Patent News for Tuesday 17th January 2017

2 new stories

Jan 17 2017

1. Conor McGregor files for trademark patent on 'The Notorious' nickname

Conor McGregor has made no secrets about being about the business. The UFC lightweight champion has reportedly filed trademarks on his own ...

2. Microsoft Patent Application Hints At Foldable 2-In-1 Surface Phone

The patent application from Microsoft was made public on Monday and was first published online by MSPowerUser. It shows a 2-in-1 device that ...

Patent News for Monday 16th January 2017

73 new stories

Jan 16 2017

1. Lawsuit accuses Apple's iMessages of violating 2002 point-of-sale patent

A new patent infringement lawsuit accuses Apple and its iMessage service of violating a 15-year-old patent —one related to the recording and ...

2. joimax® Shows Strong Growth Trend Again in 2016 and is Issued New Patents, the Company Now ...

joimax® technologies are based on worldwide intellectual property and the company holds now more than 150 patents and trademarks. In 2016 18 ...

3. Najib Babul Discusses the 505(b)(2) Regulatory Pathway for FDA Drug Approval

The term "505(b)(2)" is derived from Section 505 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, as amended by the Drug Price Competition and Patent ...

4. Nokia's latest patent filings reveal a foldable phone in the making

The patent filed by Nokia claims the device has a chassis to that can take an "an open configuration and a closed configuration". Now it's not just outer ...

5. Ameranth to press ahead with mass infringement claims

Internet solutions company Ameranth has been granted an order lifting the stay of more than 30 patent infringement cases, against defendants such as ...

6. Ester Industries trades jubilantly on filing patent application for Speciality polyester yarn

Ester Industries has filed another patent application under PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) for Master Batch to produce Speciality polyester yarn.

7. Patents Update

FB Rice has confirmed receipt of the International Search Report from the Australian Patent Office and with favorable opinion to both novelty and ...

8. Nokia granted patent for folding smartphone design, but don't expect a foldable smartphone soon

Nokia has been granted a patent for what appears to be a folding phone that can potentially be packed into something that's not unlike a cosmetic ...

9. Microsoft also bags a cohort of patents for building foldable smartphone devices

Microsoft has also decided to join the party by being awarded a set of patents for its foldable devices. This further predicts a coherent change in trend, ...

10. Ester Industries plans to spend Rs 50 cr for new R&D centre in Gurgaon

The company also informed that it has filed another patent application under PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) for masterbatch to produce speciality ...

11. Buzzvil Notches Two Wins in Patent Dispute with Yello Mobile

Last August, the Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board judged in favor of Buzzvil for Coocha's complaint to invalidate Buzzvil's patent.

12. joimax® Shows Strong Growth Trend Again in 2016 and is Issued New Patents, the Company Now ...

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, German based market leader of technologies and training methods for endoscopic minimally invasive ...

13. Google files patent for finding best pickup locations for driverless cars

In the race to bring autonomous vehicles to the masses, Google has filed a patent application for efficiently determining pickup and destination ...

14. BOS GLOBAL upbeat on progress with two Australian patents

Enterprise productivity software company BOS GLOBAL Holdings updated the market on Monday on advice it has received from its patents attorneys ...

15. NFL is the latest target of OpenTV patent suit

The Kudelski Group's OpenTV subsidiary has another patent infringement suit cooking, and this one is being served to NFL Enterprises. OpenTV's ...

16. Kotak rates Cipla as 'Buy', says firm reaffirmed capabilities in respiratory space

However, the challenge for pMDIs is to navigate IP due to various formulation patents for pMDI products even though the two key propellant patents ...

17. Horizon Extends CRISPR License with ERS Genomics and Inks Partnership with Solentim

Horizon in addition has its own patents pending, relating to the use of CRISPR gene editing for engineering fully haploid human cells, and a patent ...

18. This Website Lists All The Patents Expiring Today So You Can Exploit The Heck Out Of Them

ExPatents (with the hilariously easy-to-misread URL patentsexpiringtoday.com) gives you a list of the US patents that expire today, to inspire you to ...

19. Ulysse Nardin Unveils InnoVision 2 at SIHH 2017

Ulysse Nardin Unveils InnoVision 2 — with More than Six Patents Pending — at SIHH ... The dual constant force escapement has a patent pending.

20. Big Increase in AI, Cognitive and Cloud Computing Patents in 2016

IBM and Samsung head the charts for most US Patent grants in 2016. Which comes top depends on whose statistics you choose, but more interesting ...

21. Patents and know-how power new GE move into China battery market

For US technology companies doing business in China, joint venture arrangements are perennially near the top of the list of IP concerns. The common ...

22. Microsoft patent hints at foldable Windows smartphone that transforms into a tablet

The document describes a mobile device with two displays connected by flexible hinge, similar to what we've seen in patents for the Samsung Galaxy ...

23. RCI awarded US patent for 3D-printed rocket combustion chamber

A U.S. patent was granted to Rocket Crafters (RCI; Titusville, FL) co-founder, president, and CTO Ronald Jones for a method for designing and ...

24. 5 Drug Patents Expiring in 2017 (NVS, GSK, LLY)

Patent protection offers exclusivity to a drug maker/marketer to reap the profits monopolistically during the patent period. However, each patent has an ...

25. Sony files patent infringement suit against Fujifilm in SD Fla. over magnetic tape media

On December 15th, Japanese electronics conglomerate Sony Corp. (NYSE:SNE) filed a patent infringement lawsuit in U.S. district court against ...

26. Thomas Anderton Joins Squire Patton Boggs in San Francisco

... and previously Associate General Counsel and Chief Patent Counsel at Monogram Biosciences Inc., where he was responsible for the IP portfolio, ...

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Taylor Ey is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in Womble Carlyle's Research Triangle Park Office. Her practice focuses on the ...

28. Buzzvil wins patent lawsuits against Yello Mobile

[THE INVESTOR] Buzzvil, a Seoul-based startup that operates a smartphone lock screen advertising platform, said Monday it has won two patent ...

29. Sri Lanka's JKH files patent on energy storage nanomaterial

Jan 16, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka's John Keells Holdings plc filed its first patent jointly with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) ...

30. First-ever judgment on Canadian information technology patent signals caution for owners of broad ...

For many years, leading information technology (IT) companies have squared off against patent owners around the world seeking to extract value from ...

31. Ten Commandments for Filing Patents in India - Part I

This article kicks off a three-part article series which the author becomes a reference for patent applicants, in-house counsel, foreign patent attorneys, ...

32. BOS Global Progresses Two Ongoing Patent Applications

LONDON (Alliance News) - Workplace software company BOS Global Holdings Ltd said Monday it has made progress on two ongoing patent ...

33. Patent Leak Shows Possible Nokia Foldable Phone: Apple, Samsung & LG Are Competing For ...

According to reports, Nokia has had a granted patent for a "foldable device" since 2013. PhoneArena revealed that the patent looks like a pocket ...

34. Update On CRISPR Patent Battle

UC and Broad both filed initial patent applications prior to the effective date of the prior art provisions of the AIA, making their applications subject to ...

35. United States: Patent Owner Submits His Own Expert Declaration And Then Refuses To Appear ...

On January 10, 2017, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the "Board") ruled that Petitioner's inability to depose, and therefore cross-examine, Patent ...

36. Supreme Court Will Judge Biosimilar Patent Dance

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review some of the patent dispute resolution provisions of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act ...

37. Ester Industries up 12% on patent filing & plans for R&D centre

It has till now filed patents for 9 products in speciality polymer business. Ester is also planning to set up Research & Development and Innovation ...

38. Federal Circuit: Inequitable Conduct is Not Warranted Without Evidence of Materiality of Withheld ...

Inequitable conduct requires a showing of materiality and is not warranted where there is no evidence that the patents-in-suit would not have issued ...

