Patent News for Thursday 29th September 2016

24 new stories

Sep 29 2016

1. UT System rises to No. 4 on Reuters' list of most innovative universities

The UT System has $3 billion in research expenditures and also ranks 4 globally for most U.S. patents granted. In 2015, researchers from UT's 14 ...

2. Samsung patents new foldable tablet design with built-in keyboard and kickstand

Like all design patents, the existence of this particular one does not indicate Samsung is working on a device that conforms to the design laid out in the ...

3. Samsung Patents Foldable Tablet With Built-In Keyboard

Patently Mobile has just come across a new patent application filed by Samsung, portraying a fordable tablet that incorporates a built-in keyboard and ...

4. Patent litigation: A smart way to manage your costs

Some businesses see the real value in acquiring IP assets, including patents, whilst others let their position fall to the wayside. Many small businesses ...

5. Samsung Awarded Patent For A Foldable Tablet

That being said, it seems like the company is planning to release a foldable tablet at some point, as they have patented a foldable tablet with a built-in ...

6. Austin Filmmaker Takes on Patent Trolls: Lex Lybrand's new comedy The Trolls is patently ridiculous

In 2014, Carolla was sued by a Texas company over The Adam Carolla Show, when the firm claimed they held the patent on podcasts. It sounds ...

7. From pest to patent application

A wave of research activity taking its inspiration from the natural world is leading to the development of some innovative solutions to long-standing ...

8. Supreme Court's Fall Docket: Insider Trading, Samsung v. Apple, And Adult Diapers

Apple, an important test of design patent law, scheduled for Oct. 4. INSIDER TRADING. Salman v. U.S.: Billionaire Mark Cuban filed a brief supporting ...

9. Correlation of US Patent System and Productivity Growth

“Without a limited exclusive right in a patent, there is simply no incentive to perform risky and expensive research because anyone can steal the ...

10. How NOT to Respond to an Office Action

On September 19, 2016, a pro-se inventor filed an Office Action Response that will go down in the annals of Patent Office history right up there with the ...

11. LG Innotek wins patent suit against Nidec

LG Innotek, a parts-making unit of LG Group, won a patent suit against Japanese electric motor-maker Nidec Corporation, the company said Thursday.

12. LG Innotek wins patent suit against Nidec

[THE INVESTOR] LG Innotek, a parts-making unit of LG Group, won a patent suit against Japanese electric motor-maker Nidec Corporation, the ...

13. Protecting and Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in China

Protect your company's patents and trademarks in China if you manufacture or source in China, or if your company plans to sell or manufacture in ...

14. The Netherlands ratifies Unified Patent Court Agreement

Unitary patent protection will only apply in those states which sign and ratify the UPC Agreement as well as adopt the unitary patent regulations.

15. Apple Reveals New Advances for Future OLED Displays & Revisits Ambient Light Apple Watch ...

Today a patent filing by Apple came to light at the U.S. Patent Office that clearly indicates that this is so. In addition, Patently Apple posted a report ...

16. Samsung gets patent for foldable tablet with keyboard and built-in stand

A new patent for a foldable tablet has just been spotted at the U.S. Patent Office and from what we can see from the patent figures published it looks ...

17. Vivify Health Awarded Patent for Extending Remote Care to Your Television

The patent, US9357238B2, is the first awarded among six highly innovative digital health patents submitted by Vivify Health. This patent further ...

18. Solarvest Announces Issuing of Patents

These patents set a broad foundation for the marketing of the “worlds' first,” certified organic Omega 3 in key markets including Asia, Australia, Europe, ...

19. Allergan (AGN) Comments on Namenda XR Patent Litigation; Will Depend Appeals Court Case

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) issued the following statement regarding ongoing litigation on patents related to NAMENDA XR (memantine hydrochloride) ...

20. Galaxy Note 8 Specs And Features: Samsung Patent Hints Galaxy Note 8 Speaker Will Be In The S ...

Samsung filed a patent for an S Pen stylus with speakers inside. The redesigned S Pen might not happen, but the company might have to do ...

21. Via Licensing adds LTE-A to patent pool

Via Licensing announced the expansion of its LTE patent pool to include the LTE-Advanced standard technologies with no change in the program's ...

22. USPTO Announces Patents for Humanity Winners

“We've seen the profound impact that good ideas—patented and marketed—can have on human beings, transcending national borders and ...

23. Three brothers sue Sears for patent infringement

The family of a deceased inventor has sued US department store Sears for patent infringement, in a case centring on automated pricing systems.

24. ?LG Innotek wins patent suit against Japan's Nidec

LG Innotek has won a patent lawsuit against Japan's Nidec Corporation over ultra-small motors used in optical disk drives (ODD) in China. The lower ...

Patent News for Wednesday 28th September 2016

35 new stories

Sep 28 2016

1. Report: The University of Texas is the Fourth Most Innovative School in the World

The rankings, conducted by the Intellectual Property & Science division of Thomson Reuters, are based on the number of patent filings, research ...

2. 'Hamdog' Creator Is Now Trying to Sell Its Patent

Although the invention isn't exactly new, Murray received viral media attention after he successfully applied for patents in the U.S., and reportedly had ...

3. 3 Stocks to Avoid in Healthcare

Advair, an asthma and COPD medicine, accounts for about 15% of GlaxoSmithKline's revenue, and patents protecting Advair from generics have ...

4. Arrow Greentech soars on receiving grant for patent from United States patent office

Arrow Greentech has received one more United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Patent grant titled 'Self Destructive Irreversible Security ...

5. VW patents autonomous tech that puts the driver in control

Autonomous and self-driving technology are often seen as eventually taking drivers out of the equation. Even today with these systems, all the driver ...

6. Via Expands LTE Patent Pool License Coverage to Include LTE-Advanced

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Via Licensing Corporation today announced the expansion of its groundbreaking LTE (Long-Term Evolution) ...

7. U. of C. jumps up ranks of world's most innovative universities

The ranking, in its second year, considers the amount of articles published in scholarly journals, patents filed from 2009 to 2014, the impact of those ...

8. The man who created the Hamdog is now selling his US patent

The Hamdog was invented in 2004 by Mark Murray, who lives in Perth, Australia. He successfully applied for patents in the U.S., but after his story ...

9. Perth entrepreneur trying to sell the patent to 'Hamdog' culinary crossover

A Perth man who created the Hamdog, a combination of a hamburger and hotdog, will auction his patented culinary idea on Friday and says it could ...

10. FRONTEO Obtains U.S. Patents for AI-based Technology Enabling High-level Text Analysis

The necessary procedures for patent registration have already been executed, and the patents are currently pending issuance. The FRONTEO's ...

11. Teva at court's 'mercy' in key Copaxone patent trial

It's Day 2 of the 7-day district court hearing into patent protection on Teva's newer version of multiple sclerosis blockbuster Copaxone, and at this point, ...

12. Apple To Abandon Lightning Port? iPhone's Next Massive Gamble

A newly granted patent published today by the US Patent and Trademark Office offers another clue. In a bid to reduce the physical imperfections on ...

