Patent News for Monday 27th March 2017

51 new stories

Mar 27 2017

1. Eli Lilly loses NAFTA challenge brought against Canada

The ruling came after Eli Lilly sued Canada for violating NAFTA because Canadian courts had found patents for two of its drugs to be invalid under ...

2. Exclusive Interview with Eliot Davies, European Patent Attorney with Wynne-Jones IP

Eliot Davies, European Patent Attorney for Wynne-Jones IP, talks to Business News Wales about Intellectual Property and supporting clients through ...

3. Chinese court rules in favour of Apple in design patent dispute

Now a Beijing intellectual property court has decided the appeal in Apple's favor, finding, according to the Wall Street Journal, that Baili had no ...

4. Anhui Ranks 10th Nationwide by IP Rights

Statistics showed that Anhui applied 95,963 patents in 2016, ranking 4th nationwide and 1st in Central China, up 40.5 percent year on year, 16.1 ...

5. Gilead hepatitis C drug patent faces European challenge

LONDON, March 27 (Reuters) - Two international medical humanitarian organisations said on Monday they had challenged the patent on Gilead ...

6. Glance Announces Filing of Provisional Patent and Launch of Mobile App for Quick-Serve ...

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Glance Technologies Inc. (GET.CN) (GJT) (GLNNF), which offers Glance ...

7. Innovus Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt of Notice of Intention to Grant Sensum ® European ...

It is a patent-pending blend of essential oils and ingredients generally recognized as safe that recently commenced marketing in the U.S. Innovus ...

8. SafeOp Surgical Files for Ninth Patent

SafeOp Surgical, Inc. (“SafeOp”), a privately held medical device company, today announced that it has filed its ninth patent application for innovations ...

9. Apple Wins Patent Dispute in China

Xinhua has reported that the Apple has won the case of this alleged design patent dispute. Zhizhen Network has filed plagiarism charges against ...

10. Microsoft granted another folding screen device patent

Over the weekend it was revealed that Microsoft has been awarded another patent for a foldable portable device. Back in January Microsoft got a ...

11. Chinese court rules in favour of Apple in design patent disputes

A Chinese court has ruled in favor of Apple in design patent disputes between the company and a domestic phone-maker, overturning a ban on ...

12. Qualcomm licensing blocked Samsung from selling Exynos chips

Qualcomm's patents are considered standards essential patents, which must be licensed under fair terms, and the chip giant fell foul of Korea's ...

13. Apple wins iPhone 6 patent battle in China

A ban that threatened to stop the sale of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus phones in China has been overturned after a court ruled in favour of Apple in a patent ...

14. Xenetic Biosciences Provides Update on Patent Portfolio Development

Since 2014, the Company has broadened its patent portfolio geographically, into key markets including areas of Europe, Asia and North America, ...

15. What to consider when looking for a patent attorney

Patents protect technical innovations. The reward for the patent owner is significant: the legal option to stop others from using your invention in the ...

16. Apple Takes Home A Big Win In A Court Ruling Over Violation Of Design Patents

It has become so common to have Apple in court over patent disagreements with other companies. Its latest legal battle was with Shenzhen Baili ...

17. Apple wins iPhone 6 patent case in Beijing

Turning the tables on a (now) defunct Chinese company, Shenzhen Baili, Apple has won a patent lawsuit in China, marking a huge victory for the ...

18. Recent patents issued in New Hampshire

General Electric, Niskayuna, N.Y., has been assigned a patent (9,593,589) developed by four co-inventors for a “system and method for thrust bearing ...

19. Microsoft Surface Phone specs, features and release date update: The 'ultimate mobile device' will ...

With regards to how the Surface Phone could stay true to its “ultimate mobile device” moniker, however, a number of patents that have recently ...

20. Apple wins China patent dispute as court overturns ruling

A Chinese court has overturned a ruling against Apple over iPhone patents, marking an important victory for the US-based tech giant in one of its key ...

21. Apple wins in Beijing as court overturns iPhone patent ruling

In May 2016, the Beijing Intellectual Property Office issued a ruling that Apple Inc. had violated the design patents of Chinese smartphone maker ...

22. Apple wins iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus patent case in China

The Beijing IP Court ruled that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus do not infringe on patents for exterior smartphone design held by a defunct local ...

23. India's largest patent filer shutters tech transfer arm in wake of major strategic failures

The tech transfer arm of India's leading research organisation and largest patent filer says it has ceased operations because its financial position is ...

24. The Royal Mint's top-secret security patents behind the new £1 coin

The UK is set to introduce a brand new £1 coin. Over 1.5 billion coins have been produced in the Royal Mint's high-security facility in Wales, and these ...

25. Report – Chevrolet patent hints at Corvette active aerodynamics

And everyone is looking to get the edge in this rather new playing field – for example General Motors has filed a patent for the Chevy Corvette that ...

26. Digital Health Patent Trends under 35 USC 101 post Alice

CLS Bank International 2014 decision of the U.S. Supreme Court has introduced patent eligibility challenges under 35 U.S.C. 101 of the United States ...

27. Apple Wins Design Patent Of iPhone 6 In Beijing

The courts of Beijing has handed Apple a win in a legal battle over the patent of the iPhone 6 design. On Friday, the courts ruled in favor of the ...

28. FTC Sues Operators of Alleged Patent Scam

Yet Florida-based World Patent Marketing (WPM) promised the moon to aspiring inventors no matter the product. Every idea was a great one.

29. MSF joins Europe-wide action challenging patent on key hepatitis C drug

Rome/Geneva, – Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has today filed a patent challenge on the hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir with the European Patient ...

30. Apple wins iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus patent case in China

NEW YORK: Apple has won a trial against a Chinese phone maker in Beijing as a court overturned a ruling against Apple Inc. over iPhone patents, ...

31. Samsung's latest smartwatch patent puts a screen on the rotary dial

So it's no surprise the company would be looking into ways to upgrade that feature in new ways, as evidenced by a new patent application for a ...

32. Spin Master Sues Chinese Manufacturer for Alleged Patent Infringement of Hatchimals®

201620518129.6), one of the patents covering technology behind the popular Hatchimals toy. This is the first civil action of Spin Master in China for ...

33. Gilead hepatitis C drug patent faces European challenge

Gilead hepatitis C drug patent faces European challenge ... MSF and MdM said key patents on sofosbuvir had already been revoked in China and ...

34. Chinese Court Sides With Apple in Local Design Patent Disputes

A Chinese court has ruled in favor of Apple in connection with a set of ongoing design patent disputes between the American tech giant and a native ...

35. Samsung's next smartwatch could drop with two circular displays in tow

Unlike patents published by Apple, however, Sammy isn't looking to build this second screen into the wrist strap of the next-generation devices.

36. Samsung Patents Smartwatch With Secondary Rim Display

In a patent discovered by Patently Apple, it looks like Samsung has filed for a patent for a smartwatch that comes with a secondary display around the ...

