great Strawberry Fight

UC Davis rejected Shaw's proposal after initially expressing interest, and sued him, Larson and CBC for conversion and patent infringement, claiming ...

31. BlackBerry to launch a smartwatch in collaboration with Timex?

We have obtained some interesting information through the revelation of a patent application. BlackBerry recently reached a patent licensing ...

32. BlackBerry and Timex May Collaborate to Launch a Smartwatch

In the last week, BlackBerry reached a patent licensing agreement with Timex. Speculations have it that the licensing deal could result in the debut of ...

33. Nokia expects Q3 gains after LG patent ruling

Nokia expects to gain additional revenue, starting with the current quarter, after a ruling was reached on smartphone patent payments from South ...

34. BRIEF-Ningbo David Medical Device unit receives patent licenses

BRIEF-Ningbo David Medical Device unit receives patent licenses ... Says co's Ningbo-based wholly owned unit received three patent licenses (No.

35. Nokia gets decision in patent arbitration with LG

HELSINKI, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Nokia said on Monday it had received a decision in patent licence arbitration with LG Electronics. The Finnish company ...

36. Pharmalittle: Senator leans on Allergan over Mohawk deal; Insurers limit access to pain meds

Sherrod Brown wants Allergan (AGN 1) to explain its patent deal with the Mohawk tribe. “This move rips off consumers who need these drugs and ...

37. Tesla files patent application for replacing battery packs for electric vehicles

Tesla has been reportedly working on a machine that would make battery replacement in an electric vehicle easier. A report from TechCrunch ...

38. Nokia to book revenue in Q3 after LG patent ruling

The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce has issued a decision regarding the patent arbitration between Nokia ...

39. WordPress has adverse reaction to Facebook's React.js licence

That specification concerns Facebook's own patents and is designed to protect The Social Network™ from what it sees as “meritless patent litigation”.

40. New Way to Track Auto Innovation: Patent Filings

DETROIT—Car fanatics wanting a glimpse at the auto industry's next big thing used to flock to auto shows. Now, many of them flip through online ...

Patent News for Sunday 17th September 2017

12 new stories

Sep 17 2017

1. PATENTS AWARDED

Patent 9,757,002 B2. Shopping Facility Assistance Systems, Devices and Methods That Employ Voice Input. Issued to John P. Thompson of ...

2. Do we exist to serve corporations?

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe also now owns the patent to Restasis, a popular and immensely profitable drug used as a defense against dry eyeballs.

3. The man who brought patent monetisation to BlackBerry becomes latest big name corporate IP ...

In a recent press release announcing that Timex had entered into a patent-based agreement with the company, reaction from BlackBerry came from ...

4. Federal Circuit Upholds the Board's Invalidation of Southwire Patent

Southwire's patent was directed to a method of manufacturing an electric cable that incorporates a lubricant into the outer sheath, which reduces the ...

5. Patent battle over generic Inomax leaves five Mallinckrodt patents invalid as naturally occurring ...

On Tuesday, September 5th, the patent portfolio of UK-based pharmaceutical firm Mallinckrodt PLC (NYSE:MNK) suffered a large setback after a ...

6. Raid on Gibraltar: How the US Patent System was Rigged Against Independent Inventors

For decades, individual inventors were granted 25 percent or more of all U.S. patents. This creativity was the foundation of dozens of new industries, ...

7. Trump's path to IP wars

From 2006 through 2014, foreign plaintiffs won more than 80 percent of their patent-infringement suits against Chinese companies, virtually the same ...

8. Apple's Liquid Metal Backside & Flexible Wraparound OLED Display for Reducing the Bezel are ...

The 3D depth camera technology was derived from Apple's Israeli acquisition of PrimeSense and a number of their patents pointed to 'a pattern of light ...

9. Breakthrough for Minden manufacturer

Franklin Armory is in the process of finalizing patents for its trigger system that features a three-position switch: safe, semi-automatic, and a new ...

10. 'Golden Lives Matter' inspires action

This installment may sound a bit strange, but I will try straight-faced to go on. This week we will deal with patents and copyrights matters that ...

11. BlackBerry Smartwatch No Longer Seems Like A Myth

BlackBerry has now signed a patent license agreement with Timex Group. The financial structure of this agreement will provide on-going royalty ...

12. Google Grants Cardozo $200000 to Launch Project to Close US 'Patent Gap'

In a press release distributed on August 21, 2017, Cardozo Law School announced that Google had awarded them a $200,000 grant to launch the ...

Patent News for Saturday 16th September 2017

26 new stories

Sep 16 2017

1. iRobot Notches a Significant Patent-Dispute Win

Investors should note that MSI is only one of several companies named in iRobot's patent-enforcement actions, the legal proceedings for which were ...

2. Tesla files patent for replacing vehicle battery packs

US electric car maker Tesla has reportedly filed a patent application for easily replacing or swapping vehicle battery packs. This patent filed in May ...

3. Tesla files patent application for battery replacement machine for electric vehicles

Tesla may be working on a machine that would make battery replacement in an electric vehicle easier. In a patent application filed in May, the electric ...

4. Setback for Dr Reddy's Labs, Mylan, others as Indivior files patent suits over Suboxone

US-based Indivior has filed patent lawsuits against the generic rivals like Dr Reddy's Laboratories, Actavis, Par, Alvogen, Teva and Mylan for an ...

5. BlackBerry and Timex enter into a patent-licensing agreement: Is a smartwatch launch imminent?

"This license agreement with Timex demonstrates the strength of BlackBerry's patent portfolio, and will enable us to focus on further patent licensing ...

6. Advice for Young Inventors

The patent process doesn't change at all, except for the need to have a legal guardian be involved to make the patent application on behalf of the ...

7. Five Years after the AIA Created the PTAB

Congress wanted to make changes to the U.S. patent system when it passed the America Invents Act (AIA) six years ago. Some of the changes were ...

8. Innovation, patenting key to Make in India: K Vijayaraghavan

HYDERABAD: Innovations transfer to market and increase in number of patents are key to Make in India progress and indigenous manufacturing, ...

9. Intellectual property adds value to your company's assets; learn more at free business workshop

So what about patents, trademarks, and copyrights? How do these creative and inventive intellectual properties relate to small to medium-sized ...

10. Apple's Face ID has been in the work for many Years and its Debut fulfills many In-Depth Camera ...

The technology has now been miniaturized to fit the iPhone X. A 2015 granted patent illustrates the depth camera using a spot projector that Apple is ...