39. Two Important Decisions Addressing ANVISA's Prior Approval of Pharmaceutical Patents in Brazil

These decisions bring some very good news to pharmaceutical patent owners who have struggled for years with ANVISA while trying to protect their ...

40. Cisco calls on Arista to stop selling products in US after agency reverses patent finding

The finding is the latest round in a high-stakes battle between Cisco and Arista over patents and copyrights that has been going on since 2014. In the ...

41. Osseon Receives New Patent

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Osseon announced today that the company has received a new patent for a Steerable and ...

42. Patent shows Google launching own self-driving Uber-like service

Recently, Google filed a patent application that could be seen as the first shot across Uber's bow, The Verge reports. The application is for efficiently ...

43. A new Microsoft foldable device patent offers more grist for the Surface phone rumor mill

According to the new patent, which was approved on Tuesday, Microsoft envisions a mobile device with a continuous viewing area that extends ...

44. Osseon's steerable and curvable cavity creation system receives US patent

Osseon, a private medical device company, has received a new patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a Steerable ...

45. Could this be the much-anticipated Surface Phone? Microsoft patents a 2-in-1 foldable mobile device

Speculations about the mythical Surface Phone have been circulating for more than 4 years, and a new patent granted to Microsoft last week could put ...

46. Samsung patent depicts how a 5" fold-out Galaxy X would turn into a 7" tablet

Well, the freshest Samsung patent filing gives us a hint - it depicts an evidently thin device that, when folded, looks like a regular phone, complete with ...

47. BRIEF-BCworld Pharm receives patent

BRIEF-BCworld Pharm receives patent. Jan 16 BCworld Pharm Co Ltd : * Says it received U.S. patent on Jan. 16, for new methods and apparatus for ...

48. BRIEF-Imagis receives patent

BRIEF-Imagis receives patent. Jan 16 Imagis Co Ltd : * Says it received patent on Jan. 16, for micro-electro mechanical system microphone and ...

49. Patent Focus: recent local patents awarded

The following shows recent patents awarded to people or companies in central Virginia. Listed are the name of patent, the patent number, name of the ...

50. MS Making a Foldable Tablet-Phone?

In one application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Microsoft described a portable device with flexible hinges that could allow it to be ...

51. Charting a path through European patents maze

The UK recently announced it intends to ratify the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court (UPC). The UPC is a specialised patent court with jurisdiction ...

52. FLASH: BOS Global update on patents

FLASH: BOS Global update on patents. 16 January 2017 | 07:05am. StockMarketWire.com - Story provided by StockMarketWire.com ...

53. BOS Global update on patents

BOS Global says FB Rice has confirmed receipt of the International Search Report from the Australian Patent Office and with favourable opinion to ...

54. Nokia patent reveals plans for foldable smartphone

Nokia's smartphone comeback has so far seen the launch of the Nokia 6, a conventional-looking Android handset. However, freshly-surfaced patents ...

55. Microsoft patent details hybrid smartphone / tablet

A Microsoft patent that went public on Monday outlines a foldable mobile device that plays double duty as both a mobile phone and a tablet.

56. Intimation for Patent filing and planning to set up R & P Centre

Ester Industries Ltd has informed BSE that the Company has filed another Patent application under PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) for Master Batch ...

57. Nokia expected to join foldable device market: report

According to Phone Arena on Friday, Nokia was granted a patent for a foldable device by the US Patent & Trademark Office last September.

58. Nokia receive a patent for foldable smartphone

Nokia might be working on a foldable smartphone as the company has just received a new patent regarding the flexible display. The patent has been ...

59. Google takes another step towards launching its own self-driving Uber-killer with new patent

60. Microsoft patent reveals foldable phone that turns into a tablet

Microsoft is attempting to patent a device with a flexible hinge and display that would transform a phone into a tablet. Patent filings discovered by ...

61. Microsoft patent hints at foldable tablet design for Surface Phone

Newly uncovered patent filings from Microsoft give us a glimpse of a foldable design that could find its way onto the mysterious Surface Phone.

62. Microsoft patents foldable smartphone

According to the patents, the device can fold in half longways like a piece of paper via a special hinge on the underside. It's two halves can be laid flat ...

63. Ameranth has patent stay against Apple and Pizza Hut lifted

Internet-based solutions provider Ameranth has obtained an order lifting the stay of more than 30 patent infringement cases, including claims against ...

64. Mando hits back against Bosch in patent suit

Automobile supplier Mando has issued a response and counterclaims to a patent infringement lawsuit filed by technology company Bosch.

65. Microsoft's lates mobile patent may provide next-generation Surface device clues

In 2014, Microsoft applied for a patent for new mobile computing devices sporting a new type of flexible hinge. That patent has surfaced (pun intended) ...

66. Latest absurd patent troll claim suggests Messages app infringes 2002 point-of-sale patent

Apple has been the subject of some pretty absurd patent troll claims over the years, and a new one seems determined to push the boundaries still ...

67. Is This the Surface Phone? Microsoft Patents Foldable Phone-to-Tablet Mobile Device

The patent describes “a foldable mobile computing device that has a flexible hinge structure” that can support a variety of usage scenarios through the ...

68. IBM Breaks Innovation Record In 2016

International Business Machines Corp.(NYSE: IBM) continued its remarkable innovation streak after securing 8,088 U.S. patents in 2016. It marks the ...

69. Xiaomi Inks AAC Patent Licensing Deal With Dolby Subsidiary

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has reached an Advanced Audio Coding patent licensing agreement with Via Licensing Corporation. Under the ...

70. Microsoft awarded patent for foldable phone that opens up into a larger tablet

Microsoft has been awarded a patent for a mobile device that can be unfolded and opened up, turning it into a larger tablet-style device. The company ...

71. Developing additive for PLA bioplastic / Opportunities in new rigid and durable applications ...

To date, Floreon has produced about 227,000 t of the material and is applying for patents worldwide to cover its unique formulation. Patents are ...

72. Folding Surface Phone teased in new Microsoft patent

Microsoft has patented a folding, flexible smartphone which could open out into a far more practical tablet, potentially teasing a possible Surface ...

73. Microsoft Patents a Phone with Foldable Screen

A newly-discovered Microsoft patent indicates that the software giant is investigating a new Continuum form factor: A phone that can transform into ...

Patent News for Sunday 15th January 2017

17 new stories

Jan 15 2017

1. The Patent and Trademark Office's assault on free speech

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is empowered, by the so-called “disparagement clause” of a 1946 law, to protect American sensitivities by ...

2. Nokia could be developing a foldable smartphone, hints patent

Nokia has been granted a patent for a flexible smartphone by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), reveals PhoneArena. The patent for a ...

3. Supreme Court To Hear The Slants' Trademark Case This Week

The federal Patent and Trademark Office refuses to register the band's trademark, because, the PTO argues, the band's name is an ethnic slur.

4. Has the Academy Led Patent Law Astray?

Prof Jonathan Barnett (USC) has released his new article arguing that we've gone too-far — that those arguing for dramatic changes to the patent ...

5. Local veteran designs device to save lives

He filed for patents on two versions of the device a year ago and set up his own limited liability corporation, Global Defense Research, in November.

6. Teva loses challenge to Eli Lilly cancer drug patent

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA; TASE: TEVA) has lost a legal battle over the patent on a cancer drug produced by Eli Lilly and ...

7. Changed Standard for Design Patent Damages Means More Design Patents Necessary

(Samsung) of three design patents related to Apple's iPhone product. The Supreme Court's decision – which was reached unanimously – clarified the ...

8. The Equitable Defense of Laches: SCA Hygiene Products v. First Quality Baby Products

First Quality Baby Products LLC, the Supreme Court must decide whether the doctrine of laches bars patent infringement claims filed within the ...

