• The professional activity of patent attorneys consists in representing natural persons and legal entities or rendering the necessary assistance to them in the field of protection of intellectual property objects (geographical indications, appellations of origin and traditional specialties guaranteed, trademarks, inventions, industrial designs, plant varieties, topographies of integrated circuits). (agepi.md)
  • If the patent law is to protect novel and useful inventions, it must be determined just what should be regarded as an "invention" and what as "novel" and "useful. (encyclopedia.com)
  • How should priority be decided in cases of nearly simultaneous inventions: Should the patent go to him who was first in getting the idea, or to him who was first in putting it into patentable form, or to him who was first in submitting it to the patent office? (encyclopedia.com)
  • some make "improvement inventions" eligible only for supplementary "patents of addition" of shorter duration, terminating, for example, with the primary patent on the invention that they improve. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Patenting Inventions or Inventing Patents? (nber.org)
  • The patentable subject matter requirement addresses the issue of which types of inventions will be considered for patent protection. (cornell.edu)
  • US Supreme Court decisions have raised substantial uncertainty around whether certain inventions are abstract ideas, laws of nature, or natural phenomenon, or contain sufficient additional elements to be patent eligible. (lexology.com)
  • Three recent Federal Circuit decisions, along with new updates from the USPTO, offer guidance on which steps to take in patenting healthcare IT-related inventions. (lexology.com)
  • Enfish suggests that narrowly drawn claims are more likely to pass patent eligibility muster than broader ones, sound advice for patenting algorithm-intensive inventions in the healthcare field. (lexology.com)
  • The recent Federal Circuit decisions and USPTO guidance suggest that inventions relating to abstract ideas, laws of nature, and natural phenomena may become patent eligible if applied in narrowly defined real-world terms, especially involving combinations of elements (subject to other patent laws requiring inventions to be novel and non-obvious) which lead to below-referenced outcomes or results. (lexology.com)
  • Interestingly, challenges on gene patents in Australia and Europe have all resulted in law in this area remaining unchanged, where new inventions relating to isolated biological materials, including genes, remain patentable. (dlapiper.com)
  • Even though the specific patent application before the Court was unanimously rejected, the boundaries of patent-eligible inventions remain uncertain. (fenwick.com)
  • Disclosing ideas to people who are not legally bound to confidentiality (e.g., by a nondisclosure agreement) can be deemed a "public disclosure" that can make it impossible to patent inventions outside the U.S, and that can start a one-year clock ticking for filing in the U.S. Filing in the U.S. before public disclosure, however, keeps open the option to later file in other countries. (fenwick.com)
  • Moreover, before disclosing inventions to competitors, even those that have signed NDAs, companies should consider filing a patent application to avoid the risk that the competitor might independently file a patent on an idea. (fenwick.com)
  • On August 21, 2019, the Government of Canada published amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations that set out the long-awaited framework applicable to the price regulation of patented drugs in Canada. (mccarthy.ca)
  • SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- A federal court on Friday declined to reconsider a ruling that upheld several patent-infringement claims against Research In Motion Ltd., maker of the popular BlackBerry handheld devices. (marketwatch.com)
  • The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. let stand an Aug. 2 decision by a three-judge panel that upheld seven of 16 patent-infringement charges against RIM. (marketwatch.com)
  • Continuations allow inventors to claim technology developed after the original filing date of a patent, leading to concerns about inadvertent infringement and hold-up. (nber.org)
  • There's a time and a place for aggressive patent infringement lawsuits, but I don't think that this is one of those times. (nasdaq.com)
  • Samsung lost an appeal in the Netherlands over its infringement of Apple's bounce-back patent, resulting in a broad injunction against selling accused devices and all other infringing devices that Samsung has introduced or will introduce. (appleinsider.com)
  • Google's previous efforts to "protect Android" from infringement claims originally centered around buying up billions of dollars worth of patents and using these to support its licensees after they were sued. (appleinsider.com)
  • After successfully defending itself from a patent infringement suit from Apple, a small Spanish tablet maker has turned the tables and is now suing Apple for anticompetitive behavior. (appleinsider.com)
  • First, the deal will bolster both Samsung and Google's patent positions against patent infringement allegations and subsequent litigation from competitors, and specifically Apple, which has been involved in acrimonious, multinational patent battles worth billions of dollars against Samsung for years now, over Samsung's Android-powered range of Galaxy smartphones and tablets. (osnews.com)
  • Members of the collective can then license these patents on a perpetual basis, which will protect themselves against IP infringement lawsuits - a common hazard in the sector. (theglobeandmail.com)
  • Facebook describes its terms thus: "The patent grant says that if you're going to use the software we've released under it, you lose the patent license from us if you sue us for patent infringement. (theregister.com)
  • After the D&M Denon HEOS patent-infringement lawsuits, Sonos files suit against Lenbrook and its Bluesound and BluOS wireless multiroom audio products and platform. (cepro.com)
  • Two other patent-infringement claims in that case - also involved in the Lenbrook lawsuit - were settled out of court. (cepro.com)