13. Call to scrap medicine patents

Protesters on the march to the dti to demand changes to patent laws so that medicines can be made available to sick people at a cheaper price.

14. Apple patents retail store developments from shopping bags to architectural designs

American consumer technology company Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) files a great many patent applications at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ...

15. Will Yahoo Feed the Patent Trolls?

Yahoo, like many tech companies, maintained a large portfolio of patents and patent applications. However, when Verizon recently purchased Yahoo ...

16. New Apple Patent May Revolutionize Future iMacs With Hand Gesture And Gaze Capability

Apple is once again pursuing its reputation of being the leader of innovations, with the granting of 48 of its new patents by the U.S. Patent and ...

17. Enzymotec Receives New U.S. Patent For Infat Used in Infant Formula & Other Patents in Canada ...

Enzymotec Ltd. (NASDAQ:ENZY) said pre-market Tuesday it was granted a new patent in the U.S. for Infat, an ingredient used in infant formula that is ...

18. Simmons instructs Brick Court to advise on future of EU patent court

City law firms are supporting an investigation into the future of the UK's position in the Unitary Patent Court (UPC) post-Brexit with Simmons ...

19. Simmons and Linklaters among 20 firms backing inquiry into UK's post-Brexit patent court ...

Gordon and Pascoe were instructed and funded by industry bodies the IP Federation and the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), as well as ...

20. Federal Circuit Finds Computer-Based Patent Not Directed to Abstract Idea

The Federal Circuit, in MCRO, Inc. v. Bandai Namco Games America Inc., recently ruled on an Alice challenge regarding U.S. patent nos. 6,307,576 ...

21. Claim Differentiation Doctrine Does Not Overcome Construction Dictated by Written Description or ...

Wi-LAN filed a patent infringement suit against Apple alleging that Apple's iPhone operating on a 4G network infringed two of Wi-LAN's patents.

22. Post-Grant Review May Be Used to Invalidate Patents Directed to Patent-Ineligible Subject Matter

Addressing patent-eligible subject matter issues, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or Board) issued a final written decision in a post-grant ...

23. PTO Must Apply Phillips Standard when Construing Expired Patents

In an opinion addressing the standard for claim construction of a patent that expires during reexamination, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal ...

24. A GUI Situation for CBM

Addressing the issue of subject matter eligibility for covered business method (CBM) patent jurisdiction under § 18(d)(1) of the America Invents Act ...

25. Proposal to extend patent examination for obviousness controversial?

The patent system is intended to provide net economic benefit. A fundamental proposition underpinning the system is that patent rights are granted for ...

26. Cytegic Issued Patents for Its Proactive Approach to Cybersecurity and Risk Management

Cytegic, Inc., announced today the allowance of U.S. Patent No. 9,426,169 B2 and Patent Application No. 14/574,990 by the U.S. Patent and ...

27. EIP Pharma announces issuance of multiple new patents covering VX-745, a selective p38 MAP ...

U.S. Patent No. 8,697,627, with claims directed towards administration of VX-745 to reduce brain amyloid plaque load, was issued to EIP Pharma in ...

28. RevGuard Awarded Patent on A/B testing, CLV Optimizing Software

"We've been working on this patent for more than five years. It's been a long grind, but we've always felt that since we invented it, we damn well ought ...

29. The World's Most Innovative Universities - 2016

Unlike other rankings that often rely entirely or in part on subjective surveys, Reuters relies exclusively on empirical data such as patent filings and ...

30. Apple Inc. (AAPL) Patent Reveals Plans To Drop Lightning Port

The US Patent and Trademark Office has seen a new patent on the cards which allows pockets of data to pass through an optical connector.

31. British Gas wins pre-paid smart meter patent lawsuit

British Gas has won a patent infringement claim brought against it by Smart-Tech, the holder of a certain smart meter patent. Had BG lost, it would ...

32. Microsoft patents a new “Surface Ergonomic Keyboard”

Microsoft's Surface Brand once started life on a table top computer before moving to the Surface and Surface Pro tablets er – laptops – er – hybrids we ...

33. Microsoft patents new type of collapsible keyboard cover for tablets

A new Microsoft patent titled “Collapsible Shell Cover for Computing Device” got published yesterday in the US. In this patent, they are describing a ...

34. Clinton's proposed ban on pay-for-delay deals would do little to lower drug prices

A patent on a new therapeutic molecule is granted for 20 years, though its validity can be challenged at any time. Much of that 20-year window is often ...

35. Tommy John Has the World's First Patented Undershirt

Providing Tommy John with an edge in the men's undergarment business is that it is the first company in the world to patent an undershirt. However ...

Patent News for Tuesday 27th September 2016

35 new stories

Sep 27 2016

1. Are Brexit and EU's new unitary patent plans inherently incompatible?

Enlarge / Aldgate Tower, where the UK wing of the Unified Patent Court would be located, if the UPC is still compatible with post-Brexit UK.

2. Patent Barriers to Medicine Access in South Africa: A Case for Patent Law Reform

In this report, we present nine case studies that demonstrate how systemic shortcomings in South Africa's patent laws negatively impact on access to ...

3. Suven Life Sciences soars on securing two Product Patents in India, Japan

Suven Life Sciences is currently trading at Rs 192.70, up by 3.65 points or 1.93% from its previous closing of Rs 189.05 on the BSE. The scrip opened ...

4. ClearOne Awarded New Patent for Spatial Audio Technology by the U.S. Patent and Trademark ...

This new patent is part of ClearOne's growing patent portfolio that currently includes over 100 patents and pending patent applications covering ...

5. South Africa's outdated patent laws are standing in the way of affordable, lifesaving drugs

Millions of lives were lost before HIV/AIDS drugs became accessible. Activists are trying to prevent this happening again. (Reuters/Finbarr O'Reilly) ...

6. Suven Life secures patents for CNS drug in India and Japan

Suven Life Sciences Ltd has received product patents from India and Japan for the new chemical entities (NCEs) used in the treatment of disorders ...

7. Close loopholes for blocking generics, activists' report says

NOT FAIR: Fix the Patent Laws Campaign has 32 organisations including Doctors without Borders, the Treatment Action Campaign and patient ...

8. DSM DYNEEMA SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDS KEY PATENT AGAINST COMPETITOR CHALLENGE

The Netherlands, 27 September 2016 – DSM Dyneema, inventor and manufacturer of Dyneema®, the world's strongest fiber™, has again successfully ...

9. Glytec Receives Three Additional Patent Notices of Allowance from USPTO for its Breakthrough ...

Glytec announces notices of allowance received from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for three patent applications directed ...

10. Patents Filings Allegedly Show Production-Spec Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze

A set of patent images allegedly showing the production variant of the T-Cross Breeze were published by Motor.es, but are they the real deal?

11. Suven gets two patents for molecules targeting central nervous system disorders

Drug firm Suven Life Sciences has been granted two product patents, one each in India and Japan, for molecules to be developed for the treatment of ...

12. China's Oppo revealed as recipient of $4 million patent portfolio sold by Inventergy last year

New assignment records indicate that Chinese smartphone maker Oppo was the unidentified party that made a $4 million patent purchase from NPE ...

