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1 hr ago | The Campbell Reporter

Mercury News editorial: San Jose patent office is good for city and valley

The regional U.S. Patent Office planned at San Jose City Hall won't be a direct financial windfall for the city, but it will be huge for the local economy -- all of the Bay Area, actually.

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Related Topix: San Jose, CA, Law, Drink, Coffee, Opinion

2 hrs ago | AndhraNews

Spring Consulting Granted Patent for Employee and Retiree Pension Funding Program

Spring Consulting Group announced today that they have been issued U.S. Patent No.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance

2 hrs ago | Emmy Advanced Media

Apple Patents Geture-Based Screen Unlocking Tech, Just Like on Android

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday published two Apple patent applications , both titled "Gesture entry techniques," that together form the basis of a device unlocking feature in which a user draws a pattern on screen with the help of illuminated discs.

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2 hrs ago | Government Computer News

Patent Office preps for surge in applications

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is lining up sources of IT services to meet the storage, engineering and virtualization demands from a huge upsurge in the number of patent applications it anticipates will be filed in the next three years.

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7 hrs ago | Patently Obvious

Guest Post by Prof. Sichelman: Stop Bashing Academics: Why Mark...

Recently, Hal Wegner has been circulating and commenting upon the qualifications of patent law professors.

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Related Topix: Law, Best of 2007

8 hrs ago | Zatz Not Funny. . .

TiVo "Program Shortcuts" Patent Details Social DVR

A few weeks back, the USPTO published TiVo's latest patent: Program Shortcuts , which is effectively an update to their 2009 patent .

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Related Topix: Digital Video Recorders, Electronics, Law

12 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

Neurovive Pharmaceutical: NeuroVive Presents Medical Breakthrough in Cellular Energy Regulation

NeuroVive , a leading mitochondrial medicine company, is presenting a breakthrough in the company's work on energy regulation at the cellular level.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Genetics, Medicine, Law

Wed Apr 16, 2014

EETimes

@Daniel Payne: There was a fun pix going around of a medieval door...

Bob wrote: It could be said, "Old ideas never die. They just fade away." The USPTO situation reminds me of the 1970's TV show Welcome Back, Kotter .

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Related Topix: Law, Comedy, Welcome Back, Kotter, Entertainment, Television

WinBeta

Microsoft trademarks a new game title called 'Screamride'

Microsoft has apparently filed a trademark application for a new game called "Screamride."

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Related Topix: Microsoft Xbox, Video Games, Law

The Gazette

Patent office brings its services a lot closer to Colorado Springs

Denver may be an hour or so away from Colorado Springs, but for Pikes Peak area residents looking for patent information and help, it's a lot better than traveling more than 1,600 miles to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's headquarters in Alexandria, Va.

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Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO, Law, Inventions, Science / Technology

Hispanic Business

Vu1 Corporation Strengthens Intellectual Property (IP) Portfolio

Specific patent information enclosed with the Notice of Allowance included: designs, develops and sells mercury-free lighting products using its proprietary ESL technology.

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Hispanic Business

Lumerical Files Provisional Patent on Improved Eigenmode Expansion Waveguide Analysis

The provisional patent application, filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office on , describes a Continuously Varying Cross-sectional Subcell method to enhance standard eigenmode expansion calculation techniques, particularly in waveguide structures with continuously-varying cross sections or material properties.

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RedOrbit

Google Looking Beyond Glass, Eyeing Contact Lenses

While Google has announced that it will open its Glass Explorer program - at least for a day - the search giant could be "looking" beyond the glasses and toward contact lenses.

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Related Topix: Cameras, Law

Patently Obvious

Why No Patent Revivals?

Once a patent issues, the patentee must pay a regular maintenance fee to keep the patent in force.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Newswise

Broad Institute Awarded First Patent for Engineered CRISPR-Cas9 System

The Broad Institute today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued the first patent for an engineered CRISPR-Cas9 system that is enabling scientists to modify genes and better understand the biology of living cells and organisms.

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Related Topix: Law, Genetics, Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Inventions, Science / Technology

Hispanic Business

Alzheon Announces Notice of Allowance for U.S. Patent for its Lead...

The allowed claims are directed to Alzheon's lead therapeutic candidate ALZ-801, and protect the ALZ-801 compound, pharmaceutical compositions containing ALZ-801, as well as methods of treating Alzheimer's disease using ALZ-801.

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Related Topix: Law, Alzheimer's, Health, Science / Technology, Inventions

Daily Record

A bar by any other name

An Ocean City retailer is suing the brewery for trademark infringement. Though the lawsuit continues, Shorebilly Brewing announced at the end of last year that it would rename itself , opening up suggestions for its new moniker to the public.

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Bangor Daily News

Developer given patent for Diabetic Neuropathy Detector

A Maine medical device manufacturer has been awarded a patent for an invention that will provide doctors with the ability to detect patients at risk of diabetic limb loss more reliably and at earlier stages.

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Related Topix: Diabetic Neuropathy, Health, Inventions, Science / Technology, Law, Medicine, Diabetes, University of Maine

JD Supra

Calling Non-Traditional Trademarks By Name

Things that are worth talking about need names. Good, distinctive names are best.

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JD Supra

Intent To Use - It's Not The Thought That Counts

Bona fide intent , the sine qua non of non-use trademark applications, was given new meaning by the TTAB in a decision released unpublished February 21, 2014 but redesignated as precedent on March 26, 2014, thus placing at risk similar applications for oppositions and issued registrations for cancellation.

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