37. Microsoft patent shows a phone that can be folded in half

Now, a Microsoft patent, first filed in 2015, has been published that shows how the company may attempt to create devices that can be folded in half.

38. Google and Amazon targeted in patent suits

Uniloc, which claimed that it owns a number of patents in the text/voice instant messaging field, alleged both companies had infringed three patents.

39. ?Apple wins Chinese iPhone patent case: Report

A Beijing court has overturned a ruling that Apple's iPhone 6 violated a patent owned by local manufacturer Shenzhen Baili, the South China Morning ...

40. ?Qualcomm blocked Samsung from selling Exynos chips: KFTC

The commission said Samsung was prevented from selling its own mobile chip-set to other vendors besides its own through a patent licensing deal ...

41. Nokia seeking access to Samsung documents to aid its patent lawsuit battle with Apple

The back-and-forth patent lawsuits between Apple and Nokia could be about to get more interesting. Nokia is seeking access to documents from ...

42. PRESS RELEASE | EPHA joins Europe-wide challenge to patent for Hepatitis C treatment

The European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) is among 30 civil society organisations from 17 European countries filing coordinated patent oppositions ...

43. QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) Denies Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (KRX:005930)'s Sale Of ...

The chipmaker claims that Samsung abused its standard-essential patents. The denial does not only affect the chipsets but it also blocks the sale of ...

44. Apple nabs a win in patent case as Beijing court overturns ruling

Apple is no stranger to patent battles. Indeed, they are pretty commonplace to the smartphone giant as other companies seem to absolutely love taking ...

45. Apple Just Won A Patent Dispute In China

Over the weekend, a court in China issued a favorable ruling in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL)'s favor in a patent dispute; Apple can now sell iPhone 6 ...

46. Toyota working on vehicle control and connectivity with Microsoft patents

First it was Tata joining hands with Microsoft to build connected cars and now Toyota is licensing Microsoft patents for vehicle control and connectivity.

47. Samsung Patents Hint At Gear Smartwatch With Rotating Dial Display

The USPTO has published a patent application from Samsung which showcases this smartwatch with a rotating dial display. Samsung, as we know it, ...

48. 03/27/17: Tech startups versus patent trolls

Companies that exist solely to buy patents and sue tech firms, known as patent trolls, will be affected by a Supreme Court decision today that could ...

49. Apple wins iPhone patent dispute in China

In May 2016 an IP tribunal in Beijing ruled the design of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus infringed on an exterior design patent held by Shenzhen Baili, which ...

50. Microsoft announced a Patent Licensing deal with Toyota

Microsoft is announcing a patent licensing deal with Toyota in order to make a fresh attempt to convince companies to use their technology of ...

51. Chinese court rules for Apple in patent appeal

The Beijing IP Court has overturned an earlier ruling against Apple, saying that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus do not infringe patents held by local ...

Patent News for Sunday 26th March 2017

29 new stories

Mar 26 2017

1. Apple lands patent win in China

Apple has landed a patent victory in China after Intellectual Property Court in Beijing overturned a previous ruling by the Beijing intellectual property ...

2. 4 Of The Most Valuable Modern Tech Patents

Some breakthrough patents have helped companies evolve as billion dollar businesses. Benzinga looked at four of the most valuable modern tech ...

3. Apple Wins iPhone 6 Patent Case in China

A Beijing court has overturned a prior ruling that Apple infringed on a Chinese company's patents in its design for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

4. Folding Surface Phone Concept Revealed In Microsoft Patent

Lo and behold, there's an interesting patent Microsoft filed back in 2015 that was just recently published. It shows a device that folds in half and is ...

5. Microsoft's new patent hints at Surface Phone with foldable screen

A new patent has been unearthed that suggests that Microsoft is working on the rumoured Surface phone with a foldable display. Twitter user ...

6. Chinese Court Rules in Favor of Apple in Local Design Patent Disputes

Beijing. A Chinese court has ruled in favor of Apple in design patent disputes between the Cupertino, California company and a domestic ...

7. Apple Wins China Over the Patent War as Court Overturned iPhone Ruling

Apple Wins China: A beijing court overturned iPhone ruling over patent war which resulted in favour of Apple. The case was against Apple which says ...

8. PATENTS AWARDED

Patent 9,596,838 B2. Fish Hook Setting Device. Issued to Paul E. Brackett Sr. of Van Buren. Assigned to Jerk It LLC of Bokoshe, Okla.

9. Hyundai Patents Engine With Different Displacement Cylinders

The patent, filed with the European Patent Office, details a four-cylinder engine that has two cylinders with one displacement and two other cylinders ...

10. Apple wins patent case in China as court overturns iPhone sale ban

Apple has reportedly just landed a major victory in a patent dispute case that prevented the firm from selling iPhones in China. However, a Chinese ...

11. New Microsoft Patent Detailing Rumored Surface Phone Pops Up Online Ahead Of Spring Launch?

Is Microsoft finally releasing its long-awaited and long-rumored Surface Phone this year? A new patent that was published this week surfaced online, ...

12. iPhone 6 patent dispute: Chinese court overturns ruling, says device is not local smartphone copy

A Beijing Court has overturned the ruling that iPhone 6 infringed on design patents of a competing local phone company called Shenzhen Baili and ...

13. Governments' Thumb on the Scales

They politicize their processes and disregard the exclusivity that rightfully belongs to patent owners. They take away private property from the creators ...

14. Patent Market Trends and the Key Factors Impacting Patent Valuation

Financial valuation button with business hand on blurred background The value of a patent or a patent portfolio in the broader patent market, for better ...

15. University of California seeks assignment of nanopore patents from former grad student

At the center of the legal spat is the proper assignation of a series of patents covering DNA sequencing technologies, which UC alleges were ...

16. Kwangdong obtains patent for male fertility drug

Kwangdong Pharmaceutical obtained a patent from the Japan Patent Office for a drug ingredient in its Kyung ok ko medicine that helps treat male ...

17. Chinese Court Overturns IPhone 6 Patent Ruling In Apple's Favor

(RTTNews.com) - A Chinese court has overturned a ruling against Apple Inc. ( AAPL ) over iPhone patents, according to reports. The Beijing IP Court ...

18. Samsung Invents a Future Smartwatch with a Unique Secondary Rim Display

Last week the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Samsung that puts a new twist to flexible displays. Up until now ...

19. Beijing court overturns sales ban on iPhone 6

A Beijing court has overturned a ruling that Apple Inc's iPhone 6 violated a Chinese manufacturer's patent which saw the US tech giant ordered to ...

20. Apple Files Patent Application For An iPhone-Powered Laptop

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office reveals that Apple has filed a patent application for a new electronic device. The laptop-like gadget fits an ...

