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  • What to do About All These Invalid Patents?

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    Dennis Crouch
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:37 pm
    By Dennis Crouch The recorder-of-deeds here in Boone County Missouri is pretty good at her job. Although there is an occasional error in the records, those errors are quickly remedied once found.  The property records are regularly relied upon and their correctness is important to ensure smooth operation of the real property marketplace. Over the past few years, the Supreme Court has uncovered a few glaring errors in the patent records.  Namely – hundreds of thousands of patent claims have issued that are – in fact – not patentable.  These problematic claims either lack eligible…
  • Links 31/8/2014: Linux 3.12.27, Akademy 2014

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    Dr. Roy Schestowitz
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers GNU/Linux China developing its own OS to take on Windows and Android According to the Xinhua news agency (via Reuters), the Chinese government is looking to boost its domestic software industry and develop alternatives firstly for desktop operating systems (namely Windows), and then it will follow those footsteps in the mobile world with an Android usurper (or that’s the theory). This is according to a certain Ni Guangnan, head of an “official OS development alliance” which was put together…
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  • Links 1/9/2014: Poettering on systemd, ITNews on DBMSs

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    Dr. Roy Schestowitz
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers GNU/Linux Ten Linux Desktops Showing Just How Far Behind Mac OS X and Windows Designs Are Linux doesn’t have any kind of PR, and in the collective mind of the people, there is still an impression that Linux users spend their time inside the terminal and in dreary desktops. In fact, most of the current Linux desktops are much better than anything made by Apple of Microsoft. Lennart Poettering Talks Up His New Linux Vision That Involves Btrfs Lennart Poettering of systemd and PulseAudio fame has…
 
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  • Links 1/9/2014: Poettering on systemd, ITNews on DBMSs

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers GNU/Linux Ten Linux Desktops Showing Just How Far Behind Mac OS X and Windows Designs Are Linux doesn’t have any kind of PR, and in the collective mind of the people, there is still an impression that Linux users spend their time inside the terminal and in dreary desktops. In fact, most of the current Linux desktops are much better than anything made by Apple of Microsoft. Lennart Poettering Talks Up His New Linux Vision That Involves Btrfs Lennart Poettering of systemd and PulseAudio fame has…
  • Moving Away From Windows to GNU/Linux and the Abandonment of Windows as the Modest Proposal These Days

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Good news for “Free software” team Summary: Morale of GNU/Linux and an embrace of GNU/Linux is very high, despite recent propaganda from Microsoft MVPs and boosters (primarily security-themed and Munich-themed FUD) Any nation that still uses the back doors which are Microsoft software ought to wake up and make immediate changes. Russia and China are already making rapid changes. Korea (South Korea to be precise) is following suit. But that’s old news. Microsoft is abandoning operating systems in a way that compromises security in very mission-critical operations. Clients get…
  • Korean Press Slams Microsoft Over Patent Extortion Against Linux/Android as New Abuses Resurface

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Is this BusinessKorea’s depiction of Elop and Ballmer? Image from BusinessKorea Summary: Harsh words from the national press of South Korea as Nokia’s role in Microsoft’s anti-Linux tactics becomes more apparent MICROSOFT is a big loser, but a dangerous loser nonetheless. Microsoft is above the law in many countries and it knows it. So, inevitably, Microsoft acts like it always has and it resorts to criminal activities in an attempt to destroy the competition. It’s just the same old Microsoft, acting like a spoiled brat and a bully. Last week the Korean press was…
  • More Good News About Patents and Their Demise in the United States

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Summary: A roundup of news about software patents and patent trolls in the land where these thrive A recent article from Daniel Nazer of the EFF (cross-posted in TechDirt) reminded us that the focus at EFF these days is “bad patents” such as medical ones that are technically nonsense and usually serve to deny people treatment they may need. This is a type of patents which other than software patents we have covered here a lot of times in the past. It’s worse than anticompetitive patents. In another bit of news we find yet another defeat for software patents and a defeat for…
  • Links 31/8/2014: Linux 3.12.27, Akademy 2014