13. First results of IP3 buying spree show up in USPTO database; sellers included Korea's Intellectual ...

The Industry Patent Purchase Program (IP3), the initiative launched in May by AST and a group of major operating companies which was designed to ...

14. Blockchain is the new black

What's the big story in software patent applications in 2016? Does it by any chance involve a tamper-proof, virtual decentralised verification ledger?

15. Economic Trends and Productivity Growth Decline in America

The patent system has been attacked by radicals on the left and the right. On the right, incumbents seek to protect monopoly profits. On the left ...

16. 3D Printing: More About What it Means To Manufacturers Who Want To Sell Replacement Parts in ...

Among the next generation of 3D printing patents that will soon expire are key patents for metal-based printing processes. The patents' expiration will ...

17. The minefield for protecting your IP rights

In that case, after determining that there was no infringement of the plaintiff's patent, the Court proceeded to find that initial letter of demand and ...

18. Patents: Easier to Obtain Enhanced Patent Damages

As noted in our last Newsletter, the US Supreme Court recently determined that a plaintiff who succeeds in establishing willful infringement of a valid ...

19. Fresenius Kabi wins preliminary injunction against thyroid drug

Healthcare company Fresenius Kabi has won a preliminary injunction in a patent infringement lawsuit against a rival company. Fresenius Kabi won ...

20. Guest post: New thoughts on South Africa's IP policy

At present, the South African Patents Act provides for national exhaustion of patent rights but is silent on international exhaustion of patent rights.

21. Premier Biomedical Pain Management Solutions Announces Shipment of Initial Samples of Opioid ...

These patent-pending, opioid- and narcotic-free all-natural-ingredient topical pain relief patches consist of a proprietary mechanism for extended ...

22. Carderock Wants Researchers to Patent and Technology Transfer Their Inventions

“I really encourage filing for patents,” Ghatt said, adding it protects the government when its inventions are patented. He also went into detail about the ...

23. Apple Granted a Patent for Controlling a Future TV or iMac Display using Gaze and Pointing ...

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 ...

24. ClearOne Awarded New Patent for Spatial Audio Technology by the U.S. Patent and Trademark ...

On August 30, 2016, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") issued United States Patent number 9,432,237, which relates to a system and ...

25. Impending Expiry of Patents Make BASF, Bayer, and Syngenta Vulnerable in the Global Crop ...

Mordor Intelligence announces the release of their research report on crop protection chemicals (pesticides) market. The report titled "Global Crop ...

26. RDD Pharma Announces Fecal Incontinence Patents Granted in EU, China & Russia

27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RDD Pharma, a leader in developing treatments for anorectal disorders, announces that it has been granted patents in the ...

27. Silence looks to tap full potential

Recent legal advice suggests the patents that protect its gene silencing technology “could represent a significant proportion of the current market ...

28. Genzyme loses rehearing bid for patents on muscle disease treatment

A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its decision that two Genzyme Corp patents related to the company's drug Lumizyme, which treats ...

29. Biotech traits patenting rules need to conform to 'Indian Patents Act'

In fact, ABLE-AG believes that these views are being propagated at the behest of parties that are seeking to misappropriate patented technologies and ...

30. Enzymotec (ENZY) Receives Patents in U.S., Japan, Canada and Korea

Enzymotec Ltd. (Nasdaq: ENZY) announced that it has been granted new patents in the United States, Japan, Canada and Korea that cover several of ...

31. Hints of Hedi Slimane Abound at Vaccarello-Helmed Saint Laurent

Case in point: the slew of new patents that YSL has been awarded since Slimane left for designs from his tenure at the famed fashion house. Despite ...

32. Samsung Patents An S Pen That Doubles As A Speaker

In a patent discovered by Patently Mobile, it seems that Samsung has filed for a patent that describes how the S Pen could come with speakers ...

33. WIPR webinar to provide practical PTAB tips

Kristi Sawert, an administrative patent judge at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), will lead a discussion on how to more effectively present a ...

34. Milan challenges London for patent court

Milan is pressing to replace London as the location for a new court to rule on patent disputes in the wake of the Brexit vote.

35. Your Eyes Will Be the Remote Control on Your Future Apple TV

A new Apple patent published Tuesday suggests that the company is developing TVs and Mac displays that you can control with your eyes.

Patent News for Monday 26th September 2016

40 new stories

Sep 26 2016

1. Technological Leadership (de)Concentration: Causes in ICTE

This paper characterizes long-term trends by analyzing the concentration in patents from 1976 to 2010 and comparing measured changes against ...

2. Suven Life Sciences surges on securing two Product Patents in India, Japan

With these new patents, Suven has a total of nineteen granted patents from India and Nineteen granted patents from Japan. These granted patents are ...

3. Samsung Patents Stylus That Works as Smartphone Speaker

The patent application shows a complex system that includes the “accommodation space” or the S Pen silo, a speaker module and an accessory that ...

4. Universal Remote Control, electronics companies allegedly infringed patents

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Universal Electronics Inc. suffered damages due to having its patent being infringed. The plaintiff ...

5. Netgear allegedly infringed upon e.Digital's patents

SAN FRANCISCO – A business has filed suit against a competitor for alleged patent infringement pertaining to its sensor-based products that include ...

6. US-based NTP requests US$2b tax refund from Korea

[THE INVESTOR] US-based patent holding company NTP has requested Korea's National Tax Service to return US$2.1 billion worth of corporate ...

7. Suven Gets 2 Patents For Molecules Targeting CNS Disorder

New Delhi: Drug firm Suven Life Sciences has been granted two product patents, one each in India and Japan, for molecules to be developed for ...

8. NTP follows Microsoft in suing Korean tax authority for excessive royalty tax levy

Virginia-based patent-holding company NTP Inc. challenged the Korean tax authority to demand tax refund, claiming the levy on its royalty income ...

9. Suven Life Sciences gets two product patents in India and Japan

suven Drug manufacturer Suven Life Sciences Ltd said it got two product patents in India and Japan for to a new compound for the treatment of ...

10. Instability of Life Science after securing two product patents

With the declaration of the secure of two products in India and Japan, Suven Life Sciences raised to 0.2% to Rs 189 at 15:26 IST on BSE. Well, the ...

11. Google's Patent Indicates Use of Energy Kite to Produce Greener fuel for Cargo Ships

A recent patent filed by Google seems like solving both of these problems. Instead of a sail, it suggests using its flying energy kites Makani to propel ...

12. Amgen's Biosimilar to Adalimumab Approved, Market Penetration Uncertain

While adalimumab-atto is expected to be sold by Amgen at a discounted price compared with the reference product, patent litigation by AbbVie might ...

13. The end for AbbVie's bestseller? US FDA approves Amgen's Humira biosimilar

Amid ongoing patent litigation, the FDA has approved Amgen's Amjevita: the first US biosimilar version of AbbVie's top selling rheumatoid arthritis ...