11. Patent shows Microsoft's mobile device with a unique fingerprint image sensing

Patents have been a big business for Microsoft and the company is filing a lot of patents these days. Published on September 7, 2017, a new patent ...

12. Tesla Secures Patent For Battery Swap Technology

Tesla has been granted a patent for a quick-swap Electric Energy Storage System (EESS), a new patent reveals. The new patent builds on Tesla's ...

13. Tesla Patent Reveals Possible Plans for a New Battery Swapping Station

A new patent for a battery swapping system suggests Tesla has plans to let people swap their batteries out while on the road. The system is for the ...

14. After the Boss Calls Bitcoin a 'Fraud' — JP Morgan Buys the Dip

The financial publication Zerohedge reports that JP Morgan applied for a “Bitcoin Alternative” patent in 2013 and was rejected 175 times.

15. Judge Finds McKool Smith Violated Prosecution Bar

This one is fun for me, since I teach civil procedure, patents, and ethics, and have written about prosecution bars way too much. Prosecution bars are ...

16. Tesla Inc (TSLA) Patent Reveals Possible Battery Swapping Plans

As TechCrunch notes, a recent patent filing reveals plans for a mobile battery swapping system that could take a dead battery and quickly replace it ...

17. PXG vs. TaylorMade: P790 irons available for sale as PXG sues Worldwide Golf, Dick's Sporting ...

12, claiming in a lengthy filing that TaylorMade's new hollow-body P790 irons violate eight of their patents related to their design and construction of ...

18. Amazon's patent for 1-click buying just expired, so hold onto your wallets

This week marked the long-awaited end of the online retail giant's monopoly on the practice, as the patent for 1-click buying has finally ended. It's been ...

19. BlackBerry Watch Might Be On The Cards After Timex License Agreement

Rumors on the BlackBerry watch picked steam after it was announced that a number of patents are also a part of this agreement. Timex now has ...

20. Week in Geek Podcast: Why everyone hated this Amazon patent, Seattle's Airbnb tax, Equifax FAQ

Patents are pretty unpopular in the software world, and this week one of the most unpopular patents ever — held by Amazon — expired. The patent ...

21. PXG-TaylorMade: TaylorMade wins Round 1 in patent infringement case, but PXG broadens ...

PXG founder Bob Parsons' efforts to stop the sales of TaylorMade's new P790 irons before they even started were put on hold Friday in U.S. District ...

22. Fed. Circ. Upholds PTAB Method In Nixing Oil Co. Patent

Law360, New York (September 15, 2017, 9:22 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board can reach a legal or factual position that was not ...

23. Fed. Circ. Affirms Toss Of Interactive Sports Patent Claims

Law360, New York (September 15, 2017, 8:49 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Friday upheld a decision that dismissed patent claims and sent to ...

24. NY Tribe's Attorney Defends Allergan Patent Deal

Law360, New York (September 15, 2017, 8:41 PM EDT) -- The general counsel for the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe told Law360 on Friday that criticism ...

25. BlackBerry Enters Patent License Agreement with Timex Group

BlackBerry Enters Patent License Agreement with Timex Group. With this agreement we can expect that soon BlackBerry will lead to smartwatches.

26. Allergan's Restasis Patent Transfer to Face Precedent-Setting Legal Battle

Patent lawyers are intrigued by Allergan's gambit but say it's too early to say whether it will survive the inevitable legal battle with Mylan and other ...

Patent News for Friday 15th September 2017

44 new stories

Sep 15 2017

1. Indivior files patent lawsuits against generic Suboxone rivals

(Reuters) - Indivior (INDV.L) said on Friday its U.S. subsidiary has filed patent lawsuits against firms seeking approval for generic versions of its opioid ...

2. BlackBerry's licensing agreement with Timex could lead to a BlackBerry smartwatch

TCL stepped up to the plate and recently delivered the KeyONE on the smartphone front, and BlackBerry's patent licensing agreement with Timex ...

3. Source Digital Patents Content Fingerprinting Technology for a Next Generation of Viewer ...

This patented technology is at the core of its SourceSync.io platform used for accessing and taking activation against metadata and/or other forms of ...

4. Tesla reveals it's working on tech to swap batteries — and it could help its entry into the truck space

The electric automaker filed a patent application in May that shows how the machine could elevate a vehicle and then replace its battery pack with a ...

5. TissueTech Inc. Awarded Four Patents for Proprietary Technology to Use Placental Tissue for ...

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TissueTech Inc. announced today that it has been awarded four patents by the U.S. Patent Trademark Office. Two of the ...

6. Sisvel Obtains the Exclusive Right to License Funke Digital's Patents on the Recommendation ...

TURIN, Italy--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sisvel S.p.A. announced today that Funke Digital TV Guide GmbH has entrusted it with its Recommendation Engine ...

7. Indivior Files New Lawsuits for Alleged Patent Infringement

Indivior PLC (INDV.LN) said Friday that its U.S. subsidiary, Indivior Inc., has filed lawsuits against six competitors for alleged patent infringement after ...

8. Sovereign immunity protects patent owners from Kangaroo court of the PTAB, says Mohawk tribe's ...

The recent news that pharma giant Allergan and tech company SRC have licensed patents to a Native American tribe in an attempt to protect the ...

9. Barcelona Court of Appeal confirms non-infringement of Novartis's rivastigmine patch patent

In November 2013 Novartis filed a patent infringement action against a number of companies which had launched or were planning to launch generic ...

10. Chinese patent examiners need stronger legal sense

Chinese patent examiner's need their legal sense to be strengthened if they are to have an accurate grasp of the provisions of Chinese patent law, ...

11. iRobot agrees with Micro-Star International over patent litigation

iRobot Corporation has reached an agreement with Micro-Star International (MSI) over its robot vacuum patents. iRobot asked the US International ...

12. Conservatives' Letter to US Senate Says Preserve Bayh-Dole

A group of conservative organizations has written the U.S. Senate to flag “possible amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act that would ...

13. The failed PTAB experiment has been a colossal mistake

The five year experiment of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) is a colossal mistake. It is a failure to inventors, startups, early stage investors, ...

14. The PTAB's dramatic effect on patent value and corresponding disincentives to capital allocation

Whether one celebrates or decries the PTAB, there can be little doubt that it has worked a profound effect on the value of American patents—and, ...

15. BI Files Answer to AbbVie's Complaint in Adalimumab Litigation

In support of its invalidity counterclaims, BI alleges that AbbVie “engaged in a pattern of pursuing numerous overlapping and non-inventive patents for ...