21. It's sunnier on the Canadian innovation front

A new analysis produced by our Innovation Atlas of Canada sister company and based on United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) data ...

22. Congress must stand with innovators against patent trolls

However, in providing these services, real estate professionals can become top targets for those who abuse loopholes in the patent system to file ...

23. A win for Apple in Beijing as court overturns iPhone patent ruling

Apple has bigger fish frying in the world of intellectual property. But it must be a relief that an IP court in Beijing has handed the smartphone pioneers a ...

24. Microsoft's Surface Phone Does Not Need Exciting Hardware

This weekend has seen online discussion over a Microsoft patent describing a hinged display on a mobile device. While the patent is of interest to ...

25. Microsoft Patent Filing Could Reveal Design Of Next-Generation, Folding Devices

A September 2015 patent filing by Microsoft that was published a couple of days ago could reveal the potential designs of some foldable computing ...

26. Apple's Latest Patent Is For A Notebook Chassis Powered By Your iPhone Or iPad

Apple's automatic shotgun approach to patent filing means we get all sorts of weird and wonderful insights into the imaginations of the company's ...

27. US Supreme Court Printer Cartridge Case Could Be The Citizens United Of Products

At its most basic, the case is a dispute over Lexmark's patent rights regarding refilling printer cartridges. Impression Products is a small business with ...

28. The Supreme Court Should Bring Sanity to Patent Law

This week the Supreme Court will hear argument in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods. This critically important case involves the meaning of the patent ...

29. Patents, Drugs and Overseas Price Arbitrage

What I did not read in the commentary is how the consumers of pharmaceuticals from rich, developed countries continue to freeload off the U.S. ...

Patent News for Saturday 25th March 2017

18 new stories

Mar 25 2017

1. Chinese court rules in favour of Apple in local design patent disputes

BEIJING, March 25 (Reuters) - A Chinese court has ruled in favour of Apple in design patent disputes between the Cupertino, California company and ...

2. Applied Food Sciences Issued Patent for Producing Guayusa Extract featuring Caffeine and ...

(MENAFN Editorial) Applied Food Sciences, Inc. (AFS) is pleased to announce it is the exclusive owner of U.S. Patent #9345707, a process patent that ...

3. US Patents Awarded to Inventors in Illinois (March 25)

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 25 -- Monsanto Technology, St. Louis, has been assigned a patent (9,596,819) developed by Thomas L. Floyd, ...

4. US Patents Awarded to Inventors in Missouri (March 25)

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 25 -- Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, Kansas City, Missouri, has been assigned a patent (9,598,903) ...

5. Chinese court rules in favour of Apple in design patent dispute

BEIJING: A Chinese court has ruled in favour of Apple Inc over a design patent dispute with a domestic phone-maker, overturning a ban on selling US ...

6. Microsoft's Surface Phone Will Fold In Half Suggests Speculation Around Latest Patent

Microsoft's Surface Phone won't launch later this year. The device makes sparse appearances on the rumor mill. Right now, Microsoft's rumored to ...

7. Apple's latest patent reveals an iPhone-powered MacBook

Apple has reportedly filed for a patent that reveals a possible future design wherein an iPhone or an iPad could be used as an accessory or ...

8. Chinese court rules in favour of Apple in design patent row

Chinese court rules in favour of Apple in design patent row ... had ruled that Apple violated design patents of Chinese maker Shenzhen Baili with its ...

9. Apple didn't violate Chinese phonemaker's patent, rules Beijing court

A Beijing court has overturned a ruling that Apple's iPhone 6 violated a Chinese manufacturer's patent which saw the US tech giant ordered to cease ...

10. Apple Patented A Hybrid MacBook Which Would Be Powered By IPhone And IPad

Apple was just granted a patent which would preserve copyrights of a “Hybrid MacBook” to for Apple. The patent application points to a laptop device ...

11. Chinese Court Overturns Patent Infringement Ruling Against Apple

A Chinese court has overturned a ruling against Apple which found that the company had infringed on design patents owned by Shenzhen Baili with ...

12. Apple Patent Reveals Concept That Transforms iPhones, iPads Into iOS MacBooks

A recent patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday has shown an extremely interesting concept that Apple Inc. is looking ...

13. The rise of eSports creates a complicated relationship with IP

Patented technologies and partnerships in the eSports field have been developed to take advantage of this boom as well. However, there are ...

14. Chinese court rules in favour of Apple in design patent

beijing, Mar 25 A Chinese court has ruled in favour of Apple Inc over a design patent dispute with a domestic phone-maker, overturning a ban on ...

15. Microsoft Surface Phone Latest News & Update: Patent For A New Foldable Device Spotted Online

Microsoft watcher @h0x0d has unearthed a patent for a foldable device, which could be Microsoft Surface Phone. (Image for representation only.)

16. Apple Gets Chinese Court Favor In Patent Dispute

Xinhua news agency reported, in design patent disputes between the Cupertino, California company and a domestic phone-maker, a Chinese court ...

17. Businessman Takes Lexmark To (Supreme) Court -- But Skips The Argument

At stake in the case is the right to purchase something that's already been sold once without fear of a lawsuit from the person who holds the patent on ...

18. Chinese Court Overturns iPhone 6 Patent Ruling in Apple's Favor

A Beijing court has overturned a 2016 ruling that Apple's iPhone 6 violated a Chinese manufacturer's patent, which saw intellectual property regulators ...

Patent News for Friday 24th March 2017

35 new stories

Mar 24 2017

1. Blog Coverage Egalet Receives New US and International Patents for Guardian(TM) Technology

(NASDAQ: EGLT) as the Company announced on March 23, 2017, that it has received new US and international patents for the Company's proprietary ...

2. IBM Filed a Patent for a Drone That Acts Like a Dogsitter

The next frontier for drones could involve using them to watch over your pet while you're at work. IBM (ibm) filed an application for a patent that was ...

3. Finjan, Avast Software amicably terminate dispute over patents, contract breach

Factoring satisfaction of unspecified terms, Finjan (FNJN +7.1%) intends to dismiss claims regarding its case (3:17-cv-00283-BLF) against Avast ...

4. Microsoft agrees to license its patents for Internet-connected vehicles to Toyota

Microsoft has accepted to certify its patents for Internet-connected vehicles to Toyota, its first such deal with carmaker and a sign that it might want to ...

5. Toyota Takes a Peek at Microsoft's Connected Car Patents

Each year, auto manufacturing companies get ever closer to becoming software companies in their quest to build road-going autonomous vehicles.

6. Apple patents a couple of new devices, and they're weird

A new Apple patent surfaced on Thursday, depicting what looks like different versions of a dummy MacBook that pairs with other flagship products.

7. Toyota gets exclusive rights to Microsoft's vehicle patents

The most popular software company, #Microsoft is giving #Toyota Motor Corporation the access to its suite of vehicle technologies, which include ...

