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  1. Illinois woman seeks trademark for "I Can't Breathe"Read the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Illinoisreview

    An Illinois woman is seeking to trademark the dying last words of the New York City man who gasped "I can't breathe" while being arrested by NYPD cops for selling loose cigarettes. In a December 13 application, Catherine Crump petitioned the United States Patent and Trademark Office to register thephrase for use on hoodies and t-shirts for men, women, boys, girls, and infants.

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  2. Innovation Direct Designated as Official Licensing Liaison...Read the original story

    21 hrs ago | PR.com

    An innovative new product designed to effectively address a common problem for fishermen of all levels, the Phony Fisherman, has been developed by Steven J. Roberts, Jr. and Ruth L. Roberts of Sterling, Kansas. The invention's unique features enable it to insure that fishermen have an optimal chance of reeling in any bites on their line.

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  3. Fetal Diagnostics Patent Claims Fall in Inter Partes ReviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | JD Supra

    Post grant inter partes review proceedings have lowered the hurdle to invalidate U.S. patents. The "broadest reasonable construction" of the claims and the lower burden to prove invalidity of inter partes review proceedings have resulted in many successful challenges.

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  4. Uber Is Trying To Patent Everyone's Least Favorite Part Of UberRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Greenwich Citizen

    Uber has applied for at least 24 patents globally , Bloomberg reported Thursday. Among them was a patent for "dynamically adjusting prices for service" on mobile devices.

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  5. "I Can't Breathe" Trademarked?Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NBC New York

    Hundreds of activists march downtown. They are calling for justice in the death of Eric Garner.

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  6. Apple Patent Hints at More Uses for Touch ID SensorRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | PC Magazine

    If Apple's ideas become reality, you could theoretically use the Touch ID sensor to manipulate the on-screen contents of an iPhone. Apple has slowly expanded the utilization of the Touch ID sensor beyond its security-focused origins.

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  7. More Misinformation Regarding the Patent System and Non-Practicing EntitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | JD Supra

    The press has been all too eager to decry the so-called "broken" U.S. patent system and the alleged "scourge" of non-practicing entities . However, few if any articles attempt to provide an even-handed analysis of these issues.

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  8. Future Smartphone Could Fall Smartly TooRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Scientific American

    You probably know at least half a dozen people walking around with cracked smartphone screens . These devices may be everywhere, but they're not built to last.

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  9. VirnetX and Microsoft Settle Pending Patent Disputes and Agree to...Read the original story

    Yesterday | PressReleasePoint

    December 19, 2014 - VirnetX Holding Corporation and Microsoft Corporation announced today that on December 17, 2014, VirnetX, Inc. and Microsoft Corporation have signed an Amended Settlement and License Agreement. This agreement amends and restates certain terms of the original Settlement and License Agreement, dated May 14, 2010, between VirnetX, Inc. and Microsoft Corporation.

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  10. 'I Can't Breathe' Trademark: Eric Garner's Last Words to Go on HoodiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | News Max

    An "I can't breathe" trademark application was filed Saturday by an Illinois woman seeking to use the words uttered by a dying Eric Garner on T-shirts, hoodies, and other merchandise. The Smoking Gun reported that Catherine Crump, 57, of Waukegan, a city outside Chicago, claims she's been using the phrase "at least as early" as August 18, a month after Garner was put in a chokehold during an arrest on New York's Staten Island, and died soon after of medical complications.

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  11. New Patent Eligibility Guidance: USPTO Tones Down the RhetoricRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | JD Supra

    On December 15, 2014, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued its long-awaited Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility ]). The Guidance supersedes the guidelines for determining patent eligibility for life sciences claims in view of the Supreme Court's Myriad and Mayo decisions, and supplements the June 25 Examination Instructions for software claims in view of the Supreme Court's Alice decision.

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  12. Don't Forget Indefiniteness as a Ground for Invalidation in a CBM Patent ReviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | JD Supra

    The PTAB recently instituted a covered business method patent review based on grounds that include asserted indefiniteness under 35 U.S.C. 112, second paragraph. A CBM, which is authorized under Section 18 of the America Invents Act, allows a party sued for infringement of a "covered business method" patent to file a petition with the USPTO asking the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to invalidate one or more claims.

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  13. Waukegan Woman Files to Trademark "I Can't Breathe"Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | NBC Chicago

    Hundreds of activists march downtown. They are calling for justice in the death of Eric Garner.

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  14. Weapons Inventor Says U.S. Ripped Him OffRead the original story

    Friday | Courthouse News Service

    A man whose stealth technology and weapons inventions put him on the road to a Nobel Prize says the government declassified his patents to reap the rewards. Physicist and engineer Frank Trunk made the allegations in a federal complaint, originally filed under seal, against U.S. Navy Secretary Raymond Mabus, Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz, Defense Secretary Charles Hagel and Michelle Lee, the deputy director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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  15. Writer Says Fanzine Is a Horror Over PayRead the original story

    Friday | Courthouse News Service

    A writer claims in a federal lawsuit the HorrorHound fanzine stiffed him after he wrote several articles for the magazine, and refuses to repay $20,000 he spent on its behalf. In his complaint, Ian Mattlock Moore says he began writing for HorrorHound in 2008, and that within a year, his twenty-six part "Video Invasion" series was a runner-up for a Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award, an honor named for an obscure B-movie villain of the 1940s.

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  16. Federal Circuit Invalidates Myriad Primer and Method Claims as Lacking Subject Matter EligibilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | JD Supra

    In a case styled as In re BRCA1- and BRCA2-Based Hereditary Cancer Test Patent Litigation , the Federal Circuit held four of Myriad's "primer" claims and two of Myriad's detection method claims invalid for lack of subject matter eligibility under 35 USC 101. The timing of this decisioncoming two days after the USPTO's Interim Guidance on subject matter eligibility which led many of us to believe that biotechnology inventions could be patented once againmakes it tempting to refer to the Federal Circuit as the Grinch Who Stole Christmas.

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  17. Selfie Stick Cyber AttackRead the original story

    Friday | Freshnews

    The inventor of the selfie stick for smartphones and GoPro cameras, Wayne Fromm, is setting the record straight and is furious at all the misreporting of the invention's origin. It was named invention of the year by TIME magazine, as if it was an anonymous invention, and is touted as an Asian invention in other press reports including the New York Post.

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  18. Nintendo wins patent troll's appeal and can keep selling the Wii URead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | VentureBeat

    Creative Kingdoms, the company that owns the MagiQuest live-action role-playing theme park-like locations, filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission asking it to prevent Nintendo from bringing the Wii U to the U.S. Creative Kingdoms claims that the Wii U infringes on motion and touchscreen technology that it owns the patents to. The ITC sided with Nintendo and now a federal court has agreed with that finding during the appeal.

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  19. EFF Asks Federal Circuit to Strike Down Overbroad Software PatentsRead the original story

    Friday | PressReleasePoint

    There are many reasons software patents cause so much trouble. The Patent Office does not do a good job reviewing software patent applications to see if they are claiming something new.

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  20. Promega v. Life Tech: Enablement and Open Claim ElementsRead the original story

    Friday | Patently Obvious

    Promega Corp. v. Life Tech. Corp. Download Promega v Life Tech Panel: Prost , Mayer, Chen This decision is interesting for its enablement analysis, which revolves around the term "comprising," and for its holding on 271 liability for international inducement .

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