Patent News for Sunday 19th February 2017

11 new stories

Feb 19 2017

1. MoCI received over 11000 requests for trademarks, patents in 2016

(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat- The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) has said that it received 11,892 requests for national and ...

2. Compulsory Licensing, Pharmaceutical Patents, TRIPs and Public Health: First Amendment to ...

India amended the Patents Act in 2005 to legitimize such a compulsory licensing scheme into force in its national law. Section 92A of the Patents Act ...

3. James J. Pohl Joins FisherBroyles as Partner in Washington DC Office

Michael Cone, the firm's Washington, D.C. Office Managing Partner, said, “FisherBroyles is delighted to welcome another patent attorney to the ...

4. Operational Mathematics on a Processor is not an Abstract Idea

Mathematical expressions continue to trigger 35 U.S.C. 101 rejections in patent applications. These rejections are scientifically arbitrary actions as ...

5. Sony Had Filed For A Similar Patent Like The Nintendo Switch back In 2015

In addition, this patent wasn't precisely issued as of late. On account of the perception of NeoGAF client ponpo, we know it was documented in 2015.

6. PATENTS AWARDED

Patent 9,566,060 B2. Implant Placement Systems, Devices and Methods. Issued to Christopher P. Dougherty of Rogers, Gary R. Heisler of Brazoria, ...

7. Apple Wins another 7 Design Patents Covering Beats Headphones and an All-New Apple Store ...

It's another big day for Apple at the Hong Kong Patent Office. Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple wins a Design Patent for a ...

8. Clash Of Titans: Blackberry Sues Nokia Over Patent Infringement

Blackberry has taken Nokia to the court over patent infringement allegations. The Finnish mobile company has been accused of using a number of ...

9. Google Patents 'Crumpling' Car Safety System to Reduce Impact of Accidents

Google has patented a system that would make it possible for a car to “crumple” before impact in order to minimize the effect of a crash. Based on the ...

10. Genome-editing patents belong to Broad Institute, board says

The US patent office ruled Wednesday that hotly disputed patents on a ... The patent board said in its decision that the achievement of the Broad's ...

11. And finally: Nike's smart sports shoe plans

We've got an Apple Watch patent that could give the smartwatch a big battery boost, a smart shoe for team sports and a big date you need to add to ...

Patent News for Saturday 18th February 2017

21 new stories

Feb 18 2017

1. Sony Patent Looks Eerily Similar To The Nintendo Switch

There has been plenty of talk lately when it comes to Nintendo's upcoming console, the Nintendo Switch. Early on when the console only went by a ...

2. US Patents Awarded to Inventors in Illinois (Feb. 18)

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 18 -- Monsanto Technology, St. Louis, has been assigned a patent (9,565,821) developed by Philip A. Owen, Baldwin, Illinois, ...

3. US Patents Awarded to Inventors in Nebraska (Feb. 18)

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 18 -- Crowdshifter, Papillion, Nebraska, has been assigned a patent (9,569,451) developed by Jamie L. Crager, Papillion, ...

4. DRL says no claims for monetary damages in US patent case

Dr Reddy's Laboratories said there are no claims against the company for monetary damages after it received an unfavourable ruling in a US court.

5. BlackBerry and Nokia are on court-battle

Former two tech giants, BlackBerry and Nokia are on court-battle. They are now on trial for patent infringement. BlackBerry filed a lawsuit claiming ...

6. Recent Honda Patent Filing Hints at Possible New Sports Car

We may not have to wonder for much longer, as recent patent filings made by Honda uncovered by Autoblog suggest it could be moving forward with ...

7. Editorial: 'Playing God' — or not

A day later, the U.S. Patent Office ruled that patents on the technique held by the Broad Institute, a joint venture of Harvard and MIT, covering use in ...

8. Does This Intriguing Honda Patent Show A Road-Going Project 2&4?

Well, that may be about to change as a number of patents filed by the American manufacturer have emerged online and show a vehicle closely ...

9. Sony Files Patent for Switch-Like Handheld

It looks like Sony may be taking cues from Nintendo, as the PlayStation manufacturer has filed a patent for what looks like a new Switch-inspired ...

10. Federal Gag Orders Likely to Change

There is often a tension between the needs of law enforcement and the companies that collect and store the electronic data of individuals.

11. Requisites of a Patent Application: Claims and drawings technically not required on filing date

patent pending key For as long as I can remember, in order for a nonprovisional utility patent application to be awarded the all important filing date you ...

12. 2017 Brings Issuance of New Design Patents for the Fashion Industry

It is well known among patent attorneys that design patents are an under-utilized form of protection in the fashion and beauty industry. See, Nicole R.

13. Do I Need a Patent Prior Art Search?

Prior art includes prior filed patents, patent applications, and other public materials. A patententability search, or prior art search, can give the inventor ...

14. The IP Legal Minute - Quarter #1 2017: Examiner Legal Training

The USPTO recently released materials for training patent Examiners on how to rebut legal arguments during prosecution. Titled “Responding to ...

15. After drones, Amazon plans parachute drops for deliveries

US e-commerce giant Amazon was awarded a patent earlier this week for a system in which a package would be "forcefully" propelled from an ...

16. Apple wins a Design Patent for a Next-Gen Apple Store Display Structure for Apple TV

Unlike "patent applications," design patents published by the U.S. or any foreign Patent and Trademark Office don't reveal pertinent information about ...

17. BRIEF-CammSys receives patent

BRIEF-CammSys receives patent. Feb 18 CammSys Corp : * Says it received patent on Feb. 16, for blind spot detecting device using single camera.

18. BRIEF-Suprema receives patent

BRIEF-Suprema receives patent. Feb 18 Suprema Inc : * Says it received U.S. patent on Feb. 17, for face identification apparatus, system and method ...

19. Microsoft patents ultimate Hover Parental Control

The patent, “Real-Time Parental Monitoring”, should really be Real-Time Child Monitoring tool and would place virtual boundaries around a child's ...

20. The most inventive places in the world, mapped

Inventors can apply for a patent, which gives them the exclusive rights to benefit from the products or services developed from their idea. And it deters ...

21. Microsoft patents a 'real-time parental monitoring' tool

Microsoft, however, has recently patented a new tool called “Real-time Parental Monitoring,” that allows an administrator of a device to set boundaries.

Patent News for Friday 17th February 2017

45 new stories

Feb 17 2017

1. PLOS Blogs

That's because, boom, came a somewhat more arcane declaration that's quite a bombshell for the genome editing world: the US Patent Office has ...

2. Reactions to CRISPR patent decision

This week the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board decided that there is “no interference in fact” between the patent application of Jennifer Doudna and ...

3. Patent Infringement Lawsuit: Blackberry Takes Nokia To Court

It seems that Nokia's troubles are here to stay as BlackBerry Ltd. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nokia Ojy. BlackBerry is claiming ...

4. DR Reddy's Says No Claims For Monetary Damages In US Patent Case

Dr Reddy's Laboratories on Thursday said it has received an unfavourable ruling in a US court regarding a patent infringement case over Aloxi.

5. Google patents crumpling car panels which reduce impact in the event of a collision

A Google patent outlines several different ways in which one of its autonomous cars could be made to "crumple" to minimise impact in the event of a ...

6. BlackBerry drags Nokia to court for alleged patent infringment

Nokia is gearing up for its return to the smartphone market, but BlackBerry going after the Finnish company through patent infringement lawsuit.

7. Apple's Latest Patent Will Detect And Notify You For Screen Protector Fissures

When we talk patents, Apple's got a lot of them. It's these applications which really tell us what to expect from the company. While a substantial number ...

8. No claims for monetary damages: Dr Reddy's on patent infringement

In March 2016, DRL had received an approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Aloxi after the settlement of the patent litigations.

9. New selfie gadget coming, with fresh strategy to fight copycats

Patent lawyer Elias Borges insists that patents do offer a type of exclusivity to ... "A patent doesn't protect you in the sense that no one is going to come ...

10. Amazon's latest drone delivery idea involves parachuting parcels into your backyard

The U.S. e-commerce giant was awarded a patent earlier this week for a system in which a package would be "forcefully" propelled from an unmanned ...

11. Patent ruling on gene editing could sway fortunes of biotech hopefuls

NEW YORK -- In a highly anticipated decision that could sway the fortunes of a handful of biotechnology companies, the federal patent office has ...

12. Sony Filed a Patent for a Switch-like Device

NeoGAF user Ponpo spotted a recently published patent for a video game device that certainly seems to resemble the Nintendo Switch. The twist here ...

13. Roche lawsuit blasts Amgen for 'about face' on biosimilar patent fights

In the latest legal battle, Roche's Genentech has sued Amgen for not giving up the info Genentech experts need to mount a patent infringement attack ...

14. Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ:CLSN) Reports Issuance Of New Patents For ThermoDox®

Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ:CLSN) a clinical stage oncology medication advancement firm reported that the USPTO has allowed U.S Utility patent, ...

15. Honda files a patent for a radical mid-engine sports car

At the time, we assumed that it was just an outlandish concept without any grounding in reality, but a new patent from Honda has us second-guessing ...

16. Statoil sues researcher, claiming theft of technology

And to lead the research at the new company, Statoil named as chief technology officer the researcher who developed and patented many of the ...

17. Intellectual Ventures' deal involving Dominion Harbor is firm's biggest ever disposal

Intellectual Ventures has sold a portfolio of around 4,000 former Kodak patents to Dominion Harbor in another sign that the IP giant is actively ...

18. Intellectual Ventures' deal involving Dominion Harbor is firm's biggest ever disposal

Intellectual Ventures has sold a portfolio of around 4,000 former Kodak patents to Dominion Harbor in another sign that the IP giant is actively seeking ...

19. Sony Files Patent for What Looks Like a Switch-esque Handheld

By Alex Osborn It looks like Sony may be taking cues from Nintendo, as the PlayStation manufacturer has filed a patent for what looks like a new ...

20. Court Rules Against Berkeley In CRISPR Patent Case (CRSP)

Editas Medicine Inc. (EDIT) continues its bull run following a recent verdict by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) regarding the ...

21. Negotiating Access To University IP

Graph 1: The number of patents filed by the near-100 universities from Europe, the USA, Australia and Japan who use IN-PART to publish the latest ...

22. Jury hits Google with $20 million verdict in patent infringement case targeting Chrome web browsers

23. Doc's Orders: Analogize to Overcome Patent Eligibility Rejections

The Federal Circuit employed a common-law approach to determine what qualifies as patent eligible subject matter in Amdocs (Israel) Limited v.

24. Federal Circuit affirms PTAB decision to invalidate MPHJ patent

The Federal Circuit upheld the decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”), on Inter Partes Review, to invalidate as anticipated or obvious ...

25. Driverless cars: Google patents car that 'prevents harm' in accidents

The company has filed a patent with the US patent office for "adjusting a shear pin to minimize an impact force felt by an object in a collision with a ...

26. Cambodia becomes first Asian EPO Validation State

Extending the scope of protection for registered European patents to Cambodia represents a milestone in European patent holders' investment into ...

27. CRISPR patent row not over yet, say lawyers

Although the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) gave a win to The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT in the CRISPR patent conflict against the ...

28. DRL says no claims for monetary damages in US patent case

Drug major Dr Reddy's Laboratories today said there are no claims against the company for monetary damages after it received an unfavourable ...

29. Why the CRISPR patent verdict isn't the end of the story

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a key verdict this week in the battle over the intellectual property rights to the potentially lucrative ...

30. Akers Biosciences secures 'highly important' patent protection for Breathscan cartridge

Ray Akers, Vice chairman of the rapid diagnostics specialist Akers Biosciences Inc (LON:AKR, NASDAQ:AKER) speaks to Proactive about the ...

31. Apple Patents Fingerprint Reading Display Technology; Will Launch With iPhone 8?

Apple receives patent grant for fingerprint reading display technology. Tech giant hints intention to leverage LuxVue acquisition to integrate fingerprint ...

32. Blackberry sues Nokia in patent clash

Blackberry is suing Nokia over claims that the Finnish company has made use of nearly a dozen of its inventions without permission, reports BBC.

33. No claims for monetary damages in US patent case: Dr Reddy's Labs

The Hyderabad-based pharma major had informed the BSE it received an unfavourable ruling in a US court on a patent infringement matter over Aloxi ...

34. Crispr patent approval given to Broad Institute

15, 2017, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board declared that the patents granted by USPTO to the Broad Institute, MIT and Harvard concerning Crispr ...

35. Broad Institute wins the legal battle over CRISPR patents

Broad applied for a dozen patents based on the eukaryotic applications of CRISPR and paid the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a ...

36. The *Actual* First Toilet Paper Patent!

37. Nokia: Blackberry attacks manufacturer for patent infringement

Blackberry decided to sue Nokia in court. The Canadian company accuses its Finnish counterpart of having taken its patents. The beginning of a soap ...

38. Editing history; shot talk; catch of the day

A year-long battle over key patents for the gene-editing tool CRISPR came to a close on Wednesday, with the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT ...

39. Weekly Roundup: CRISPR-Cas9 patent case concludes, Mark Zuckerberg's 5000 word letter to ...

This week, the CRISPR-Cas9 patent case came to a close, an encrypted messaging app went open source and Facebook announced some big ...

40. Google Patents Force-Activated Car Safety System

Google has filed a patent in the US for a vehicle safety system consisting of a number of moving parts, actuators, and shear pins that essentially ...

41. Apple, Tech Giants Win Data Patent Dispute At Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (February 17, 2017, 3:35 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit refused to heed a patent-licensing firm's arguments that two data ...

42. Full Fed. Circ. Urged To Strip PTAB's Power To Ax Patents

Law360, New York (February 16, 2017, 6:59 PM EST) -- The owner of an LCD technology patent invalidated by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ...

43. Full Fed. Circ. Urged To Rethink Trading Patents' Alice Validity

Law360, New York (February 17, 2017, 2:25 PM EST) -- CQG asked the full Federal Circuit on Friday to review a panel finding that electronic trading ...

44. Broad Institute scientist prevails in epic patent fight over CRISPR

The CRISPR patent fight appears to be over, at least for the moment. A ruling by the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board found no "interference" in ...

45. Harvard-MIT Affiliate Wins Patent Battle for Gene-Editing Tech

After over a year of disputes, the Broad Institute—a genetics research center affiliated with Harvard and MIT—won the right to keep its patent for ...

Patent News for Thursday 16th February 2017

35 new stories

Feb 16 2017

1. Patent used by Sportbrain in Apple Watch infringement suit under review by US Patent Office

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has agreed to review the validity of a patent owned by Sportbrain Holdings relating to how wearable devices ...

2. Patents expiry to boost agrochemical firms' sales, profits

Industry experts feel the Indian agro-chemicals sector may witness an annual growth of 15-20 per cent following patents expiry from currently around ...

3. NEI Announces Allowance of Two New Patents to Its Portfolio of Functional Coatings

16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- NEI Corporation recently announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a notice of allowance to ...

4. GOP Tech Plan Takes Aim at H1-B Visas, Taxes, and Patent Law

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) unveiled an ambitious agenda to boost the U.S. tech industry on Thursday, which included proposed reforms to contentious ...

5. BlackBerry Reportedly Files Patent-Infringement Suit Against Nokia

BlackBerry has further said that Nokia is well aware of the inventions as the company has cited some of the patents in its own patent applications.

6. Is it really time to break Patents in India?

If you were to read the piece in isolation, you would be convinced about the futility of the patent system, and would probably take up arms against it.

7. Google patents 'crumpling' car safety system

Google has patented a system that would make a car "crumple" before impact to lessen the severity of a crash. The patent suggests ways to make ...

8. Blackberry sues Nokia in patent clash

Blackberry is seeking payment, rather than trying to block Nokia's use of the 11 patents, according to court documents published by the news site Ars ...

9. Editas stock jumps after Broad wins CRISPR patent fight

Shares in Editas Medicine rose 30% after the U.S. patent office sided with the Broad Institute in the legal tussle over CRISPR gene editing. The board ...

10. Broad Institute wins court battle with UC Berkeley over CRISPR patents

A U.S Patent Office appeal board ruled the gene editing techniques of Broad Institute's patents and UC Berkeley's patent application were distinctly ...

11. Apple Successfully Patents MicroLED Display With Fingerprint-reading Capability

Apple trumps this year on the fingerprint-arena as the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office granted Apple the patent for “Fingerprint-sensing display” ...

12. What Is CRISPR? Broad Institute, UC Berkeley Can Both Have Separate Patents On Gene-Editing ...

In a decision that could potentially affect the way future generations will view the development of science, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of ...

13. BlackBerry is suing Nokia over 11 patents

Outside of licensing deals and software, it looks like BlackBerry also wants to try and make some cash from its patents as today BlackBerry filed a ...

14. UC Berkeley suffers setback in patent battle over CRISPR gene-editing tool

UC Berkeley appears to have lost a huge patent fight about who has control over the powerful CRISPR gene-editing tool, which gives scientists near ...

15. Berkeley Suffers 'Knockout Blow' in Gene-Editing Patent Fight With MIT

In the per curiam ruling, judges for the USPTO held there's "no interference in-fact" between the universities' patents. Interference focuses on who was ...

16. Broad Institute Wins Big Battle Over CRISPR Gene-Editing Patent

The U.S. patent office has delivered a potentially lucrative victory to bioengineer Feng Zhang of the Broad Institute in Massachusetts, regarding patents ...