8. Daimler Jumps on Linux Bandwagon

While this serves the purpose of letting Linux developers incorporate processes that are patented by its members, it doesn't do anything to deal with ...

9. Dayton, Ohio, Remains an Innovation Hub

U.S. Patent and Technology Office records show that more than 3,500 technology-class patents have been awarded to people or companies from ...

10. Director Lee forms USPTO Working Group on Regulatory Reform

In addition to the designation of a Regulatory Reform Officer, the Patent Office (along with many other agencies) is required to create a Regulatory ...

11. Federal Circuit Reverses PTAB Anticipation Decision and Clarifies Kennameta

In a March 14, 2017, decision, the Federal Circuit reversed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's finding of anticipation in an inter partes review (IPR) ...

12. Mentor Graphics v. Synopsys: Affirmed-in-Part, Reversed-in-Part, Vacated-in-Part, and Remanded

Mentor counterclaimed for willful infringement of those three patents, and also asserted infringement of two more (the '526 and '109 patents). The court ...

13. ITC agrees to investigate AMD's graphics patent complaint against LG, Vizio and others

AMD's case does go as far as to request bans on certain products sold by these companies due to what patent infringements on graphics patents, ...

14. Will the new Spanish patent law bring harmony in Europe?

A new Spanish patent law will come into place from 1 April 2017 which will have the effect of harmonising the requirements for patentability and the ...

15. The Impending Launch of the Unified Patent Court

In a fundamental change to how European patents are going to be litigated in Europe, the United Patent Court (UPC) will soon have exclusive ...

16. Proposed Changes to Grace Period Provision and Examination Procedure in Singapore

A Patents (Amendment) Bill was recently tabled at the Singapore Parliament. The Bill relates to revisions to the grace period provision and some ...

17. Apple patent reveals docking gadget to turn iPhone and iPad into a complete computer

A day after news of Samsung's smartphone dock broke, the US Patent office has approved an Apple patent to use the smarts in the iPhone or iPad in a ...

18. Apple Patents An Accessory To Turn iPhones Into MacBooks

According to a recent report published on US Patent and Trademark Office, Apple has recently submitted a patent application for an “Electronic ...

19. Chevrolet Corvette May Get Active Aerodynamics System, Patents Reveal

General Motors has filed a patent application for an innovative active aerodynamics system that may find its way into forthcoming C7 Corvette variant.

20. Apple's Latest Patent Could Stop Texting and Driving

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Thursday (Mar. 23) published an Apple patent application that describes a method for reducing the ...

21. Microsoft patent could be our latest look at the Surface Phone

This one comes via Microsoft watcher @h0x0d, who tweeted a link to a patent for a foldable device with a particulalry interesting approach to ...

22. Areva NP awarded patents for innovative technologies

Areva NP has recently been awarded three patents for innovations in the fuel operation as well as anticorrosion and maintenance tooling fields.

23. Judge: eBay can't be sued over seller accused of patent infringement

Robert Blazer filed his lawsuit in 2015, saying that his US Patent No. 8,375,624 was being infringed by a variety of products being sold on eBay.

24. Universal Patents Hint at Harry Potter Floo Network Ride

Universal City Studios has filed two patents that hint at a new Harry Potter Floo Network ride. Floo powder is a glittery substance that, when thrown into ...

25. India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research blew so much money on rubbish patents, it's ...

CSIR-Tech claims that some of these patents resulted in license deals, but can't enumerate any of these deals, nor show revenue from them.

26. High Court Looks at Consumer Impact in Ink Cartridge Case

The U.S. Supreme Court explored whether consumers would be more vulnerable to lawsuits if patent owners are allowed to limit how their products ...

27. Merck, BMS and Gilead Lose Atripla UK Patent Extension

The England and Wales High Court ruled that Atripla's supplementary protection certificate (SPC), which extends the patent protection term to make up ...

28. Toyota teams up with Microsoft to bring voice recognition to cars

Microsoft will license a good deal of its connected car patents to Toyota, Automotive News reports. Toyota will have access to a number of intellectual ...

29. Apple patent application points to an iPhone-powered laptop

30. Hard Times For Patent Trolls And Challengers As Courts, Targets Fight Back

Texas hedge fund manager Kyle Bass lost another patent challenge this week, as a panel at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected his attempt ...

31. New Apple Patent Could Make Driving With Apple Watch Less Distracting

Tempting, isn't it, when your smartphone or smartwatch throbs to let you know a notification has arrived, to surreptitiously flip the phone over or glance ...

32. High Court Urged To Clarify '80s Patent Stance In Age Of Alice

Law360, New York (March 23, 2017, 7:53 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court should review the invalidation of five patents covering snowplow ...

33. Another Microsoft patent for hinged displays surfaces online

While not every patent converts to a physical product that consumers could potentially buy, the frequency of such foldable patents for the Redmond ...

34. Guy Who Wants Everyone To Believe He Created Bitcoin, Now Patenting Everything Bitcoin With ...

And, because it's patents we're talking about, there's a shell company here, because shell companies are quite popular in the patent trolling world.

35. Inside OpenSSL's battle to change its license: Coders' rights, tech giants, patents and more

Analysis The OpenSSL project, possibly the most widely used open-source cryptographic software, has a license to kill – specifically its own. But its ...

Patent News for Thursday 23rd March 2017

44 new stories

Mar 23 2017

1. Toyota secures license to Microsoft's connected car patents

Toyota secures license to Microsoft's connected car patents ... Microsoft has agreed to license a batch of patents to Toyota to enhance connected car ...

2. Argentum Persists in Challenging the "Evergreening" Patent on UCB's VIMPAT®

Argentum's challenge of the VIMPAT® patent is consistent with Argentum's mission of seeking to invalidate patents that are not innovative and that ...

3. Egalet Announces Issuance of New US and International Patents for Guardian™ Technology

European patent number 2393487 has been issued to Egalet and offers protection of products developed using Guardian Technology. Also issued is ...

4. On March 27 the Supreme Court will hear TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, a little known case that may radically change patent trolling and forum shopping.

5. Microsoft's Plan to Dominate Connected Cars

Microsoft has agreed to license its patents for Internet-connected cars to Toyota, its first such deal with an automaker and a signal that it may be willing ...

6. Apple patents a way to transform your iPhone or iPad into a MacBook

A new patent made public on Thursday (via AppleInsider) suggests Apple is exploring the idea of turning your iPhone into a "brain" that powers a ...

7. Leonhardt's Launchpads Expands Patent Estate with Option to Exclusive License Agreement With ...

Leonhardt's Launchpads via this agreement obtained an option leading to an exclusive license to a series of patents and patents pending held by the ...

8. Ricoh Electronics, Mimaki USA, Lanier Worldwide accused of patent infringement

SANTA ANA – A Costa Mesa company alleges several of its patents were infringed by four entities. Commercial Copy Innovations Inc. filed a ...