  • Sonos says it sent Lenbrook a notice of infringement on 70 patents in November 2018, including the seven in the current suit. (cepro.com)
  • This month, Sonos sent another notice of infringement on 45 other patents. (cepro.com)
  • We understand that there was a patent infringement lawsuit filed against Lenbrook. (cepro.com)
  • In 2013 the Federal Court experienced a surge in patent infringement actions. (mccarthy.ca)
  • Whereas 48 patent infringement actions were filed in 2012, that number rose to 101 in 2013. (mccarthy.ca)
  • [1] Part of that increase came about because of growth in the oil and gas patent infringement sector. (mccarthy.ca)
  • Of the 101 patent infringement cases filed in the Federal Court in 2013, 12 related generally to oil and gas technology. (mccarthy.ca)
  • [3] This represented a substantial increase over 2012 where only 5 oil and gas patent infringement actions were filed. (mccarthy.ca)
  • The Supreme Court issued an opinion today that restricts the ability of patent owners to choose the court in which they bring an infringement suit. (consortiuminfo.org)
  • Until today's decision, a patent owner could bring an infringement suit in any court where the defendant could be sued generally, which in most cases meant almost any federal district court - including the E. D. of Texas. (consortiuminfo.org)
  • If a competitor sues a company for patent infringement, owning patents enables the company to countersue and potentially speed the path to settlement. (fenwick.com)
  • I still disagree with the principle of Blackboard's patent and feel that it may lead to further patent infringement litigation. (jarche.com)
  • In other words, Facebook's view is that Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp were built on the company's own ideas rather than on BlackBerry's patents. (nasdaq.com)
  • If you or your company's goal is to protect any designs with patents, being aware of what is already patented puts you at an advantage. (asme.org)
  • The company's unwavering commitment to technology and protecting its R&D+i results, combined with the work of more than 730 researchers focused on developing and improving new technologies, has led to significant growth in the number of patents, which currently exceeds 220 applications and awards. (altenergymag.com)
  • Like all other patents, a filing doesn't mean that Microsoft is set to announce folding smartphone/tablet hybrids, nor does it mean a folding phone is even in the company's future. (techrepublic.com)
  • The Commission already issued a warning against Motorola Mobility's aggressive patent enforcement when it approved Google's acquisition of the cell phone maker in February. (salon.com)
  • That ban centered on European Patent EP2059868 , and pertained to Samsung's use of Google's stock Android 2.2.1 or later, which began copying the iPhone technique Apple invented to simplify the navigation and direct manipulation of photos, often referred to as simply the "bounce back" patent. (appleinsider.com)
  • Following its success in Germany, Google's efforts to attack Apple's invention in the U.S. serves as a tactic to reduce Samsung's nearly billion dollar penalty for infringing the patented invention in producing Galaxy phones designed to look and work identically to Apple's iPhone, beginning back in 2010. (appleinsider.com)
  • The patents, they argued, stifle research and innovation and limit testing options. (nytimes.com)
  • A patent grants the patent holder the exclusive right to exclude others from making, using, importing, and selling the patented innovation for a limited period of time. (cornell.edu)
  • Once the term of protection has ended, the patented innovation enters the public domain. (cornell.edu)
  • Maybe I'm blind to the incredible innovation that went into these patents because the ideas are everywhere nowadays, but I honestly don't see why these broad concepts deserve any intellectual property protections at all. (nasdaq.com)
  • Embracing patent information for successful innovation. (asme.org)
  • This suggests that patent antitrust law should err on the side of protecting innovation incentives. (ssrn.com)
  • RE$EARCH MONEY welcomes its readers to submit articles of either 650 or 1,000 words for its popular Opinion Leader page, on topics of interest to the research and innovation community. (researchmoneyinc.com)
  • that the government had chosen a new non-profit entity called Innovation Asset Collective (IAC) to run a four-year pilot project known as a "patent collective. (theglobeandmail.com)
  • False starts that waste time could allow other inventors to obtain patents that will eventually exclude your concepts, and place you at risk of infringing on a competitor's product and potentially costly litigation. (asme.org)
  • Patent litigation is expensive, so it is unsurprising that the vast majority of accused infringers choose to settle early rather than expend the resources required to show a court that the Patents-in-Suit fail under § 101. (techdirt.com)
  • I don't believe that Facebook ever offensively litigated a patent, but the potential for litigation is more than theoretical - it's very real if they choose that path. (theregister.com)
  • Added Wednesday AM: An article in the New York Times today contradicts this headline, stating that Intermec Technologies -- which claims that it owns 145 RFID technology patents and is already in litigation involving some of them -- was not asked to join the new group. (consortiuminfo.org)
  • This blog is a review of oil and gas patent litigation in the year 2013. (mccarthy.ca)
  • In the case of patent law litigation, there has been a difference in outcomes for many years, to no good purpose. (consortiuminfo.org)
  • BIOTECH Patent Report, published six times a year, brings you information about new laws, rules, regulations and guidelines concerning biotechnology patents, and the text of United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit biotechnology patent litigation decisions, in a convenient booklet. (bioportfolio.com)
  • DRUG Patent Report, published six times a year, brings you the most important United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit generic pharmaceutical patent litigation decisions in a convenient booklet. (bioportfolio.com)
