4 hrs ago
Ron Paul Loses Attempt to Claim RonPaul.com and RonPaul.org Domain Names
As I blogged back in February , Ron Paul angered some of his fans by relying on a UN-sponsored dispute resolution mechanism, the World Intellectual Property Organization , to try to claim he should legally own the domain names RonPaul.com and RonPaul.org, not the people who currently did.
7 hrs ago
UW-Madison wants to protect research by limiting open records law
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking to limit the state's open records law - potentially through language slipped into the state budget - to keep from the public information about research until it is published or patented.
11 hrs ago
Managing Rights Management
Thomson and Verance Watermarking Patent Applications
Thursdays the Patent Office publishes new pending patent applications . Both of today's Spotlight Applications concern aspects of digital watermarking .
15 hrs ago
Apple invention adjusts audio based on a display's orientation, user positioning
A patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday reveals Apple is actively researching methods to ensure a video's multi-channel audio is always played back correctly, no matter how a user holds the device.
18 hrs ago
Myers Bigel to Present Review of IP Caselaw
Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A. , the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina, will be hosting a "Review of IP Caselaw for May 2013" on May 28 at 3 p.m. The discussion will be led by Peter Siddoway, an attorney in the firm's litigation group.
Wed May 22, 2013
Patent Watch: Aventis Pharms., Inc. v. Amino Chems. Ltd.
"[T]he same claim term can have different constructions depending upon the context of how the term is used within the claims and specification." On May 20, 2013, in Aventis Pharms., Inc.
Patent Post-Grant Review, Due Diligence, and Valuation
Among its many changes, the America Invents Act provides several new post-grant procedures for a third party to challenge the validity of an issued U.S. patent.
SiriusXM, Rural Media Group Get Sued Over 'Radio RFD' Name
The ILLINOIS AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION is suing RURAL MEDIA GROUP and SIRIUS XM RADIO INC.
Electric Energy Online
Solar Wind Energy Tower, Inc. Receives Notice of Allowance of Patent titled "Atmospheric Energy Extraction Devices and Methods"
Solar Wind Energy Tower, Inc. , the inventor of a large Solar Wind Downdraft Tower structure capable of producing abundant, inexpensive electricity, announced the allowance of Patent Application Number 13/098,476, titled "Atmospheric Energy Extraction Devices and Methods", by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Guest Post: Monopoly Without Apology
Without any surprise, even to those who wrote amici in support of the farmer in Bowman v. Monsanto , the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Monsanto last week.
Tue May 21, 2013
10 tech patents that should have been rejected
Welcome to the wacky world of tech patents-a place where you'll find not just the crazy-sounding ideas that inhabit any category of patents granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office , but some ideas that seem so minute or so obvious that you wonder how they ever qualified as patentworthy.
Mon May 20, 2013
New Market Report: Verona Pharma Plc (VRP) - Pharmaceuticals &...
It focuses on the research, discovery and development of therapeutic drugs for the treatment of chronic respiratory and inflammatory diseases.
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 .