Patents

  • Most Topular Stories

  • Amazon patent applications published on 30 July 2015

    Latest Patents
    Administrator
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:37 am
    4 US patent applications published on 30 July 2015 and assigned to Amazon 1 20150215532 PANORAMIC IMAGE CAPTURE 2 20150215526 LENTICULAR IMAGE CAPTURE 3 20150215163 INSTANCE HOST CONFIGURATION 4 20150213784 MOTION-BASED LENTICULAR IMAGE DISPLAY
  • News & Updates | USPTO

    Bing: patent news
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:17 pm
    United States Patent and Trademark Office - An Agency of the Department of Commerce
  • Canon patent applications published on 30 July 2015

    Latest Patents
    Administrator
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:35 am
    2 US patent applications published on 30 July 2015 and assigned to Canon 1 20150215297 DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR DEVICE PROVISIONING 2 20150212437 ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTOSENSITIVE MEMBER, PROCESS CARTRIDGE, AND ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS
  • Apple patent applications published on 30 July 2015

    Latest Patents
    Administrator
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:36 am
    18 US patent applications published on 30 July 2015 and assigned to Apple 1 20150216053 Integrated Circuit Package 2 20150216024 Electronic Devices Having Electrostatic Discharge Paths 3 20150215864 POWER MANAGEMENT OF A RADIO DATA TRANSCEIVER 4 20150214897 FAMILY OF SLEW-ENHANCED OPERATIONAL TRANSCONDUCTANCE AMPLIFIERS 5 20150214674 DUAL CONNECTOR HAVING GROUND PLANES IN TONGUES 6 20150214673 CONNECTOR RETENTION FEATURES 7 20150214649 CONTACT-SUPPORT MECHANISM FOR INCREASED RETENTION FORCE 8 20150213467 METADATA RICH TAG FOR SURVEY RE-TARGETING 9 20150213443 TOKENIZING AUTHORIZATIONS 10…
  • Airbus files patent for a hypersonic jet more than double the speed of Concorde - Daily Mail

    IP Newsflash - intellectual property news within the last 24 hours
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    found 13 h ago on news.google.com
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    patent news - Google News

  • IBM Locks Up Cloud Processes With Patents - InformationWeek

    4 Aug 2015 | 7:05 am
    InformationWeekIBM Locks Up Cloud Processes With PatentsInformationWeekOver the past 18 months, IBM has secured 1,200 patents on cloud computing, including about 400 in the first half of 2015 alone. One is about scaling down a virtual machine as its traffic recedes, another deploys sensitive data to a secure server, and a
  • Apple has patented technology that can detect when your iPhone screen is smudged - Business Insider

    4 Aug 2015 | 5:55 am
    Business InsiderApple has patented technology that can detect when your iPhone screen is smudgedBusiness InsiderA patent filing from Apple shows a system that can detect when your iPhone is smudged, and stop the display from turning off like it does when you hold your iPhone near your ear. When the iPhone screen has a smudge from your finger, for example, it and more »
  • US Patent Disputes Are Set To Reach A Record High: Who Gets Sued The Most ... - Forbes

    4 Aug 2015 | 5:23 am
    ForbesUS Patent Disputes Are Set To Reach A Record High: Who Gets Sued The Most ForbesThis year, the United States is set to see more patent disputes than ever before. According to a report by UnifiedPatents, there were 3,499 patent litigation cases in 2011 and this is projected to hit at least 6,100 in 2015 – the highest number in US
  • Does Monsanto “control” the world food supply by abusing patent protections? - Genetic Literacy Project

    4 Aug 2015 | 5:14 am
    Genetic Literacy ProjectDoes Monsanto “control” the world food supply by abusing patent protections?Genetic Literacy ProjectA Greenpeace activist holds a picket sign during a protest rally in front of the European Patent Office in Munich, Germany, on Tuesday, 27 January 2004. Greenpeace demonstrators were protesting a far-reaching patent by Monsanto, a company specialising ...
  • Swipe To Patent: Design Patents In The Age Of User Interfaces - TechCrunch