14. Suven Life Sciences Bags 2 Patents From India And Japan, Shares Rise

Suven Life Sciences Ltd. rose after the company bagged two patents from India and Japan for products used for the treatment of certain disorders ...

15. Suven Life Sciences turns volatile after securing 2 product patents

Suven Life Sciences rose 0.27% to Rs 189 at 15:26 IST on BSE after the company said it secured two product patents in India and Japan.

16. SoftNAS Assigned Storage Synchronization Patent

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SoftNAS®, the #1 best-selling NAS in the cloud, today announced it was assigned patent 9,378,262 B2 for ...

17. Recent patents in New Hampshire

Silicon Laboratories of Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (9,444,406) developed by three co-inventors for “amplifier topology achieving high ...

18. Ford patented a shrinking car

Ford has designed a small car that can get even smaller. The automaker has filed a patent for a folding car, Autoblog reports. The idea is to create ...

19. Federal patent laws contribute to high drug prices

Patent and exclusive marketing laws passed by the federal government give the owners of the patents and marketing rights formidable, artificial ...

20. Alarm in Asia as ITC 337 investigations on course for biggest year since smartphone wars peak

The complaint, filed by Rockwell Automation, accuses a German software developer called 3S Smart Software Solutions of infringing eight US patents ...

21. With the “troll” threat reducing, the case for defensive patent aggregation may no longer be as ...

The week before last I hosted a webinar for IAM Market entitled Readying a Patent Portfolio for Sale: What You Need to Know to Be Successful.

22. Alterface granted US patent

The European patent for this technology was obtained in 2006 and has now been approved by US authorities. The patent protects the Alterface ...

23. Supreme Court to Weigh In on Extraterritorial Scope of Patent Law and Laches

On the heels of a busy term last year, the stage is set for the Supreme Court to review two more important issues regarding utility patents during the ...

24. Microsoft Surface Phone: New Patent Reveals More Specs Of Upcoming Handheld

According to The Country Caller, Microsoft has filed a patent, which will allow the Redmond-based company to obtain a new fingerprint scanner ...

25. Boilerplate – New Consideration in View of Patent Subject Matter

Can boilerplate language describing possible variations to an invention ever impact validity of a patent? Many software patents include standard ...

26. Supreme Court Term Promises to Be IP Blockbuster

Apple, arguably the most famous patent case ever to reach 1 First St. For the first time in more than 100 years, the court will address design patent ...

27. More Lessons From McRo

This is about as insightful as stating that patent claims in U.S. patents are written in the English language. The invocation of the dreaded mathematical ...

28. Chart issued patent for liquefaction technology

Chart Energy & Chemicals Inc., a Chart Industries Company, has announced that it has been awarded a patent for its IPSMR® cryogenic liquefaction ...

29. VIQ Awarded Patent Protection for Key High Performance Intellectual Property

The patents relate to VIQ's secure digital AV capture of training procedures, protocols and performance criteria. The captured data and associated ...

30. DiamiR Provides Update on Its Patent Portfolio, Launches New Website

"These new patents further strengthen our intellectual property portfolio focused on early detection, differential diagnosis and monitoring of brain ...

31. Prime Focus Technologies secures Fourth Patent for DAX(R) with Digital Dailies(R)

13, 903,908 is for "system and method for media content collaboration throughout a media production process," broadening previous patents, No.

32. Suven gets 2 patents for molecules targeting CNS disorder

The company has been granted "one product patent from India and one from Japan corresponding to the new chemical entities (NCEs) for treatment of ...

33. Sensex sinks 300pts, Nifty Bank down 1.5%; Europe extends losses

2:20 pm Patents: Drug firm Suven Life Sciences has been granted two product patents, one each in India and Japan, for molecules to be developed ...

34. Google applies for wind-assisted propulsion patent

A patent filed recently by Google proposes harnessing the company's Makani energy kite to ships in order to provide propulsion power for vessels.

35. Apple Wants To Know What's In Those Shopping Bags

The tech giant submitted a patent application for the bleached sulfate paper bag, which is made of recycled paper to be more environmentally friendly.

36. Samsung patent shows a stylus that's also the smartphone speaker

Samsung apparently isn't done innovating with the stylus. Or at least isn't done having crazy ideas about them. A patent filed in March this year reveals ...

37. Apple loses patent battle against Nokia and Sony

Apple has lost a six-year patent infringement battle against MobileMedia, a patent-owning company formed by Nokia and Sony. Apple has been ...

38. Broadcom takes on Amazon in patent lawsuit

In the suit, filed at the US District Court for the Central District of California on Friday, September 23, Broadcom and its parent company Avago ...

39. WIPR survey: Readers divided on impact of America Invents Act

WIPR readers are divided on the impact the America Invents Act (AIA) has had on the patent landscape for inventors and businesses in the US.

40. Suven Life secures two product patents in India and Japan; shares rise

Suven Life Sciences on Monday announced that it has secured two (2) product patents in India and Japan corresponding to the New Chemical ...

Patent News for Sunday 25th September 2016

19 new stories

Sep 25 2016

1. ????? ????

According to KIPO's (Korea Intellectual Property Office) report on 'Trend of Application of Patents on Quantum-Dot LCD' that was announced on the ...

2. Korea may refund W3.5 tril. tax to US patent holders

The government runs the risk of losing about 3.5 trillion won ($3.17 billion) in tax revenue to U.S. patent holders who are claiming withholding taxes ...

3. Traditional equitable defenses do not apply to IPR proceedings

Schad is also co-inventor of Husky's U.S. Patent No. 7,670,536 – that Schad's company challenged in an IPR proceedings. The PTAB ultimately found ...

4. Ministry on alert for rise of 'intellectual property trolls'

Groups who have repeatedly taken legal action for infringement of patent rights against major companies have been dubbed “patent trolls.” They buy ...

5. PATENTS AWARDED

Patent 9,450,338 B2. High Speed Connector with Ruggedized Exterior Structure and Shielding. Issued to Jeffrey A. Reeves of North Little Rock and ...

6. Stolen business ideas: what happens when your innovation is plagiarised

Knog had a current design registration and a patent on the product, but that didn't stop a Chinese manufacturer openly targeting their market of ...

7. Apple had patented a technology that locks phones of people while driving

According to the New York Times, Apple has filed a patent in 2008 and granted in 2014 for technology that would "lock out" a driver's phone by using ...

8. The Increasingly Important Roles of Bloggers in Post Grant Proceedings

When faced with a CBM review, one patent owner challenged the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)'s decision to institute the review based in ...

9. Is it Time To Amend 101?

We evaluate the constitutionality of the proposal and provide a resolution for the issue of pre-emption based on other areas of the patent law, such as ...

10. Apple wins 6 Design Patents for Magic Keyboard in China

Apple was granted six design patents on Friday from the Hong Kong Patent and Trademark Office for the Magic Keyboard with lightning based ...

11. Samsung Files Patent for 3D Touch Copycat Feature while Apple looks to Challenge the Galaxy ...

This week Patently Apple discovered a new patent application that surfaced at the U.S. Patent Office regarding a 3D-like technology from Samsung ...

