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  1. Innovation Direct at Forefront of Marketing and Licensing...Read the original story

    1 hr ago |

    An innovative and eye-catching new twist on a common apparel item, the Diaz Versa Cap, has been developed by Jeffrey Diaz and Heriberto Fernandez Lorenzo of Chicopee, Massachusetts. The invention's unique design enables its users to enjoy a highly versatile and functional piece of headwear.


  2. Innovation Direct to Spearhead Marketing Efforts for Alford Blanket InventionRead the original story

    1 hr ago |

    An innovative new product designed to serve an important function for babies, the Alford Blanket, has been developed by inventor Arthur Alford, III of Ripley, Tennessee. The invention's unique design provides parents and caregivers with a comfortable and safe product that will produce a better sleep environment for babies.


  3. michigan0Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | EETimes

    Sang Kim Intel's 14nm FinFETs are in high volume manufactured over two years. Samsung 14nm FinFETs are manufacturing this year.


  4. Nashville attorneys launch company in GermantownRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Business Journal

    Trust Tree Legal P.C. is the brainchild of attorneys Bill Ferrell , Randy Michels and Kevin Hartley . The company provides businesses and individuals online services to fill out applications and register federal trademarks.


  5. Do Limits on Trademarks-that-Disparage Violate Freedom-of-Speech?Read the original story

    14 hrs ago | Patently Obvious

    Simon Tam has been attempting to register the name of his band "The Slants" as a trademark. However, registration has been denied under Section 2 of the Lanham Act as a disparaging mark.


  6. Google to Hold Patent Purchase Program Next MonthRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | CNet News

    For a two-week period in May, patent owners will have an opportunity to pitch their intellectual property to Google. From May 8 to 22, the Internet search giant will accept queries from patent holders willing to sell their patents to Google at a price they set themselves.


  7. Google eyes new way to pick up your patents, combat trollsRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | CNET

    Google has announced a new way for patent owners looking to make some cash off their creations to do just that. Starting May 8 and running through May 22, Google will offer an "experimental" program that will allow patent owners to sell individual patents to the search company.


  8. EFF Busts Podcasting PatentRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Michael Tsai's Weblog

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office invalidated key claims in the so-called "podcasting patent" today after a petition for review from the Electronic Frontier Foundation - a decision that significantly curtails the ability of a patent troll to threaten podcasters big and small. In petitions filed with Patent Office, EFF showed that Personal Audio did not invent anything new before it filed its patent application, and, in fact, other people were podcasting for years previously.


  9. Federal Circuit will rehear a oedisparaging marksa trademark case about...Read the original story

    17 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Federal trademark law denies certain protections to trademarks that "may disparage a persons, living or dead, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols, or bring them into contempt, or disrepute." Does that exclusion violate the First Amendment? The Federal Circuit just agreed to rehear that question en banc , in the case involving the Asian-American band "The Slants" .


  10. Taylor Swift Takes Another Step Towards Building Her Empire By...Read the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | JD Supra

    From her signature red lips to her retro-chic fashion ensembles, Taylor Swift has carefully crafted and maintained her brand. Now the 25-year-old musical sensation has taken the next steps toward building her empire.


  11. In "Slants" Case, Appeals Court Will Reconsider Opinion on "Disparaging" TrademarksRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Hollywood Reporter

    Just one week after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a notable ruling that upheld a decision to refuse a trademark registration for the Asian-American band, The Slants, the appeals court on Monday elected to vacate the opinion and have the dispute heard before a fuller panel of judges. ruled against Slants frontman Simon Tam , who was attempting to reclaim the slur but ran into the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office's policy against conferring immoral, scandalous or disparaging marks.


  12. Brewing Up Some IPRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | JD Supra

    With so many new microbreweries popping up in Sacramento, the Bay Area, and the Greater San Diego area, I felt compelled to write the present piece for the benefit of the aspiring, as well as the established, microbrew entrepreneur. These individuals undoubtedly pour their hearts, souls, and hard-earned money into the development of their breweries and their attempts to formulate the perfect brew.


  13. Sunrise Registration Opens: Options for Protecting Your Brand in the .sucks gTLDRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday |

    The registration policies and pricing for .sucks domain names paint trademark owners into a corner. This alert explains the defensive registration options for mark owners, although there are no "good" options.


  14. Newly Patented Fuel-Efficiency Calculates Lowest Trip Costs And Carbon EmissionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Logistics Online

    AMS Fuel Solutions , an aircraft fuel optimization logistics services company, has announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued US Patent 9,002,629 on April 7, 2015, which broadens the scope of the company's first two patents for its aircraft fuel optimization and carbon emissions technology for multi-stop trips. The software is designed for pilots on-the-go, flight departments, aircraft management companies, and air charter operators, allowing them to choose the trip profile that best fits their specific needs and the built-in overrides let the user quickly change the trip profile as well.


  15. GW Pharmaceuticals Announces U.S. Patent Allowance For Use Of...Read the original story

    Sunday | BioSpace

    London, UK; 27 April 2015: GW Pharmaceuticals plc announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a Notice of Allowance for U.S. Application Serial Number 13/075,873, a patent application which covers the use of cannabidivarin for treating epilepsy. The subject patent claims cover CBDV, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid extracted from the cannabis plant, for use in the treatment of patients with epilepsy and specifically for the control of generalised or temporal lobe seizures.


  16. Horizon Pharma Announces The U.S. Patent And Trademark Office...Read the original story

    Sunday | BioSpace

    Horizon Pharma plc , a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients' lives by identifying, developing, acquiring and commercializing differentiated products that address unmet medical needs today announced it received a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for U.S. patent application number 14/497,096 , entitled "Diclofenac Topical Formulation" that covers Horizon's U.S. approved product PENNSAID 2% w/w . "This Notice of Allowance strengthens the growing PENNSAID 2% patent estate and our ability to protect this important treatment in the United States," said Timothy P. Walbert, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Horizon Pharma plc.


  17. Patent Reform Could Soon End Abusive BehaviorRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | National Center for Policy Analysis

    Changes to the current patent law regime have been proposed to reduce a firm's ability to engage in abusive behavior. This concern spurred significant changes to patent law in 2011.


  18. Check-Cap announces Notice of Allowance from USPTO for endoscopy capsule technologyRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Medical News

    Check-Cap Ltd., a clinical stage medical diagnostics company engaged in the development of a preparation-free ingestible imaging capsule that utilizes low-dose X-rays for the screening for colorectal cancer, today announced receipt of a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for patent application U.S. 13/825,018 entitled, "Estimation of Distances and Size of Lesions in the Colon with an Imaging Capsule."


  19. Horizon Pharma plc Announces the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office...Read the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Market Wire

    "This Notice of Allowance strengthens the growing PENNSAID 2% patent estate and our ability to protect this important treatment in the United States," said Timothy P. Walbert, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Horizon Pharma plc. This Notice of Allowance concludes the substantive examination of the patent application and will result in the issuance of a U.S. patent after administrative processes are completed.


  20. Fourth Circuit Rules That Plaintiff in Appeal from Ex Parte TTAB Decision Must Pay ALL ExpensesRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The TTABlog

    A divided panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, upholding the lower court's ruling ) that, in a Section 1071 civil action for review of an ex parte TTAB decision, the plaintiff/applicant must pay the PTO's expenses . Dissenting Judge Robert Bruce King maintained that the American Rule should be applied absent "explicit statutory authority" for proceeding differently.