    3 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    TechCrunchSwipe To Patent: Design Patents In The Age Of User InterfacesTechCrunchUser experience and user-interface design is an emerging field in the technology industry, even more so in the legal world of patents. (Sometimes this field is known by the shorthand UX/UI.) It might surprise you to know that the fastest growing Japan amended design patent law upon acceding to the Hague AgreementLexology (registration)all 3 news articles »
 
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Techrights

  • Microsoft Admits Vista 10 Not a ‘Free’ ‘Upgrade’, Especially If You Upgrade

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:19 am
    Summary: Microsoft debunks its own false promises, showing that Vista 10 as ‘free’ is virtually a mirage With Vista 10, Microsoft still makes it hard to install GNU/Linux (without Windows then wiping or breaking it). But to make matters worse, watch how Microsoft now treats people who ‘upgrade’ their computer to Vista 10: Vista 10 is not free. It’s not free for anyone. Get over it. █
  • Free Software is Commercial

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:04 am
    “There’s no company called Linux, there’s barely a Linux road map. Yet Linux sort of springs organically from the earth. And it had, you know, the characteristics of communism that people love so very, very much about it. That is, it’s free.” –Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s CEO at the time Summary: Corporate media helps stigmatise Free/Open Source software as unsuitable for commercial use and once again it uses the ‘security’ card SEVERAL days ago in our daily links we includes two articles that used the term “commercial software” (to mean…
  • ‘Sanader’s Protégé’ Željko Topić Slammed by Press in His Home Country

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:32 am
    Ivo Sanader, “convicted felon who served as Prime Minister of Croatia,” based on Wikipedia Photo licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 Summary: The mischiefs of Benoît Battistelli and Željko Topić still not forgotten while temporary calm prevails at the EPO Sanader is in prison, but Topić is not. Actually, Topić now receives an astronomically-high salary from European taxpayers. He escaped his country where he faces many criminal charges to reach a high office in a cosmopolitan area, just like other minions whom he is professionally close to or tightly connected to [1, 2, 3, 4]. The…
  • Links 3/8/2015: Linux 4.2 RC5, Korora 22

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Devices/Embedded Free Software/Open Source Leftovers GNU/Linux Server Fotoxx 15.08 Is a Free and Powerful Image Editor for Linux Fotoxx, a free, open source Linux photo editing application that is useful both beginner and experts alike, has been upgraded to version 15.08 and is now available for download. Computing at full capacity Jisto’s unobtrusiveness is largely due to its use of Docker containers. “Docker has nice APIs and makes the process much easier, both for us as developers and for Jisto customers,” Biberman explains. “Docker…
  • The World is Changing and Patent Law Can Change Either for Better or for Worse

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:34 am
    Summary: Recent secret dealings (which are being exposed to the public owing to whistle-blowers) show the degree of coordination and collusion against public interests; it’s up to us, the majority, to fight back and tackle this injustice THE world’s disparate legal systems are under attack from so-called ‘trade’ deals and their dirty dealers. We hardly ever cover this subject (except in daily links), but almost everyone knows the impact of these, owing in part to leaks and public demonstrations which raise awareness. One goal is globalisation (in the negative sense)…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    The IPKat

  • The AMBA Consultation on the Reform of the Boards of Appeal

    4 Aug 2015 | 7:07 am
    Fellow Kat Jeremy briefly reported that AMBA (the Association of the Members of the Boards of Appeal) has launched its own consultation on its proposed new structure of governance for the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office.  Now, Merpel has had a chance to purr-ruse the proposal, and would like to share her thoughts.The IPKat has already reported that the EPO launched a consultation on its proposed new governance structure for the Boards of Appeal, set out in document CA/16/15.  That consultation closed on 30 June 2015.  There was perceived a need for reform of…
  • Microsoft vs. Motorola: US court grants damages for attempted enforcement of standard essential patents in Germany

    4 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    Both Motorola and Microsoft are members of the standard setting organisations Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ("IEEE") and the International Telecommunication Union ("ITU"). Motorola owns numerous patents that are essential to the IEEE 802.11 wireless local area network ("WLAN") Standard ("802.11 Standard") and the ITU H.264 advanced video coding technology standard ("H.264 Standard").Motorola has submitted several Letters of Assurance to the IEEE in connection with the 802.11 Standard stating that it "will grant" or "is prepared to grant" a license under RAND…
  • Tuesday tiddlywinks