17. BRIEF-Dr Reddy's says US court finds co's product infringes some patents

HONG KONG, Feb 16 Asian stocks edged to new 19-month highs on Thursday with gains underpinned by an ongoing rally on Wall Street while the ...

18. Blackberry hits Nokia with lawsuit over wireless patents

In the latest sign that Blackberry Ltd will be aggressively monetizing its patent portfolio, the struggling Canadian smartphone pioneer sued Nokia on ...

19. BlackBerry Hits Nokia With Patent Violation Lawsuit

BlackBerry has slapped its one-time mobile rival Nokia with a lawsuit alleging patent violations. In its compliant filed on Valentines Day, the Canadian ...

20. With Patents or Without, Black Inventors Reshaped American Industry

American slaves couldn't hold property, including patents on their own inventions. But that didn't stop black Americans from innovating in our country.

21. Align Technology (ALGN) Prevails in US Patent Case vs ClearCorrect

Last week, the USPTO issued reexamination certificates confirming the patentability of all challenged claims of Align's U.S. Patent Nos. 6,217,325 ...

22. BlackBerry slaps Nokia with a patent infringement lawsuit

HAS-BEEN BLACKBERRY is suing has-been Nokia, accusing it of infringing 11 of its patents. Now that it's making no cash from smartphones, ...

23. Ericsson, TCL Battle Over FRAND Patents in 'Cutting-Edge' Case

Selna has called the TCL-Ericsson dispute a "cutting-edge case" for what it means to license standard-essential patents on a nondiscriminatory basis.

24. CRISPR patents, potentially worth billions, belong to MIT and Harvard, not UC Berkeley despite filing for patent first

25. BlackBerry sues Nokia for patent infringement

In a 96-page lawsuit, reported in ArsTechnica, the company claims Nokia infringed 11 BlackBerry technology patents "related to LTE- and ...

26. Who Owns Gene Editing? A Winner In High-Stakes Patent Battle Decided

On Wednesday, the federal Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued its 51-page ruling on the ownership of more than a dozen patents related to the ...

27. BlackBerry battles Nokia in patent claim

The lawsuit, filed (pdf) at the US District Court for the District of Delaware on Tuesday, February 14, claimed that Nokia infringed the patents through its ...

28. Apple patents describe auto-detecting cracked screens and charging your Watch by winding it

If there's one thing worse than damaging your iPhone or iPad by dropping it, it's when that damage is a cracked screen. While you might be able to ...

29. The Patent Office has Spoken: What does it Mean for CRISPR in Europe?

The US Patent Office has ruled that the Broad Institute's CRISPR patents do not interfere with those from UC Berkeley. While this might sound like ...

30. PTAB Sees No Overlap In Rival Schools' Gene-Editing Patents

Law360, Los Angeles (February 15, 2017, 9:17 PM EST) -- A genomic research center affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and ...

31. Dr. Reddy's Generic Infringes Aloxi Patents, Judge Rules

It was a blow to Dr. Reddy's in a long-running suit by Helsinn over its patents for Aloxi, one of several the Swiss company has lodged against aspiring ...

32. Harvard and MIT Scientists Win Gene-Editing Patent Fight

An appeals board of the patent office ruled that the gene-editing inventions claimed by the two institutions were separate and do not overlap.

33. 6 Takeaways from the CRISPR Patent Decision

With the Broad Institute's big win on Wednesday in its battle over key patents on the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology, everything is now ...

34. The CRISPR patent decision: Your six takeaways

The CRISPR patent decision: Your six takeaways ... The University of California seemed to be the loser, since the patent judges denied its effort to ...

35. A Patent Decision on Crispr Gene Editing Favors MIT

On Wednesday, the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board kind of, sort of, almost began to answer that question. Berkeley will get the patent for using the ...

Patent News for Wednesday 15th February 2017

76 new stories

Feb 15 2017

1. Harvard, MIT research institute holds on to gene-editing patent rights

Feb 15 (Reuters) - The Broad Institute, a biological and genomic research center affiliated with MIT and Harvard, will keep valuable patents on a ...

2. Harvard, MIT research institute holds on to gene-editing patent rights

(Reuters) - The Broad Institute, a biological and genomic research center affiliated with MIT and Harvard, will keep valuable patents on a revolutionary ...

3. ZTE Sued for AVC Patent Infringement

MPEG LA, LLC today announced that several patent owners in MPEG LA's AVC Patent Portfolio License have filed patent enforcement actions in the ...

4. IPPro The Internet home | Patents news | Google must pay $20 million for Chrome infringement ...

Google must pay $20 million in damages for infringement of four patents related to anti-malware. The jury verdict, issued in the US District Court for the ...

5. America's always had black inventors – even when the patent system explicitly excluded them

Though U.S. patent law was created with color-blind language to foster innovation, the patent system consistently excluded these inventors from ...

6. Patent office determines UC, Broad Institute patent claims on CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing are ...

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today ruled that the inventions claimed in the pending ...

7. Harvard and MIT Scientists Just Won a Big Patent Fight for the CRISPR Gene Editing Technology

Three judges on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board have ruled that lucrative patents on the gene editing technology known as CRISPR belong to the ...

8. Major setback for Aurobindo, Mylan wins patent case

Following the USFDA approval, Mylan and Apicore US LLC in May 2016 had slapped a patent infringement case on Aurobindo with regard to this ...

9. Healthcare and patient groups oppose patents on crucial hepatitis C drugs

MUMBAI: Healthcare aid and patient groups have come together in patent courts to fight against ``abusive strategies'' of Big Pharma, to ensure access ...

10. Gene editing patent ruling sways fortune of biotech hopefuls

NEW YORK (AP) — In a highly anticipated decision that could sway the fortunes of a handful of biotechnology companies, the federal patent office has ...

11. Apple patents touchscreen technology that reads fingerprints

Apple has patented display technology capable of analyzing a user's fingerprint without a dedicated sensor, a feature rumored to be incorporated in ...

12. ?Broad Institute wins case over gene-editing patents, boosting Editas shares

A panel of judges at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has ruled in favor of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in a dispute over the right to ...

13. Feds OK 56 new patents for Nike

The patent burst comes after Nike got a record 687 patents in 2016, including 262 for footwear, 96 related to data and 73 for manufacturing technology ...

14. Amazon patents fly-by drone package delivery technology (Images)

Amazon.com Inc. has patented technology that allows delivery drones to deploy packages mid-flight and steer them to their destination on the ground.

15. Huawei Sued for AVC Patent Infringement

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MPEG LA, LLC today announced that several patent owners in MPEG LA's AVC Patent Portfolio License have filed ...

16. Seoul Semiconductor Starts Mass Production of its Patented Filament LEDs

“Based on its strong patents, Seoul Semiconductor will continue to increase its market share in the filament LED bulb market, which is a blue ocean ...

17. Both parties in CRISPR-Cas9 technology lawsuit can maintain patents, board rules

The U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruled there was no interference between the patents awarded to Broad Institute and the University of ...

18. Court denies appeal on instant racing patent

The lower court had dismissed allegations made in a lawsuit that Exacta Systems, which was founded in 2013, had infringed on three patents held by ...

19. America's always had black inventors – even when the patent system explicitly excluded them

The patent system has long been the heart of America's innovation policy. As a way to recoup costs, patents provide strong incentives for inventors, ...

20. Core Wireless inks patent license agreement

Core Wireless Licensing S.Ã .r.l., a subsidiary of Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc., has signed a patent license agreement with a ...

21. Judges Side with Broad Institute in CRISPR Patent Dispute

A three-judge panel of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has ruled in favor of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in the bitter legal battle ...

22. BlackBerry sues Nokia over patent infringement

BlackBerry has filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Nokia for allegedly using 11 of its patents. In a complaint filed Tuesday (14 February) in the ...

23. Sony patents wireless PlayStation VR system with HTC Vive-like room tracking

A patent filed by Sony has emerged which details a potential tracking system for its PlayStation VR headset could see untethered, room-scale virtual ...

24. BlackBerry Launches Patent Lawsuit Against Nokia

Aiming to boost its software revenue by inking deals and collecting royalties on its patents, BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY) is taking it a step further, lodging a ...

25. Michelle Lee continues to sign issued patents, possible larger Administration role suggested

In the seemingly never-ending saga of Michelle Lee and whether she remains Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, there is no ...

26. Other Barks & Bites for Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Barks & Bites On the menu this week for Other Barks & Bites… Video game systems developed by Nintendo and Sony are targeted in a patent ...

27. Andrew MacArthur

Andrew MacArthur is a Partner with Venable's Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group. He has litigated all aspects of patent cases, from ...

28. Bill Hector

Bill Hector is an Associate with Venable's Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group. Bill focuses his practice on complex patent litigation, patent ...