9. Federal Circuit Upholds Sanctions and Attorney's Fees for Vexatious Litigation and Frivolous Appeal

Walker filed a patent infringement action against various defendants. Eventually, the only remaining defendant was HSN. Walker and HSN engaged in ...

10. Samsung Bioepis-AbbVie Humira patent trial in UK to start Monday

The UK High Court of Justice will commence Monday its trial on Samsung Bioepis and Biogen's lawsuit against AbbVie and its patents for its ...

11. Looming Patent Expiry Of Blockbuster Drugs To Negatively Influence Demand For Hospital ...

The looming patent expiry of blockbuster drugs and the need for maintaining the flow of novel therapeutics have led to realization that pharmaceutical ...

12. Things Bitcoin Companies Try To Patent

Mastercard. R3. Western Union. Verizon. These are just a few of the corporations which have filed blockchain-related patent applications worldwide.

13. A New Patent Troll Lawsuit Claims that Apple's 'Messages' App Infringes their Acquired Patent from ...

A new patent troll lawsuit was filed against Apple in the patent troll friendly Texas Eastern district Court last week. The troll named Seatoun Media is ...

14. Walkerton teen wraps up video award

The video describes the importance of the patent system. ... Isaac Smith, of Walkerton, recently won a video contest on the importance of patents.

15. The Mississippi invention that saved the Live oaks on U.S. 49

It is now seeking vendors to pick up the patented method in states as far ... But if you have a patent on the service you provide, well, it has helped our ...

16. The needle has moved for Start-up India

“Give us patents in one year – that's the speed that start ups need,” he said. According to the Start up India statistics, 84 start ups benefitted in terms of ...

17. Google takes another step towards launching its own self-driving Uber-killer with new patent

The application, first noticed earlier this month by the website Patent Yogi, is for efficiently determining pickup and destination locations for ...

Patent News for Saturday 14th January 2017

20 new stories

Jan 14 2017

1. Android Creator Andy Rubin and his 'Essential' Smartphone – See Patent Documents

Two years after leaving Google, the creator of Android, the world's most prolific mobile operating system, Andrew E. “Andy” Rubin, is now ready to ...

2. Cadila settles patent litigation related to anti-seizure drug

New Delhi: Drug firm Cadila Healthcare yesterday said it has settled all outstanding patent litigation related to Qudexy XR (topiramate) ...

3. Khadi isn't patented with Gandhi: Haryana's Health Minister Anil Vij

Haryana's Health Minister Anil Vij has sparked a row with his statement that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a better brand name than Mahatma ...

4. Arista Favored in ITC Initial Determination on Four out of Six Patents

Cisco's original complaint alleged that Arista's products infringed six patents – U.S. Patent Nos. 6,377,577, 7,023,853, 7,061,875, 7,460,492, ...

5. News: Samsung Patent Shows Move Toward Hybrid Augmented, Mixed, & Virtual Reality Device

Trying to sort through the language in a 29-page patent application like this is a major headache-inducing nightmare, since patent lawyers try to be as ...

6. Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel Welcomes IP Attorney

Formerly a patent attorney with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in Washington, D.C., Wu has experience prosecuting patent applications for Fortune ...

7. 3D Printed Rocket Fuel? US Patent Granted to RCI

Rocket Crafters' President & CTO, Ronald Jones, has been granted a U.S. patent was for a method for designing and fabricating flawless, ...

8. Apple v. Samsung Case is Reopened, Returning to Court of Appeals

The issue that Samsung has had with the amount they owed Apple for infringing on their patents, is the fact that they don't believe that they should ...

9. Abell Foundation and Paice settle patent case with Volkswagen

A Baltimore-based inventor of hybrid engine technology and the Abell Foundation, which invested in the company, have settled a patent infringement ...

10. Past inventions filed with patent office walk the line between being ludicrous or brilliant

Flying machine patent Schematics for a "flying machine," as imagined by Vermilion, Alberta's Abel T. Newbuury in 1911 and filed with Canada's patent ...

11. Nokia foldable phone: Patent reveals company may have plans to take on Samsung and LG

The former mobile handset leader has been granted a patent for a "Foldable device" by the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), which shows a ...

12. News from Abroad: Summary Report on the Final Guidance from the English Court of Appeal on ...

In Europe, generically available medicines can be marketed without an explicit statement of potential uses that are still under patent protection ...

13. Global Life Sciences BPO Market: Patent Expirations and Strict FDA Approval to Augment Demand ...

Transparency Market Research (TMR) has revealed some of the vital recommendations to thrive in the global life sciences BPO market in a recently ...

14. Canada: Pharma In Brief - Federal Court Upholds The Constitutionality Of The Patent Act's Price ...

Nature of cases: Constitutional challenge of the Patent Act price regulation scheme (ss. 83-86, 87(1)) and judicial review of interlocutory PMPRB ...

15. Why is Energous (WATT) Stock Price on the Rise?

And our qualms over patents? As of the end of September 2016, Energous had in excess of 250 pending patent applications in the United States and ...

16. World Patent Marketing Success Team Introduces Logo Glow, An Automotive Invention That Makes ...

World Patent Marketing Reviews a New Automotive Invention. Will Logo Glow Be The Next World Patent Marketing Low Cost Success Story?

17. Eyes of the world on case concerning best-ever-selling drug

The trial pits AbbVie, which attempted to stop the proceedings taking place, as the defendant and the holder of a number of patents relating to Humira, ...

18. Apple vs Samsung Lawsuit: US Court Of Appeals Officially Reopened Apple vs Samsung iPhone ...

On Thursday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reopened a long-standing Apple vs Samsung patent lawsuit. The case ...

19. Microsoft patent propose using everyday objects as HoloLens controls

Now in a new patent application Microsoft has proposed using gaze tracking and the everyday objects around you to help users access and control ...

20. Techie 'Cult Leader' Woos Fed. Circ. In Microsoft Patent Row

Law360, Washington (January 13, 2017, 7:21 PM EST) -- Counsel for a New York inventor who gained notoriety as an alleged self-help "cult leader" ...

Patent News for Friday 13th January 2017

29 new stories

Jan 13 2017

1. Mando files countersuit against Bosch over alleged patent infringement

The German auto parts supplier had sued Mando four months earlier for alleged breach of four of Bosch's patents related to auto components. The suit ...

2. Pinarello responds after accusations the new Dogma F10 infringes Velocite patents

3. Aurora Spine's Patent Related to Its Polyaxial ZIP® ISP Allowed by the United States Patent Office

V) announced today the allowance of its United States Patent Application No.: 14/732,240 entitled “POLYAXIAL INTERSPINOUS FUSION IMPLANT ...

4. Lilly Wins Appeal Against Teva in Alimta Patent Lawsuit

While the compound patent covering Alimta in the U.S. is set to expire later this month, the vitamin regimen patents will remain valid up to May 2022 if ...

5. Patent Quality: Where We Are

Patent quality means agency decision making that is appropriate as a matter of both product and process – that is, legally correct, clear, consistent, ...

6. Mando and Bosch accuse one another for infringing brake patents

The Korean car parts supplier claimed Bosch had been aware of the patents from Dec. 2 but kept on with manufacturing and sales. It accused Bosch ...

7. Volkswagen Group settles with Baltimore company in hybrid engine patent dispute

Paice, with longtime investor the Abell Foundation, announced a settlement in its patent infringement case with VW, Audi and Porsche, which are each ...

8. What the new administration should be doing with patents

What should they be doing with respect to patents? It seems likely that with the big changeover, patents might not get a lot of attention in the first half of ...

9. This company won the most patents in 2016 (more than Google, Amazon and Apple combined)

Patents and intellectual property are inextricably tied to the value of big-name companies like Google and Apple. New patents are acquired every year ...