    3 Aug 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Henry Carr: a portrait in search of a caption?Hurrah for Henry!  It was with a mixture of excitement and pleasure that this Kat read of the canonisation annointment appointment of Henry Carr QC as a judge of the Chancery Division of the High Court, England and Wales.  Unlike some of the current members of the Patents Court, Henry is no stranger to intellectual property, a field in which he has practised since the 1980s: indeed, he is a fully-fledged member of the IP community and his exploits as a Deputy Judge have been recorded on a number of occasions on this weblog (see eg Healey…
  • No traditional knowledge for hair loss treatment: another alleged attempt to patent traditional knowledge does not bear scrutiny

    3 Aug 2015 | 5:21 am
    This Kat was perusing the Pune Mirror, and came across another allegation that the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library, a unit of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-TKDL), had once again thwarted an attempt to get a patent: this time on a medicinal composition containing turmeric, pine bark and green tea for treating hair loss.  The source of the article was a statement released by the Indian Ministry of Science and Technology.  It bears repeating in full:India Foils UK Company’s Bid to Patent Use of Turmeric, Pine Bark & Tea for Treating Hair…
  • Taking the pH? Trial judge's decision on psoriasis patent doesn't come up to scratch

    3 Aug 2015 | 5:10 am
    Taking the pH? No, justenjoying a drop of H2OLast week a judgment from Sir Robin Jacob plopped into Merpel's inbox which caused more than a slight tremor of her whiskers.  At the invitation of Lord Justice Kitchin, veteran British IP judge Sir Robin came back from retirement to give the first judgment in Leo's appeal against the decision of Mr Justice Birss last October [noted by the IPKat here] that its patents -- EP (GB) 1 178 808 and 2 455 083 -- were invalid for obviousness over US Patent 4,083,974  ("Turi").  In Teva UK Ltd & Another v Leo Pharma…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Patent Docs

  • Trustees of Columbia University v. Illumina, Inc. (Fed Cir. 2015)

    Patent Docs
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:59 pm
    By Andrew Williams -- One of the first IPR petitions ever filed, IPR2012-0006, was related to biotechnology -- specifically DNA sequencing. Illumina, Inc. filed that petition, and two others, IPR2012-00007 and IPR2013-00011, against patents owned by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York ("Columbia"). The PTAB issued its Final Written Decisions in early 2014, canceling all of the challenged claims, which we reported at the time (see "IPR Update -- The First Biotech IPR Decisions"). The Federal Circuit just recently concluded its review of these cases, affirming the…
  • ABA Journal Accepting Nominations for 9th Annual Blawg 100

    Patent Docs
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:34 pm
    The ABA Journal has begun work on its 9th annual list of the 100 best legal blogs (or blawgs) and has announced that it is seeking the advice of its readers, via the ABAJournal.com website, on which blogs to include on this year's Blawg 100. For the past three years, Patent Docs has been honored to be included among the five blogs selected in the IP Law category of the Blawg 100 (see "ABA Journal Announces 2012 Blawg 100"; "ABA Journal Announces 2013 Blawg 100"; and "ABA Journal Announces 2014 Blawg 100"). Readers interested in nominating a particular blog for...
  • Court Report

    Patent Docs
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:20 pm
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Dr. Reddys Laboratories, Ltd. et al. 1:15-cv-00539; filed June 25, 2015 in the District Court of Delaware • Plaintiff: Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc. • Defendants: Dr. Reddys Laboratories, Ltd.; Dr. Reddys Laboratories, Inc. Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. et al. 1:15-cv-0053940; filed June 25, 2015 in the District Court of Delaware • Plaintiff: Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc. • Defendants: Sun…
  • Conference & CLE Calendar

    Patent Docs
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:13 pm
    August 6, 2015 - "Maximizing Patent Prosecution Opportunities in Europe: Tactics for Counsel When Drafting U.S.-Origin Applications -- Navigating Differing USPTO and EPO Legal Standards While Maintaining U.S. Patent Strategy" (Strafford) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT) August 10-11, 2015 - "Advanced Patent Prosecution Seminar 2015: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing" (Practising Law Institute) - San Francisco, CA August 11, 2015 - Patent Quality Chat webinar series -- Measuring Patent Quality - noon to 1:00 pm (EDT) August 13, 2015 - "Defending Patents in IPR Proceedings -- Leveraging Motions to…
  • AIPLA and USPTO to Hold Roadshows on Patent Quality and AIA Trials