29. Ralph Dengler

Damages discovery in patent cases is usually contentious, expensive, and non-uniform in application by the courts. The patent owner, on one hand, ...

30. How Addressing 'The Triumvirate of Patent Risks' Can Enhance Your IP Portfolio Value

Patent Value Risk is the risk that issued patents will be recognized and upheld as valid, and that the scope of the patent claims is sufficient to keep out ...

31. SIPO Targets Relief of Overburdened Patent Processing System

The State Intellectual Property Office has taken steps to relieve the pressure on China's patent examinations system in the wake of the rapidly ...

32. Hepatitis C drugs face four patent challenges in India

India-based Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge (I-MAK) has filed four patent challenges against patents covering hepatitis C drugs in a bid ...

33. BlackBerry files patent infringement suit against Nokia

34. Editas Medicine's stock soars after favorable ruling in CRISPR patent dispute

Editas has an exclusive license to medical breakthroughs stemming from the use of patents awarded to co-founder Feng Zhang of the Broad Institute ...

35. ViaDerma, Inc. Looks to File Additional Patents & License New Products for its (MMJ) Medical ...

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - February 15, 2017) - ViaDerma, Inc. ( OTC PINK : VDRM), a specialty pharmaceutical company devoted to ...

36. United States: State Universities Gain Immunity From IPRs

Today, many universities own extensive patent portfolios that are managed by sophisticated tech transfer offices. Universities obtain these patents for ...

37. Broad Institute wins bitter battle over CRISPR patents

A panel of US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) judges have determined that a series of patents granted for CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to the ...

38. NGOs file 4 patent cases to challenge patent on hepatitis C drugs sofosbuvir, velpatasvir and ...

These new challenges against patents on crucial new medicines to treat hepatitis C filed in India and Argentina are the latest in a global push to ...

39. The iPhone 8: Apple patents LED-based fingerprint solution

Apple has patented a new authentication solution for smartphones that would see a range of micro-LEDs used for fingerprint recognition rather than a ...

40. Turner & Townsend takes European patents to new places

Turner & Townsend has been appointed to programme manage the relocation of 1,750 staff to the European Patent Office's new main building in one ...

41. Round one of CRISPR patent legal battle goes to the Broad Institute

The U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruled today in favor of the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the initial legal step of a high stakes ...

42. Google patents system to reduce injuries to pedestrians, cyclists when self-driving cars hit them - "autonomous-vehicle patent granted Feb. 14 to Google."

43. Broad Wins CRISPR Patent Interference Case

The USPTO's Patent Trials and Appeals Board has ruled in favor of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard retaining intellectual property rights covered ...

44. CRISPR patents, potentially worth billions, belong to Broad Institute

The disputed patents on the gene-editing tool CRISPR belong to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, according to a ruling by judges at the United ...

45. Apple patent is further evidence of in-display fingerprint scanner for iPhone 8

Patents for integrating fingerprint scanning technology below a smartphone screen have been floating about for some time, and now a new one has ...

46. Global Innovation – America Still Dominates

But America is still #1, and by a long shot, in an equally important field: number of patents registered. Patents may not animate as many discussions as ...

47. Patent Judges' CRISPR Ruling For Broad Leaves Daylight For Berkeley

The U.S. Patent and Trade Office has made a decision in the landmark case to decide ownership of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology.

48. Saudi awards 5181 patents in 28 years

The Office's general supervisor, Sami bin Ali Al-Sudais, told Alwatan newspaper that Saudis received 528 patents out of 25,581 total applications.

49. BlackBerry sues Nokia over patents as its phone business shuts down

The new salvo is a 96-page complaint (PDF) against Nokia, which accuses the Finnish telecom company of infringing 11 BlackBerry patents related to ...

50. TECHNICOLOR: TECHNICOLOR FILES PATENT INFRINGEMENT LITIGATION AGAINST ...

Paris (France), 15 February 2017 - Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH; OTCQX: TCLRY), a worldwide technology leader in the media and ...

51. PTO, Courts and Congress Must Solve the Patent Troll Problem

Patent trolls use overly broad patents – for example, regarding the provision of Wi-Fi access – to threaten litigation and extort payments from real ...

52. Judge rules CRISPR-Cas9 patents belong to Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

Following a high-profile and very heated court hearing over ownership of the patents for gene-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9, judges at the United ...

53. Amazon patents drone delivery method that drops packages using parachutes

The patent application suggests that Amazon is not looking to touch base i.e the delivery location when sending out packages using the help of drones ...

54. Apple patents a display with fingerprint sensor integrated directly into the touchscreen itself

Apple fanboys, it is probably time to bid the beloved home button goodbye. The Cupertino giant has today been granted a patent for a touch display ...

55. BlackBerry sues Nokia for allegedly infringing upon its patents

Accusing Nokia of infringing upon as many as 11 patents, BlackBerry filed a lawsuit at a federal court in Wilmington, Delaware on Valentines day.

56. Amazon Patents Point To Parachuting Packages

Amazon has filed a patent for a method to push packages out of a delivery drone and have them descend to ground level with guidance, rather than ...

57. BlackBerry Slaps Nokia With A Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Some of the patents once belonged to the defunct telecom equipment maker Nortel Networks, and Nokia even tried to buy the patents in 2009.

58. Don't get too excited about Amazon's drone delivery patent - CNET

59. Apple granted patent for fingerprint-reading touchscreen

Apple has been granted a patent for an "interactive display panel with IR diodes" -- a method that would let users activate a device through a virtual ...

60. Apple granted patent for fingerprint-reading touchscreen - CNET

61. BlackBerry accuses Nokia of patent infringement - CNET

62. Sony files patent for Vive-style PSVR tracking device

Sony is experimenting with its own Vive-style VR tracking device, according to a patent filing from June. The document hints at a tracker working ...

63. An Entrepreneur's Guide to Inventing

When starting a business, almost every entrepreneur asks themselves whether their idea is patentable. Patents provide a way to secure your idea, but ...

64. New Apple Patent Hints at iPhone 8 with Fingerprint Reader Built Into the Display

While Apple has published several patents describing different methods as to how they would accomplish embedding the Touch ID sensor under the ...

65. Google ordered to pay $20 million for Chrome's infringement of anti-malware patents

Google has been ordered to pay $20M after a federal court in Marshall, Texas ruled that the Chrome browser had infringed four patents for ...

66. Disputed CRISPR Patents Stay with Broad Institute, US Panel Rules

The US patent office ruled on Wednesday that hotly disputed patents on the revolutionary genome-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 belong to the ...

67. Amazon patent details delivery drone drops using parachutes

Amazon has been testing its drone technology for a while now, and we've seen some demonstrations and patents related to this testing. The latest ...

68. Broad Institute prevails in heated dispute over CRISPR patents

he US patent office ruled on Wednesday that hotly disputed patents on the revolutionary genome-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 belong to the ...

69. BlackBerry Files Suit Against Nokia For Patent Infringement

BlackBerry says that Nokia has been granted any permission or licenses to use their patented technology as the company states “Nokia has persisted ...

70. Apple patent hints at iPhone with fingerprint reader built into the display

Patents aren't always utilized by companies when they're awarded. But if Apple does implement its latest patent, we can expect an iPhone to feature a ...

71. Patent Office Hands Win in CRISPR Battle to Broad Institute

The huge patent fight over the powerful gene-editing technique CRISPR may have a winner—the Broad Institute of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

72. BlackBerry sues Nokia for patent infringement

Blackberry has filed a patent-infringement suit against Nokia, demanding royalties on the Finnish company's mobile network products. Nokia's Flexi ...

73. What the CRISPR Patent Decision Means for Gene Editing

On Wednesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decided in favor of the Broad Institute, which has been battling the University of California for the ...

74. Tech Patents FIled By Sony Could Lead To A Wireless PSVR Headset

The patent filed refers to beam tracking for the PSVR headset, similar to the way the HTC Vive headset is tracked through the Lighthouse stations.

75. Broad Institute scientist prevails in epic patent fight over CRISPR

The CRISPR patent fight appears to be over, at least for the moment. A terse ruling by the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board found no “interference” ...

76. BlackBerry Suing Nokia for Patent Infringement

Canadian smartphone and software company BlackBerry is suing Finnish telecom giant Nokia for allegedly infringing on 11 of its patents. According to ...

Patent News for Tuesday 14th February 2017

56 new stories

Feb 14 2017

1. Apple patents screen tech capable of reading fingerprints without dedicated sensor

An Apple patent grant on Tuesday suggests the company is looking to leverage its LuxVue acquisition to integrate display technology capable of ...

2. Minda Corporation Q3 net profit jumps 57.3% at Rs 176 million

During the Q3 FY2017, 3 patents were filed and during 9M FY2017, a total of 18 patents were filed. Total patents filed in FY2016 were 11 patents.