16. Kobach defending Utah business from lawsuit brought by Kansas company

In a complaint filed in federal court, B&T Industries says Modular Evolution "has infringed and continues to infringe" on a bipod patent held by B&T ...

17. Indivior files patent lawsuits against generic Suboxone rivals

Sept 15 (Reuters) - Indivior said on Friday its U.S. subsidiary has filed patent lawsuits against firms seeking approval for generic versions of its opioid ...

18. India should never give up power to impose price cap on drugs with patents: NPPA

In an exclusive interview with CNBC-TV18's Archana Shukla, the Chairman of the NPPA Bhupendra Singh said there is no reason for any structural ...

19. US senator slams Allergan patent deal with Native-American tribe

Sept 15 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown said on Friday a deal that drugmaker Allergan Plc made with a Native-American tribe to shield patents ...

20. TissueTech Inc. Awarded Four Patents for Proprietary Technology to Use Placental Tissue for ...

TissueTech Inc. announced today that it has been awarded four patents by the U.S. Patent Trademark Office. Two of the patents cover methods of ...

21. US senator slams Allergan tribal patent deal

(Reuters) - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown said on Friday a deal Allergan Plc made with a Native American tribe to shield its patents “rips off consumers” ...

22. US senator slams Allergan patent deal with Native-American tribe

(Reuters) - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown said on Friday a deal that drugmaker Allergan Plc made with a Native-American tribe to shield patents “rips off ...

23. Indivior asserts new patent against ANDA-filers

StockMarketWire.com - Indivior's US subsidiary, Indivior Inc, has filed patent lawsuits against Dr Reddy's, Actavis, Par, Alvogen, Teva, and Mylan for ...

24. Business Reporter

While there is no question that the UK remains a leading country for innovation across a broad cross-section of industries, the number of patent ...

25. Michelin settles design patent suit with repair company

Car tyre manufacturer Michelin has settled its design patent infringement dispute over tyre tread designs with a Nashville-based repair company.

26. Norton Rose bolsters New York IP office with new patent litigator

Lewis focuses his practice on technology-related patents and trademark as well as pharmaceuticals, chemicals, biotechnology and life sciences.

27. BlackBerry smartwatches? Timex and BlackBerry announce patent license deal

BlackBerry owns 40,000 patents, and it's possible that Timex wants to release a watch with features that would be covered by one or more of those ...

28. No Federal Cause of Action in Patent Assignment Dispute

As a consequence, “Inselberg and Bisignano entered into an agreement that purported to convey Interactive's patent portfolio to Bisignano.” [USPTO ...

29. Intellectual Property Laws: Wolves in Sheep's Clothing

With regard to patents, the expansion of the law during recent decades has occurred largely through court decisions rather than via new legislation.

30. Tesla files patent for mobile battery swapping rig

Tesla is still exploring options to make swapping vehicle battery packs easier and faster. This patent filed in May reveals one option that would allow ...

31. WordPress to ditch React library over Facebook patent clause risk

But he reveals it's changed its mind after seeing Facebook dig in behind the patent clause — which was recently added to the Apache Software ...

32. Indivior files lawsuits against Suboxone generic rivals

The patent lawsuits were filed against Dr. Reddy's , Allergan Plc's Actavis Laboratories, Endo International's Par Pharmaceutical, Alvogen Pharma US, ...

33. Indivior files lawsuits against Suboxone generic rivals

Indivior said then that the ruling meant it would not be able to rely on patents to prevent Dr. Reddy's from making a generic alternative to Suboxone ...

34. Tech Roundup: New iPhone Accessories Unveiled, Patents Granted

The release of the new suite of iPhones have prompted the release of accessories for the new devices. In addition, Venifi was recently awarded two ...

35. Why Did Vonage Shares Just Skyrocket?

Maybe It Has Something to Do with the New Patents? As you may have read in our recent news report, Vonage has been seeing some serious growth ...

36. Indivior launches lawsuits to defend Suboxone IP

Indivior has filed patent lawsuits in the US against rivals for infringement relating to proposed generic versions of its Suboxone opioid addiction ...

37. Amazon waves goodbye to its one-click purchase patent

Way back in 1999, Amazon patented a feature that soon became iconic: One-click purchasing. Who knows how impulse buys were committed thanks ...

38. Cornell Seeks to Rescind Settlement of Patent Dispute Against Illumina

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A previously settled patent infringement lawsuit brought by Cornell and Life Technologies (now part of Thermo Fisher ...

39. Allergan Deal May Set Stage For More Tribal Patent Pacts

Law360, New York (September 14, 2017, 9:28 PM EDT) -- A recent deal struck to shield Allergan PLC's patents for dry eye medication Restasis ...

40. PTAB Denies Untimely Request to Stay Pending Reexaminations

12, 2017), the PTAB denied Petitioner's request to stay two reexaminations of patents that were also the subject of pending IPR proceedings. In a pair ...

41. To extend a drug patent, one drug company wants to give it to a Native American tribe

It's tough being a pharmaceutical company when your patent rights run out — the generic competition rushes in, and profits go down on a drug that ...

42. BlackBerry signs patent licensing deal with Timex; BlackBerry branded smartwatch incoming?

While the contract didn't reveal what product and patents are involved, Timex will be making on-going royalty payments to BlackBerry. The latter points ...

43. BRIEF-Indivior asserts new patent against Anda-filers

REDDY'S, ACTAVIS, PAR, ALVOGEN, TEVA, AND MYLAN FOR INFRINGEMENT OF UNITED STATES PATENTS? Source text for Eikon: Further ...

44. Invidior launches court action to protect drug patent

A UK drugs company heavily reliant on sales of a treatment for opioid addiction has filed lawsuits against rivals seeking approval for generic versions.

Patent News for Thursday 14th September 2017

34 new stories

Sep 14 2017

1. So You Want to Be an IP Lawyer Without A Technical Background (Part 1)

While it is certainly easier to get a job in intellectual property if you are patent-bar eligible, as this English major can attest to (what was I thinking when ...

2. Was Amazon's '1-Click' Ordering Truly a Game Changer?

When Amazon first patented 1-Click, e-commerce was in its formative years and Amazon was primarily an online bookseller. In late 1999, it sued rival ...

3. Company under fire for opioid marketing files patent suit

The lawsuit alleges that Teva intends to manufacture and sell a generic version of a fentanyl oral spray before patents held by Insys for its Subsys ...