    Patent Docs
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:53 pm
    The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be co-hosting a series of cross-country roadshows in August in Santa Clara, CA (August 24); Dallas, TX (August 26); and Alexandria, VA (August 28). The Santa Clara roadshow is being co-sponsored by the High Tech Law Institute of Santa Clara Law and the Dallas roadshow is being co-sponsored by the IP Section of the Dallas Bar Association. The full-day program will focus on enhancing patent quality (morning session) and conducting AIA trials (afternoon session) with numerous speakers from the…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Patently-O » Patent

  • RAND Agreement Proving Powerful Limit on Patentee Action: Microsoft v. Motorola

    Dennis Crouch
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:31 am
    Microsoft v. Motorola and Google (9th Cir. 2015) In a well written decision, the 9th Circuit has affirmed the lower court ruling that Motorola/Google owes $14 million to Microsoft for failing to live-up to its RAND commitments.   Although Motorola (now Google) committed several WiFi-essential patents to Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (RAND) licensing, it later demanded that Microsoft pay a hefty royalty rate lest it be blocked from using WiFi.  Those demands from Motorola should more properly be seen as a counter-offensive  prompted by Microsoft’s demands for royalties on…
  • Commissioner of Patents: Drew Hirshfeld

    Dennis Crouch
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:24 pm
    Drew Hirshfeld has now taken-on the role as Commissioner of Patents at the USPTO after being appointed by Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.  Hirshfeld is filling the office left by Peggy Focarino’s recent retirement.  Earlier this year I suggested that Hirshfeld was a likely appointee. Commissioner Hirshfeld has been with the USPTO for more than 20-years.  He originally joined as an examiner but moved up through the ranks by proving himself to be smart, reliable, and reasonable.  Hirshfeld was David Kappos Chief of Staff and has been the Deputy Commissioner for Patent…
  • Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain

    Anthony McCain
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:49 pm
    Mike Snider: Patent Pool Wants Payment For Streaming Video Kimberlee Morrison: Are Your Tweets Protected Intellectual Property? Joseph Mandour: San Diego And Salt Lake Battle For Comic Con Trademark Donald Zuhn: CBO Provides Cost Estimate To Government To Implement Innovation Act Eleonora Rosati: Can Jane Birkin Actually Require Hermès To Rename Birkin Bag? Get a Job doing Patent Law Godfrey & Kahn United States Patent And Trademark Office The Baylor College Of Medicine Center For Medical Ethics And Health Policy Schiff Hardin Hickman Palermo Becker Bingham LLP
  • Circuit Check v. QXQ, Inc.: Analogous Art Doctrine

    Jason Rantanen
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:16 am
    By Jason Rantanen Circuit Check Inc. v. QXQ Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015) Download Opinion Panel: Louie, Dyk, Moore (author) Although it shows up only occasionally in the Federal Circuit’s opinions, the analogous arts doctrine can play an important role in structuring and limiting obviousness determinations.  Here, it is a key component of the Federal Circuit’s reversal of the district judge’s grant of Judgment as a Matter of Law that the patents-in-suit were obvious.  An important limitation of this decision, of course, is that the consequence is to reinstate the jury verdict…
  • Patenting Diagnostic methods

    Dennis Crouch
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:54 am
    Interesting essay from Professor Eisenberg on patenting of diagnostic methods.  The basic takeaway is that (1) eligibility limitations mean that new diagnostic methods have little chance of being patent eligible; and (2) it is unclear whether this result is good or bad for society. See Diagnostics Need Not Apply.
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Patent Prospector

  • Abstract Juggernaut

    12 Jul 2015 | 6:09 am
    The steamrolling of software patents continues. Intellectual Ventures asserted two patents against Capital One that went to appeal (CAFC 2014-1506). One claimed tracking spending related to a pre-set limit. The other claimed web page customization based upon user history. Both were found grasping at an abstraction, and so patent ineligible under §101.
  • Abstract Loss