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers GNU/Linux China developing its own OS to take on Windows and Android According to the Xinhua news agency (via Reuters), the Chinese government is looking to boost its domestic software industry and develop alternatives firstly for desktop operating systems (namely Windows), and then it will follow those footsteps in the mobile world with an Android usurper (or that’s the theory). This is according to a certain Ni Guangnan, head of an “official OS development alliance” which was put together…
 
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  • Monday miscellany

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    News from Eleonora: a competition -- and a course.  A lot of readers of this weblog were away last week when fellow Kat Eleonora posted this item on the contest she is running, which carries the generous prize of free registration (worth £239) for this year's Copyright and Technology one-day conference on Wednesday 1 October in which she is participating.  To enter the competition, all you have to do is create an artistic work, whether a photograph or something more challenging, that best reflects the relationship between copyright and technology.  But that's not all: ever…
  • Fair deal or iMoan? Kate Bush’s request to leave the smartphones at home

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
    Love them or loathe them, mobile communication and recording devices have become an integral part of our lives. They not only accompany us through many of the most intimate and meaningful experiences in our lives but allow us to record them and share them with others. There can be occasionally heard, however, the still, small voice of someone asking us not to.  One such moment is discussed here by Katfriend and occasional guest blogger Dorothea Thompson. This is what she says:Kate Bush (right), the idiosyncratic songstress of 'Wuthering Heights' fame, played her first live show in…
  • Never too late! If you missed the IPKat last week ...

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:04 am
    Here's the ninth in our series of weekly round-ups of Katposts from the previous week, brought to you so that, if you were off on your holidays last week, you can see at a glance what you've missed without having to burrow through cyberspace or quantities of emails in order to find out.  Last week's Katposts, in chronological order, run as follows:* Court in the act: how many European Courts are there? The first post of the week clarifies the misleading terminology that has been used in defining ‘European Courts’. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is often referred to…
  • A matter of life and death? No, it's more important than that. Life sciences in the limelight

    31 Aug 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Shakespeare's three witches in Macbeth: life sciences, but no available patents ...If you ever want evidence of the enthusiasm of intellectual property practitioners for patents, you need look no further than this weblog. While the IPKat, Merpel and their friends report, review and discuss all IP topics, some generate little more than academic interest while others stir the bile, boil the blood and generally kick-start a selection of bodily fluids that less emotive rights often fail to stimulate. But patents are the irresistible bait to which no true practitioner can fail to rise.
  • Facebook in the fast lane: Ferrari moves up a gear

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Most big companies are present on social media these days, whether it is on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. In fact, when establishing a brand today, an important consideration is to create its social media pages, and especially to do so before anyone else does it. This concern was not as predominant a few years ago as it is now.Ferrari Facebook page: currently over 15 million fansSammy Wassem, a Ferrari fan, created a Ferrari fan page on Facebook in 2008, when he was just 15 years old. He managed the page himself, until he was contacted by Ferrari in 2009. They congratulated him on reaching…
 
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  • Court Report

    Patent Docs
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:05 pm
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. AstraZeneca AB v. Watson Laboratories Inc. et al. 1:14-cv-01051; filed August 15, 2014 in the District Court of Delaware • Plaintiff: AstraZeneca AB • Defendants: Watson Laboratories Inc.; Actavis Inc.; Actavis LLC Infringement of U.S. Patent No. RE44,186 ("Cyclopropyl-Fused Pyrrolidine-Based Inhibitors of Dipeptidyl Peptidase IV and Method," issued April 30, 2013) following a Paragraph IV certification as part of Watson's filing of an ANDA to manufacture a generic version…
  • Conference & CLE Calendar

    Patent Docs
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:52 pm
    September 4, 2014 - "Patents and Export Control Compliance: Managing Risk and Avoiding Unintentional Violations -- Minimizing Export Control Liability in Patent Application Preparation, Development and Analysis of Innovation, and Licensing" (Strafford) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT) September 7-9, 2014 - 42nd Annual Meeting (Intellectual Property Owners Association) - Vancouver, Canada September 11, 2014 - "Post-AIA Section 102 and Prior Art: Navigating the Expanded Scope of Prior Art and AIA Exceptions" (Strafford) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT) September 11-12, 2014 - Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop…
  • BIO IP & Diagnostics Symposium