4. AiNET CEO Nominated for Technologist of the Year

BALTIMORE, Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Awards and patents line the walls of AiNET's Maryland corporate headquarters. Deepak Jain, the ...

5. Emerald Health Pharmaceuticals to Treat Life-Threatening Diseases with Novel Synthetic ...

EHP has acquired two families of cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabigerol (CBG) derived new chemical entities, and four related patents and patent ...

6. Sugarmade Prepares to Revolutionize the Seasoning and Spice Industry

The LOI also includes an option to purchase the entire company, its assets and rights to the three issued U.S. patents behind the Seasoning Stix ...

7. Tribal justice? A clever new patent transfer strategy seeks to avoid Patent Office scrutiny

Last week, life imitated art, as the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe agreed to stand tall and provide shade for a family of patents that was otherwise in ...

8. Denver tech firm sued by notoriously litigious patent owner

GoSpotCheck “has directly infringed” Rothschild's patent, the lawsuit alleges, and “will continue to do so unless enjoined by this court.” Rothschild ...

9. Venafi Awarded Two New Patents

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Venafi, the leading provider of machine identity protection, today announced the award of two new patents by ...

10. Scholar Rock Announces Issuance of Broad Patent Covering Therapeutic Approach for ...

“This patent issuance marks an important milestone for Scholar Rock and the development of SRK-015,” said Atsuko Polzin, PhD, Head of Intellectual ...

11. Can a Patent Protect a Good Idea: 7Pipe's Twisty Glass Blunt Goes Viral

In the United States, a patent gives its holder a limited monopoly to prevent others from making, using or selling the invention. We created patents ...

12. With rumoured HTC smartphone unit acquisition, Google could bring a longtime patent ally into the ...

If Google does pull the trigger, this latest hardware deal won't have patent implications as big as its previous Motorola turnaround, but it will mark the ...

13. Experts Seek Design Patent Remedies in Wake of Supreme Court Decision

The U.S. Supreme Court furthered a legal dispute last year as it sent a patent law case involving the two biggest smartphone makers, Apple and ...

14. Shook, Hardy & Bacon expands IP practice

She works with intellectual property, specifically patents, in the wireless communications, consumer electronics and medical devices industries.

15. EPO ready for the first Unitary Patent as soon as the ratification requirements are met

Grant Philpott is CEO of the Information and Communication Technology technical are at the European Patent Office (EPO). We sat down for an ...

16. Crossing the Chasm: Avoiding and Surviving the PTAB

The best way for a patent owner to avoid an unfavorable BRI is to have a thorough and well-described specification. This runs counter to strategies of ...

17. USPTO Update from John Cabeca, Silicon Valley Director

Earlier today John Cabeca, Director of the Silicon Valley branch of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, delivered the Keynote Speech at ...

18. Theodore Chiacchio

Theodore Chiacchio is a Partner at SpencePC in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Chiacchio, a PTO-registered patent attorney, has amassed over 15 years of ...

19. GNLU Panel Discussion On Protecting Software's Through Patents: Current Challenges And ...

The discussion will provide a platform to all the participants to engage, discuss and debate on the issues related to software protection through patents ...

20. TV Data Company Alphonso Obtains Dismissal of Half of Patent Case in Dispute with Samba TV

In November 2015, Samba filed a lawsuit against Alphonso, claiming Alphonso had infringed Samba's U.S. Patent No. 9,026,668, entitled "Real-Time ...

21. Arrow Greentech: Despite weak results, patent approval & business growth hold promise

Arrow has scores of patents in the field of security used for brand protection and is catering to high-end security products like passports, bank notes ...

22. VolitionRx Ltd granted four new patents

Cancer diagnostic group VolitionRx Ltd (NYSE:VNRX) has been granted four further patents relating to its proprietary Nu.QTM platform - strengthening ...

23. Senseware's IP Portfolio Reaches New Heights With Three New Patents

Senseware granted three new patents covering remote configuration techniques for low-cost retrofits that deliver real-time building analytics.

24. Ruling in Cook medical-device patent case tightens venue rule

A Delaware federal judge's ruling this week in a medical-device patent-infringement suit against Bloomington-based Cook Medical further tightens ...

25. Mixed result for Motorola Solutions in Federal Circuit ruling

Motorola Solutions has received a mixed result in a recent US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruling in a dispute with patent licensing ...

26. Drug company Allergen hands patents off to Native American tribe to avoid being challenged by Generic Drug Manufacturers.

27. Allergan plc Ordinary Shares (AGN) May Have Just Saved Itself Billions

Since 2012, as a result of the America Invents Act, biopharma companies have had to deal with an incredibly unfair situation regarding patent defense, ...

28. LETTER: Piracy first, patents later

Jasson Urbach's claim that "robust IP [intellectual property] protections will foster local innovation and attract committed investors who can drive SA's ...

29. PharmAust secures key European anti-cancer patent

PharmAust told the ASX on Tuesday it had been granted the core patent in Europe relating to the use of “aminoacetonitrile derivatives” as potent ...

30. PXG-TaylorMade lawsuit heats up with hearing set for Friday

The P790 irons are the focus of a patent infringement lawsuit filed this week by Parsons Xtreme Golf that requested a temporary restraining order ...

31. Expanded PTAB Panel Will Review HTC's Mobile Signal Patent

Law360, New York (September 13, 2017, 9:38 PM EDT) -- A split five-judge Patent Trial and Appeal Board panel agreed Wednesday to formally ...

32. Samsung Hit With Enhanced Royalty In Photo Tech Patent Suit

Ltd. knowingly infringed three patents covering different aspects of taking a photo with an electronic device. A jury agreed in February 2016 that U.S. ...

33. Mohawks To The Rescue? Can You Immunize Patents From PTAB Review By Assigning To A ...

In an unusual move to combat the perceived bias in favor of patent challengers at the U.S. Patent Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), the ...

34. Intellectual Property and Branding for Nutraceuticals

Traditionally, patents and trade secrets protect inventions; trademarks protect brands; and copyrights protect creative works such as literature, art and ...

Patent News for Wednesday 13th September 2017

42 new stories

Sep 13 2017

1. Pluristem Strengthens Its Position in Asia, Awarded Two New Patents in Hong Kong for Critical ...

The first patent addresses the use of mesenchymal stem cells for the ... “Receiving approval for these patents strengthens our position in Asia, where ...

2. S&W Granted Patent for Stevia Variety SW129 for Commercial Production Market

13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW) today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted S&W a ...