10. Zetta Awarded New Patent for Technology that Speeds Direct-to-Cloud Backup

Zetta, a leading provider of high-performance business continuity solutions, today announced that it has been awarded a patent by the US Patent and ...

11. Fava bean yogurt? General Mills patents process to create range of dairy-alternatives from legumes

A patent application from General Mills shows it is experimenting with legumes such as chickpeas, adzuki beans, fava beans and lentils to create ...

12. Patent Quality is Here to Stay

When I stepped into the role as head of the United States Patent and Trademark Office a couple of years ago, one of the frequent things I told ...

13. The biggest US patent litigation targets see a big drop off in cases in 2016

The headline numbers for the 2016 litigation year in the US were out last week and showed a big drop in the total number of new patent infringement ...

14. Patent Re-examination Board recognises breakthrough technology for first time in patent ...

SEB SA's Actifry patent has been the subject of numerous invalidation requests. In a September 2015 decision, the Patent Re-examination Board ...

15. Italy ratifies UPC and implements new contributory infringement rules

With its ratification of the agreement establishing the Unified Patent Court (UPC), Italy could play an active role in negotiations on the future of the court ...

16. Protection of trademarks and geographical indications under new IP law

The Patent Institute and the courts already considered bad faith in opposition and invalidity actions; this practice and the law will become harmonised.

17. CAFC Reverses on Indefiniteness Because Claim Terms Sufficiently Supported by Examples

Sonix Technology Co., Ltd. (“Sonix”) owns a patent that “describes a system and method for using a 'graphical indicator' (e.g., a matrix of small dots) to ...

18. Who will President Trump Nominate as the next Director of the Patent and Trademark Office?

Earlier this week the Law.com reported that new names have surfaced as candidates for Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office ...

19. CBM Review Standard

Whether a patent qualifies for a CBM review has been a moving target. Early decisions held that the claims do not need to be directed to a “financial ...

20. Covered Business Methods Patents — Not So Broad!

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has reminded the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in no uncertain terms ...

21. Purdue Not Estopped From Raising Invalidity Contentions at Trial That Were Submitted But Not ...

Patent Owner Depomed holds multiple patents directed to compositions for extended-release dosages or oral drugs, including U.S. Patents 6,340,475 ...

22. Mylan sued for patent infringement over Aubagio

Sanofi and Genzyme have filed a complaint against Mylan for patent infringement over the drug Aubagio (teriflunomide), a treatment for relapsing ...

23. Nokia Foldable Smartphone Patents: Galaxy X Like Device Debuting Soon

Nokia started the year with a bang after HMD Global launched their Android powered Nokia 6 smartphone. The former top mobile maker is set to debut ...

24. Innovators and patent holders

He patented it and went on to improve it further and patented the improved tap too. However, it is not clear if a crude self-closing water tap was there ...

25. Nokia Patent Leak Shows Company Might Be Preparing To Join Foldable Smartphone Race [Video]

Perhaps due to this growing interest, Phone Arena dug up a seemingly long-forgotten patent for a "Foldable device" back in 2013. Apparently, Nokia ...

26. 'Transparent' iPhone, patents, and fake news

Yesterday the internet was awash with claims that as a result of a new patent awarded to Apple, the next iPhone will be transparent. I can only guess ...

27. Cholesterol drug withdrawn in patent dispute

There has been a surprising turn in the long-running US patent infringement litigation between Amgen and Regeneron–Sanofi over their ...

28. Mando pressed to pay for patent infringement

Robert Bosch is calling on Mando to pay for infringing on its patents, stressing that the Korean auto parts maker should stop producing parts using its ...

29. Lilly Wins Appeal Against Teva in Alimta Patent Lawsuit

The Court of Appeals confirmed a lower court's 2015 decision on the validity of Alimta's vitamin regimen patent. In 2015, the U.S. District Court for the ...

Patent News for Thursday 12th January 2017

51 new stories

Jan 12 2017

1. Canon's Continued Innovation Earns Company Position Among Top Three U.S. Patent Holder ...

According to patent results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, Canon was granted a total of 3,665 patents for 2016, further demonstrating Canon's ...

2. Intellectual Property Law Firm Brinks Gilson & Lione Elects Four New Shareholders

"Michael, Linda, Mark, and Jason are accomplished patent attorneys with outstanding skills and credentials," said Brinks president James R. Sobieraj.

3. Vapir Enterprises Launches Vapir Pen with Direct USB Charging and Ergonomic Mouthpiece

In utilizing its various issued and pending patents, the Company's ... validity of intellectual property and patents, the ability to license patents, the ability ...

4. Castelle Gets Design Patents for 2017 Collections

High-end outdoor furniture producer Castelle has obtained a design patent for product features or processes used in the manufacturing of several of ...

5. Clarivate Analytics Unveils Top 100 Innovators List

Clarivate Analytics announced its 2016 Top 100 Global Innovators list. This sixth annual ranking of companies shows that the volume of patents filed ...

6. Where are all the patent practitioners?

A question from two economist friends, Nicholas Ziebarth and Michael Andrews, got me interested in the geographic distribution of patent practitioners ...

7. Apple patents screen with holes for a bezel-less device

Apple patents screen with holes for a bezel-less deviceApple patents screen with holes for New York: Apple's next generation bezel-less iPhone 8 is ...

8. Google Anti-Malware Technology Patent Case Set For Trial

Google is set to go to trial over alleged violations of anti-malware technology patents following the company's unsuccessful appeal with the US ...

9. New Data Suggests Samsung Granted Most Patents In 2016

It was recently reported that IBM was awarded the most patents in 2016 and dubbed the leading tech company for Research and Development (R&D) ...

10. Pinarello said it needs more information on Velocite's patent infringement claims

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Pinarello has responded to public claims that its newest road frame, introduced this week, infringes on patents ...

11. Charter Pacific Corporation to acquire mobile biometrics firm Microlatch Group

Microlatch has a patent portfolio of 26 registered patents globally with one single patent — Remote Entry System — being valued at up to US$313 ...

12. After off year, Austin patent activity jumps in 2016; These tech companies were awarded the most

Inventors in the Austin region were awarded slightly more than 4,000 patents in 2016, according to a report from the Austin Chamber of Commerce.

13. APL Apollo Tubes gains on receiving two more design patents

APL Apollo Tubes reached its lifetime high of Rs 1,088, up 14% on the BSE in intra-day trade, after the company said it received patents from the ...

14. APL Apollo spurts after receiving patents for two new product designs

APL Apollo Tubes rose 5.11% to Rs 1,006.05 at 13:14 IST on BSE after the company announced that it has recently received patents from the Indian ...

15. Facebook filed a patent application for self-balancing robots

Facebook wants to patent a self-balancing robot that can switch between having two and three wheels, according to the patent's application document ...

16. Lexus patents UX name in Europe, seven-seat RX to lob later this year – report

It appears Japanese premium marque Lexus is expanding its SUV range, with the production version of the striking UX concept and a seven-seat ...

17. IBM inventors received over 8000 patents in 2016

IBM has announced that it broke the US patent record with 8,088 patents granted to its inventors in 2016, marking the 24th consecutive year of ...

18. Pinarello responds after accusations the new Dogma F10 infringes its patents

Pinarello has responded to accusations of patent infringement from Taiwan-based brand Velocite, saying it will “take appropriate actions against any ...

19. Pinarello responds to accusations of patent infringement

Pinarello has responded to allegations, made on Monday by Taiwanese brand Velocite, that the new Dogma F10 copies patented designs from ...

20. A rush to patent the blockchain is a sign of the technology's promise

Elsewhere in the land of monetary bits, things move more slowly but trouble is brewing: a potential patent war looms over the blockchain, a distributed ...