    24 Jun 2015 | 8:14 pm
    Internet Patents asserted 7,707,505 against Active Network and others. The district court found '505 patent ineligible under §101, which the CAFC affirmed. On appeal, Judge Newman (CAFC 2014-1048) seemed to agree that case law for §101 has all the clarity of someone speaking while gargling a mouthful of marbles. "Recently, the courts have focused on the patent eligibility of 'abstract ideas,' for precision has been elusive in defining an all-purpose boundary between the abstract and the concrete, leaving innovators and competitors uncertain as to their legal rights." In this case,…
  • No Way For Means

    23 May 2015 | 8:09 pm
    The incompetence of the patent office was demonstrated with 5,663,757, which EON asserted against 17 defendants. '757 survived two reexaminations. Then the district court found the patent indefinite for eight different means claim elements relying upon a disclosure that had no means for meeting the means. The CAFC affirmed (2014-1392).
  • Personal

    23 May 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Fenner Investments sued Verizon Wireless for infringing 5,561,706, which claimed locating and tracking "personal identification numbers." Claim construction of "personal identification numbers" as being personal led to stipulation of non-infringement. Fenner insisted "personal identification numbers" meant device-specific, not personal, despite the specification stating "personal identification numbers are not associated with any particular communications unit or physical location but are associated with individual users," and arguing the same to overcome prior art during prosecution. A CAFC…
  • Elevator Music

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Info-Hold sued Muzak and Applied Media Technologies for infringing 5,991,374, which claims playing the music ubiquitously found in commercial establishments. Ohio district court judge Timothy S. Black demonstrated bias towards Muzak in his claim construction. Such corruption is common in district courts throughout the country, and is often let pass on appeal, if the CAFC shares the same plutocratic bias. In this case, the CAFC (2013-1528) reversed and remanded.
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Dear Rich: An Intellectual Property Blog

  • Now, Can I Use "Happy Birthday" in My Movie?

    The Dear Rich Staff
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Dear Rich: I made a mini-doc and there's a segment where people sing "Happy Birthday" at a retirement home. Based on what I read the song is in the public domain. Can you verify?No court has yet ruled that "Happy Birthday" is in the public domain but that may change. The song is the subject of a  legal challenge brought by a filmmaker who last week reported discovering the smoking gun in the case -- publication of the lyrics in the 1920s without a copyright notice. Backstory. Prior to March, 1989, a failure to include notice on published copies could result…
  • Do I Lose All Rights When I Blog?

    The Dear Rich Staff
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Dear Rich, I was recently accepted as a writer for a major national syndicate of blogs covering sports teams. This company does not have a physically-signed document per article as is traditional with journals, to clearly state a work/submission is considered "work-for-hire", (where full copyright is given to the publisher from author). Instead, there is a blanket document called, "Content Standards for Contributors" that all writers must click-sign prior to writing for one of the blogs. In this is the following line: "You hereby irrevocably grant to us the right, but not the obligation, to…
  • Will an LLC Shield Me From Copyright and Trademark Lawsuit?

    The Dear Rich Staff
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:23 am
    Dear Rich: I'm attempting to get licensing from several professional and collegiate sports associations, I've received licensing for some but not all and plan to sell, or would like to sell, product before all are in place. The copyright issue falls somewhat in the gray area but nonetheless I feel it's prudent to have personal liability in place. My question is will an LLC give personal legal liability protection from a lawsuit brought by one of these copyright or trademark holders? Or do I need to structure it as a C or S corporation, and if so which is better with regard to this…
  • What Constitutes "Publication" Under Copyright Law?

    The Dear Rich Staff
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:43 pm
    Dear Rich: I wrote an “In Remembrance” booklet when a family member passed away. About 20 copies of the booklet were given to family, friends and neighbors. The booklet didn’t even have my name on it because everyone I gave it to knew I was the author. It was not used for a memorial service and there was no sale or public display involved. Recently, I found out that one of my friends had faxed the booklet to two people he knew, even though I asked him not to. Because of the response, I’ve decided to lengthen the booklet and turn it into a short story for sale –…
  • Does TM Registration Provide Priority for All Items Within the Class?