3. IBM Attracts All Types of Patent Buyers

In our continuing coverage of acquisitions and transfers of IBM patents, Envision IP analyzed recent IBM patent assignments from 2016 through 2017.

4. VIA Licensing sees belated new momentum behind its LTE patent pool

Patent pools have been tried so many times in the cellular world that it seems unlikely they will ever take off. In the early days of LTE, there were no ...

5. Search Practice Areas

In this chapter, we highlight 19 leading patent litigators who have been recommended for their outstanding performances in disputes proceedings.

6. Mylan blasts Allergan's 'desperate' tribal licensing deal on Restasis

In a federal court filing, the generic player called the licensing maneuver “desperate” and a “last minute attempt to shield the patents-in-suit from ...

7. Integumen Gets 50% Of Rights To Botox, Dermal Fillers, Rosacea Patents

LONDON (Alliance News) - Skincare company Integumen PLC on Wednesday said it has signed a patent licence agreement with Gary Hack for his ...

8. Synthon says EPO appeal board has revoked Copaxone API patent

Synthon BV says a Teva patent covering the active ingredient in Copaxone has been revoked by the European Patent Office's technical board of ...

9. Norton Rose Fulbright boosts patent practice

Lewis, who is a past president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, represents clients in patent disputes in the life sciences and ...

10. Mylan calls Allergan's patent deal with Indian tribe a “sham” transaction in PTAB hearing on ...

On seven occasions during the call, Torczon called the sale of the patents to the St. Regis tribe a “sham” transaction, arguing that the tribe didn't ...

11. Patent owners negatively impacted by PTAB file amicus brief with SCOTUS in support of Oil States

Supreme Court Building Those with any knowledge of the U.S. patent system and changes to that system in recent years will understand that the U.S. ...

12. BlackBerry and Timex Group Enter Patent License Agreement

13, 2017) - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) and Timex Group announced today they have entered into a patent license agreement.

13. etectRx, Inc. Announces Issuance of US Patent for Ingestible Medication Compliance System

The patent covers an ingestible electronic tag system and a method for monitoring a patient's compliance with a medication program. etectRx has ...

14. Innovative BioDefense Announces First US Patent on Novel Zylast Technology

13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative BioDefense, Inc. was granted its first U.S. patent, US 9,717,669 on its Zylast™ products. The patent is on the ...

15. Intraspexion Receives Portfolio of Seven Patents to Implement Deep Learning - First Application is ...

SEATTLE, Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Startup Intraspexion announced that the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has granted and issued seven ...

16. Ultravision International and Lighting Technologies Agree to Settle Patent Infringement Claims

As part of the settlement, Ultravision agreed to license Lighting Technologies certain patents pertaining to LED lights for use in the billboard industry.

17. Allergan accused of taking advantage of tribal sovereignty in patent dispute with Mylan

Drugmaker Allergan PLC (NYSE:AGN) has been taking advantage of Native American sovereignty to protect its patent for dry-eye treatment Restasis, ...

18. Patent pending on peristaltic pump

Record-Eagle/Dan NielsenJohn McIntyre has a patent pending on his design for a peristaltic pump, which uses the deformation of flexible tubing to ...

19. Amazon, eBay, Google lead surge in AI patents

More than 1,200 patent publications focused on using artificial intelligence for retail and e-commerce applications have been filed worldwide over the ...

20. Allergan assigns Restasis patents to Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in bid to keep monopoly

Allergan has transferred its patents on the drug, used to treat dry eyes, to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in upstate New York, according to an Allergan ...

21. Drug company hands patents off to Native American tribe to avoid challenge

A drug company has found a novel way to avoid challenges to some of its most prized patents: handing them off to a Native American tribe for ...

22. Pharma giant Allergan pays Mohawk tribe to serve as human shields against patent challenges

Allergan has disclosed that it transferred title to six of its contested eye drug patents to the St Regis Mohawk band in upstate New York, in a bid to use ...

23. BlackBerry enters patent license agreement with Timex Group

In a rather quick and straight to the point press release, BlackBerry has now announced they have entered into a patent license agreement with Timex ...

24. End of an era: Amazon's 1-click buying patent finally expires

Get your pointer fingers ready: Amazon's one-click buying process, patented by the Seattle-based company back in the heady days of 1999, expired ...

25. Mylan attacks Allergan over its Mohawk-allied patent strategy — but the CEO is sticking to his guns

Mylan didn't wait long before challenging Allergan's bid to safeguard its patents for its blockbuster eye drug Restasis by flipping the rights to the drug ...

26. WISeKey's new IoT platform and Semiconductors ideally positioned to capture substantial market ...

In just one year, WISeKey has aggregated over 46 IoT patent families (more than 200 patents in total) to its portfolio (https://www.wisekey.com/patents/) ...

27. Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG) sues TaylorMade Golf over P790 iron design, claims patent infringement

12, alleging TaylorMade's new P790 irons infringe on eight patents the company has obtained for the design and construction of its 0311 irons.

28. New patents policy the wrong cure for improving access to medicines

The aim is to introduce changes that will make it more difficult to register patents, easier to "break" patents, and to limit the remedies available to patent ...

29. 19 New Patents Delivered to Vonage

Vonage 19 Patents Leading cloud communications provider, Vonage, recently updated their innovation plan thanks to the arrival of 19 new patents ...

30. Integumen licences 'Botox Booster' intellectual property

The patents of Botox Booster IP included the use of Hyaluronic acid and bioactive glass powders to “enhance and extend” the beneficial cosmetic ...

31. Pro Tip: Protect Drug Patents by Gifting Them to a Native American Tribe and Then Leasing Them ...

Patent protection in the pharmaceutical industry can translate to billions in revenue, so its no wonder high-power legal teams seek out loopholes to ...

32. Cisco Slams Bid To Halt Import Ban After PTAB Axed Patent

Though the Patent Trial and Appeal Board eventually gutted two Cisco patents for networking-related products that Arista was previously found to ...

33. Fed. Circ. Upholds PTAB Ax Of Eyeglasses Holder Patent

Law360, New York (September 12, 2017, 8:52 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit ruled Tuesday that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board correctly ...

34. Apple, Samsung Make Case For Counting Patent Damages

Law360, Los Angeles (September 12, 2017, 8:25 PM EDT) -- Apple has urged U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh to cement a $400 million patent ...

35. Apple, Samsung Make Case For Counting Patent Damages

Law360, Los Angeles (September 12, 2017, 8:25 PM EDT) -- Apple on Friday urged U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh to cement a $400 million patent ...