    Patent Docs
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:15 pm
    The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) will be holding its second annual IP & Diagnostics Symposium from 8:15 am to 2:30 pm on September 26, 2014 at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town Hotel in Alexandria, VA. The Symposium will review the current patent law landscape and evaluate the impact on both the genetic diagnostics and biopharmaceutical sectors. The program will review IP issues for diagnostics and companion diagnostics, and explore new collaborations and regulatory developments. In hosting the event, BIO aims to inform industry and government alike on how to move the science…
  • Webinar on Prosecution and Diligence Strategies

    Patent Docs
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:14 pm
    The American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Professional Development and Section of Intellectual Property Law will be offering a live webinar entitled "Charting New Territory: Prosecution and Diligence Strategies in the Wake of the AIA" on September 25, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (ET). Nicholas Mattingly of Mattingly & Malur, PC will moderate a panel consisting of Alexander Franco, Cory Clifford Bell, and Jameson Quinn-Houng Ma. The panel will discuss the following topics: • Transitioning U.S. patent laws from a first-to-invent regime to a first-inventor-to-file regime; • How the…
  • Business of Biosimilars Conference

    Patent Docs
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:13 pm
    The Institute for International Research (IIR) will be holding its 15th Annual Business of Biosimilars conference from October 20-22, 2014 in Boston, MA. The conference will offer presentations on the following topics: Pre-Conference Day -- October 20: • Around the World in 1 Day: Emerging Markets Pre-Conference Summit • Women Leaders in Pharma Dinner Main Conference Day One -- October 21: • The Continuing Shakedown of Biosimilar Developers • Looking at the Commercial Realities of the Biosimilar Market (panel) • Business Opportunities in the US Market • Understanding the Global…
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  • Patent Grants

    Dennis Crouch
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
      The chart below shows the number of utility patents issued each quarter with data through August 2014 (2014 Q3 uses an estimate for September 2014).  You will note that the number of patents issuing continues to rise. The USPTO issues new patents each week on Tuesdays morning.  Of the top-twenty weeks with the most issued patents on record, all twenty occurred so far in 2014 (with one third of the year still remaining). 
  • Calling Patent Attorneys to Pro Bono

    Dennis Crouch
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:02 pm
    The complexity of patent law and the restrictions on who is permitted to practice have served patent attorneys well — with the resulting generous incomes. The problem though is that these same complexities raise a barrier to entry for many small companies and individual inventors. Over the past few years, the USPTO has improved and formalized its pro bono programs. Get involved. (http://www.uspto.gov/inventors/proseprobono/)
  • Case dismissed as sanction for misrepresentations

    David
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Judge Keith Ellison issued a scathing order dismissing a patent case after it had been tried to verdict.  Tesco Corp. v. Weatherford Int’l., Inc. (S.D. Tex. Aug. 25, 2014).  Four days into a three-week trial over infringement of some patents relating to drilling rig equipment, an inventor testified that a brochure that constituted 102(b) prior art showed his invention.  The following day, a Friday, patentee’s counsel told the court he would spend the weekend getting to the bottom of the facts about it (there was even a dispute over whether the brochure had been produced to…
  • Recent Patent Transfers

    Dennis Crouch
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    Sandisk transferred a handful of patents and applications to newly formed company known as Sudek Technologies. The patents stem from the work of MusicGremlin – which was bought by Sandisk several years ago. How much would you pay for the following claim with a 2003 priority date? 1. An electronic device comprising: an interface through which to communicate with a network; a memory; and processor in communication with the interface and the memory, wherein the processor is operative to: receive subscription information from a user, wherein the subscription information includes (i) a…
  • What to do About All These Invalid Patents?