    The Dear Rich Staff
    15 Jul 2015 | 9:33 am
    Dear Rich: Does a trademark registration grant the right to use a trademark only for the specific goods  or for any/all goods within the category? For example, does a registration in Class 9 for an app give the trademark owner exclusive rights for everything in Class 9? No, registration in a  trademark class doesn't guarantee exclusive rights for all the goods and services in that class. For example, we counted over a dozen different companies who had registered the mark "EAGLE" in Class 9 for products ranging from fatigue monitoring devices to business software for inventory…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Latest Patents

  • Amazon patent applications published on 30 July 2015

    Administrator
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:37 am
    4 US patent applications published on 30 July 2015 and assigned to Amazon 1 20150215532 PANORAMIC IMAGE CAPTURE 2 20150215526 LENTICULAR IMAGE CAPTURE 3 20150215163 INSTANCE HOST CONFIGURATION 4 20150213784 MOTION-BASED LENTICULAR IMAGE DISPLAY
  • Apple patent applications published on 30 July 2015

    Administrator
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:36 am
    18 US patent applications published on 30 July 2015 and assigned to Apple 1 20150216053 Integrated Circuit Package 2 20150216024 Electronic Devices Having Electrostatic Discharge Paths 3 20150215864 POWER MANAGEMENT OF A RADIO DATA TRANSCEIVER 4 20150214897 FAMILY OF SLEW-ENHANCED OPERATIONAL TRANSCONDUCTANCE AMPLIFIERS 5 20150214674 DUAL CONNECTOR HAVING GROUND PLANES IN TONGUES 6 20150214673 CONNECTOR RETENTION FEATURES 7 20150214649 CONTACT-SUPPORT MECHANISM FOR INCREASED RETENTION FORCE 8 20150213467 METADATA RICH TAG FOR SURVEY RE-TARGETING 9 20150213443 TOKENIZING AUTHORIZATIONS 10…
  • Canon patent applications published on 30 July 2015

    Administrator
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:35 am
    2 US patent applications published on 30 July 2015 and assigned to Canon 1 20150215297 DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR DEVICE PROVISIONING 2 20150212437 ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTOSENSITIVE MEMBER, PROCESS CARTRIDGE, AND ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS
  • eBay patent applications published on 30 July 2015

    Administrator
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:35 am
    1 US patent application published on 30 July 2015 and assigned to eBay 1 20150213497 PEER-BASED GEO-FENCE MESSAGING
  • Fujitsu patent applications published on 30 July 2015

    Administrator
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:34 am
    15 US patent applications published on 30 July 2015 and assigned to Fujitsu 1 20150215412 SOCIAL NETWORK SERVICE QUEUING USING SALIENCE 2 20150215165 MANAGEMENT DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANAGING CONFIGURATION INFORMATION OF NETWORK DEVICE 3 20150215016 MIMO WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM 4 20150214461 SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC THERMOELECTRIC POWER GENERATION DEVICE 5 20150214459 THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE 6 20150214151 SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE 7 20150213958 CAPACITOR…
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Erin-Michael Gill's Blog

  • Speaking at the US-China Innovation Dialogue

    Erin-Michael Gill
    14 Jul 2015 | 8:08 am
    The final outcomes aren't public yet, but I thought this would be okay to share - I was invited by the White House to speak to the leaders of the United States and China’s innovation policies at the “6th US-China Innovation Dialogue” held at the US State Department on June 22. The meeting was co-chaired by China’s Ministry of Science and Technology head Minister Wan Gang, and The White House Office and Science and Technology Director Dr. John Holdren (both pictured having a quiet moment before the sessions began). I advocated for stronger IP rights as a way to reduce outside investor…
  • Launching Synthos Technologies

    Erin-Michael Gill
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    Will have much more to come, but wanted to post a quick link to our introduction video... Thanks from e^(ip) - www.gillip.com - emg@gillip.com
  • Interviewed by Fox Business

    Erin-Michael Gill
    31 Mar 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.comThanks from e^(ip) - www.gillip.com - emg@gillip.com
  • Helping the Markets Understand BlackBerry