3. Core Wireless Announces Patent License Agreement With Global Consumer Electronics ...

Under the agreement, Core Wireless has licensed its worldwide portfolio of wireless patents and patent applications that cover technologies used in a ...

4. Donald Spector's New Patent Allows for Real-time Biopsies; Spector, One of the World's Most ...

14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- New York College of Health Professions announced the newly granted groundbreaking US patent that allows for in-vivo ...

5. Federal Appeals Court Rules For Exacta In AmTote/RaceTech Patent Lawsuit

After AmTote purchased RaceTech and its now invalidated patents in 2016, AmTote continued pursuing the three patent infringement claims against ...

6. Lando & Anastasi, LLP Expands Life Sciences Patent Team

Ioana Davies is an organic chemist, whose practice focuses on patent prosecution, portfolio analysis and management, and diligence in all areas of ...

7. The World's First Contextual Personal Data Platform, myPlanit™, is Granted a Patent on Its ...

The patent details a system and method for providing a data schema for managing people's information in the past-present-future including plans and ...

8. Apple's Latest Patent Suggests Big iPhone Changes Are Coming

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Tuesday published an Apple patent on a technology called "interactive display panel with IR ...

9. BRIEF-Episurf Medical obtains its first granted patents in China

... * Says 630 of its 12th series warrants were exercised into 630,000 shares, during the period from Feb. 1 to Feb. 14 ...

10. Google forced to pay $20 million in damages for infringing on three patents when developing ...

Google has been ordered to pay $20 million to two developers for infringing on three patents while designing Google Chrome's sandboxing modes.

11. Amazon is thinking about dropping parcels out of the sky

Amazon is thinking about ways of parachuting parcels to people after dropping them from drones. The ecommerce giant has filed a patent for a system ...

12. Expiring Patents: a Primer for CFOs

Patents are valuable assets that can create and protect market share. But they expire after a certain period of time. Therefore, at the expiration of a ...

13. Saudi Patent Office awards 5181 patents in 28 years

Saudis were granted 528 patents since the Saudi Patent Office was established in 1989. The office has granted a total of 5,181 patents since its ...

14. Mercury Marine awarded five dozen patents in 2016

Mercury Marine of Fond du Lac had a record year at the patent office in 2016, recording 60 new patents for the year, the marine engine manufacturer's ...

15. Healthcare Groups Challenge Patents On Three New Hep-C Drugs In India

Patient and healthcare aid groups, including I-MAK and Delhi Network of Positive People (DNP+), supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have ...

16. Civil society challenges patents on Hepatitis C drugs

In a latest push to make Hepatitis C drugs affordable to millions of patients, civil society groups filed five new challenges to patents in India and ...

17. Patent Litigation Expected to Soar in 2017

There has been a surge in patent litigation in the past five years, fueled by the accumulation of patents by Non-Practicing-Entities (NPEs) or ...

18. As Trump talks 'America First' on trade, pharma presses its global patent rights

In new recommendations to the U.S. Trade Representative, pharma's trade group cited weak patent laws in more than a dozen countries.

19. Incoming! Amazon patents a plan to turn its drone delivery packages into gliders

Amazon drone delivery An Amazon delivery drone prepares to descend toward its target during a test run in England. One of Amazon's patents covers ...

20. Already immersed in a FRAND war, Huawei is attacked by NPE wielding Ericsson and Panasonic ...

The first of the five patents listed above originally belonged to Ericsson, with the rest originally assigned to Panasonic. Ericsson, of course, recently ...

21. Apple patents another way to scan fingerprints without Touch ID sensor

Apple has been granted a patent for a new type of fingerprint reading technology that doesn't require a dedicated scanning sensor. The patent was ...

22. New patent, new partnership for soaring Traverse

When a new U.S. patent is your second-biggest announcement of the day, you're probably in a good place. It's all smiles (with healthy teeth, of course) ...

23. Hepatitis C Patent Challenges In India, Argentina To Allow Generic Production

Resistance to high prices for hepatitis C drugs is ongoing as five new challenges against patents have been filed in India and Argentina, according to ...

24. Does Patented Intellectual Property Still Matter? Yes, Depending on Who You Are

Chess The value of patents resides largely with companies like Microsoft, Samsung and IBM. If Bill Hewlett and David Packard were just starting in ...

25. Federal Reserve Banks file for declaratory judgment in patent case

According to the complaint, William Bozeman personally telephoned the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta to inform them that he believed several ...

26. Charles Neuenschwander

He has spent the past twenty-five years managing and supporting client patent license negotiations for International Patent Licensing Company, ...

27. PowWow Mobile Receives Notice of Allowance on Two Patents for Its Rapid Mobile App ...

PowWow Mobile, the leading enterprise mobility platform that allows companies to deliver powerful, modern native mobile apps quickly, simply and ...

28. Will the Number of Compulsory Patent Licenses Materially Increase Under the New IP Law and the ...

Compulsory licensing of patents used to be regulated by the Decree Law on Protection of Patents no. 551 (“Annulled Patent Decree Law”) before entry ...

29. AstraZeneca sues Dr Reddy's over breast cancer drug

AstraZeneca has filed a patent infringement claim against Dr Reddy's Laboratories over the drug Faslodex (fulvestrant) intramuscular injection, ...

30. US pharma sector demands keeping India in patent violator list

31. Ice Energy Extends Award-Winning, Multi-Patented Ice Battery Technology to Commercial ...

SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 14, 2017) - Ice Energy has announced the planned release of several new ice battery solutions for ...

32. United States: SGR Team Wins Federal Circuit Appeal For Patent Interference

The Court's ruling affirmed the SGR team's previous success before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), which resulted in judgment against ...

33. United States: Keeping Up With Software Patents: What Cyber Executives Need To Know

Before you decide whether to protect your company's cybersecurity innovations with patents—or leave them freely available for competitors to ...

34. MoCI received over 11000 requests for trademarks, patents in 2016

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) has said that it received 11,892 requests for national and international trademarks, patents, industrial ...

35. Apple Granted 48 Patents Today Covering Apple Pencil, iPad Cover Magnets, Apple Watch's ...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 48 amount newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we ...

36. Apple Wins Patent for a Next-Gen iPhone Audio Speaker that uses Advanced Magnets to Improve ...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 48 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a ...

37. Ice Energy Extends Award-Winning, Multi-Patented Ice Battery Technology to Commercial ...

These strategies have been implemented utilizing foundational patents for pioneering inventions and a comprehensive portfolio of improvements and ...

38. Innovation and the pharma patent court

The Unitary European Patent system aims to support innovation by cutting red tape and costs, and saving time by automatically validating a single ...

39. Donald Spector's New Patent Allows for Real-time Biopsies; Spector, One of the World's Most ...

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- New York College of Health Professions announced the newly granted groundbreaking US patent that ...

40. Evgen Pharma soars on news of US patent grant

Shares in Evgen Pharma plc (LON:EVG) soared on Tuesday afternoon after the drug developer revealed it had been granted a US patent which ...

41. Donald Spector's New Patent Allows for Real-time Biopsies; Spector, One of the World's Most ...

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2017 — New York College of Health Professions announced the newly granted groundbreaking US patent that allows for in-vivo ...

42. Google patents system to reduce injuries to pedestrians, cyclists when self-driving cars hit them

The patent modifies the concept of the “crumple zone” built into many vehicles, where materials are intended to deform to absorb energy in a collision, ...

43. Hep C patents challenged in India and Argentina

New challenges have been filed on patents for HIV drugs in India and Argentina by non-profit groups. In India, the Initiative for Medicines, Access ...

44. Brunswick touts doubling of patents in 2016

Brunswick Corp. said it received 73 patents in 2016, more than twice its total for the previous year. Sixty were awarded to Mercury Marine, which the ...

45. Apple patents yet another method of embedding fingerprint reader into iPhone display

Apple has previously filed patents for ultrasonic fingerprint reading, in which soundwaves inaudible to the human ear would be interrupted by the ...

46. Episurf Medical obtains its first granted patents in China

Episurf Medical obtains its first granted patents in China ... “This is the first time the company obtains a granted patent in China. It is a step forward in ...

47. Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (MARA) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Marathon Patent Group, Inc. logo Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MARA) from a hold rating to ...

48. Google ordered to pay $20M for ripping off anti-malware patents in Chrome

A District Court in Texas has ordered the electronics titan to spew out $20 million in damages for infringing four anti-malware patents in Chrome.

49. Reliv International, Inc (NASDAQ:RELV) CardioSentials Heart Health Supplement Gets Patent

Reliv International, Inc (NASDAQ:RELV) reported that CardioSentials® heart health supplement has obtained a U.S. patent. The company first shared ...

50. BlackBerry Files Patent-Infringement Suit Against Nokia

BlackBerry Ltd. filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Nokia Oyj, demanding royalties on the Finnish company's mobile network products that use ...