36. AbbVie's Humira Patents Are Noninventive, Boehringer Says

In its 62-page response to the August complaint, Boehringer asserted that AbbVie has pursued more than 100 noninventive patents as as means of ...

37. Securus, Rival Want Two Prison Phone Patents Cut From Suit

Law360, New York (September 13, 2017, 2:51 PM EDT) -- Securus Technologies and Global Tel*Link jointly asked a Texas federal judge Tuesday to ...

38. Synthon Wins in Glatiramer Patent Case Against Teva

In opposition proceedings filed by inter alia Synthon, the Technical Board of Appeal (TBA) of the European Patent Office revoked the last of Teva's ...

39. Allergan patent deal with Mohawk tribe prompts interest from other drug makers

n the wake of a startling deal in which Allergan (AGN) is selling some patents to a Native American tribe, an attorney for the tribe indicated other drug ...

40. Pluristem Therapeutics (PSTI) Awarded Two New Patents in Hong Kong for Critical Limb Ischemia ...

The first patent addresses the use of mesenchymal stem cells for the treatment of skeletal muscle damage or injury. The second is for the use of ...

41. The Latest Scam To Protect Sketchy Patents From Patent Office Review: Sell To Native Americans

We've written a bunch over the past few years about the so-called Inter Partes Review (IPR) process at the US Patent Office. In short, this is a process ...

42. Last of Teva's three glatiramer so-called HBr patents revoked

Yesterday, in opposition proceedings filed by inter alia Synthon, the Technical Board of Appeal (TBA) of the European Patent Office revoked the last of ...

Patent News for Tuesday 12th September 2017

39 new stories

Sep 12 2017

1. Apple Partner Qualcomm Says Android Is Always First to New Features Hours Ahead of iPhone 8 ...

The telecom giant's brutal blog post comes months after both of them have sued each other in global patent licensing dispute. Earlier this year, Apple ...

2. Why a Drug Company Is Selling Patents to a Native American Tribe

Some especially strange and unprecedented news broke late last week: Drug company Allergan sold the patent for its medication Restasis to the St.

3. InMed Files Provisional Patent for Biosynthesis of Cannabinoids

The patent application, once converted into an international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) application and pursued in key jurisdictions throughout ...

4. JD.com Joins the Open Invention Network Community

DURHAM, NC--(Marketwired - September 12, 2017) - Open Invention Network (OIN), the largest patent non-aggression community in history, ...

5. Nichia Settles Patent Infringement Lawsuit with HORNBACH in Germany Concerning White LED ...

In June 2011, Nichia Corporation ("Nichia") started a patent infringement lawsuit against German company HORNBACH Baumarkt AG ("HORNBACH") ...

6. One-Blue Announces Intellectual Discovery to join Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™ and Ultra ...

"With the addition of Intellectual Discovery, One-Blue reinforces its purpose and market commitment to a level playing field and a streamlined patent ...

7. CommScope Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Comlab AG

HICKORY, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, has filed a patent ...

8. Prevnar 13 among blockbusters industry watchers peg as tribal licensing candidates

In the wake of the potentially game-changing patent transfer, Pfizer's Prevnar 13 is one medical product that's been pegged as a possible cadidate for ...

9. FishEye Patents Real-Time Processing of Streaming Data

12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FishEye Products, LLC, a leading provider of real-time systems, has been awarded a patent for their Real-Time ...

10. Preparing for Brexit - analysis of the European Commission's position paper on key IP issues

In place of patents, the relatively brief paper considered topics including the treatment of unitary rights post-Brexit, the protection of geographical ...

11. Amazon's One-Click Ordering Patent Expires

The e-commerce giant landed the patent 20 years ago when it was only hawking books, but it has enabled it to provide a level of convenience for ...

12. Allergan transfers patents to Native tribe

Dublin-based pharmaceutical giant Allergan has transferred all Orange Book-listed patents for its Restasis dry eye treatment to a Native American ...

13. The Bitcoin Network, Blockchain Technology and Altcoin Futures

In 2008, as the financial markets crumbled in the largest economic crisis the world has seen since the 1930s, Satoshi Nakamoto published a white ...

14. A Review at Five Years of Inter Partes Review

The procedure was intended to be a less expensive and quicker alternative to litigation as a means to invalidate improvidently granted patents by the ...

15. Lessons from Five Years of PTAB Trials

As we mark the fifth anniversary of the effective date of Patent Trial and Appeal Board trials on September 16, we find that the early years of the ...

16. Dangers on the Internet

Their role is to recruit, market and develop the knowledge accumulated in the institutions, take out patents for commercial products and help launch ...

17. Janssen sues Aurobindo over ANDA

Janssen claimed that the ANDA infringes US patent numbers 8,518,987; ... Janssen's ability to evaluate infringement of the '015 and '408 patents.” ...

18. Should Patent Holder's Misconduct Be Relevant to Inequitable Conduct?

A patent applicant's misconduct during the prosecution of a patent can render the patent unenforceable under the doctrine of "inequitable conduct.

19. Apple Wins 59 Patents Today Covering Advanced Telematics, Metal Surface Pretreatments using ...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 59 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover ...

20. Apple wins Design Patents for Chicago's Newest Apple Store and a MacBook with Back Edge USB ...

Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple a series of eight design patents. The two designs that stood out most covered Apple's ...

21. New Patent for Adipose Stem Cells Issued to VetStem

VetStem Biopharma, Inc., announced that a major new European patent has been granted to the University of Pittsburgh and VetStem has full license ...

22. Amazon '1-Click' patent expires today, get ready for faster web-wide checkout

Amazon's 1-Click “business method” patent expires today. What that means is that anyone will soon be able to duplicate its functionality on any ...

23. Patent Success: The 30-Year Impact of One UVA Innovation

While the patent for Adenocard expired 10 years ago, the royalties from the drug helped the center build a substantial endowment that now funds ...

24. Claiming Said Invention

The chart above provides an update to my prior post – looking at patents issued over the past 40 years and finding the proportion of patents that use ...

25. Native American tribe open to more patent deals with pharma

A Native American tribe says it expects more deals with pharma companies looking to protect patents, following a multi-million dollar deal that could ...

26. Allergan Protects Shareholders With Sovereign Immunity Deal

Allergan transferred RESTASIS patents to a Native American Tribe, protecting the product from challenges under the American Invents Act. The Tribe ...

27. Blue Coat Barred From Challenging Five Finjan Patents at Trial

First, in Finjan's district court patent infringement suit (5:13-cv-03295-BLF) against Blue Coat ("Blue Coat II") the Honorable Beth Labson Freeman (the ...