    Erin-Michael Gill
    24 Oct 2013 | 6:31 am
    This week I helped Bloomberg News understand some of the BlackBerry dynamics a bit better. Unfortunately, BBRY is down about 2% since this went out, but it was important for investors to understand 1) that the extent to which BlackBerry's patent portfolio is licensed is key to generating a transaction value, 2) the portfolio is both large and young and 3) Apple has been citing this portfolio at a significant rate. A few high points from the story: "(V)alue may be lower if BlackBerry has already licensed much of its technology, said Erin-Michael Gill, managing director of MDB…
  • Explaining Patent Trolls to a Wall Street Audience

    Erin-Michael Gill
    8 Jun 2013 | 7:32 pm
    Asked to detail the President’s patent troll initiatives to an investor focused viewership. Thanks from e^(ip) - www.gillip.com - emg@gillip.com
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Florida IP

  • Middle District of Florida Releases New Discovery Handbook

    Woodrow Pollack
    3 Aug 2015 | 4:38 am
    The Handbook on Civil Discovery Practice has been revised (dated June 5, 2015).  You may download a copy here.  (You may receive a printed copy at the Intake counter in each divisional Clerk's office.)  It's a good idea to take a read through every now and then, and nice to see the Court has updated it.  (I believe the last revision was 15 years ago.)   From the Court's website announcing this revised version:The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Local Rules of the Middle District of Florida, and existing case law cover only some aspects of civil discovery…
  • Fraud Detection in Patient Records Patent -- Is it Patent-Eligible?

    Woodrow Pollack
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:06 am
    "In other words, Claim 1 comprises..." Perhaps the most dangerous words in a court opinion directed to the patent eligibility of a challenged patent. I say dangerous because essentially any patent claim can be presented "in other words" in order to describe them broadly directed to some abstract idea and doing so avoids careful analysis of the particular meaning of all words in a challenged claim.  Fairwarning IP, LLC sued Iatric Systems for infringement of U.S. Patent 8,578,500 directed to a method and system for detecting fraud and misuse in connection with electronic patient…
  • Are the Kardashians' European Activities Beyond The Reach of a U.S. Court?

    Woodrow Pollack
    11 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    Nope.Lee Tillett owns U.S. Trademark No. 4079066 for KROMA in connection with cosmetics.  Tillett exclusively licensed the mark to Kroma Makeup EU, LLC ("Kroma EU") granting Kroma EU the right to import, distribute, and sell products using the mark in Europe.  Kroma EU's business thrived selling cosmetics under this mark.Separately, Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe Kardashian set out to create a Kardashian-themed makeup line.  They engaged Boldface Licensing + Branding ("Boldface") to assist in this venture.  Boldface conducted a preliminary trademark search for terms like…
  • Staying Litigation Because of Request for Inter Partes Review?

    Woodrow Pollack
    6 Apr 2015 | 6:08 am
    Not yet.  The request is premature until the Patent Office determines whether or not to institute the Inter Partes Review ("IPR").TAS Energy, Inc. sued Stellar Energy Americas, Inc. for patent infringement concerning U.S. RE 44,815.  TAS and Stellar are competing engineering firms that each sought to design and construct a gas turbine inlet air cooling and thermal energy storage system for Duke Energy.  TAS additionally sought a preliminary injunction to enjoin Stellar's activities, but that motion was denied.  Stellar next petitioned the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office…
  • Request for Directed Verdict -- Is "Pods" Generic?

    Woodrow Pollack
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:52 am
    No.A jury agreed with PODS that U-Haul infringed the "pods" trademark and that U-Haul was unable to prove that the mark was generic.  U-Haul asked for a directed verdict notwithstanding the jury's conclusion and separately asked for a new trial.The Court noted the narrow lens through which a Rule 50 directed verdict motion is viewed:A Rule 50 motion should be granted only if the evidence is so overwhelmingly in favor of the moving party that a reasonable jury could not arrive at a contrary result.(quote omitted).  U-Haul argued that it had presented significant evidence including…
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    Patexia Rss Feed

  • Microsoft Earns a Patent Licensing Victory Over Google

    4 Aug 2015 | 8:28 am
    Earlier this week, a federal appeals court handed Microsoft a victory against Google in a long-running lawsuit over patent licensing that dated back to a 2010 complaint filed against Motorola. The dispute began when Motorola sent a letter to Microsoft asking it to pay $4B per year to license patents covering the 802.11 standard that underpins Wi-Fi and the H.264 video encoding standard.  A panel of three judges from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld a lower court...
  • New report on the USPTO says: Working from home has become a right, not a privilege. And that’s a problem.