51. Why you should(n't) be excited about Amazon's drone delivery patent

You might have heard: Amazon just won a patent that could let it drop packages from flying drones. That's exciting, because so far, drone deliveries ...

52. Why you should(n't) be excited over Amazon's drone delivery patent

You might have heard: Amazon just won a patent that could let it drop packages from flying drones. That's exciting, because so far drone deliveries ...

53. US team patents Cubic GaN approach

This patent was issued on December 13, 2016 and included principal investigator Steven R. J. Brueck and inventors Sueng-Chang Lee (UNM), ...

54. Fed. Circ. Affirms PTAB Ruling Upholding Website Patent

Law360, New York (February 13, 2017, 8:23 PM EST) -- OpinionLab Inc. won a round in its fight with rival Qualtrics LLC over website analytics patents ...

55. Apple patents bezel-less iPhone tech to put Touch ID in display

Those are two fairly crucial components to the operation of the iPhone, but if a freshly awarded Apple patent ever sees the light of day, they may no ...

56. Gilead faces fresh patent challenges over hepatitis C drugs in India

After losing one challenge to Gilead Sciences patents on hepatitis C drugs in India, patient advocacy groups are now challenging still other patents the ...

Patent News for Monday 13th February 2017

61 new stories

Feb 13 2017

1. Rumour: Supercharged Honda motorcycle patents spied

Several motorcycle news sites are reporting Honda is working on a supercharged motorcycle engine, after patent drawings surfaced online.

2. The Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (MARA) Upgraded to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MARA) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report ...

3. Marathon Patent Group's Wholly-Owned Subsidiary Munitech IP Files Patent Infringement Lawsuits ...

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 13, 2017) - Marathon Patent Group, Inc. ( NASDAQ : MARA ) ("Marathon" or "Company"), an IP licensing and ...

4. Onxeo Receives USPTO Notice of Allowance for a new AsiDNATM-Related Patent, Expanding Its ...

This new patent protects any related compounds comprised of between 40 and 400 nucleotides in any sequence as well as related pharmaceutical ...

5. Personalized Media Communications Completes a Patent Licensing Agreement with Samsung ...

Personalized Media Communications, LLC (PMC), which develops and licenses a portfolio of patents for controlling personalized media delivery, has ...

6. Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources Subsidiary, Paragon Waste Solutions Granted Third ...

As of today, the total number of patents issued in the Company's portfolio is five, with several more patent applications pending both domestically and ...

7. Voip-Pal.Com Files Patent Owner's Responses for Apple's Petitions for Inter Partes Review

In its Patent Owner Responses, Voip-Pal also presented expert evidence, not previously considered by the PTAB, demonstrating that Apple ...

8. Dedicated Emoji and Sharing Keys: Apple Patents the Smart Keyboard 2

And in the same way that there are rumors of the second generation of the Apple Pencil, has come to light a patent describing a possible Smart ...

9. Google Chrome Found to Infringe on Malware Patent, Ordered to Pay $20 Million

Google's Chrome browser infringed on four anti-malware patents, a court in Texas decided, ordering the company to dig for $20 million into its pockets ...

10. Scan-to-Email Patent Finally Done; Claim Scope Broadened by Narrow Provisional Application

MPHJ's patent enforcement campaign helped revive calls for further reform of the patent litigation system. The patentee apparently mailed out ...

11. Acorda Up, But Patent Battle Looms

Ampyra brought in $493m in 2016, and the group forecasts product revenues of $535-545m this year – but this could be hard to meet if the patent ...

12. Tesla Inc (TSLA) Gets Patent for Metal-Air Battery Charging

Tesla received the license on January 31 this year, while it applied for it in 2010, along with other patents for the battery charging technology. As it took ...

13. New Patent Suggests Sony Is Working On Vive-Like Tracking For PSVR

Sony's PlayStation VR (PSVR) is a great headset, but tracking quality is a common complaint from users. A new patent from the company, however, ...

14. Know your intellectual property rights

In the UAE patents are protected through registration with the Intellectual Property Protection Department under the Ministry of Economy ('IPPD'), ...

15. Personalized Media Communications Completes a Patent Licensing Agreement with Samsung ...

SUGAR LAND, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Personalized Media Communications, LLC (PMC), which develops and licenses a portfolio of patents for ...

16. Recent patents issued in New Hampshire

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration, Nashua, has been assigned a patent (9,560,785) developed by five co-inventors for a ...

17. PM Narendra Modi's Make-in-India is facing the IPR drag

Even the most recent 2016 data indicates that as much as 98% of patents granted in India in 2015 were for applications over five years old and in one ...

18. Sony's patented contact lens technology is straight out of a sci-fi movie

Sony wants to take camera technology to next level with its latest patent. The Japanese multinational has been awarded a new patent that describes a ...

19. The mother of invention? Not exactly.

A published study examined gender disparities in patenting by analysing all patents issued by the US Patent and Trade Office from 1976 to 2013.

20. iPhone 8 will have game-changing wireless charging feature, claims Apple analyst

But one of the patents filed by Apple in the US shows images of a charger ... Sketches in the patent application show a iPhone with a fold down the ...

21. The future of patent-based injunctions in doubt in India after explosive Delhi High Court ruling

The ruling comes ahead of an annual pitched battle over the country's pharmaceutical patent laws, as well as IAM's first conference in the country at ...

22. Congress Needs to Act So Alice Doesn't Live Here (in the Patent System) Anymore

[1] Alice has created uncertainty in the patent/software world unlike any other decision in recent memory. Former Under Secretary of Commerce and ...

23. London IP Summit

The London IP Summit is an industry leading event dedicated to bringing together IP owners, experts and investors to address key challenges and ...

24. Google told to pay US$20m over Chrome patent violation

A federal jury in Texas has ordered Google to pay US$20 million to an inventor and his partner for infringing on three anti-malware patents in its ...

25. Second Circuit revives competition suit against Takeda

Takeda was accused of preventing competitors from marketing a generic version of Actos by falsely describing two patents to the Food and Drug ...

26. Maintaining a tricky balance on IPR

When the Patents Act, 1970, was amended in 2005 to bring it in line with WTO requirements, there were a little over 56,000 pending applications.

27. Apple VR UK release date and feature rumours, patents | Apple AR glasses release date rumours ...

In this feature, we are going to look at all the latest Apple VR rumours, patents and leaked images - including the remarks that Tim Cook made during ...

28. ExxonMobil awarded Pason Systems with global license of its patented Drilling Advisory System

ExxonMobil drilling system ExxonMobil awarded Pason Systems with the first global license of its patented Drilling Advisory System. The agreement ...

29. Google Ordered To Pay In Patent Infringement Case

The award that came down on Friday found that Google's Chrome browser infringes on three patents covering a system for protecting computers from ...

30. Canada: Patents - Year In Review

In 2016 we discussed a number of interesting patent cases. Leaving aside cases directed toward features related specifically to pharmaceuticals or to ...

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

In doing so, the court upheld the constitutionality of the Patent Act's pricing provisions and the Board's powers to add additional excessive pricing ...

32. United States: Moving From Everyday Dosing To Less Frequent Dosing Is Obvious

In a consolidated Hatch-Waxman patent infringement action, a district court judge in Delaware recently found claims directed to a treatment for multiple ...

33. United States: Objective Indicia Of Non-Obviousness Shine As Primary Consideration In PTAB ...

Through over four years and thousands of PTAB proceedings, the number of times secondary considerations have saved a patent can be counted on ...

34. United States: ALJs Split On Inequitable Conduct Pleading

ALJ Lord cited to Lannom, where the Federal Circuit considered a defense of patent invalidity and found that "congressional intent [was] that the ...

35. UK: The Steps Ahead For Britain And The Unitary Patent

One of the most comprehensive reforms of European patent law is expected take effect this year with the introduction of a unitary patent for 25 ...

36. Your Future EV: Wireless charging and better nav systems

Each year, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office approves over 300,000 patent applications (out of over 600,000 submitted). Obviously, not all of them ...

37. BMW i5 patent images come to life in speculative render

Taking into account the patent pics were showing a car with conventional side mirrors rather than camera, it might have been a sign it was a ...

38. No Track Record on Patents, But Gorsuch Clear on 'Chevron' Doctrine

Robert Greenspoon believed he was close. His constitutional challenge to new administrative procedures for reviewing patent validity was distributed ...

39. RepliCel's multi-needle dermal injection technologies receives European patents

RepliCel Life Sciences Inc., a clinical stage regenerative medicine company, announced the granting of two patents in Europe related to its ...

40. Lithium Exploration Group Validates Over $5 Million in Research Behind Lithium Patent Portfolio ...

The targeted lithium patents are part of a suite of products being evaluated by LEXG in conjunction with a recently announced, comprehensive lithium ...