21. The joy of patents, part 3: Patent trolls degrade innovation

The bottom line is patent trolls cost companies money spent on defense that could otherwise be spent on new innovations. Not only do they use ...

22. Eli Lilly's Alimta escapes early generics—and a sales hit—with patent win over Teva

Lilly's “vitamin regimen patent” has been “confirmed in every validity challenge to date,” Michael J. Harrington, the company's SVP and general ...

23. WiLAN ramps up litigation over Siri patents with Amazon among the targets

WiLAN acquired the patents in question in two tranches, including a package of nine grants in May 2016, from SRI International, a non-profit research ...

24. Apollo receives 2 more design patents

“We are extremely delighted to receive design patents for two more of our product categories, which is in succession to four hollow section patents ...

25. Cisco v. Arista patent and copyright infringement cases see conflicting rulings at ITC, ND Cal.

A patent and copyright squabble involving two players in the networking space for information technology (IT) development, which has ramped up in ...

26. Rule 36: Unprecedented Abuse at the Federal Circuit

Over the last decade patent rights have become eroded, first with the loss of the right to a permanent injunction after proving an infringer trampled on ...

27. BlackBox IP IDS Webinar

Many organizations find managing IDS' to be a highly complex and time consuming process. This 1 hour webinar will focus 50 minutes demonstrating ...

28. University Patents a Cost-Saving, Longer-Lasting Biodegradable Adhesive

MANHATTAN — Kansas State University researchers have patented the first plant-based resin of its kind that would be ideal for re-adherable painters' ...

29. Federal Circuit Narrows Patent Eligibility for CBM Review

Google, Inc. case, the Federal Circuit significantly narrowed the eligibility standards for covered business method (CBM) patent review. Prior to the ...

30. Pay-for-delay agreements in EU law

Pay-for-delay agreements are sometimes entered into between originator pharmaceutical companies and generic manufacturers as a form of patent ...

31. 'Arrow declarations' allowed in principle, holds Court of Appeal

These are declarations that FKB's own product, a biosimilar of adalimumab, is anticipated or obvious at the priority dates of several patent applications ...

32. Significant Reform for Turkish Patent Rights

As a result, the country's long discussed patent law practices are on the verge of substantial changes. The finalized IP Law was published in the ...

33. Bringing Prosecution History Back Into Claim Construction Under Broadest Reasonable ...

In D'Agostino v. MasterCard Int'l Inc. 2016-1592 & 2016-1593, the Federal Circuit vacated the Patent Trial and Appeal Board invalidation decisions in ...

34. Intellectual Property Cases to Watch in 2017

The New Year brings excitement and anticipation of changes for the best. Some of the pending patent cases provide us with ample opportunity to ...

35. Canon granted more patents than Google, Apple or Microsoft

Canon, the photography and imaging giant whose Americas headquarters is in Melville, was granted more U.S. patents last year than technology ...

36. Apple's Future Headset to work with Gaming Overlays, Take Commands via Siri & use Haptics for ...

Apple is back at it again. Apple has filed specific continuation patents relating to a future headset with each providing clues as to the nature or features ...

37. Nokia could be preparing to enter the foldable smartphone race, according to patents

Either way, we know for sure that Nokia has been granted a patent for a “Foldable device” by the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). A quick ...

38. Second US Patent Issued to LaaSer Critical Communications for Its Emergency Call Location and ...

The new patent builds upon LaaSer's original patent, covering the systems and methods of the company's innovative call location and routing ...

39. 180-Day Exclusivity for Generics: FDA Releases Draft Guidance

The statute provides an incentive and a reward to generic drug applicants that expose themselves to the risk of patent litigation. It does so by granting ...

40. Was Raggedy Ann Modeled After a Child Killed by a Vaccine?

Raggedy Ann's creator filed patents for the doll several months before his daughter fell ill and died, rendering an old claim about vaccines ...

41. Snapchat Sued Over Electronic Messaging Patents

Venice, California-based Snap, Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, has been sued in a patent infringement suit, by a company called Vaporstream.

42. US Patent Awarded to Design and 3D Print Rocket Fuel for Safe, Affordable, High-Performance ...

Rocket Crafters, Inc. (RCI) announced today a U.S. patent was granted to co-founder, President & CTO Ronald Jones for a method for designing and ...

43. Form 8-K NETWORK 1 TECHNOLOGIES For: Jan 10

Since December, 2016, Network-1 has received four new patents in the ... Network-1's Remote Power Patent has generated licensing revenue in ...

44. Kate Hudson's Fabletics Fires Back at Alleged Patent Troll

Kate Hudson's California-based athleisure company, Fabletics – which she launched in 2013 with JustFab co-CEOs, Don Ressler and Adam ...

45. VWHS freshman seeking patent for tool creation

Van Wert High School freshman Alaina Arney presents the tool she created, and the various revisions she made, to help the custodial staff. Arney is ...

46. Patent Reveals Apple Has Been Working On The AirPods Since 2015

airpods-patent Apple's AirPods was announced last year but did you know that Apple might have been working on the headphones since at least ...

47. Cellect Receives Patent Notice of Allowance from US Patent & Trademark Office Protecting ...

The patent that we expect to be granted based on the allowed claims will protect Cellect's technology and method when used for treating multiple ...

48. Sanofi confident it can overturn Praluent patent ruling

Last week it was dealt a harsh blow after the drug was ordered off US shelves in a patent dispute with rival Amgen. Now Olivier Brandicourt, Sanofi's ...

49. International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) Leads Worldwide With A Record Number Of ...

For the 24th year in a row, International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) was awarded the highest number of patents while also managing to ...

50. Fed. Circ. Won't Rehear Spam-Filter Patent Case

The panel partially upheld a lower court's findings when it held in September that certain spam-filtering patents Intellectual Ventures accused ...

51. Home News Samsung Took the Top Spot in 2016 When It was Granted More...

Samsung has taken the number one spot in a ranking of companies sorted by how many US patents they were granted in 2016. According to Sqoop ...

Patent News for Wednesday 11th January 2017

40 new stories

Jan 11 2017

1. Samsung Ranks 2nd in US Patent Registration

Samsung won 5,518 patents for smartphones, smart TVs and semiconductors, according to U.S.-based IFI Claims Patent Services on Monday.

2. Velocite claims that new Pinarello Dogma F10 infringes its patents

3. Aralez Announces Issuance Of Additional U.S. Patent For Yosprala

The USPTO issued U.S. Patent number 9,539,214 on January 10, 2017, which will expire in late 2032 with possible patent term adjustment into early ...

4. BRIEF-APL Apollo Tubes receives 2 design patents

Jan 11 U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday ahead of President-elect Donald Trump's first formal news conference where he is ...

5. IBM Leads Industry Peers in Artificial Intelligence Patents—Again

IBM started 2017 on a positive note, announcing that had 2016 marked the first period during which its patents crossed the $8,000 threshold.

6. Granite Geek: Who Has The Most Patents in NH?

Patents help put a stamp of ownership on a piece of technology or an idea. Concord Monitor reporter David Brooks got curious recently and wondered ...

7. PTO Speculation: Judge Rader?

Scott Graham of The National Law Journal reports that Chief Judge Rader is in the mix to be the next USPTO Director. Rader wrote hundreds of patent ...

8. Nemaska Lithium Receives Australian Patent for Lithium Hydroxide and Carbonate Production

TO)(NMKEF) is pleased to announce that it has obtained acceptance of its patent application no 2013270412 in Australia relating to its proprietary ...

9. Samsung was granted more US patents than any other company in 2016

Samsung has taken the top spot in a ranking of companies sorted by how many US patents they were granted in 2016. Sqoop is an online service that ...