    Dennis Crouch
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:37 pm
    By Dennis Crouch The recorder-of-deeds here in Boone County Missouri is pretty good at her job. Although there is an occasional error in the records, those errors are quickly remedied once found.  The property records are regularly relied upon and their correctness is important to ensure smooth operation of the real property marketplace. Over the past few years, the Supreme Court has uncovered a few glaring errors in the patent records.  Namely – hundreds of thousands of patent claims have issued that are – in fact – not patentable.  These problematic claims either lack eligible…
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    Patent Prospector

  • Not Bingo

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    Planet Bingo got patents for a computer managing a game of bingo, starting with parent 6,398,646. It assertion against VKGS lasted only until summary judgment, where all claims were found patent ineligible under § 101. Like Alice and Bilski, there is no bingo no more for patents claiming to "organize human activity." The courts consider that too abstract. Speaking of abstraction, try this on for gibberish: "Abstract ideas may still be patent-eligible if they contain an "'inventive concept' sufficient to 'transform' the claimed abstract idea into a patent-eligible application."" Sounds like…
  • Inequitable Conduct

    16 Aug 2014 | 11:38 pm
    The district court and CAFC found Dr. Bernard Charles Sherman, founder and chairman of Apotex, guilty of inequitable conduct in his patenting of an antihypertensive claimed in 6,767,556. "Dr. Sherman breached his duty of candor, good faith, and honesty before the PTO." Typical CEO behavior, especially in the big leagues. But then, Dr. Sherman was just another crooked player in a very crooked game. Abusing the law is bread-and-butter business for Federal judges, particularly when patents are asserted by small fry against corporate giants.
  • Collaborative Filtering

    16 Aug 2014 | 11:26 pm
    I/P engine sued Google, Target, and Gannett (a media conglomerate) over 6,314,420 & continuation 6,775,664. Judge and jury at district court found the patents infringed, and neither anticipated nor obvious. As these were major U.S. corporations, there was no way that those decisions would be upheld on appeal. Sure enough. The CAFC panel majority agreed with Google that "as a matter of law [the claimed invention] simply combines content-based and collaborative filtering, two information filtering methods that were well-known in the art." To rub it in the noses of unreasonable citizens who…
  • Unscripted

    11 Aug 2014 | 1:17 am
    In ScriptPro v Innovation Associations, the district court rightly granted summary judgment of invalidity for 6,910,601 under 35 U.S.C. § 112(a) because the claims left out sensors that were disclosed as essential, and otherwise the claimed invention simply could not work. Ignoring the facts particular to the technology, the CAFC reversed (2013-1561), blithely stating that "it is common, and often permissible, for particular claims to pick out a subset of the full range of described features, omitting others."
  • §101 Profile

    13 Jul 2014 | 2:28 am
    6,128,415 claims a device profile to rid digital image distortion. The courts found it patent ineligible for being an abstraction. The CAFC (2013-1600): "For all categories except process claims, the eligible subject matter must exist in some physical or tangible form." The noose tightens on patenting software.
 
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    Dear Rich: Nolo's Intellectual Property Blog

  • Can I Record Books For My Students?

    The Dear Rich Staff
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dear Rich: I am a fifth grade teacher with five reading classes per day. Each of these classes contains a wide variety of reading abilities. When I assign a class novel, I distribute a book to each child (our media center has enough), but I also want to record myself reading the novel so that students can listen and follow along. For most of our novels I can find the audio version online, purchase it, and there aren't any issues (due to the fact that the book was already purchased and the child listening as he reads doesn't take away from potential profit from the publisher). Also, we can…
  • Who Owns Volunteer's Website Content?

    The Dear Rich Staff
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dear Rich: I wrote for a website for many years. It was on a volunteer basis - I wasn't paid. I am now starting up my own website. I would like to repost many of my stories on my own site. Can I do that? Do I own the copyright for the material I wrote for the other site? Do I have the right to request that the other site take down my material? Assuming (1) you never executed any agreements with the website, (2) you weren't an employee of the other site, and (3) you didn't co-write any of the articles with someone else, then you would own the copyright in the material you created. That…
  • Who Pays for Performance of Cover Songs?