28. The death of Amazon's 1-Click patent could save shoppers

Amazon's controversial 1-Click patent opens with a summary that's decidedly dry. It goes: "A method and system for placing an order to purchase an ...

29. The death of Amazon’s 1-Click patent could save shoppers - CNET

30. BLOG: Pharma patent wars: Brilliant tactics; terrible optics

In return for the expense of development, drug makers are granted patents that allow them exclusive rights to sell their products. They do whatever it ...

31. EU Commission Position Paper On IP And Brexit Covers Trademarks, Designs, GIs

A few key points of the short paper include the suggestion that withdrawal will create uncertainty for UK and EU, though it appears not for patents, and ...

32. PTAB At 5: Part 2 — Patents That Survive PTAB Scrutiny

Law360, New York (September 12, 2017, 2:28 PM EDT) -- Sept. 16 is the fifth anniversary of the establishment of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ...

33. Change in the air for IP laws in Australia: 5 key takeaways

IP Australia is already consulting in relation to a number of the proposed amendments to the Patents Act. Submissions can be made before 17 ...

34. At the ITC, It's Always “Standing” Room Only

Griffith Neal was an inventor of the asserted patents, which he transferred to ... re-filed that same day, having rectified the invalid patent assignment.

35. IP Essentials for Start-Ups

Patents generally provide a monopoly for working a “technical invention”, eg, product, process or computer program. The invention must be new and ...

36. Allergan Signs Deal With Indian Tribe to Protect Patents

Saunders said Restasis patents that stretch into 2024 provide Allergan the financial ability to conduct future research and deliver on obligations to ...

37. SourceOne Global Partners Enters Canabis Commercialization Agreement With NanoLeaf ...

This impressive portfolio of VESIsorb® patents and proven technology will enable us to expand our suite of bioavailable cannabis products and ...

38. Mylan says Allergan misusing tribal sovereignty in patent dispute

It said it would vigorously oppose Allergan's attempt to protect a drug from patent challenges by transferring its rights to a Native American tribe.

39. German auto companies 'at forefront' on key electric car technology

German automakers are also already leading the way when it comes to key car battery technology, as the number of authorized patents shows.

Patent News for Monday 11th September 2017

54 new stories

Sep 11 2017

1. Allergan Pulls A Fast One

It's a valuable part of their portfolio (net revenues of more than a billion dollars per year), but it's under threat from a patent challenge. Mylan and Teva ...

2. An Agenda For The Next 30 Years

About 15 per cent of the roughly 1.3 lakh patents filed in India from 2013 to 2015 were by pharmaceutical companies, according to a report by ...

3. Start-up sues L'Oréal over antiaging ingredient

A religious group has filed suit against L'Oréal claiming that the cosmetics giant infringed on patents covering use of the nucleoside adenosine in ...

4. 3D Dental Scanner Experts, DOF Inc., Registers Patent for `SSS Method` in USA

SEOUL, Sep. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DOF Inc., announced that it completed patent registration of the SSS (Stable Scan Stage) Method ...

5. Dreamweaver Files Patent on a Novel Light Weight Current Collector with Enhanced Safety for ...

GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dreamweaver International announces the invention of a new current collector with the potential ...

6. Today's Research Report Coverage on Business Services Stocks -- RPX Corp., Spherix, Donnelley ...

(NASDAQ: RPXC), Spherix Inc. (NASDAQ: SPEX), Donnelley Financial Solutions Inc. (NYSE: DFIN), and Marathon Patent Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ...

7. Unanimous Jury Verdict Rules in Favor of Navico, Awards $38 Million in Damages

The infringement finding concerned two of Navico's patents relating to marine sonar technology -- U.S. Patent Nos. 9,223,022 and 9,244,168 -- and the ...

8. US Pharma Industry Converts Monopoly Power into Political Power

One thing to keep in mind is the profits are so high because essentially the pharmaceutical industry, when they have a new patent on a new medicine, ...

9. Conversant Wireless Joins Via Licensing's LTE Patent Pool

r.l., a subsidiary of Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc., has joined its industry-leading LTE (Long Term Evolution) patent pool as a ...

10. Alvogen Subsidiary Confirms ANDA Filing and Patent Challenge for Generic Revlimid®

PINE BROOK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alvogen subsidiary, Lotus Pharmaceuticals (“Lotus”), today announced that Celgene filed a suit on 6 ...

11. Allergan, author of the 'social contract,' stirs up hornet's nest with controversial IP deal

In an interview Monday, Allergan CEO Brent Saunders said the company's Restasis deal is a way to avoid a "double jeopardy" of patent reviews.

12. CAR-T in the Courts

A patent fight continues over engineered chimeric antigen receptors for T-cell therapies (CAR-T). In December 2016, the Patent Trial and Appeal ...

13. Auto patents asserted against Hyundai in US court travelled from Ford spin-out to IP Bridge to ...

A trove of US patents previously owned by Japan's IP Bridge has finally wound up in court, targeting Korean automaker Hyundai. As of now, we do not ...

14. Silence Therapeutics Granted Further US Patent Allowance

LONDON (Alliance News) - Biotechnology company Silence Therapeutics PLC said on Monday the US Patent and Trade Mark office has issued a ...

15. Qualcomm's anti-suit injunction against Apple fails

Judge Gonzalo Curiel rejected the injunction, stating: “Apple's declarations make evident that it has sought to challenge Qualcomm's patent licensing ...

16. The only solution for the transgressions of the PTAB is to disband this runaway tribunal

Later this week the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will celebrate its fifth anniversary.

17. Trends in Copyright Litigation for Tattoos

An increasing trend in copyright infringement suits filed in the United States has tattoo artists bringing suit against entertainment entities, and in some ...

18. Why the Patent Trial and Appeal Board Should Fully Decide Instituted Petitions

In SAS Institute v. Matal, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's final written decision must address the ...

19. Allergan and Native American tribe in patent deal

Allergan has transferred its patent rights for a dry eye treatment to a Native American tribe, in a bid to obtain immunity against an inter partes review ...

20. In Win for Patent Owners, PTAB Clamps Down on Repeat Attacks

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board last week extended an olive branch to patent owners last week just as a constitutional challenge to its existence ...

21. Allergan partners with Indian tribe to protect drug patents

To protect a top-selling drug from generic competition, Allergan has sold the drug's patents to an Indian tribe in upstate New York to block rivals from ...