41. Lithium Australia NL files an international patent

Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) has filed an international patent application entitled “Process for extracting and recovering lithium values from lithium ...

42. BRIEF-Lleida.net obtains 20-year patent in Europe for its method to certify emails

Feb 13 The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

43. BRIEF-MS Autotech receives patent

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 10 Ford Motor Co plans to invest $1 billion over the next five years in tech startup Argo AI to help the Detroit automaker reach ...

44. BRIEF-MEDINET receives patent for Method for producing reagent for antibody detection and use ...

BRIEF-MEDINET receives patent for Method for producing reagent for antibody detection and use thereof in China, Singapore and Taiwan ...

45. Google ordered to pay co-inventors $20 million in patent case

A federal jury in Marshall, Texas found on Friday that Google's Chrome browser infringes on three patents covering a system for protecting computers ...

46. 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 ...

47. Armetheon announces issuance of a new US patent for its Phase 2 clinical stage novel oral anti ...

The new U.S. Patent No. 9,549,912 B2 is entitled „Methods for treating atrial fibrillation” and includes claims directed to the treatment of refractory atrial ...

48. Thomas M. Dunlap with Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC Speaks at Determining Damages in ...

Thomas M. Dunlap, Partner with Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC Speaks at The Knowledge Group's Determining Damages in Patent Infringement ...

49. 5 questions with... PatSnap

PatSnap, the global patents database platform that provides what it calls 'innovation intelligence' to Fortune 500 companies, is building an R&D centre ...

50. Companies to be valued on information assets by 2021

Another trend associated with the rise of big data is an increase in the number of patent applications involving algorithms. Gartner predicts that global ...

51. Companies failing to see value of their intellectual property

Research by patent specialist Aistemos has found that many opportunities are lost and innovation stifled because of systemic IP problems.

52. iPhone X won't have a Home button, according to patent

We're getting to see more of Apple's hopefully revolutionary iPhone X, through a new patent application by Apple that uses a new material that's ...

53. Here's How University Business Incubators Lead To Less Innovations

The researchers analyzed about 56,000 patents granted from the years 1969 to 2012 to U.S.-based universities, known for their research, that have ...

54. Tesla obtains patent for charging metal-air battery technology that could enable longer range

There's no doubt that the company worked on such a system since they applied for several patents related to the tech, but that was mainly back in ...

55. Brunswick Corporation : Brunswick Reports High Number of Patents Granted in 2016

In 2015, Brunswick was awarded 34 patents, earning the Company a spot among the top 25 Illinois companies receiving patents during that year, ...

56. SIRAKOSS: Two New Bone Graft Patents

A company based in the United Kingdom—SIRAKOSS Ltd.—has announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted two ...

57. Chrome's Sandbox Feature Infringes on Three Patents So Google Must Now Pay $20M

The owners of these patents are Alfonso J. Cioffi and the family of Allen Rozman, who died in 2012, shortly after he filed the patent infringement ...

58. Samsung Settles Fight Over Media Delivery Patents

The agreement, the details of which are confidential, closes out a fight that started in 2015 when Personalized Media, a patent licensing company, ...

59. About An Avant-Garde Materials Handling System

Avancon SA invested heavily into development, in machines, in molds, patents and in the production. With a clever marketing concept enables an ...

60. Former Westover student patents medical device

MIDDLEBURY – A Westover alum and Southington resident is in the process of acquiring a provisional patent for an award-winning device she ...

61. Google whacked $20m over Chrome malware patent

Google has been ordered to pay $20m damages after its Chrome browser was found to have infringed four anti-malware patents. The verdict was ...

Patent News for Sunday 12th February 2017

16 new stories

Feb 12 2017

1. Betcha Didn't Know Abraham Lincoln Was An Inventor

Of the 45 persons who have served as president, only one ever received a Letters Patent for an invention: a man whose 208th birthday we ...

2. Apple's Amazing Quantum Tunneling Patent Is A Must See If You Want Button Free iPhones in The ...

Apple loves its innovation, even as the company's rate of unique changes on its product portfolio has steadily declined over the years. In fact, Apple's ...

3. PATENTS AWARDED

Patent 9,560,980 B2. Automatic Selection of Electrode Vectors for Assessing Risk of Heart Failure Decompensation Events. Issued to Sandra B.

4. Masdar Institute files patent for innovative cloud seeding material using nanotechnology

By filing a patent, they are bringing that material into the pathway for commercialisation and supporting Masdar Institute's goal of bolstering the UAE's ...

5. Samsung Galaxy S8 Latest News & Update: New AI Assistant Patent Sends Mixed Signals For ...

Samsung has filed a new patent with Samsung Hello, possibly an enhancement to AI assistant "Bixby". (Photo : David Ramos/Getty Images).

6. Apple patents dual mode headphones

Apple may be working on headphones that double as loudspeakers, as revealed by the recent patent titled "Dual mode headphones and methods for ...

7. The Five Biggest Mistakes Toy Companies Make

As companies build their brand, they fail to realize that patents, copyrights and trademarks will protect and ensure their brand for the long run.

8. Patent Reform 2017: Changes coming from the Judiciary, Legislative and Executive Branches

Time for change While calls for widespread patent reform are not as loud as they have been in previous years, 2017 is shaping up to be a year where ...

9. The Apple May Not Fall Far from the Fashion Industry

In 2012, the jury found that Samsung infringed on several of Apple's patents and awarded Apple 1.1 billion in damages. The damages were ...

10. KISR registers new water desalination patent

KUWAIT, Feb 12 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research registered a patent over combined use of distillation and vaporization in water ...

11. ExxonMobil inks patent agreement with Pason Systems

ExxonMobil has awarded to Pason Systems, Inc. the first global license of its patented Drilling Advisory System, a key component of the company's ...

12. Microsoft program to help protect against intellectual property risks in the cloud

Under the program, the company will make 10,000 Microsoft patents available to customers that use Azure services for the sole purpose of enabling ...

13. Apple Working on iPad Pro Smart Keyboard 2 with Special Share & Emoji Keys along with Quick ...

Earlier this week the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that could be revealing what the iPad Smart Keyboard 2 ...

14. TC woman owns patent strategy company

“So with patents, I have clients that are a wide-range of technology so I get to ... largest clients, CardioKinetix, has more than a hundred issue patents.

15. Takamul programme encourages Emirati innovation in Abu Dhabi

Also present were individual Emirati inventors who have partnered with the Takamul Programme, an initiative that part-funds patent applications, ...

16. Sony Patented A Blink Powered Contact Lens That Can Record Videos

Google and Samsung already filed a patent for creating video recording contact lenses. Sony finally applies for a patent for creating contact lenses that ...

Patent News for Saturday 11th February 2017

19 new stories

Feb 11 2017

1. Department of Standardization, Metrology, Patents & Accreditation transferred to legal entities of ...

Baku, Fineko/abc.az. President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on additional measures on improvement of management of protection of facilities in the ...

2. A Few Thoughts on the Supreme Court's Section 101 Jurisprudence

This is particularly true in the case of patent-eligible subject matter. ... First, courts are calling into question whether patents should be granted at all to ...

3. Researchers' patent clean water for all

Univen researchers have developed and patented an original groundwater treatment adsorbent which will reduce high fluoride in borehole water.

4. US Patents Awarded to Inventors in Missouri (Feb. 11)

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11 -- Monsanto Technology, St. Louis, has been assigned a patent (9,560,823) developed by two co-inventors for "plants and ...

5. Samsung Receives Patent For Foldable Smart Device

6. Ministry receives more than 11000 applications for patents, copyrights

Muscat: More than 11,000 requests for national and international trademarks, patents, industrial models and copyrights have been received by the ...

7. Disney patent seeks to ground peeping drones

The company (NYSE: DIS) filed a patent, dubbed Commercial Drone Detection, aimed at intercepting drones launched by fans and media get a listen ...

8. Patent Prosecution 101: Understanding Patent Examiner Rejections

Rejection One thing that is often difficult for inventors and those new to the patent field is the idea of being rejected by a patent examiner. It isn't so ...

9. Sportbrain files smartwatch fitness tracker patent suits against Apple, HP, Michael Kors and New ...

On Tuesday, February 7th, a series of six patent infringement suits were filed by Sportbrain Holdings LLC in the U.S. District Court for the Northern ...

10. Mysteries at the Museum: Toadstool Millionaires

On display are whiskey bottles, medicine bottles, and, of course, Patent Medicine bottles. Patent Medicine originated in England as proprietary ...

11. Apple Patent reveals a New Solution that could Further Protect Apple's Next-Gen iPhones from ...

On Thursday Patently Apple posted a patent report titled "To Avoid Note 7 Style Battery Fires, Apple Patent Reveals Instituting a new Heat Dissipator ...