    The Dear Rich Staff
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dear Rich: I’d like to start a top-40 band that will play mostly cover songs to make money while we work on our own material. I know that when music is performed, the owners and publishers of the songs played are entitled to be compensated for each performance of their song. When our band starts performing at colleges, weddings, and social clubs, who is responsible for obtaining performance rights and paying the royalties on the cover songs we plan to play? The venue, not the band, is responsible for paying for the public performance rights. Most venues have what are known as "blanket…
  • Proposed Fair Use Guidelines

    The Dear Rich Staff
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dear Rich: We recently created a series of free-to-view educational webinars with an educational institute, which we would like to post online in a secured environment. The educator has included numerous images of artwork that is under copyright. Under the proposed fair use guidelines, educators, scholars, and students may use or display digital images in connection with lectures or presentations in their fields, including uses at noncommercial professional development seminars, workshops, and conferences. Are we able to use this material without getting copyright permissions for each…
  • Can't Put on Show Without Finding EIN!

    The Dear Rich Staff
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dear Rich: Our local community college wants to put on a musical. The rights are controlled by a New York based company that refuses to furnish a Tax I.D. Our institution is prohibited from paying without that Tax ID. This question takes us a little out of our bailiwick, but if it means we can help put on a musical, well, what choice do we have? You might want to start by getting the proper corporate name of the business by searcing the New York Secretary of State's website. We don't think the company you mentioned is publicly traded, but if it is, you can search the SEC's EDGAR database…
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    Latest Patents

  • Amazon patent applications published on 28 August 2014

    Administrator
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    11 US patent applications published on 28 August 2014 and assigned to Amazon 1 20140245425 CONFIGURABLE-QUALITY RANDOM DATA SERVICE 2 20140244848 FULFILLMENT OF REQUESTS FOR COMPUTING CAPACITY 3 20140244785 COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURE FOR CONFIGURABLE-QUALITY RANDOM DATA 4 20140244585 DATABASE SYSTEM PROVIDING SINGLE-TENANT AND MULTI-TENANT ENVIRONMENTS 5 20140244581 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOG CONFLICT DETECTION AND RESOLUTION IN A DATA STORE 6 20140244580 PREDICTIVE STORAGE SERVICE 7 20140244434 ACCESS TO GUEST ACCOUNTS IN ELECTRONIC COMMERCE 8 20140244430 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR APPRAISING A…
  • Apple patent applications published on 28 August 2014

    Administrator
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    48 US patent applications published on 28 August 2014 and assigned to Apple 1 20140245289 AUTOMATIC REMOTE EXECUTION OF AN APPLICATION 2 20140245221 Intelligent Scrolling In Digital Publications 3 20140245194 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VIRTUAL DISPLAYS 4 20140245150 SELECTIVE DATA DOWNLOADING AND PRESENTATION BASED ON USER INTERACTION 5 20140245094 Method for Efficient Control Signaling of Two Codeword to One Codeword Transmission 6 20140245084 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MONITORING WRITE OPERATIONS OF NON-VOLATILE MEMORY 7 20140244996 PRIVATE DISCOVERY OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES 8 20140244976 IT…
  • Canon patent applications published on 28 August 2014

    Administrator
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:27 pm
    64 US patent applications published on 28 August 2014 and assigned to Canon 1 20140245402 AUTHORITY TRANSFER SYSTEM, AUTHORITY TRANSFER METHOD, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM 2 20140245241 GENERATION METHOD, STORAGE MEDIUM AND INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS 3 20140245130 DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR COMMUNICATING WITH AN IMAGE-FORMING DEVICE 4 20140244887 DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD 5 20140244865 ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR 6 20140244215 METHOD FOR DETERMINING MASK PATTERN, NON-TRANSITORY RECORDING MEDIUM, AND INFORMATION…
  • eBay patent applications published on 28 August 2014