12. Pills: Pharma Patent, Health…

All Rights Reserved. Write to contact@sinapseblog.com if you wish to syndicate, distribute, re-publish, or adapt. “Your Honour,” Arjun continued after a ...

13. What Brexit means for UK, EU intellectual property rights

The good news is that Brexit will have no effect on European patents or patent applications. European patents are granted by the European Patent ...

14. Creative appeals US decision over patent case

SINGAPORE - Singapore tech company Creative has filed a notice of appeal in the United States over a patent-related case. The company had ...

15. Here Are The Latest Patent Points Of The Rumored Microsoft Corporation Surface Phone

Interestingly, Microsoft has filed for a patent in order to obtain a new fingerprint scanner designed for smartphones, which could potentially be the ...

16. HIV DRUGS CRISIS LOOMS IN ZIM

Under international laws, when new medicines are discovered, the owners of the medicine will take out a patent on it. This is a legal entitlement which ...

17. Patents: 9-25

The following U.S. Patents were granted to inventors in Lucas, Fulton, Wood, Lenawee, and Monroe counties in August, 2016, and published in the ...

18. Unpicking the Gordian knot around blockchain patents

Dr. Justin Hill is a partner at Olswang and co-head of patent prosecution. As a patent attorney, he advises on a broad range of IP matters, covering the ...

19. Apple patents an ingenious feature to prevent 'butt dialing,' and it involves the Apple Watch

A new Apple patent filing describes a novel use of the sensors in wearables to prevent 'butt dialing.' A paired phone, for instance, might automatically ...

Patent News for Saturday 24th September 2016

9 new stories

Sep 24 2016

1. Patent dispute no obstacle to gene editing advances: Tang laureates

24 (CNA) Locked in a patent battle over their unique genome editing technology, the three 2016 Tang Prize biopharmaceutical science winners said ...

2. Kamloops company wins awards, gets worldwide patent for handmade guitars

The Kamloops company has secured a worldwide patent for its unique NeckNology system, CEO and founder Mike Miltimore says. Riversong Guitars ...

3. Nike files patent for machine that steams sneakers to make them more comfortable

According to a report from Business Insider, Nike has filed a patent for a machine that appears to use steam to customize how a pair of Nike's Flyknit ...

4. The Looming War for Blockchain Patents

There's a patent land grab developing in the blockchain space that could potentially make doing business more challenging for those who want to ...

5. Rpx Corporation (NASDAQ:RPXC) Short Interest Decreased By 7.18%

RPX Corporation offers patent risk management solutions. The company has a market cap of $512.02 million. The Company's patent risk management ...

6. Sprint Patents Found To Be Valid By Appeals Court In Cox Communications Dispute (NYSE:S)

Sprint's (NYSE:S) patents have been found to be valid as they relate to litigation with privately-held Cox Communications, according to a report from ...

7. European Patent Litigation for Life Sciences Companies: a Silver Lining to the Brexit Cloud?

The introduction of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) is undoubtedly the most significant change to the European patent landscape since the European ...

8. Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Reports Patents Upheld On Nitric Oxide Gas System (NYSE:MNK)

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:MNK) Friday reported the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office upheld five patents covering its nitric oxide gas ...

9. Ford Patents the Simplest Car You Can Imagine

Harkening back to its early days as a purveyor of horseless carriages, Ford Motor Company has patented a no-frills folding vehicle for those who want ...

Patent News for Friday 23rd September 2016

16 new stories

Sep 23 2016

1. Industry & Academia must partner for innovation and share patents: Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi, Sep 23 (KNN) The companies can collaborate with professors and researchers for innovation and the patents can be shared between ...

2. VirnetX: The Home Stretch

VirnetX (NYSEMKT:VHC) is an internet security software and technology company that owns several key patents which it licenses to companies, and if ...

3. Mallinckrodt rebuffs Praxair's challenge of INOMAX patents

In an Inter Partes Review, the USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) upholds five Mallinckrodt (NYSE:MNK) patents covering INOMAX ...

4. Kyle Bass, IPR and Shorting Big Pharma

Congress, in the America Invents Act (AIA), encouraged members of the public to request that the U.S. Patent Office reconsider the validity of a patent ...

5. Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala delivers lecture on 'Patents and Inventions' at NIE, Institute of Technology ...

Dr. Kalyan spoke at length on the topic “Patents and Inventions”. He also spoke about the requirements which an invention should fulfill to satisfy the ...

6. Finjan Holdings (NASDAQ:FNJN) announces 5 cybersecurity patents held valid and infringed by ...

Finjan Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNJN) traded 36730 shares on last trading day with closing price of $1.77. Company gross margin stands at 76.70% ...

7. Ford Patents Curious Foldable Four-Wheeled Vehicle For Emerging Markets

Published on the U.S. Patent Office's website, the American automaker has dreamt up the car for emerging markets and believes it could prove ...

8. LeEco signs Rader and commandeers patent-rich Coolpad, but US GC departs after just four months

It's all happening at China's latest high-tech darling LeEco - one of the country's fastest growing brands. Recently, it has pulled off a series of apparent ...

9. Animation Software Patent Survives Alice Scrutiny

(2014) has made it almost impossible to patent software. The United States Patent and Trademark Office is increasingly rejecting patent applications ...

10. Australian Patent Office overruled - Swiss-style claims can confer eligibility for patent term extensions

As previously reported, the Australian Patent Office issued two decisions in August 2015 in which it found that Swiss-style claims (which are of the ...

11. Dietary Supplement Legal Update - September 2016

Patents are available for inventions that are novel and non-obvious. ... For patent applications for a dietary ingredient filed prior to October 15, 1994, ...

12. Post-Grant Patent Amendment – Canadian And US Options

On the long and sometimes bumpy road of patent prosecution, a Notice of Allowance can be a welcome sign that you are nearly at your destination: a ...

13. BRIEF-Sprint patents ruled as valid in litigation with Cox Communications

WASHINGTON, Sept 23 The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Friday that AT&T Inc has agreed to pay a $450,000 fine for unauthorized ...

14. Mallinckrodt (MNK) Announces INOMAX Patent Upheld

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: MNK), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Patent and ...

15. Court finds Apple guilty of stealing Nokia and Sony's ring-silencing patent for its iPhone

Apple has lost a patent infringement law suit to patent licensing entity, Mobile Media Ideas LLC and has been ordered to pay $3 million in damages to ...

16. Indiana Roundup: IU Patents, eText, Conexus Interns

—During the previous fiscal year, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued a record 53 patents to the Indiana University Research and ...

Patent News for Thursday 22nd September 2016

43 new stories

Sep 22 2016

1. Seed companies say Monsanto spreading falsehoods on patent rights

NEW DELHI: Indian seed companies have accused US major Monsanto of deliberately spreading falsehoods on patents and claiming patent rights on ...

2. Tax authority likely to reject Microsoft's appeal for refund of tax

Samsung is believed to have paid about 1 trillion won to Microsoft for using the U.S. company's patents in manufacturing smartphones, personal ...