22. Silence Therapeutics gains further patent protection for its innovative chemical modification ...

Silence Therapeutics PLC (LON:SLN) has gained further protection for its US patent estate with the announcement that the US Patent and Trade Mark ...

23. Silence patents approved

StockMarketWire.com - Silence Therapeutics has announced that the US Patent and Trade Mark Office has issued a notice of allowance for US patent ...

24. China calls for objective evaluation of its IP protection measures amid beefing-up efforts

The office received 21,600 Patent Cooperation Treaty applications in the first half of this year, a year-on-year increase of 16 per cent. Among them ...

25. Dacus firm wins multi-million judgment in patent case

Tyler's Dacus law firm won a $39 million verdict for Lowrance, a fishing and boating electronics firm in an important patent infringement case.

26. Fed Circuit affirms invalidation of patent despite faulty PTAB analysis

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed the invalidation of a cable making patent, despite finding that the Patent Trial and Appeal ...

27. An important patent granted to Biohit Acetium® Capsule in Japan

Biohit Acetium® Capsule was granted in July 21, 2017 an important patent in Japan, valid until May 22, 2027 (Patent No: 6178657). The Patent is ...

28. Catalyst Biosciences Announces Issuance of Asia Patents Covering Factor IX Hemophilia Program

11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBIO), today announced that it has been issued patents covering its coagulation ...

29. Today's Tech Stock Focus Is WORLDFLIX INC COM USD0.001 (POST REV SPLT (OTCMKTS:WRFX)

This includes new inventions such as the Post-quantum resistant ratcheting cryptographic protocol and patents such as the encryption protocol Parano ...

30. How I describe Said Invention

I'm quite happy with the timeline above showing the percentage of US utility patents that include the word “said” within their set of claims. Each dot ...

31. Qualcomm loses bid to limit Apple lawsuits as patent royalties row rumbles on

For its part, Qualcomm argues that its terms are fair, and that it's within its rights to determine prices for patents that are not covered by the industry ...

32. When modern day innovators begin to stray

This was a big breakthrough, both for the consumers who quickly embraced the technology and for Qualcomm, who held a patent on the technology ...

33. Drug maker ducks patent law by pretending its drugs belong to Mohawk tribe

Ireland-headquartered Allergan, maker of Botox and Restasis, is trying to nix a patent dispute by paying the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe to become the ...

34. Court Denies Qualcomm's Anti-Suit Injunction Against Apple

Apple is claiming that Qualcomm's per-device royalty fees are structured in a way that violates the principles of common patent licensing, consequently ...

35. Patent values under threat with Supreme Court 'inter partes' review decision

16-712 – a decision which could significantly affect the value of patents in the US. The question before the Supreme Court is whether the five-year-old ...

36. Garmin ordered to pay $38 million in ongoing patent dispute

A jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ruled Friday against Garmin International Inc. in a patent dispute with Norwegian ...

37. Google Accused of Trying to Patent Public Domain Technology

A Polish academic is accusing Google of trying to patent technology he invented and that he purposely released into the public domain so companies ...

38. Allergan Patent Deal Isn't Just Unusual. It's Ugly.

Late Friday afternoon, Saunders and Allergan showed their true colors: The company announced that it would transfer the patent rights to one of its ...

39. Contrasting Stericycle (SRCL) and Marathon Patent Group (MARA)

Stericycle (NASDAQ: SRCL) and Marathon Patent Group (NASDAQ:MARA) are both business services companies, but which is the better investment?

40. Allergan's Patent Loophole Could Be a Huge Gift for Pfizer

On Friday, Allergan (NYSE:AGN) announced that the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe now owns all patents for blockbuster dry-eye disease drug Restatis.

41. Can This Company End the Wireless Wars?

The ground is beginning to shift in the perennial battle between patent owners and product makers. San Francisco-based Via Licensing, ...

42. Amazon's '1-Click' patent expires today, and soon you'll be able to accidentally order stuff across ...

Today, Amazon's patent for “1-Click” ordering expires, ending its exclusive hold on one of the most contentious patents of the internet age. Amazon ...

43. Allergan enters patent protection deal with Native American tribe, files suit against Imprimis

The tribe is recognized as a sovereign tribal government, and Allergan has been granted exclusive licenses in the patents. “The Saint Regis Mohawk ...

44. Swiss Government Publishes Preliminary Draft Bill on Tax Proposal 17

Introduction of a mandatory cantonal patent box regime which complies with the OECD's modified nexus approach. The patent box will be available in ...

45. Allergan Defends Sale of Eye Drug Patents to Native American Tribe (Fortune

Allergan transferred the patents for its blockbuster dry-eye drug cyclosporine A (Restasis) to the Saint Regis Mohawk tribe so that its sovereign Indian ...

46. St. Regis Mohawk tribe inks landmark deal with drug maker Allergan

In this case, Dublin Ireland-based Allergan wants to hold onto patents in the US for a drug called Restasis which helps increase tear production in ...

47. EU Brexit paper on IP offers welcome news on supplementary protection certificates, says expert

SPCs serve to extend the life of a patent by up to a maximum of five years in the field of medicinal products. SPCs are provided for under an EU ...

48. BRIEF-Kangstem Biotech receives patent

BRIEF-Kangstem Biotech receives patent. Reuters Staff. 1 Min Read. Sept 11 (Reuters) - Kang Stem Biotech Co Ltd : * Says it received patent on Sep.

49. BRIEF-Kubota Pharmaceutical Holdings says unit Acucela receives patent covering method of use ...

Says unit Acucela Inc received a patent (No. 9,737,496 B2) covering method of use for emixustat hydrochloride from the United States Patent and ...

50. Pharma's five favorite tricks to protect a monopoly

If you invent a wonder pill, you get a patent and thus a monopoly. The catch is that the patent must one day expire, opening the door to cheap generics ...

51. Allergan's deal with the Mohawks raises troubling questions about the future of generics

These challenges — which are heard by a special patent appeals board, not a court — have frustrated drug makers since coming on the scene five ...

52. THE LAW: Protecting intellectual property crucial to business

While patents protect inventions, copyright refers to how ideas are ... “As regards patent protection, the United States is now a first-to-file system, and ...

53. Amit Shah asks business organisations to focus on obtaining patents

BJP Party President Amit Shah asks all the Indian companies and Business organisations to focus on creating their own patents and Intellectual ...

54. Teva shares zoom after it names Kåre Schultz as new CEO

Teva's shares have been falling since August, 2015 as expiring drug patents, delayed drug launches and government investigations hampered its ...