    3 Aug 2015 | 10:06 am
    An independent review by the National Academy of Public Administration found that of the 9,939 USPTO employees who work from home, most need more oversight.   http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2015/08/03/report-on-patent-office-working-from-home-has-become-a-right-not-a-privilege-and-thats-a-problem/
  • Artificial skull

    2 Aug 2015 | 10:44 pm
    Chineses Doctors at Changsha, china, have implanted 3-D printed titanium alloy skull to a 3 year old girl suffering from hydrocephalus, accumulation of excess cerebrospinal fluid in the brain. 
  • Google Updates Its Patent Search Engine

    1 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Google Updates Its Patent Search Engine Google announced in a blog post last Thursday that it launched a new version of Google Patents, “which has the power to improve patent quality by helping experts and the public find the most relevant references for judging whether a patent is valid.” The new homepage patents.google.com now includes a check-box to include non-patent literature from Google Scholar. But that’s not all: the search engine uses CPC...
  • Lawmakers Unveil Tax Plan on Intellectual Property

    30 Jul 2015 | 9:34 am
    The legislation floated on Wednesday would give companies an ultralow 10% tax rate on income they generate from patents and other intellectual property. Supporters hope the move will halt a trend that has seen many American multinational firms locate more of their valuable intellectual property in lower-tax countries, even when it is developed in the U.S. That has allowed them to avoid the relatively high U.S. corporate tax on the resulting profits, which often accumulate offshore. Measures...
 
  • add this feed to my.Alltop

    SiNApSE

  • Announcements: Launch of SiNApSE Yearbook 2014

    SiNApSE Staff
    4 Aug 2015 | 3:53 am
    TweetSiNApSE is proud to announce the launch of the ‘SiNApSE Yearbook 2014’! The Yearbook encapsulates the spirit of the IP Blog you have loved and faithfully read all these years. In it, we have tried to capture all important IP news and bring together all IP-related developments you need to know. The Yearbook includes a ... The post Announcements: Launch of SiNApSE Yearbook 2014 appeared first on SiNApSE.
  • Copyrights: Nike ‘JUMPMAN’ not a copy

    SiNApSE Staff
    3 Aug 2015 | 11:14 pm
    TweetWhenever one talks about sport shoes the brand NIKE immediately comes to mind. It is one of the most popular brands and also has releases exclusive editions of shoes for different sports. One such edition is JUMPMAN. This edition was created in 1980s, after Hall of Fame basketball player Michael Jordan entered into a deal ... The post Copyrights: Nike ‘JUMPMAN’ not a copy appeared first on SiNApSE.
  • Mahindra’s Patent Force Fuels the Fire of Genius

    SiNApSE Staff
    3 Aug 2015 | 4:06 am
    TweetAll of us know that Mahindra Research Valley (MRV) at Chennai is a hub for research activity, where hundreds of researchers work on creative, inventive and innovative ideas on a daily basis. Inaugurated in 2010, MRV has been instrumental in helping Mahindra scale up the value chain through its inventions and innovations in automotive/farm sectors. ... The post Mahindra’s Patent Force Fuels the Fire of Genius appeared first on SiNApSE.
  • Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress Part 4

    SiNApSE Staff
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:11 pm
    TweetThe post below gives the details about the statistics of patents filed by Indian states  in the past decade The patent system plays a major role in preventing stagnation of industrial growth by stimulating creation of intellectual property. It propels competitive spirit amongst the inventors and industrialists to forge ahead and make improvements to their products, ... The post Intellectual Property (IP) in India: A Decade of Progress Part 4 appeared first on SiNApSE.
  • Intellectual Property: Weekly Warm-up with Sinapse!

    SiNApSE Staff
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:27 pm
    TweetHello there folks! Geared up for a busy week here at Sinapse? I’m sure you all are, but before that let’s recapitulate what happened last week. IP Books : Self Publishing in India – Is it a worthwhile proposition? In this post authored by Dr. Kalyan Kankanala, he talks about self-publishing and various issues involved ... The post Intellectual Property: Weekly Warm-up with Sinapse! appeared first on SiNApSE.
Log in