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NTE Hybrid Awarded Second Patent for Hybrid Renewable Energy Technology
This patent expands the applicability of NTE Hybrid's groundbreaking hybrid technology to non-combined cycle fossil fuel fired power plants, including coal, oil and natural gas fired facilities.
Sun May 19, 2013
US government claims 100% ownership over all your DNA and...
The United States government claims 100% ownership over all your DNA and reproductive rights.
Sat May 18, 2013
Beyond the Beyond
The Menace of Makers to Patent Owners
That's disruptive, and not even fair. Because, by the nature of patents, there's always been tons of prior art.
The Volokh Conspiracy
A Cautionary Tale for Young Lawyers
We all get frustrated. After an examiner rejected his client's application for a telescoping tripod sprinkler, patent attorney Andrew Schroeder could no longer resist and filed the following remarks: REMARKS: Are you drunk? No, seriously...are you drinking scotch and whiskey with a side of crack cocaine while you "examine" patent applications? Do ... (more)
After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0
Using information gathered from the After Final Consideration Pilot , as well as input from stakeholders and examiners obtained through the RCE outreach initiative, the USPTO will launch the After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 on May 19, 2013.
Fri May 17, 2013
Dr Pepper gets Oak Cliff soda maker to pull 'Dr Doctor' blend
DALLAS Dr Pepper, one of the giant names in soft drink history, appears to have its eyes set on the little guy.
Jaguar ponders XQ name
Based on documents submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Jaguar may name the all-wheel-drive compact crossover it has in the works the XQ, and call a new compact sedan the Q-Type, according to news reports.
Infection Control Today
DebMed Announces U.S. Patent
DebMedA , creator of the world's first electronic hand hygiene compliance monitoring system based on the World Health Organization 's Five Moments for Hand Hygiene, announces the issuance of U.S. Patent #8,427,323 by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for the technology integrated within the DebMedA GMSa .
Thu May 16, 2013
Managing Rights Management
Apple and Adobe DRM Patent Applications
Thursdays the Patent Office publishes new pending patent applications . Both of today's Spotlight Applications concern aspects of digital rights management .
Foul play over US trademark
The Washington Redskins name has attracted fierce debate over the years. Edward Lee and Douglas Masters, attorneys at Loeb & Loeb, discuss the latest attempt to revoke the mark - US trademark law prohibits the registration of a trademark that "[c]onsists of or comprises immoral, deceptive, or scandalous matter which may disparagea persons, living ... (more)
Apple sees way to use multiple iPhones as camera flashes
A single iPhone may not provide enough light to shoot a dark scene. But a handful of them remotely controlled might just do the trick.
Apple Tries Patent Fight to Cool Off Samsung's Hot New Phone
Tech industry watches shouldn't be too surprised to hear that Apple is trying to add Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy S4 smartphone to its list of products that have allegedly infringed its patents.
The Supreme Court Case Looming Over Angelina Jolie's Breast-Cancer Column
When Angelina Jolie disclosed Tuesday morning that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy, she didn't just shine her white-hot starlight on the gene, BRCA1, that significantly increased her chance of getting breast cancer.
Wed May 15, 2013
Facebook v. Typosquatters: Damages and Domains Awarded Under...
On April 30, 2013, Magistrate Judge Westmore recommended that the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California award Facebook $2.8 million in damages from typosquatters under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act .
Network-1 Reports First Quarter 2013 Results
Network-1 Security Solutions, Inc. today announced financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2013.
MBHB Snippets: Review of Developments in Intellectual Property Law -...
On March 16, 2013, the final portion of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act took effect, and the United States broke from a first-to-invent regime to a first-inventor-to-file regime.
Tue May 14, 2013
DHA Group Is Subcontractor to Missing Link Security on Department of Commerce Contract
DHA Group, Inc. , an award-winning management consulting and contracting firm serving the federal government, announced today that it is a subcontractor on the Department of Commerce U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Information Technology Security Facilitation Support contract awarded to prime contractor Missing Link Security, a certified, ... (more)
Managing Rights Management
Intertrust and Samsung DRM Patents
Tuesdays the USPTO issues new patents . Both of today's Spotlight Patents concern aspects of digital rights management .
Big victory for Monsanto in Supreme Court patent case
WASHINGTON, DC, May 14, 2013 In a unanimous ruling Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court held that an Indiana farmer had infringed on Monsanto's patent rights by planting genetically modified soybeans he purchased from a grain elevator instead of the company or its authorized dealers.
Another Bill to Fix the Patent Troll Problem... Well, Part of It
Though it was paraded around as the biggest change to patent law in half a century, the America Invents Act of 2011 failed to address many of the patent system's largest problems.