3. Global Graphene Market Growth at 38.75%, 2016-2020 - Rising Number of Patents with Advanced ...

One of the key trends for market growth will be increasing patent filing in China. The priority country analysis shows that the patent first filings were ...

4. Gyrotron Technology Inc. Files Provisional Patent for Rapid Joining of Different Layers of Non ...

Dr. Vlad Sklyar, GTI President stated, "We are pleased to announce this potential addition to our patent portfolio, as the innovation has both broad ...

5. Intellectual Property: Alice Ruling Limits Patentability of Business Processes

During the last two years “software patents” have become extremely difficult to obtain because of a 2014 court ruling called 'Alice'. Just taking a ...

6. Voip-Pal.com, Inc. Files Responses to the Petitions for Inter Partes Review by Apple and Provides ...

The IPR responses to the Apple petitions, and the previously filed Unified Patents petition have been posted on the Company's website voip-pal.com ...

7. The Fitbit Inc and Jawbone Legal Battle Continues

Don't expect the fight to end anytime soon, though, as another judge just overturned a previous ruling that will allow Fitbit's patent infringement suit ...

8. USP patents portable wave-solar energy harvesting device

Dr Kabir Mamun, Dr FM Rabiul Islam and student Shaneel Prakash with their Portable Wave-Solar Energy Harvesting Device. Suva, Fiji, 2016.

9. K-Mart alleged infringed Korean companies' patent by selling Kodak LED product

LOS ANGELES — Korean companies have filed suit against a major chain of stores for alleged patent infringement by selling a Kodak product that ...

10. Finjan (NASDAQ:FNJN) announces jury in case vs. Sophos found five patents infringed by Sophos ...

Finjan Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNJN) traded 305555 shares on last trading day with closing price of $1.76. Company gross margin stands at 76.70% ...

11. Still feeling pain of FDA rejection, BioMarin appeals DMD patent ruling

>BioMarin Pharmaceutical on Wednesday said it plans to seek a review of a patent board ruling it lost to Sarepta Therapeutics earlier this week, ...

12. Five Cybersecurity Patents Held Valid and Infringed by Sophos Resulting in $15M Jury Award to ...

Specifically, the jury found that all asserted claims of Finjan's U.S. Patent Nos. 6,154,844 ('844 Patent), 8,677,494 ('494 Patent), 6,804,780 ('780 ...

13. Global Graphene Market Growth at 38.75%, 2016-2020 - Rising Number of Patents with Advanced ...

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global graphene market for 2016-2020. The report also presents the vendor ...

14. Sophos ordered to pay $15m in patent dispute

Sophos has been ordered to pay $15m in damages after being found to have five patents owned by cybersecurity vendor Finjan. The verdict ...

15. Australian Man Patents the Hamdog, a Combination Hamburger-Hot Dog

It's exactly what it sounds like—the brilliant combination of a hamburger and hot dog. Australian creator Mark Murray originally filed a patent for the ...

16. Apple's submits patent application for its own shopping bags

The Cupertino, California-based company submitted a patent application last week for those white, rectangular shopping bags made from bleached ...

17. Advantech subject to US ITC patent infringement probe

US-based Rockwell Automation has recently filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) against Germany-based Smart ...

18. Safe-Run: 'We acted first' in patent dispute with VMI

London – Chinese tire machinery manufacturer Safe-Run has stated that it is the first and only party to have taken legal action in a patent-infringement ...

19. Federal contracts, patents (copy)

Burlington Industries LLC of Greensboro was awarded a $10.002 million federal contract by the Defense Logistics Agency for the supply of poly/wool ...

20. More than health on line in patent debate

Australian patents provide a formal 20 years of protection to certain types of biopharmaceutical inventions, but the average effective patent life is 11 to ...

21. Chinese internet firms eyeing global expansion could turn to patent acquisition

We've often pointed at potential patent litigation in Europe and North America as one reason why Chinese smartphone makers have focused on ...

22. Court finds Apple guilty of infringing ring-silencing patent owned by Nokia and Sony

RE 39,231, together with 15 other patents, in its iPhone line of smartphones. Unfortunately for Sony, Nokia and MPEG LA, the court found in 2012 that ...

23. How Can More Lawyers Become Tech Company CEOs?

... general counsel to CEO than IP router maker Cisco or other companies with many patents and trade secrets, according to a former general counsel.

24. Does the Patent Gender Gap Matter?

The patent gender gap is closing, but it will take until 2092 for women to reach parity with men in terms of patenting in the United States at the current ...

25. Stop them in their tracks: key points in seeking a preliminary injunction against medical device ...

In 2006, the US Supreme Court reversed years of jurisprudence by eliminating the presumption of irreparable harm in patent litigations,1 which ...

26. First GUI Infringement Case on Trial in China

Qihu and Qizhi are the owners of Chinese design patents with No. ZL201430329167.3 and ZL201430324283.6 with title “computer with graphic user ...

27. New Zealand Patents Update - Proposed Amendments

The New Zealand Parliament's Commerce Select Committee has handed down its report in respect of the Patents (Trans-Tasman Patent Attorneys ...

28. IP status of countries and regions in the "One Belt and One Road" framework

In terms of legislative features, Singapore only protects inventions but not utility models, while design patents are protected by a separate law.

29. The scope of second medical use patents as seen by the Court of Appeals of Barcelona in the ...

On the 5th of July of this year, the Court of Appeals of Barcelona rendered its decision on the request for interim remedies brought by Warner-Lambert ...

30. Otsuka takes aim at Accord in patent suit

The patents concerned are US number 9,359,302, which covers the preparation of Abilify (aripiprazole) tablets—Otsuka's bipolar and schizophrenia ...

31. Govt seeks views on pricing patented drugs

The department of industrial policies and promotion may explore whether there can be changes made to India's patent law. Photo: Hemant Mishra/ ...

32. Liverpool ranked in bottom quarter of European cities for productivity

Birkenhead generates 24 patents per 100,000 people – well over the European average of 14, and is largely due to the presence of the major ...

33. UK cities behind European counterparts in skills and innovation

The number of patents generated is one way to measure innovation. London only generated eight patents per resident in 2011, compared to 26 ...

34. United States: The Federal Circuit Forms A Trio Of Patent Eligible Subject Matter For Software ...

Bandai Namco Games America held that a combination of steps using unconventional rules for speech timing and pronunciation addresses patent ...

35. In McRO, Federal Circuit Provides Further Guidance on Section 101

Two years after the Central District of California invalidated two 3-D animation patents under Section 101, the Federal Circuit reversed that court's ...

36. Cellmid Ltd gets green light for patent in Europe

The patents are related to the prevention of the formation of surgical adhesions, which refers to a build-up of internal scarring following surgery.

37. Apple loses to Patent “Troll”

Wikia_HP_-_Mountain_Troll Fruity tax-dodger Apple has lost a patent law suit to MobileMedia Ideas and not in an East Texas Court for once.

38. Apple files new patent - for a paper bag

After all, this is Apple we're talking about: creator of the Macintosh, the iPad, the iMac, and a slew of other modern design classics. The latest patent ...