10. Paice Settles Dispute with VW, Audi and Porsche Relating to Hybrid Vehicle Patents

BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Paice, a pioneer in hybrid electric vehicle technology, and the Abell Foundation announced today that they have ...

11. Patents = innovation? Maybe not

Apparently, we are all supposed to be pleased by the news that IBM has been issued more than 8,000 patents in the US, breaking the record for most ...

12. IBM secured record 8000 patents in 2016

IBM had once again proved its dominance in earning patents, as it closed the year with 8,088 US patents granted to its inventors in 2016. That was the ...

13. Samsung, not IBM, tops US patent wins in 2016, says Seattle public records startup Sqoop

Samsung and its subsidiaries won the most patents of any company in 2016, according to a new report from Sqoop, a Seattle startup that helps ...

14. Apple patents OLED display with holes, tipped of a bezel-less iPhone in future

Apple patent filed 'describes a method by which various components can be mounted behind perforations in a device screen that are so small as to be ...

15. Umicore acquires NMC patents from 3M

The battery maker has taken ownership of electric vehicle-focused cathode material patents from its former licenser as the market for battery-powered ...

16. Amazon Was the Biggest Gainer in Patents Last Year

Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) is fast becoming a force to reckon with in the world of patents. According to the latest data released by the IFI Claims office, ...

17. Alston & Bird Elects 4 New Intellectual Property Partners

Shri focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and counseling, with an emphasis on patent litigation and enforcement. He represents ...

18. I hope Trump's 'America first' will apply to inventors

The '961 patent discloses methods and systems for transmitting information, such as music and video, stored as digital signals at central servers to ...

19. Nokia, Apple drag the world back to patent war

Nokia filed its first patent case against Apple, igniting the so-called smartphone patent wars, on October 22, 2009 in the US District Court for Delaware.

20. Turkey: Long Awaited Law on Industrial Property Rights Enters Into Force

The Industrial Property Law is the first of its kind, regulating trademarks, patents, designs, and geographical indications under one umbrella.

21. Spectra Systems Expanded Banknote Testing Patent Portfolio I

"These patents, and the protection of our intellectual property, underscore the value of the intellectual and innovative component of our products and ...

22. Issuance of Patents

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 ...

23. Zetta Awarded New Patent for Technology that Speeds Direct-to-Cloud Backup

The latest in a series of Zetta patents, the new Patent 9,483,359, protects systems and methods which enable Zetta data protection technology for ...

24. A totally new stage : Post-Grant Opposition

The current Decree Law No. 551 on Protection of Patent Rights did not have any regulations enabling third parties to oppose against patent grant ...

25. Instant Analysis: Qualcomm Inks Two Patent Deals in China

Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) blew into 2017 by reaching two patent agreements with Chinese peers. The first is essentially a settlement, putting to ...

26. Apple Patent Hints at All-Screen iPhone 8

Judging by a new patent, the device's design may be an even more radical departure from previous models than what even the most speculative ...

27. Big Blue breaks annual US patent record with Rochester's help

IBM, which has led US companies in patents for 24 years in row, topped all previous records in 2015 by being granted more than 8,000 patents.

28. Touch™ Wins a Significant Patent Victory to Protect Its Rights Against Keurig Green Mountain

In a continuing patent dispute where Touch Coffee & Beverages, LLC (Touch) sued Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig) for infringing Touch's four ...

29. LKC Technologies' Portable RETeval™ Electrodiagnostic Device and Sensor Strips Earn Two ...

These patents have far-reaching implications, as the products enable physicians and researchers to better utilize visual electrophysiology to evaluate ...

30. Spinal Simplicity Announces Six New Patents Granted in 2016

Spinal Simplicity, a medical device company developing innovative solutions to treat complex surgical problems announces six new patents were ...

31. Apple patents screen with holes for a bezel-less device

“The patent filed by Apple for 'Electronic devices having displays with openings' describes a method by which various components can be mounted ...

32. FLASH: Spectra Systems notes issuance of patents

FLASH: Spectra Systems notes issuance of patents. 11 January 2017 | 07:08am. StockMarketWire.com - Story provided by StockMarketWire.com ...

33. Spectra Systems notes issuance of patents

During the year, the Company was either issued, granted or received notices of allowance on an additional 26 patents in China (two), Canada (two), ...

34. Apple iPhone 8 Updates: Patents & Leaks Confirm Radical Edge-to-Edge Display, AR-Enabled ...

While rumors of iPhone 8 featuring Edge-to-Edge OLED display have being doing rounds, Apple's latest patent confirms the same. The patent that was ...

35. Apple patents screen with holes for a bezel-less device

The 2017 version of Apple's iPhone is also rumoured to come in red and will retain the same design as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

36. Apple's screen-with-holes patent paves the way for translucent bezel-less iPhone

Originally spotted by AppleInsider, the patent details a display technology that uses pixels capable of self-lighting (ie OLEDs) arranged on a flexible ...

37. Four Reasons Why Trump's Pick for the Next USPTO Director Matters

Since the enactment of the American Invents Act in 2011, one of the most significant measures that has impacted the patent community is the dramatic ...

38. Umicore Buys 3M Battery Material Patents Amid BASF Fight

Umicore SA has acquired three patents related to making next-generation lithium-ion batteries from 3M Co. that could be valuable ammunition in its ...

39. Nemaska Lithium Receives Australian Patent for Lithium Hydroxide and Carbonate Production

Nemaska Lithium elected to have the examination of its Australian application accelerated under the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) system, ...

40. IBM was granted a record 8088 patents in 2016, tops list for 24th year

IBM has been granted a record 8,088 patents in 2016 by the USPTO. This is its 24th year at the top of the list. The IBM innovation engine continues to ...

Patent News for Monday 9th January 2017

72 new stories

Jan 9 2017

1. Ten Nutty Patents: Cat Laser Tag? USPTO Please!

LOL. I just ran what I hope you will find a bizarre and pretty fascinating slideshow of the wildest and most bizarre active patents — these are patents ...

2. Global Markets for Oleochemical Fatty Acids Report 2017-2021 - Patents And New Technology ...

Dublin, Jan. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Markets for Oleochemical Fatty Acids" ...

3. IFI CLAIMS Announces Top Recipients of U.S. Patents in 2016

2016 saw 304,126 utility patent grants, the most on record in a single year, according to IFI CLAIMS. IBM again holds the #1 slot, which it has for 24 ...

4. Voip-Pal Discusses its Upcoming Response to the Apple IPR's

Voip-Pal's Patent Owner's Response will be the first time the PTAB will have the opportunity to consider evidence regarding prior art antedating and ...

5. These Firms Won the Most Patents in 2016

IBM earned a record 8,088 U.S. patents in 2016 thanks in part to the company's research into artificial intelligence and predictive analytics. Meanwhile ...

6. IBM Sets New World Record With Over 8000 Patents Granted In Just One Year

No other company is more active in securing patents in the United States than IBM. The company has led the charge each and every year for nearly ...

7. Regeneron, Sanofi to appeal US court's ruling in Praulent patent case

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi will appeal the ruling of a US federal judge in a patent infringement case that prevents the duo from marketing ...

8. New Patents Show What Samsung's Foldable Smartphones Could Look Like

A new set of patents filed by Samsung have been recently spotted by the folks over at Patently Mobile. They offer us a sneak pique into what's to come ...

9. Patent battle underway over camera mouth mount

According to the plaintiffs, Mara has been marketing the products under their patent as his own without the knowledge and authority of MyGo LLC.

10. Supreme Court rules for Samsung in patent dispute with Apple

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Samsung on Dec. 6, in what is being heralded as a major victory in the patent ...

11. New Patent by Samsung for Foldable Smartphones

Samsung was reported to have filed a patent in April with Korean Intellectual Property office. The new Foldable Display is called as 'Variable ...