    Administrator
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:26 pm
    3 US patent applications published on 28 August 2014 and assigned to eBay 1 20140245380 AUTOMATIC PIN CREATION USING PASSWORD 2 20140244436 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING COMBINATION PACKAGES 3 20140244361 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PREDICTING PURCHASE BEHAVIORS FROM SOCIAL MEDIA
  • Fujitsu patent applications published on 28 August 2014

    Administrator
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:26 pm
    29 US patent applications published on 28 August 2014 and assigned to Fujitsu 1 20140245310 METHOD OF PERFORMING TASKS ON A PRODUCTION COMPUTER SYSTEM AND DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM 2 20140245279 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING INSTALLATION ORDER OF SOFTWARE 3 20140245081 INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, PROCESSOR AND CONTROL METHOD OF INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS 4 20140244981 PROCESSOR AND CONTROL METHOD FOR PROCESSOR 5 20140244959 STORAGE CONTROLLER, STORAGE SYSTEM, METHOD OF CONTROLLING STORAGE CONTROLLER, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING STORAGE CONTROL PROGRAM STORED…
 
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    FreshPatents.com: Image analysis - USPTO Class 382 Patent Applications Update

  • Systems and methods for tax data capture and use

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    A computer-implemented method of acquiring tax data for use in tax preparation application includes acquiring an image of at least one document containing tax data therein with an imaging device. A computer extracts one or more features from the acquired image of the at least one document and compares the...
  • Automatic examination of value labels

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    The invention relates to a method for the automatic verification of the authenticity of a postage indicium that has a value indication and that has a luminescent area, whereby the postage indicium has been applied onto the surface of a mailpiece, and whereby the surface of the mailpiece is illuminated...
  • System for 2d/3d spatial feature processing

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    An electronic device (100) includes a first processor (802) and a second processor (804) coupled to the first processor. The first processor (802) is to receive image data from a first imaging camera (114, 116) and to determine two-dimensional (2D) spatial feature data representing one or more 2D spatial features...
  • Apparatus and method for camera tracking

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    A camera tracking apparatus including a sequence image input unit configured to obtain one or more image frames by decoding an input two-dimensional image, a two-dimensional feature point tracking unit configured to obtain a feature point track by extracting feature points from respective image frames obtained by the sequence image...
  • Method of creating compound file and data storage device having the compound file

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    A method for creating a compound file where additional data is inserted into an image file and a data storage device having the compound file recorded therein is provided. The method includes receiving, by a compound file creating apparatus, the image file and the additional data, and creating, by the...
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  • ITC Section 337 Update – August 29, 2014

    King & Spalding
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Northern District Court Of Illinois Contemplates Holding Asserted Patent Unenforceable Based On Breach Of FRAND Commitment – On July 23, 2014, Judge James Holderman issued an Order to Show Cause and Jury Verdict in Fujitsu v. Tellabs,...By: King & Spalding
  • Tennessee Court Of Appeals Issues New Guidance On Trade Secret Issues

    Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    On August 19, 2014, the Tennessee Court of Appeals became the first Tennessee appellate court to address the scope to which Tennessee’s Uniform Trade Secret Act (TUTSA) preempts common law claims related to unfair competition and misuse of...By: Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,
  • Claim Scope Based on Claim Construction Submitted in IDS

    McDermott Will & Emery
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Golden Bridge Tech., Inc. v. Apple Inc. - Addressing the doctrine of prosecution disclaimer, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a district court’s summary judgment of non-infringement, finding that an applicant’s...By: McDermott Will & Emery
  • Conclusory Declaration Testimony Again Leads to Unsuccessful IPR Petition

    Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Some of the best inter partes review lessons can be learned from decisions denying institution of an inter partes review trial. Among the chief grounds for denying petitions, failure to provide competent expert testimony in support of a petition,...By: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC
  • Characterization as “Essential Element” Amounts to a Disavowal of Scope

    McDermott Will & Emery
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    X2Y Attenuators, LLC v. International Trade Commission - Addressing the impact of an alleged disclaimer made in a patent on which asserted patents relied for priority, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a final...By: McDermott Will & Emery
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    Florida IP

  • Where To Litigate "Disposable Living-Grass Pet Toilets?"