9. Egalet nabs four patents covering abuse-deterrent technology; shares ahead 5% premarket

Egalet (NASDAQ:EGLT) is up 5% premarket on light volume in response to its announcement that it has been awarded four patents covering its ...

10. Mintz Levin Secures Another Victory Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Behalf of ...

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Continuing its winning streak before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and ...

11. Hyundai patents engine with differing cylinder displacements

Hyundai has made a filing with the European Patent Office for engines featuring cylinders with differing displacements. AutoGuide recently discovered ...

12. Microsoft licenses connected car technology patents to Toyota

As part of the deal Toyota will get access to a wide range of Microsoft's technologies including: operating systems, motion control, voice recognition, ...

13. 'Uber-izing' the IP Function

Sam Zellner, AT&T's point man for patent portfolio development and monetization, was caught in a bind. With 5,000 issued and pending wireless ...

14. Dayton innovators: UD researcher measures success in aviation, energy

Kauffman, a distinguished research chemist and group leader at the University of Dayton Research Institute, has literally lost count of his patents.

15. Latest SCOTUS ruling gives patent owners mild cause for optimism; while former USPTO chief ...

We're currently seeing a flurry of patent activity from the Supreme Court. Earlier this week it heard oral arguments in Impression Products Inc v ...

16. Beijing IP Court slaps Sony Mobile with injunction based on SEP infringement

The Japanese company was found to have infringed a patent held by Xi'an Iwncomm (sometimes known by its Chinese name Xi'an Xidian Jietong) ...

17. Egalet Gets 4 Patents for Guardian Technology (EGLT)

announced that it secured four new U.S. and international patents for its proprietary Guardian Technology. The Wayne, Pennsylvania-based company ...

18. Celltrion Files Two Additional Petitions for IPR on Genentech's Trastuzumab Patents

Celltrion has filed petitions for inter partes review of two patents related to Genentech's trastuzumab: IPR2017-01121, challenging U.S. Patent ...

19. UPC Preparatory Committee holds final meeting signalling readiness for the UPC's Provisional ...

Patentees should note that the Committee again confirmed its expectation that the sunrise period for opt-outs of European patents from the jurisdiction ...

20. Toyota Gains Access to Microsoft's Connected Car Patents

Microsoft has agreed to license many of its connected car patents to Toyota, expanding an existing collaboration between the two companies.

21. Google, Apple and Samsung are have had some ideas for chilling technology products

Samsung has designed a squeezy, stretchy phone and filed a patent for it in 2012. SONY'S SMART WIG. The Japanese TV giants have designed a ...

22. Microsoft expands connected car push with patent licensing

Microsoft's push into the connected car space has moved up a gear with a new patent licensing agreement with Toyota. The world's second-largest ...

23. Biogen wins patent ruling in multiple sclerosis drug case

Following the patent board's ruling, Biogen will be in a position to ensure that Tecfidera will not have any competition from generic versions of the drug ...

24. Egalet Announces Issuance of New US and International Patents for Guardian™ Technology

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued patent number 9,549,899 covering ARYMO™ ER (morphine sulfate) ...

25. Defense Against Patent Trolls? Worth A LOT (Network)

If innovation is the lifeblood of tech and of commerce in general, patents are the lifeblood of less than savory characters known as patent trolls.

26. BRIEF-Egalet Corp says announced issuance of new US and international patents for its ...

BRIEF-Egalet Corp says announced issuance of new U.S. and international patents for its proprietary Guardian Technology ...

27. Cree signs patent cross-license agreement with Ledvance

The licensed patents address various aspects of forming an LED light including optics, heat management, LED power and control, LED light efficiency ...

28. This patent for Apple Watch could cut down on distracted driving

The patent also describes cutting distractions by divvying up some of the Apple Watch's notification features to the car itself, mentioning that alerts ...

29. Apple patent reveals unusual designs for iPhone-laptop hybrid

The technology giant filed the patent last year for an electronic accessory device that can be used to extend the functionality of a smartphone to a ...

30. Ford Patents High-Tech Headliner Airbag Designed to Make Rollover Crashes Safer

Hot on the heels of a record-breaking year for the number of patents granted, Ford doesn't seem to be resting on its laurels in 2017. The newest patent ...

31. The compulsive patent hoarding disorder

It takes money to make money. CSIR-Tech, the commercialisation arm of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), realised this the ...

32. Microsoft's latest attempt to get into connected cars involves patents

Microsoft is making a fresh attempt to convince companies to use its technology for connected cars. The software giant is announcing a patent ...

33. Procter & Gamble sues oral goods business for patent infringement

Both patents were registered in April 1999 and cover a tooth whitening strip on which a tooth whitening or oral care substance containing an adhesive ...

34. Apple patent describes iPhone or iPad docking into MacBook-style dumb terminal

As perhaps further evidence of Apple exploring ways to make its entry-level products more affordable, a patent published today describes using an ...

35. Pulmatrix Issued European Patent for iSPERSE Inhaled Drug Technology

Pulmatrix was granted an important patent from the European Union (EU) for its proprietary iSPERSE technology, a platform for inhaled drug delivery ...

36. Tesla attempts to patent new method for 'charging batteries safely'

In its latest effort, the company filed a new application for a patent for an apparatus and method for 'charging batteries safely'.

37. Microsoft will now license its connected car technology patents to Toyota

With this program, Microsoft is leading a significant initiative where it'll enable automotive giants to gain access to their treasure trove of patents.

38. New Sony Patent Points To Inside-Out Tracking For VR Headsets

The full patent application was originally filed back on December 6th, 2016, just two months after Oculus' Santa Cruz prototype was announced.

39. Microsoft Is Trying To Get Into The World Of Connected Cars Using Patents And Toyota Is Its First ...

The patent deal is a step back for Microsoft as it has been trying to enter the world of cars for years now. The company has announced an ambitious ...

40. Ofinno Announces the Availability of a "Standard Essential" Vehicle Communications Patent Portfolio

The portfolio is offered for sale by TransactionsIP a leading intellectual property patent brokerage and consulting firm. "It is my pleasure to represent ...

41. Apple patent application points to an iPhone-powered laptop - CNET

42. Watch news in brief: Apple patents a crowning achievement

The company, which produces the Apple Watch, has filed a patent for a mechanical winding system, resembling a crown, which could be used on its ...

43. With Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) As Precedent, Strikeforce Technologies Inc ...

Industry opinion on patent protection and enforcement varies considerably depending on who you talk to. Some argue patent protection incentivizes ...

44. Microsoft Licenses Patents to Toyota In Bid For Bigger Car-Tech Role

Microsoft Corp. agreed Wednesday to license a batch of patents to Toyota Motor Corp. as part of the software giant's effort to leverage its vast ...