39. Intel wrapped up in patent infringement lawsuit

Dunti said it was the owner and assignee of patents “critical to the efficiency, security, and scalability of modern communications networks”, and that ...

40. Walmart patents autobots (aka autonomous rolling carts)

This is why Walmart recently filed a patent for carts that move themselves around independently. These carts wouldn't just put themselves away, ...

41. Apple found guilty of infringing Nokia and Sony's ring-silencing patent

Apple has recently been found guilty of infringing a ring-silencing feature, owned by a patent-licensing entity called MobileMedia Ideas LLC in a ...

42. Apple patents a paper bag

As The Guardian reports, innovation is alive and well in Cupertino, as exemplified by the company's latest patent application, for a paper bag. As the ...

43. Apple Ordered to Pay 'Patent Troll' $3M for Sony Tech

Apple has been ordered to pay $3 million in a patent infringement case against a patent-licensing company, said Ars Technica. On Wednesday, a ...

Patent News for Wednesday 21st September 2016

27 new stories

Sep 21 2016

1. Jawbone's Legal Troubles Aren't Going Away

The company has been embattled in a lawsuit with Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) over patented technologies, but the latest judge's decision will make it even ...

2. After iPhone 7 Apple patents... a paper bag

The tech giant applied to patent a design for a paper bag with features designed to provide unusual strength for a bag made mostly from recycled ...

3. Australian man patents the Hamdog : a hotdog and burger combo

An Australian has successfully patented, and started selling, the Hamdog ( a combination of a hotdog and a burger in one bun). Created by a man in ...

4. The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 9.21.16

A system, a device, a method, and a computer program are provided that dispense pharmacy/clinic loaded medications only to a specific patient that ...

5. Australian Man Patents The “Hamdog”

Well, one Australian man believes he's done it with the Ham Dog, which he has patented and started selling. This guy might as well retire now.

6. Patent Trial And Appeal Board Hands Sarepta Another Big Win

Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SRPT) announced Tuesday that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued two favorable decisions for Sarepta ...

7. Dog harness fetches third patent

A patent granted on Sep. 13 marks the third in a litter of applications approved for GingerLead since the couple started applying for intellectual ...

8. Irish patenting low despite high foreign investment: Part 3

The number of patents applied for and issued to residents (including indigenous and foreign-owned companies) of a country are imperfect measures ...

9. Jawbone's Legal Troubles Aren't Going Away

The company has been embattled in a lawsuit with Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) over patented technologies, but the latest judge's decision will make it even ...

10. BioMarin Reviews Status of Exon 51 Composition of Matter and Method of Use Patent Interference ...

Patent Trial and Appeal Board Ruled in BioMarin's Favor on Method of Use (MOU) Patent Interference (No. 106,013). SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Sept.

11. Autonomous robots report shows half of use cases are outside of self-driving car sector

The report takes an in-depth look at use cases for autonomous technologies, the top companies filing patent applications in the field as well as the ...

12. Trader Joe's and Extraterritorial Application of the Lanham Act

A recent decision out of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is a reminder that the Lanham Act's reach extends to allegedly infringing activity occurring ...

13. Apple Patents Newest Product: A Paper Bag

Over the years, Apple has already patented an array of products; from remotely disabling iPhone cameras, Gear VR-style headsets, watch-controlled ...

14. Sanofi files patent suit on Lantus biosimilar developed by MSD, Samsung Bioepis

French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against US-based Merck & Co. over a Lantus biosimilar the US drugmaker ...

15. Q&A: Morag MacDonald – Bird & Bird IP head on disputes, influences and serious maths

We thought the Unified Patents Court (UPC), which would cover all EU member states, would be a massive change, but who knows after Brexit. One of ...

16. Remicade® Update: Double Patenting Redoubles in Post-Gilead Biosimilar Case

Natco Pharma Ltd.i Judge Wolf held U.S. Patent No. 6,284,471 (the "'471 patent") invalid for obviousness-type double patenting over U.S. Patent No.

17. UK patent rules updates - October 2016 and April 2017

Important changes to the UK Patents Rules are coming into force in two stages: the first on 1 October 2016; the second on 6 April 2017. The Rules ...

18. Shaving Patents Avoid IPR by a Whisker

Shavelogic, Inc., Case IPR2016-00699 (September 9, 2016 Decision Denying Institution), the patent in question was drawn to a replaceable “shaving ...

19. Titanic clash over CRISPR patents turns ugly

Now, a battle over who owns the patent rights to a revolutionary gene-editing technique could hinge, in part, on whether Church's scientific skill could ...

20. Apple files patent for strong, flexible shopping bag

Standing out among recent, more familiar Apple territory, patents such as VR headsets, phone designs and iPhone camera technology, the Apple ...

21. Apple Wins Patent for Future Apple Watch Band that Could Connect to a MacBook for Recharging

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 64 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we highlight ...

22. Pure Storage VP: 'Something had to be done' about patent trolls

23. BioMarin Pharma (BMRN) Will Seek Review of PTAB Exon 51 Composition of Matter Patent ...

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN) announced that it intends to seek a review of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United ...

24. Could the Hamdog be recipe for success for Australian entrepreneur?

An entrepreneur in Australia is hoping to make plenty of dough after inventing the "Hamdog". Mark Murray has successfully patented and begun ...

25. Now, Apple wants to patent a 'better' paper bag

After making news for iPhone 7 (and the infamous dropping of the headphone jack), Apple has filed a US patent for its paper bags because, Apple ...

26. Samsung and Apple stung by patent claims

On the '607 patent, which covers an interference cancelling method and apparatus, Andreaclaimed that Samsung and Apple had infringed it by selling ...

27. Time to Simplify Patent Challenges (Perspective)

Rather than establishing a single uniform procedure that permits challenges to any patent based on any statutory ground, however, Congress decided ...

Patent News for Tuesday 20th September 2016

42 new stories

Sep 20 2016

1. Apple patents Apple Watch Series 2 water expulsion tech, smart straps

Apple on Tuesday was granted a pair of patents relating to current and potential future Apple Watch hardware applications, one of which details the ...

2. Fujitsu Introduces ATMS PMV, Bringing Efficiency to Increasingly Complex Intellectual Property ...

With existing tools, patent-acquisition reviews and applications could only be processed one patent at a time. Now, with the new package, reviews and ...

3. 5BARz™ International Adds to Suite of Intellectual Property with Upcoming Filings in India

These patent filings pertain to a broad range of features and technologies used in its 5BARz™ Wi-Fi Router and the 5BARz™ Smart Connectivity ...

4. USITC launches probe into alleged patent infringement by Advantech

Taipei, Sept. 20 (CNA) The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has launched an investigation into a patent infringement allegation against ...

5. CIPA: UK is an important part of EU IP

The UK should continue to participate in the Unified Patent Court (UPC) following its exit from the European Union, according to the Chartered Institute ...

6. After 34 start-ups avail 80% rebate on patent fee under SIPP, DIPP calls for more firms

As many as 34 start-ups have so far availed the benefits under a government scheme to obtain patents with 80 percent fee rebate, CIPAM said in a ...