    Woodrow Pollack
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    Fresh Patch, LLC owns U.S. Patent 8,522,719 directed to a pet toilet continuous delivery and replacement method.  Fresh Patch ("Real Dogs Use REAL Grass") offers a subscription service where they send you a patch of grass each week for your pet to use as a toilet.  DoggieLawn ("Your Dog's Backyard In A Box") offers a competing service.  Fresh Patch sued DoggieLawn and its owner for patent infringement.  DoggieLawn moved to transfer the case from the Middle District of Florida to DoggieLawn's home in the Central District of California.  The Court addressed the typical…
  • Different Standards For Deciding Whether To Stay?

    Woodrow Pollack
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    You may recall that Judge Covington denied a defendant's request to stay litigation, rejecting that defendant's argument that it was merely a "peripheral" defendant since it had only bought the accused product from another defendant.  While the Court noted in that decision that cases are generally stayed against peripheral defendants, that general rule does not apply where the peripheral defendant and the plaintiff are competitors.  In denying the peripheral defendant's request for stay, the Court required that defendant to put forward "an undue hardship or inequity."  Because…
  • Who Do You Sue For Copyright Infringement, Father or Son?

    Woodrow Pollack
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:56 am
    When last we checked in with Malibu Media (owner of a library of adult films and associated copyrights), Malibu had filed suit against John Doe and then used the Court's subpoena power to take an IP address which identified an alleged infringer's network connection and force the ISP to identify which subscriber belonged to that IP address.  (The Electronic Frontier Foundation has written about Malibu Media here.) In another case, a little further down the enforcement timeline, Malibu Media had received from the ISP the subscriber's identity.  But instead of suing the subscriber,…
  • Super Sacking -- Does a Covenant Not To Sue Eliminate Subject Matter Jurisdiction on a Subsequent Infringement Claim?

    Woodrow Pollack
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Apparently not.  Foliar Nutrients sued Plaint Food Systems (PFS) in 2004 for infringing a number of its patents.  After PFS sought reexamination of some of those patents, the parties settled.  That settlement called for Foliar to pay PFS $50,000 over five years, and included a mutual covenant not to sue where Foliar agreed not to assert its previously asserted patents and PFS agreed not to challenge their validity.The settlement didn't work.  After the first year's payment, the parties were unable to continue operating under the agreement.  PFS sued Foliar a couple of…
  • Stay Against a "Peripheral" Defendant?

    Woodrow Pollack
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Not if the defendant is a direct competitor.  The Andersons, Inc. has sued Harrell's, LLC and three other defendants for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,884,756; 8,435,321; and 8,574,631 relating to water-dispersible pellet fertilizer.  Harrell's asked the Court to stay the case against it, arguing that it was a "peripheral" defendant in that it merely bought the accused products from the other defendants and resold them.The Court outlined the law for such a stay:A district court has inherent discretionary authority to stay proceedings to control its docket and further the…
 
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  • Samsung Seeks a Patent for a Smartphone with a Flexible Display

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Samsung's invention generally relates to a flexible terminal such as a future smartphone capable of bending or folding both forward and backward without any damage to the display. Samsung Reveals a New Display for a Future Smartphone that could fold in half like a Wallet - Patently Mobile Last week the US Patent & Trademark Office published another patent application from Samsung that reveals more of their work on a future smartphone with a flexible display that could fold in...
  • Intellectual Ventures Cuts 19 Percent of Staff in Second Layoffs This Year

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:53 pm
    On Tuesday, IV sent a memo to its workers, notifying them of the cuts. The company has been employing 700 people, which means about 140 will be let go. “We are making operational changes that are consistent with this reduction and will enable us to maintain and expand our leadership in the market for invention,” the company said in a statement. “Our assets—both people and intellectual property—are among the best in the industry.” Now, let me try to...
  • Google wins breach of contract judgement against NPE that sued Google's customers even after Google signed a patent licensing deal