12. Force Protection Video Files Patent Application for Specialized Mounting for On the Body Cameras ...

CARY, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Force Protection Video Equipment (OTC Markets: FPVD), which sells HD body camera systems and accessories for ...

13. Finjan Sues Cisco for Patent Infringement

This prompted Finjan to approach Cisco for a license to Finjan's patents. After entering into numerous confidential negotiations over a period of more ...

14. IBM scores a record 8000 patents in 2016

IBM has proven it is once again dominant in earning patents, as it closed the year with 8,088 U.S. patents granted to its investors in 2016. That's the ...

15. Data: Samsung Second & Google Fifth In 2016 Patent Race

Samsung came second in the 2016 patent race with 5518 patents earned throughout the course of last year, according to a study conducted by IFI ...

16. At UAMS, change boosts BioVentures

Typically, written documents are copyrighted, while more tangible things, such as devices or molecules, are considered for patents. There are also ...

17. IBM Inventors Receive Record-Breaking 8000 U.S. Patents in 2016

ARMONK, N.Y., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it broke the U.S. patent record with 8,088 patents granted to its ...

18. IBM smashes the US patent record

Last year, IBM's inventors were granted over 22 patents per day, ensuring that the company is the first ever to surpass 8,000 in a year. More than 2,700 ...

19. IBM sets US patent record with cognitive computing, cloud and AI inventions

Pushes in AI, cognitive computing, cloud and cyber security saw IBM notch up 8,088 US patents, which works out to 22 patents per day in 2016.

20. SUTD renews partnership with Eastern Health Alliance

The projects, which were spearheaded by SUTD students and Changi General Hospital clinicians, also led to the filing of three patents – the Body ...

21. Tips for Conducting Due Diligence on US Patents

Prior to acquiring or licensing a third party's patents, a company should conduct due diligence to ensure that the patents contain enforceable claims ...

22. IP Cases to Watch at the Supreme Court in 2017

Since the enactment of the America Invents Act (AIA) in 2011, U.S. patent law has undergone a period of transition. Patent cases before the Supreme ...

23. Ilika's gains patents in China, Europe with more in the pipline

Solid-state battery technology company Ilika's revenue rose slightly as it gained intellectual property patents in China and Europe and entered into ...

24. The weigh forwardMasterCard could estimate passengers' weight for airlines based on what they buy

MasterCard, a credit-card company, has filed a patent application for what it describes as “a system, method, and computer-readable storage medium ...

25. IBM Breaks Record with 8000-plus Patents in Calendar Year

This marks the first time any company or organization has earned more than 8,000 patents in one year, and the 24th consecutive year that IBM has ...

26. IBM and Samsung with most patents in 2016, Apple not even in Top 10

Due to a fundamentally flawed system the patent have become a synonym for trolling and suffocating innovation. Yet sometimes they also indicate a ...

27. How to stop patent trolls: A US federal judge is now making their lawyers foot the bill

A US federal judge may have finally found a way to get rid of patent trolls – force their lawyers to pay all the legal bills incurred by lawsuits, rather than ...

28. Nintendo Patent Details Advanced Vibration System Either For Switch Hybrid Console Or 3DS ...

A Nintendo patent that was made available online last month contains details about a vibration system for a gaming console. While many sources are ...

29. IBM Keeps Lead In Patent Field; Amazon Shows Fastest Growth

Amazon (AMZN) was the fastest-growing recipient of utility patents granted to U.S.-based companies in 2016, followed by Intel (INTC), Ford (F) and ...

30. Book Review: A look At Antitrust Issues In Intellectual Property Law

The book cites a 2013 US Supreme Court decision regarding the legality of “reverse payment” settlement agreements, through which a patent holder ...

31. The America Invents Act was Wrong from the Start

I am professionally a new product developer and the named inventor on 14 issued patents. I have spent decades inventing and helping hundreds of ...

32. IBM achieves record number of US patents in 2016, 24th straight year of patent dominance

Today, IBM announced that, yet again, it stands supreme in the U.S. patent world, earning the most grants from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ...

33. What Will Trump Antitrust Be Like?

During a presidential transition, it is an old Washington parlor game to discuss public policy tweaks and personnel changes, with speculation often ...

34. Smartphone 'legal' wars are back

It filed in three courts in Germany — Duesseldorf, Mannheim and Munich — and the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, over 40 patents ...

35. IBM scores most patents in 2016, Apple just misses top 10

The five companies that earned the most U.S. patents last year are the same five companies that dominated the 2015 ranking of top patent recipients: ...

36. English High Court: Sony Communications International AB v SSH Communications Security ...

Recent experience in the UK Patents Court has shown that the validity of patents for genuine inventions in the telecommunications field will be upheld ...

37. The meaning of Myriad

Before you can qualify for patent protection in Australia, and before you need to worry about the normal requirements of novelty and inventive step, ...

38. Fluid Catalytic Cracking Patents — 2016 Equilibrium Catalyst (ECAT)

This is the second article in a review of patents issued in 2016 in the area of Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC). The summary below covers three patents ...

39. Sanofi and Regeneron to appeal against Praluent injunction

Amgen had claimed that Praluent infringed claims of US patent numbers 8,829,165 and 8,859,741, covering the drug Repatha (evolocumab).

40. Samsung Galaxy X: 3 New Patents Suggest Fold-Out Design, Sturdier Glass; Launch Tipped Q3 ...

Another tweet from Nashville Chatter further divulged that more details about Samsung Galaxy X have surfaced online via new patents hinting at a ...

41. Canada: Pharma In Brief - PMPRB Explores Application Of The "Patent Pertaining" Analysis To ...

The PMPRB Board staff brought an application before a panel seeking an order requiring Galderma to address three additional patents owned by ...

42. How Long Does It Take For The USPTO To Issue A Patent Or Register A Trademark? (2016 Edition)

At the end of each fiscal year, the USPTO releases a Performance and Accountability Report, with statistics about patent and trademark allowance ...

43. Nalco R&D centre register 29 patents

Five of the 29 patents registered by Nalco have been commercialised and the aluminium major is likely to put its nano-based Emrion Technology for ...

44. IBM breaks US patent record, includes 'labs on chips' in its predictions for five years' time

IBM says it has broken the US patent record, having had 8088 patents granted in 2016. This is the first time any US company has had more than 8000 ...

45. PwC keen to see Union Budget 2017 focus on patent box regime & weighted deductions

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) views that the Union government should ensure that the patent box regime introduced in the last Budget 2016 should ...

46. Samsung was actually granted more patents than Apple in 2016

According to information by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, Apple isn't even in the top 10, when it comes to number of patents by company for last year.

47. IBM Inventors Receive Record-Breaking 8000 U.S. Patents in 2016

ARMONK, N.Y., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it broke the U.S. patent record with 8,088 patents granted to its ...

48. Charter Pacific Corporation to acquire biometrics company

The patents impact the secure access to mobile computing devices such as smartphone, tablet, notebook, laptop and touchless payment platforms.

49. BRIEF-Celltrion receives patent

Reuters is the news and media division of Thomson Reuters. Thomson Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news agency, providing ...

50. VerLASE awarded further patents in US and Japan for use of 2D materials in light sources

6027970 by the Japan Patent Office, further extending its patent portfolio on the use of 2D semiconductor materials as the active light-emitting layer in ...

51. Happy 10th Birthday, iPhone! So What's Next?

In fact, between 2007 and the first week of 2017, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple was granted 12,405 U.S. patents, including ...

52. Court delivers a nasty precedent for patent trolls

The move could make lawyers less keen to take on patent trolls as clients. Part of the patent-troll economic model is based on lawyers taking a ...