Patent News for Wednesday 22nd March 2017

30 new stories

Mar 22 2017

1. AST Celebrates 10 Years of Providing Innovative Patent Risk Solutions to Some of the World's ...

PRINCETON, N.J., March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AST, the leading provider of proactive patent defense solutions, is celebrating its 10-year ...

2. CloudSight Captures Two New Patents, Protecting Its Automated, Direct and Human-Like Systems ...

CloudSight (http://cloudsight.ai/), a visual cognition technology, announces today it has secured two patents to expand what its advanced object ...

3. Ford Patents A Metal-Oxygen Battery System For Automotive Use

Ford Motor Company has been granted a patent on a metal-oxygen battery system for use in electrified vehicles, reports Motor1. The patent, which ...

4. Your Future EV: New Patents Show Electric Tires, Ford's Oxygen Battery

Patent says: “The metal oxygen battery storage system includes a metal oxygen battery, which includes a cathode and an anode including a lithium ...

5. Mazda hybrid patents surface, rotary engine to be used?

One of the patents is for the same layout as this, whereby a supplementary boot-mounted rotary engine is used as a range-extender for an EV.

6. Airplane seat patents that will make you gulp

7. Toyota gets license to Microsoft's connected vehicle patents

Microsoft said it will license all of its connected vehicle patents to Toyota Motor Corp. in its most wide-ranging intellectual property agreement with an ...

8. Biogen staves off patent challenge to blockbuster MS drug

Biogen's defense of its blockbuster multiple sclerosis treatment Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate) got a lift Tuesday after the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal ...

9. Universal patents hint at possible Harry Potter 'Floo Network' ride, movable puzzle theaters

A pair of patents from Universal Orlando Resort's sister entity, Universal City Studios, may hint at what's next for the theme park's Harry Potter ...

10. Behold: The drip-free wine bottle!

Perlman is a renowned inventor with over 100 patents to his name for everything from specialized lab equipment to the first miniaturized home radon ...

11. Minister Bodog: Prices of innovative drugs with expired patents in Romania, to fall by 35 pct

At the same time, Bodog stated that according to the Government program, the price of the innovative drugs that lose their patents will be reduced by ...

12. Costco takes a swing at Titleist over golf balls

Shortly thereafter, Titleist owner Acushnet sent the retailer a “threatening letter wrongfully accusing Costco” of violating 11 patents, according to a copy ...

13. Procter & Gamble sues company for patent infringement

Procter & Gamble has filed suit against a local maker of oral care products, alleging patent infringement. Cincinnati-based P&G, which makes ...

14. New Universal Studios patents reveal 'moving puzzle theater' tech, fueling rumors of more “Harry ...

Universal Studios was recently granted a patent for a new “moving puzzle” theater space. Each part of the seating unit can be configured into a new ...

15. Other Barks for Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Upholds Noninfringement Finding in Patent Suit Targeting Nintendo 3DS – On Friday, March 17th, the Fed. Cir. released a decision in a case finding ...

16. Including Functional Claim Language Helped Save Pozen's VIMOVO® Patents

On February 28, 2017, the PTAB held that the petitioner Lupin had not shown that the challenged claims in two of Pozen's patents were invalid ...

17. A Graduated Approach to Intellectual Property

In 2016, we expanded our existing approach to filing and enforcing patents to ensure we balance the need to protect our intellectual property with a ...

18. How Chinese imports may have curbed American ingenuity

Autor examined all corporate patents filed by U.S.-based firms between 1975 ... Patents dropped after China entered the World Trade Organization.

19. Global Dossier Expanded To More Patent Applications Around the World

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced this week that the Global Dossier program has expanded to include access to more patent ...

20. Costco golf balls now at center of lawsuit

The Korean company holds more U.S. patents in golf ball technology (at least 1,200) than any other manufacturer, and they have a history of stepping ...

21. New Harry Potter Rides Coming To Universal? These Patents May Give Us A Glimpse

Universal Studios has been granted a couple of exciting new patents and they look like they could be for new Harry Potter-themed attractions being ...

22. Myriad, Bio-Rad, RainDance File for Inter Partes Review of Johns Hopkins Digital PCR Patents

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Myriad Genetics, Bio-Rad Laboratories, and RainDance Technologies recently filed petitions with the US Patent and ...

23. AbbVie to High Court: Notice of Biosimilar Release Is Mandatory

The owner of a biologic patent must receive 180-days notice of the planned release of a biosimilar for the biosimilar statute to do its job, AbbVie Inc.

24. City of Invention: Dayton remains a cradle of creativity

While the Dayton area does not produce the number of patents it once did, innovation is well alive today with area inventors, researchers and ...

25. Patents Are A Big Part Of Why We Can't Own Nice Things: the Supreme Court Should Fix That

Lexmark International, is on appeal from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, who last year affirmed its own precedent allowing patent holders ...

26. EPO Official Aggressively Promotes Software Patents At CEBIT Fair

While mathematical methods, programs for computers, and presentations of information are excluded by the Europe Patent Convention, that in no way ...

27. Legal Action: adidas Is Suing Asics For Using Some Of Their Tech Patents

The My Asics mobile app focuses on tracking and training for runners, and adidas claims that Asics is clearly infringing on the patents and should have ...

28. Synergy Drone, LLC v. SZ DJI Technology Co and Parrot SA

Nicolas Labbit is defending his team's hard work. Drone Control, LLC applied for and won patents for Intelligent Flight Modes, Course Lock and Home ...

29. Supreme Court Says Patent Trolls Can Wait A While Before Suing

In a ruling this week that will cheer up patent trolls, the Supreme Court said patent owners can lie in wait for years before suing. This will allow trolls to ...

30. PhRMA fumes as Lilly loses in patent row with Canada

Having not only lost out on damages worth C$500 million ($374 million), US pharma major Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY) faces a bill of around C$5 million due ...

Patent News for Tuesday 21st March 2017

37 new stories

Mar 21 2017

1. Apple patents shape changing device display for tactile interactions

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for a portable device with a display capable of dynamically changing its ...

2. Pulmatrix (PULM) Stock Surges On Inhaled Drug Delivery Patent

The new EU patent granted to PULM, (EP 2410981 B1) , fortifies and follows on to similar patents that Pulmatrix has been granted in the United States ...

3. Actinium Pharmaceuticals (ATNM) Receives New Patents, Boosts its Portfolio

The company is currently focusing on boosting its portfolio of patents. It recently announced receiving a notice of allowance from the United States ...

4. AMD Stock Gains as ITC Accepts Patent Violation Complaint

The legal move will benefit AMD, if the investigation finds these four manufacturers guilty of patent infringement. The commission can discontinue the ...

5. DECN Wins Opening Round in Innovatory Patent Infringement Suit Against Industry Goliath ...

J&J was eviscerated in their prior attempts and their losing streak now continues with our legal pursuit of justice for their violation of our patent integrity ...