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    Google will collect $1.3 million from patent troll that sued its customers | Ars Technica Search giant took a license, and its customers still ended up in court.
  • Hill-Rom and GE Settle Patent Infringement Suit

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    Batesville, Indiana based Hill-Rom filed a lawsuit earlier this year against GE claiming infringement on three patents related to a system that monitors hand washing by workers at heath care facilities. An agreement was reached earlier this week where GE will pay to license the technology, which is incorporated in its Agile Track system, from Hill-Rom for continued use of the patented technology. Hill-Rom, GE settle patent infringement lawsuit - Cincinnati Business Courier
  • Google Adds 152 Patents To Its Non-Assertion Pledge

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:09 am
    Google Adds 152 Patents To Its Non-Assertion Pledge | TechCrunch Back in 2013, Google announced its plans to not sue anybody who had implemented open-source versions of its MapReduce algorithm. Since then, the company has..
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  • Dark Horse May Not be “Perfect Storm” for Katy Perry

    JacksonWhite Law
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
    Katy Perry is no new name to the top 10 music charts. In fact, she has topped the charts in nearly 20 countries for one song: Dark Horse. But could all the success of this song be stolen? According to accusations by Christian hip-hop musicians, Flame, it is. The group filed a lawsuit in the federal court again Katy Perry claiming she has infringed upon the copyright of their song “Joyful Noise.” They also claim she has tainted their music by suggesting black magic, the illuminati, which craft, and paganism in her music video.  Flame claims that their Grammy-nominated song has been…
  • Vine Caught in Fair Use Dispute over World Cup Clips

    JacksonWhite Law
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
    While Vine might be the fastest way to split and share an online moment of the World Cup, it may also be the fastest way to earn a legal threat from individuals who own the rights to the soccer championship tournament. Vine, a Twitter-owned social network service, has been running for approximately 1 year. This app gives users a way to shorten a video clip to 6-second loops and easily share over various apps. These short clips have been perfect for sports fanatics. Individuals can catch highlights and clips, and then share them with others, all in a matter of seconds. Caught in a ‘Grey…
  • John Wayne Enterprise Filed Trademark Lawsuit against Duke University

    JacksonWhite Law
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    On July 3rd of 2014, heirs of John Wayne filed a lawsuit against Duke University for rights to trademark the name “Duke” on alcoholic products. History Leading Up to Lawsuit The complaint that was filed by John Wayne Enterprises discusses that they have been fighting with Duke University over the use of “Duke” since 2005, when the heirs attempted to create a restaurant with the name “Duke.” However, Duke University filed an objection with the Patent and Trademark Office to this attempt.  In the objection, it stated that “consistent with its policies and in order to prevent…
  • Apple Inc. Involved in More Patent Infringement Cases

    JacksonWhite Law
    7 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Apple Incorporation is dealing with an ongoing patent infringement lawsuit which is now being heard in a federal trial. Apple Inc . was sued by Emblaze Ltd., an Israeli software company, which claims to have issued a patent in 2002 directed at covering the process for delivering live-streaming video through wireless networks. Apple Inc. had been pressuring organizations, including Major League Baseball, to use its format of live-streaming videos which lead to them infringing on Emblaze Ltd.’s patent. Emblaze’s attorney, Martin Pavane, has accused Apple of copying their HTTP…
  • Pitbull Accused of Copyright Infringement

    JacksonWhite Law
    7 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Three songwriters are claiming Pitbull’s smash hit ‘Timber’ liberally borrows from their 1978 song ‘San Francisco Bay.’ They are requesting millions for copyright infringement. Lee Oskar, Keri Oskar, and Greg Errico claim that the harmonica riff in Pitbull and Ke$ha’s collaboration is taken from the harmonica performance in ‘San Francisco Bay.’  Oskar even goes to say that Paul Harrington, the ‘Timber’ harmonica player, was told to emulate Oskar’s performance, producing an identical texture and sound. The record company Sony, who may have obtained a license from a…
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