53. Microbe-hunting drones and mood-sensing sat navs help IBM top patent rankings

You might be forgiven for thinking that the likes of trendsetter Apple or Google's umbrella company Alphabet were picking up the most patents, but it is ...

54. Samsung Granted New Patents, Show Off Foldable Smartphones

Samsung has been granted a new patent that details the company's plans for a foldable and flexible smartphone. Samsung already has patents ...

55. IBM racks up more than 8000 patents in 2016

BIG BLUE IBM received a record 8,088 patents in the US in 2016, helping it retain its record for the most patents in a year for the 24th time in a row.

56. IBM filed another 8000 patents in 2016

IBM's lawyers were busy little bees last year, getting a shade more than 8,000 patent applications granted for Big Blue's American brainboxes.

57. IBM still patent king after 24 years, ahead of Samsung, Intel and Google

IBM has announced that it received a record 8,088 patents in the US in 2016, its highest ever number, helping it retain its record for the most patents in ...

58. Why a strong patent system is vital

Similarly, in the United States, an inventor would submit his claimed invention to the Patent Office which would examine the application and then issue ...

59. Deckers takes on H&M in patent claim

Footwear designer Deckers Outdoor Corporation has taken on retailer H&M in a patent and trade dress infringement claim centring on UGG boots.

60. ITC to investigate Memory Technologies complaint against SanDisk

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted to investigate whether certain flash memory devices infringe patents owned by Memory ...

61. WIPR survey: Brexit, UPC and Trump are biggest IP topics for 2017

The UK's exit from the EU, its ratification of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement, and Donald's Trump presidency are the most important ...

62. Celyad Announces USPTO Decision to Uphold US Patent for Production of Allogeneic TCR ...

“We are pleased with the outcome of this re-examination of our patent related to the production of allogeneic TCR-deficient CAR-T cells. This marks ...

63. Amazon one-click payment patent to expire in 2017

The one-click payment patent owned by Amazon will expire in 2017, giving competitors and new entrants a chance to tap into similar strategies on ...

64. The Misunderstood Beauty of Patents

Patents save lives and enhance the value of medicines. As Abraham Lincoln said, “Patents add the fuel of interest to the passion of genius.” Yet some ...

65. Microsoft ranked 8th on the list of companies awarded with most patents in the US

According to the data compiled by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, Microsoft was awarded 2,398 patents in 2016 in the US. Microsoft was ranked No.8 in ...

66. Microsoft Filed 2398 Patents in 2016, Eighth in the US

The company has less patents than previous years, but Microsoft is still a significant developer of new ideas in the United States. IBM topped the list as ...

67. IBM Breaks Record in U.S. Patents With Cloud, AI and Health Bets

IBM received a record-breaking number of U.S. patents in 2016, topping the list for the 24th consecutive year, showing the efforts the company is ...

68. 2017: Get ready for the new unitary patent

The unitary patent system has been work in progress for several years. A recent decision by the UK government to proceed with ratification of the ...

69. Lexaria Bioscience Corp (OTCMKTS:LXRP) On A Bull Run

LXRP is a technology company with a strong patent portfolio for the delivery of bioactive compounds. Lexaria's patented technology has been lab ...

70. Samsung granted patent for fold-out smartphone design

While some patents do eventually make it into a final product in one for or another, most never see the light of day. They usually just become legal ...

71. IBM Has Most U.S. Patents for 24th Consecutive Year

In 2015, IBM quietly amassed a trove of 7,355 patents, down slightly from 7,534 in 2014. A spokesperson for IBM said the company will earn more than ...

72. Blog Coverage Amgen's Legal Victory Blocks Rivals Sanofi and Regeneron from Selling their ...

Sanofi and Regeneron admitted that they had infringed our patents, and the jury upheld our patents as valid. Protecting intellectual property is ...

Patent News for Sunday 8th January 2017

20 new stories

Jan 8 2017

1. Wi-Fi One v. Broadcom: Mine-Runs and Shenanigans in Inter Partes Review

2015) and hold that judicial review is available for a patent owner to challenge the PTO's determination that the petitioner satisfied the timeliness ...

2. U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Colorado (Jan. 8)

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 7 -- Trimble, Sunnyvale, California, has been assigned a patent (9,538,336) developed by eight co-inventors for a "performing ...

3. U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Iowa (Jan. 8)

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 7 -- Monsanto Technology, St. Louis, has been assigned a patent (9,532,540) developed by two co-inventors for "plants and ...

4. U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in North Carolina (Jan. 8)

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 7 -- Gravitas Medical, San Francisco, has been assigned a patent (9,532,739) developed by Elliott Bennett-Guerrero, Chapel ...

5. U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New Hampshire (Jan. 8)

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 7 -- Cisco Technology, San Jose, California, has been assigned a patent (9,538,560) developed by two co-inventors for a ...

6. U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in New Jersey (Jan. 8)

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 7 -- Disney Enterprises, Burbank, California, has been assigned a patent (9,538,320) developed by three co-inventors for a ...

7. U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Pennsylvania (Jan. 8)

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 7 -- Vasgene Therapeutics, Los Angeles, has been assigned a patent (9,533,026) developed by five co-inventors for ...

8. How 'Open Source; Seed Producers From the US to India Are Changing Global Food Production

The patents weren't just for different types of lettuce, but specific traits such as resistance to a disease, a particular shade of red or green, or curliness ...

9. PATENTS AWARDED

Patent 9,532,535 B2. Soybean Cultivar BY1213080. Issued to Karen M. Gallo and Clay Brady Cole, both of Bay. Assigned to Syngenta Participations ...

10. World Patent Marketing Invention Team Presents Linen Bands, A...

World Patent Marketing, a vertically integrated manufacturer and engineer of patented products, introduces Linen Bands, a household invention that ...

11. Why can companies monopolize off-patent drugs?

In your Jan. 6 editorial [Handing money to generic drug makers won't stop price spikes] on off-patent drug pricing, you speak of the business model ...

12. AXIM Biotech earns patent for chewing gum containing cannabinoids to treat neurodegenerative ...

The patent space surrounding marijuana formulations for medical use is still wide open despite the current march towards legalization. According to ...

13. Patent Forecast 2017: Will Patent Courts Be Great Again?

He's been active on patent reform issues such as ending carve outs for special interests seeking to invalidate or reinstitute patents through company ...

14. Wolf Greenfield Promotes Four Attorneys to Shareholder

Chelsea Loughran works with clients on complex patent litigation matters, including United States International Trade Commission (ITC) investigations ...

15. IN BRIEF: Apple Gets Temporary Victory with Touchscreen Patent

Apple Inc. has won at least a moral victory in a fight with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office over touchscreen technology. The U.S. Court of Appeals ...

16. IN BRIEF: Apple Gets Temporary Victory with Touchscreen Patent

Apple applied for a patent in 2009 on its method of using a sustained touch to activate an icon, which then allows a person to drag the icon to a new ...

17. World Patent Marketing Success Team Presents Baby In Back And My Alarm Collar, Two Safety ...

World Patent Marketing Reviews Two New Safety Inventions. Will Baby In Back And My Alarm Collar Be The Next World Patent Marketing Low Cost ...

18. Anyone Can Ride A Horse With World Patent Marketing's New Horse Riding Invention, The Equine ...

World Patent Marketing Reviews a New Horse Riding Invention. Will The Equine Saddle Ladder Be The Next World Patent Marketing Low Cost ...

19. World Patent Marketing Invention Team Presents Linen Bands, A Household Invention That Helps ...

World Patent Marketing Reviews a New Household Invention. Will Linen Bands Be The Next World Patent Marketing Low Cost Success Story?

20. Inventics, the science of invention

Furthermore, the field gets compounded by inventors' obsession for patents assisted by intellectual property lawyers. It is said that 99 percent of all ...