6. Why Adidas Is Taking Legal Action Against Asics

Parent company Adidas AG and Adidas America Inc. today filed a patent-infringement suit against Asics America Inc. and its technology partner, ...

7. Mazda Has Patents for a Rotary Range-Extended EV

Ever since Mazda revealed its RX-VISION concept car and reaffirmed its commitment to working on rotary engines, speculation has been wild on ...

8. Biogen Inc: MS drug patent ruling win clears uncertainty

U.S. patent office says key patent on Biogen's top-seller and market-leading oral multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment, Tecfidera, protect drug until at least ...

9. Search Practice Areas

Among the many trends currently influencing the practice of patent law, the growing commercial and economic appreciation of IP rights is particularly ...

10. Patent Agents 2017: Analysis

In this third edition of Who's Who Legal: Patents, we are pleased to present our comprehensive analysis of the world's leading patent agents who ...

11. Patents 2017: Analysis

In this edition, we select 851 patent lawyers across 63 jurisdictions. The vast majority of listed lawyers are based in Europe or North America, although ...

12. Franano nets $1.5M in startup funding, two patents

Metactive also landed two patents for its medical devices, designed to help block bloodflow to brain aneurysms and other harmful formations.

13. Amazon patents single-blade drone propellers to save energy during flight (Images)

Amazon.com Inc. has patented single-blade propellers to help delivery drones save energy during flight. The single-blade propellers would require ...

14. COLUMN: A patent case that will affect everyone

It requires the court to answer a simple question with profound implications: Does a patent holder have the power to dictate how you use a product ...

15. Sanofi, Regeneron ask court to shield Dupixent from Amgen patent attack

The last time Sanofi and Regeneron launched a drug together, Amgen sued for patent infringement. Now, with an FDA decision on their key drug ...

16. New data suggests that Japanese courts continue to be deeply unfriendly to patent owners

The Supreme Court's report into patent litigation trends for the years 2014-2015 is based on data from the district courts of Osaka and Tokyo – the two ...

17. As IV increases its rate of patent sales, more of the assets it divests are ending up in court

We revealed that not only was it IV's biggest ever sale but that the firm also retained some interest in the patents, with it set to receive a portion of any ...

18. Pulmatrix Inhaled Drug Delivery Tech Gets EU Patent (PULM)

announced that it secured a patent from the European Union for its iSPERSE (inhaled small particles easily respirable and emitted) drug-delivery ...

19. USF files patent suit over sale of Alzheimer's research mice

asserts a single patent: U.S. Patent No. 5898094, entitled Transgenic Mice Expressing APPK670N, M671L and a Mutant Presenilin Transgenes.

20. The Importance of the Patent Search

One of the next steps is for the inventor to meet with a patent attorney. As eager as the inventor may be to get a patent application prepared and filed, ...

21. Canada wins CA$500m in Eli Lilly patent case

The claims arose from the invalidation of two of Eli Lilly's Canadian patents protecting the drugs Strattera (atomoxetine), a treatment for attention deficit ...

22. India: Response To Office Action (S) In Respect Of Indian Patent Applications

We hereby bring to notice of all the applicant(s) in respect of Indian Patent Applications, that in accordance with The Patent Rules, 2003 as amended ...

23. Olathe-based Metactive lands $1.5M, two medical patents

In addition to being awarded two patents, the firm closed on a $1.5 million Series A funding round — bringing its total raised to over $9 million.

24. Golf patents row over Costco's cheap balls

Costco says the infringement accusations by Acushnet are based on 11 patents related to Titleist golf balls. The false advertising claim is based on ...

25. Undervalued InterDigital Inc, Well Positioned For Growth In 5G And The IoT

Most of the company's patent license agreements are structured on a royalty-bearing basis, while others are structured on a paid-up basis or a ...

26. Eagle Pharmaceuticals Secures Three New US Patents

Eagle Pharmaceuticals said pre-market Tuesday that three additional patents have been issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for ...

27. USPTO Grants Composition of Matter Patent to Achillion for Small Molecule Complement ...

NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ACHN) today announced that the U.S. Patent ...

28. Mazda Patents Rotary Engine for Range-extended EV

According to a report in Autoblog, Mazda has filed two new patents in the United States that could herald the return of the rotary engine. The first patent ...

29. Mazda Patents a Rotary Engine To Use as Range Extender For a Hybrid

Mazda's patent reveals a car that has a front-wheel-drive configuration that would be handled by an electric motor. That motor would be powered by a ...

30. A Patent Case That Affects Everyone

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a patent dispute, Impression Products Inc. v. Lexmark International Inc. Unlike most patent ...

31. Is Mazda Bringing The Rotary Engine Back For Real? The Patents Are Filed

A new development has surfaced regarding the will-they-won't-they of Mazda's speculated resurrection of the rotary engine. The US Patent ...

32. Federal appeals court upholds Nintendo's win in 3DS patent battle

Just months after the Nintendo 3DS launched in 2011, it faced patent infringement allegations. Tomita Technologies was accusing Nintendo's new ...

33. The Rate Of PGR Petitions Hitting Orange Book Patents

Law360, New York (March 21, 2017, 1:23 PM EDT) -- According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website as of the end of the government fiscal ...

34. High Court Says Patent Suit Over Adult Diapers Can Proceed

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says a company that makes adult diapers did not wait too long to sue a rival for copying its patented design.

35. Epson sues over online patent breach

Epson has filed a lawsuit against Advance Image Manufacturers (AIM) as part of a crackdown on companies infringing its ink cartridge patents.

36. Pulmatrix (PULM) Shows Strength on Market Open After Announcing Patent

"This new patent shows our continued ability to obtain patents that protect our unique iSPERSE inhaled drug technology—and that also reflect the ...

37. Eli Lilly Loses Quixotic Quest To Get Canada To Pay $500 Million For Rejecting Its Bad Patents

The issue was that Canada had rejected these two patents because the company couldn't prove that the patented drugs were actually useful. Eli Lilly ...

Patent News for Monday 20th March 2017

15 new stories

Mar 20 2017

1. Anova Technologies Goes Live with Patented Wireless to Fiber Arbitration Service between BATS ...

This patented product (USPTO 8,964,739) works by delivering any wireless packets that are dropped due to weather or over-subscription of bandwidth ...

2. Nokia 6 design approved by Europe patent office

HMD Global, the Finnish company that owns the rights to use Nokia's brand on smartphones and tablets, earlier filed a design patent for a phone ...

3. HMD Global gets patent rights for the design of Nokia 6

HMD Global which basically owns the global brand license to design and produce Nokia handsets has filed a patent for the design of a phone that is ...

4. PTAB denied institution of CBM against automotive feature consolidation patent under Unwired ...

The patent challenged by Ford's CBM petition was U.S. Patent No. 7739080, titled Consolidation of Product Data Models. It claims a method of using a ...