12. Apple Wins Four Design Patents for iPad Pro in Hong Kong

It was a big design patent day for Apple in Hong Kong yesterday racking up a total of four covering the overall iPad Pro, the iPad Pro camera, ...

13. Jawbone loses bid to nix Fitbit patents it called 'abstract'

Jawbone, a San Francisco-based wearable device company, has lost a bid to invalidate patents its rival Fitbit Inc says it is infringing. U.S. District Court ...

14. Brock Settles Lawsuit With Nexxfield – Original NexxPad No Longer Available in the United States ...

... LLC has reached a settlement with NexxField, Inc. in Brock's lawsuit alleging that the Original NexxPad product infringes six Brock USA patents.

15. Patent Holder Demands Fed Circ.'s Reasons For Invalidation

In LSI's petition for en banc and panel review, it said the court's one-line order declining to disturb the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's ruling was ...

16. PTAB Zaps Patent Covering Hot Pockets Sleeves

Law360, New York (February 10, 2017, 7:04 PM EST) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board invalidated as obvious a food packager's patent covering ...

17. Google Hit With $20M Jury Verdict Over Malware Patents

After a four-day trial, the jury found Google had infringed on all three patents at issue in the suit. The verdict form indicates the tech giant will pay $20 ...

18. Patent Troll Sues Netflix, Soundcloud, Vimeo And More For Allowing Offline Viewing

Joe Mullin over at Ars Technica has the story of a patent troll, Blackbird Technologies, which was founded by (of course) two patent attorneys to buy up ...

19. Apple Patents Battery Charger for The Wearable Device

The patent published by U.S. Patent and Trademark office this month outlines Apple's plans on coming up with the Wearable battery charger.

Patent News for Friday 10th February 2017

40 new stories

Feb 10 2017

1. Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ:MARA) target price raised to $1.75, reported today by Zacks ...

Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ:MARA) had its target price raised to $1.75 by Zacks Investment Research in a report released 2/09/2017.

2. Most Sensor Patents Focus on Measurement and Computer Technology, MIC Says

Taipei-based research institute MIC (Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute) compared and cross-examined 22,612 sensor-related patents and ...

3. Koios Pharmaceuticals Receives Favorable Ruling in Challenge to High-Cost Drug's Patent

In response to a petition from Koios Pharmaceuticals LLC, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) has instituted inter partes review of ...

4. Samsung Foldable Smartphones to Be Showcased at MWC, Launched in Q4 2017: Reports

Digitimes cites sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain and adds that the company has already applied patents related to foldable smartphones ...

5. Rain Enhancement Science winner files patent

Abu Dhabi: One of the winners from the first cycle of the UAE's Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science has filed a patent in the US for ...

6. Holland Patent's Ally Livesey enters 1000 point club

Holland Patent's Ally Livesey enters 1,000 point club. EDIT ... Ally Livesey became the sixth Holland Patent to enter the Section III 1,000 point club on ...

7. Microsoft Azure IP Advantage shields customers from Patent Infringement

However, one of the most challenging aspects is the risk of patent infringement. Microsoft is offering their two decades of experience and the entire ...

8. Azure program defends customer IP against patent trolls

Microsoft defends customers' intellectual property against cloud patent trolls under a new program, as open source takes on greater relevance in ...

9. Praluent to Stay on Market as PCSK9 Patent War Continues in Court

Attorneys for Sanofi, a sponsor of Praluent, said the public interest in having more than one drug available in the PCSK9 class would be an important ...

10. Domestic drug makers ask US to remove India from IP watch list

Further he pointed out that there has been no grant of compulsory licence or revocation of patents in last two years. "We are also not aware of any ...

11. Sony Patents Vive like Tracking System for PSVR

It's unclear if Sony plans to use this patent with the technology that is already present in the PSVR, or if this is part of a plan for a PSVR 2, but it is great ...

12. Touch-enabled smart cases could come to iPhone, if Apple patent bears out

That's the thinking behind an Apple patent for a smart case made of a “quantum tunneling material” that could actually extend touch-sensitivity to the ...

13. Is Honda Working On Automatic Emergency Braking System For Motorcycles?

New patent applications published the US Patent and Trademark office reveal that Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Honda, is working on automatic ...

14. TSMC knocks Foxconn from Taiwan top spot as filings and purchases enhance patent portfolio

Hon Hai – otherwise known as Foxconn – has seen its 14-year reign as the top Taiwanese patent applicant come to an end, with local chipmaking ...

15. WiLAN picked up portfolios from Kodak and Global Foundries in 4th quarter, but expect a patent cull

“For this year 2017 we will continue to work to cull the portfolio of certain non-core patents in order to optimize this expense,” CEO Jim Skippen said on ...

16. Intellectual Property Without Borders: How IP Protection for Low-Cost Medical Devices Improves ...

Patents protected the vaccines used to treat smallpox and rinderpest. Intellectual property protection has been crucial for several advances in the ...

17. New Microsoft patent licensing program aims to give Azure cloud developers security from patent ...

Azure IP Advantage is a service, which enables eligible Azure subscribers to acquire a license to one of 10,000 patents, 7,500 of which were available ...

18. New Microsoft patent program aims to give Azure cloud developers security from patent lawsuits

Azure IP Advantage is a service, which enables eligible Azure subscribers access to one of 10,000 patents, 7,500 of which were available at the ...

19. Biotechnology Considerations for the Unitary Patent System in Light of Brexit and Other Current ...

The Unitary Patent System will create a Unitary Patent and a Unitary Patent Court (UPC) system to enforce patents across many European states.

20. Changes to the Northern District of California Patent Local Rules

Effective January 17, 2017, the Northern District of California's Patent Local Rules now require earlier disclosure of damages theories and contentions ...

21. TC Heartland Looms Large Over Patent Litigation

As most are well aware, the patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b), provides that patent infringement actions “may be brought in the judicial district ...

22. 3 companies apply to patent 'fake news'

These companies applied for a trademark to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on January 12, the day after the press conference when then ...

23. United States: Unharvested Opportunities For The Marijuana Industry – Exploiting Non-Traditional ...

Intellectual property – the intangible assets of a business – is often overshadowed by the two dominant forms of intellectual property – patents and ...

24. UK: Six Tips For SMEs On IP

There is a common misconception that you can only obtain patents for "high-tech" innovations. This couldn't be further from the truth. As long as an ...

25. Remove India from patent violator list: Indian pharma body to US

The 2016 Special 301 Report continued with the placement of India on the PWL – despite noting several positives that have contributed to a better ...

26. Apple Patent Reveals Breakthrough Quantum Tunneling Touch-Sensitive Materials for iPhone ...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals a new breakthrough material described as deformable ...

27. The Need for Intelligent IP management

Simon Webster looks at the role of intellectual property (IP) management in protecting pharmaceutical company products. Patents help pharmaceutical ...

28. BRIEF-Watson Pharma did not infringe Shire patents for Lialda -US appeals court

VILNIUS, Feb 10 U.S. President Donald Trump has expressed support for an undivided Ukraine in a letter to Lithuania's president that is likely to be ...

29. Microsoft launches new Azure intellectual property protections

Second, the company will allow customers that meet a set of criteria access to a “patent pick” programme, which will allow them to transfer one ...

30. Paxton Slams Eastern District in US Supreme Court Patent Amicus Brief

While the Lone Star State's IP Bar frets over the possibility of losing the Eastern District of Texas as the nation's most favored patent infringement ...

31. Microsoft unveils patent claim protections for cloud customers

Microsoft has unveiled plans to leverage its patent portfolio to help protect its cloud customers from patent litigation. In a blog post, Brad Smith, ...

32. Former judge wants to head patent office, says he'll "Make Patents Great Again"

33. Marathon Patent Group Inc. - Receive News & Ratings Daily

Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (MARA) Upgraded to Buy at Zacks Investment ... The Company monetizes its portfolio of patents and patent rights by ...

34. Music professor receives patent to help fight bark beetles ravaging Western forests

The trio has now received a patent for a device that uses sound as a targeted sonic weapon to disrupt the feeding, communication, reproduction, and ...

35. K&L Gates adds litigation duo

With over 30 years of experience in patent litigation, over half of which were at Stadheim, Summerfield has appeared in matters before the United ...

36. Sony Patents Vive like Tracking System for PSVR

The world of VR has been divided into two camps, the one that is fully immersive such as Oculus and the HTC Vive, and the more accessible but less ...

37. Sony patents contact lens that records what you see

38. University incubators may lead to lower-quality innovation, new study shows

On average, researchers found "a strong negative association between the establishment of an incubator and the quality of patents produced ...

39. Jawbone Can't Invalidate Three Fitbit Patents, Judge Rules

U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila found that Fitbit's patents describe a specific and innovative 11-step process in which its fitness tracking devices ...

40. Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (MARA) Upgraded to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Marathon Patent Group logo Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MARA) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a ...