7. Trending News: The Hamdog Is A Brilliant Design That Holds Both Burgers And Dogs

“Even [Boost Juice founder and Shark Tank judge] Janine Allis told me that it was impossible to patent. She'll be eating her words now,” Mr Murray told ...

8. Australian man patents the Hamdog

A man in Australia has successfully patented, and started selling, the Hamdog - a combination of a hotdog and a burger in one bun. Mark Murray first ...

9. OP startup secures patents, embarks on hiring spree

For six years, Overland Park resident Kevin Williams labored on a technology to disrupt the energy sector and help consumers save money. Now, with ...

10. Pure Storage VP: 'Something had to be done' about patent trolls

Companies lose billions each year defending themselves against patent trolls, and the problem is only getting worse. Pure Storage is one of a growing ...

11. Perth Man Patents Design For Ungodly Hotdog/Hamburger Hybrid 'Hamdog'

Just when you thought you were having a productive week, a Perth man has successfully patented a design that forever unite the world's most beloved ...

12. Samsung sells HP its printer segment plus 6500 patents for $1.05B

Samsung's printer business also brings an intellectual property portfolio of more than 6,500 printing patents and a workforce that includes almost ...

13. Apple Patented a Paper Bag

Apple is all about patenting their entire image, right down to the layout of their squeaky-clean stores. So it should come as no surprise that the ...

14. Hamdog creater Mark Murray patents a cross between hamburger and hotdog

A man has successfully patented a 'Hamdog' - a combination of a hamburger and a hotdog all in the one bun - and the fast food is set to go on sale for ...

15. Apple's amazing new invention is... a PAPER BAG: Firm patents a way to make recycled carriers ...

According to the patent, which was filed in March but only recently made public, existing white paper bags made from recycled material are particularly ...

16. Folding Vehicle Patent Goes To Ford

In late 2014, Ford has filed an application to patent a new type of vehicle. The patent has recently been granted by the U.S. Patent Office. The new type ...

17. 34 startups avail 80 percent rebate on patent fee under IP scheme, says DIPP

New Delhi: As many as 34 startups have so far availed the benefits under a government scheme to obtain patents with 80 percent fee rebate, the ...

18. Sanofi Sues Merck Over Patent Infringement

Sanofi claims Merck's international division, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., violated up to 10 patents held by the company. Among them are its Lantus ...

19. Korea may have overtaxed foreign patent licensors by billions of dollars; Microsoft pursues refund ...

With the country's deficit in payments for use of IP rights running into the billions, other big-time foreign patent holders may also have a case for ...

20. Hearing on Examiner Fraud a Big, Fat Nothing Burger

Sadly, it is hardly surprising to learn that some patent examiners are grossly exaggerating the number of hours they work. It is well known inside and ...

21. Invention Harvesting: Best Practices for Turning Aspiration into Action

Patents secured through such processes may provide substantial shareholder value. However, even highly innovative enterprises may struggle at ...

22. State Department, Universities Blast UN Attack on Patents

State added that the Secretary General's directive ensured that the Panel would reach “predetermined outcomes” against the patent system.

23. Newegg's Lee Cheng And Friends Aim To End 'Stupid Patents'

Law360, New York (September 19, 2016, 9:32 PM EDT) -- Lee Cheng, the chief legal officer of Newegg, the online retailer known for its hatred of ...

24. New Zealand: Daisy-chaining of divisionals to be nipped in the bud following Government review?

New Zealand patent applications are presently binary. They are either what we term an “old Act” case (subject to the Patents Act 1953 throughout its ...

25. Have your say: NZ Govt seeks feedback on possible changes to divisional patent application practice

The New Zealand Government is seeking feedback on proposed amendments to how divisional patent applications that are still proceeding under the ...

26. Avoiding Punitive Damages in Patent Infringement Cases: Staying on the Right Side of the Now ...

The United States Supreme Court's recent Halo Electronics v. Pulse Electronics case made it easier for a patent holder to win punitive damages in a ...

27. Amgen Argues “Entire Balance of BPCIA” in Jeopardy unless Federal Circuit Overturns Discovery ...

First, Amgen claims that it sought this specific cell culture information during the patent dance multiple times, yet Hospira did not produce the required ...

28. Water Technologies International, Inc. Repurchased Balance on Convertible Note

These unique devices utilize "Patents" & patents pending air purification input system to produce clean, great-tasting, safe water from the humidity in ...

29. Andrea Electronics who sells Audio Related Apps for iOS Devices is Suing Apple over Noise ...

For example, Exhibit 2 includes a chart comparing the asserted independent claims of the '607 Patent to Defendant's iPhone 6S product. Exhibit 2 ...

30. BioInvent's immuno-oncology antibody, BI-505 gets patent in Japan, Russia & China

BioInvent International has been granted additional patent protection in Japan, Russia and China for BI-505, its lead immune-oncology programme ...

31. Sanofi sues Merck for infringing Lantus patents

Sanofi is taking Merck & Co to court claiming that the firm has infringed 10 patents covering its best-selling insulin glargine products Lantus and Lantus ...

32. ClearOne Awarded New Patent for Multipoint Videoconferencing Technology by the U.S. Patent ...

On August 30, 2016, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") issued United States Patent number 9,432,624 entitled, "Method for Improving ...

33. Australian man patents and goes national with the 'hamdog' - a hamburger-hotdog hybrid

An Australian man has started sales of the "hamdog" - a cross between a hamburger and a hot dog - in New South Wales, and plans to go national ...

34. Sarepta (SRPT) Wins Key PTO Decision on Composition of Matter Patents - Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer analyst Michelle Gilson notes US Patent and Trademark Office ruled in favor of Sarepta (NASDAQ: SRPT) for Patents 7,960,541 and ...

35. Apple seeks patent for paper bag - you read that right, a paper bag

Patent application US 20160264304 A1* describes “a bag container formed of white solid bleached sulfate paper with at least 60% post-consumer ...

36. Someone patented this hotdog-hamburger hybrid, and I'd like to shake his hand

If Apple can patent a paper bag, there's no reason a bun specially made to hold a hot dog wedged inside of a beef patty can't be patented, too.

37. Apple Files Patent For Redesigned Paper Shopping Bag

The United States patent office has issued 6,785 patents this week with some of them, like this one from Apple, more interesting than others. For tech ...

38. Apple Wins Patent For Apple Watch Series 2 Water Expulsion Technology

On Tuesday, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a total of 64 patents that it has granted to Apple. The list of granted patents ...

39. Apple files patent application for a better paper bag

Still, the patent application is definitely more practical than other downright odd filings, of which Sony's wireless wig takes the cake. Of course, Apple is ...

40. Apple files patent for a better paper bag - CNET

41. Accenture patents blockchain editing tool for established banks

In a move that might not go down well with cryptocurrency purists, Accenture has patented a new technique that would allow financial institutions to ...

42. Apple patents bold new innovation – a paper bag

A paper bag is disclosed. The paper bag may include a bag container formed of white solid bleached sulfate paper with at least 60% post-consumer ...