5. Patent Wars - Round two in favour of Novartis as Cipla unable to mount credible challenge

Cipla challenged the decision on three main issues a) Novartis is not manufacturing the drug in India thus not making use of Patent b) public interest is ...

6. Nokia 6 Patent Filings Appear Online

Now, it looks like HMD Global has filed a patent for a smartphone's design, as we have recently come across a couple of images of an upcoming ...

7. USITC to investigate AMD's claims of LG, MediaTek patent infringement

AMD filed a complaint back in January, claiming the four aforementioned firms violated its graphic patents in products including televisions, ...

8. AMD going after LG, Vizio, more for patent infringement

We reported back in January that AMD was gunning after LG, Vizio, MediaTek, and Sigma Designs - but now the US International Trade Commission ...

9. Adidas sues Asics over fitness-tracking patents

Sportswear company Adidas has accused Asics America, the US subsidiary of Japan-based Asics, of infringing ten fitness-tracking patents. Filed at ...

10. The last Dolby Digital AC-3 surround sound audio Patent has expired, 25 years of dominance because of a bloody patent

11. Sony Patents Wireless Charging Technology

Under this patent, Sony will use the Near Field Communication (NFC), a kind of antenna system that Sony is famous for, to expedite this power transfer ...

12. An Economic Argument Against Mandatory Patent Exhaustion

As Patently-O has described in several posts (here, here, here), the Supreme Court is poised to decide the fate of the patent exhaustion doctrine in ...

13. AMD claims LG and Vizio are violating its graphics patents

It's much easier to target the hardware companies, since they're the ones selling tangible products -- AMD can profit from its patent collection (which it ...

14. Walmart drones make lazy shoppers dreams come true

Drone shopper Walmart nabbed a patent to make shopping in its giant stores one step easier—letting drones peruse the aisles instead of shoppers.

15. HMD Global receives a design patent for the Nokia 6

For that, HMD Global filed a design patent for a phone resembling Nokia 6 last November at the European Union Intellectual Property Office and ...

Patent News for Sunday 19th March 2017

8 new stories

Mar 19 2017

1. Italy clarifies patent box, R&D tax credit, business assets credit

The Italian Revenue Agency on 9 March issued tax guidance clarifying Italy's patent box regime, the tax credit for research and development (R&D) ...

2. PATENTS AWARDED

Patent 9,591,803 B1. Deck Suspension System for Lawnmower. Issued to Charles Bradley Covington and Warren Long, both of Batesville.

3. Al Capone and Qualcomm: Why Section 5 of FTCA should not be a fallback to challenge conduct ...

Second, the FTC at least intimates strongly that Qualcomm would not license its standard essential patents to industry participants in a fair, reasonable ...

4. Alphabet's Waymo files patent and trade secret lawsuit against Uber

The amended complaint filed by Waymo reportedly includes an additional patent claim and the company also filed a motion for preliminary injunction ...

5. Supreme Court of the United States to Hear Oral Arguments in Patent Exhaustion Case

Lexmark International, Inc. The Court will decide: (i) whether the patent exhaustion doctrine applies in instances where a patented article is sold by the ...

6. PATENTS AWARDED

Patent 9,592,292 B1. Silicon Nanoparticle for Photodynamic Cancer Treatment Utilizing Quantum Dot Optical Properties. Issued to James Beckman of ...

7. Sony patents a method to wirelessly share battery power with your friends

A new patent by Sony suggests that it may be possible to somehow charge your phone's battery by draining power from another phone. This might be ...

8. Sony's latest patent may soon enable wirelessly charging your phone from another device

Sony, the Japanese electronics giant, has filed a new patent that allows you to wirelessly transfer power from one device to another. The patent filing ...

Patent News for Saturday 18th March 2017

16 new stories

Mar 18 2017

1. Bayer, in its plea, had contented that once the patented

As a result the Patent Controller granted the first ever compulsory license in India to Natco to market a more affordable generic version of Nexavar ...

2. US launches probe into alleged patent infringement by MediaTek

Taipei, March 18 (CNA) The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has voted to launch an investigation into a patent infringement allegation ...

3. Honda Patent Filing Reveals Plans For Open-Wheel Electric Sports Car

Honda recently filed a patent for an open-wheel vehicle that could someday compete with the likes of the Ariel Atom. The patent filing reveals a vehicle ...

4. UC Santa Cruz sues Genia Technologies co-founder for alleged patent infringement

UCSC requires students to sign documents stating that the university will hold any patents on inventions made in campus labs with campus equipment ...

5. Uber seeks arbitration for patent infringement lawsuit by Waymo

Meanwhile, Gonzalez, the lawyer who told reporters about the disappearance of the other employee, Radu Raduta, also told them that Uber plans to ...

6. You are here: Home / News / Education / National Seminar held at Geetanjali Pharmacy

He had also defined value of property & knowledge as value of wealth. He further told the participants about the types of industrial property as patents, ...

7. An introduction to patent search, keyword search and semantic searches

The following article is brought to you by the Patent attorneys and experts of BananaIP (BIP)Counsels, India's premier new age IP firm. This article ...

8. Ministry of Research and Technology Set on Simplifying Research Mechanisms in 2017

This covers copyrights, trademarks, geographical indications, industrial designs, integrated circuit layout, trade secrets, patents, and the protection of ...

9. Sony patent would allow you to share phone battery life

Sony recently earned a patent allowing for two consumer devices like smartphones to transfer power between each other, USA Today reported.

10. Ericsson is right to embrace licensing transparency, but the company now has to make it work

Ericsson has revealed its standard essential patent (SEP) royalty fee price range for 5G mobile phone networks. In an interview published on ...

11. Mazda files two new rotary engine patents

On again, off again rumors have cycled through the media for the last decade, but two filings that surfaced Thursday on the US Patent and Trade Office ...

12. Sony's New Patent Hints At Wireless Phone-To-Phone Charging Which Might Just Be A Game ...

This is made possible thanks to NFC and this new patent by Sony suggests that it might be a reality soon, given that the company goes ahead with the ...

13. iPhone 8 Face Recognition Rumors Mount As Apple Revises Patent

Apple already owns numerous patents related to the face detection system. A new patent published by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) ...

14. Patent For Miitopia Filed By Nintendo, Western Release A Possibility (3DS)

The filing of a patent should never be taken as gospel but should be treated as valid interest for the potential release of a product. Nintendo recently ...

15. Walmart bags patent for using drones to simplify in-store purchase experience

Further, the patent document mentions that Walmart is keeping the security of their customers a top priority. It states that flying the drone above ...

16. Fed. Circ. Backs Dow's $5.9M Fee Award In Bayer Patent Case

The patents at issue cover genetically modified, weed-killer-resistant soybean seeds and Bayer licensed them to a company called MS Technologies, ...