  • The invention relates generally to computerized information management technologies and, more particularly but not by way of limitation, to the generation of relevant domain-specific topics for a corpus of data to facilitate subsequent search and retrieval operations for the data. (google.com)
  • There are a few excellent free patent search tools that are available to anyone. (asme.org)
  • As you advance through the process, there is also a professional community that spends most of its days conducting patent searches in specialized patent databases with search features that are not available to the public. (asme.org)
  • External Data Spec Patents in environment-related technologies Patent search strategies for various areas of 'environmental' technologies have been developed at OECD and have been used to produce the dataset. (europa.eu)
  • For a Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) international application having 10 claims, the search fee, transmittal fee, and the international preliminary examination fee in total were reduced from about JPY 110,000 to about JPY 35,000. (or.jp)
  • The present invention relates generally to lexicographical analysis and, more particularly, to modeling topics using statistical distributions. (google.com)
  • A patent of invention is the grant of an exclusive right to the use of a technical invention. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Defined more precisely, a patent confers the right to secure the enforcement power of the state in excluding unauthorized persons, for a specified number of years, from making commercial use of a clearly identified new and useful technological invention. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The United States Congress, annoyed by such narrow judgments, stated in the Patent Act of 1952 that "patentability shall not be negatived by the manner in which the invention was made. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The usefulness of an invention cannot well be determined when the patent is applied for: How can one know whether what may seem useless at the moment will not become useful later? (encyclopedia.com)
  • Under the examination system a patent is issued only after the patent office has carefully examined the patentability of the invention. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The rule against patenting printed matter still retains its force, although printed matter may be patentable if its relationship with the physical invention is either new and useful, or new and non-obvious. (cornell.edu)
  • Novelty requires that the invention was not known or used by others in this country, or patented or described in a printed publication in this or another country, prior to invention by the patent applicant. (cornell.edu)
  • The test for nonobviousness is whether the subject matter sought to be patented and the prior art are such that the subject matter as a whole would have been obvious to a person having ordinary skill in the art at the time the invention was made. (cornell.edu)
  • The first of these cases determined that post-sale limits on the use and resale of a product practicing a patented invention are permissible, and the second concluded that foreign sales of such a product do not exhaust a patentee's U.S. rights to exclude. (mintz.com)
  • Lexmark upholds both a patentee's rights to limit post-sale, downstream use of its patented invention, and also recognizes established notions of domestic sovereignty over intellectual property protections. (mintz.com)
  • This paper explores the patterns of citations among patents taken out by inventors in the U.S., the U.K., France, Germany and Japan. (nber.org)
  • Right now there is a backlog of 620,000 pending patents with as many as 500,000 new patents filed every year, Lofgren said, so inventors can face a three-year wait for patent applications to be processed and approved or denied. (baselinemag.com)
  • After their application was rejected by the Patent and Trademark Office, the inventors appealed to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. (fenwick.com)
  • The Court observed that the modern age allows more and more people to innovate, thus posing a challenge for patent law to strike the balance between protecting inventors and avoiding inappropriate monopolies. (fenwick.com)
  • The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office or USPTO) sets or adjusts patent fees as authorized by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (Act or AIA), as amended by the Study of Underrepresented Classes Chasing Engineering and Science Success Act of 2018 (SUCCESS Act). (federalregister.gov)
  • The measure became effective on April 1, 2014, and is applicable to any patent application for which a request for substantive examination is filed during the period of April 1, 2014, through March 31, 2018, or to any PCT international patent application filed at the JPO and in the Japanese language during that same period. (or.jp)
  • We use the link created by disclosure of standard essential patents (SEPs) to analyze the relationship between standard publication - a key observable milestone in technology development - and continuation filing. (nber.org)
  • I have consulted and served as an expert witness on several legal matters related to Standard Essential Patents. (nber.org)
  • Milone also said that there is a discussion on the standard-essential patents and whether a company that has been able to establish a large essential standards portfolio should be also be allowed to ban importation. (nasdaq.com)
  • Google took a very interesting step in agreeing to remove standard-essential patents from the ITC (International Trade Commission) action," said Milone, referring to the case with Microsoft. (nasdaq.com)
  • The Commission said it "will assess whether Motorola has abusively, and in contravention of commitments it gave to standard setting organizations, used certain of its standard essential patents to distort competition. (salon.com)
  • The Commission has increased its scrutiny of suspected abuse of standard-essential patents especially among technology companies in recent months. (salon.com)
  • More often than not, Apple is thought of as a patent predator, having attacked Samsung and numerous other tech firms with massive lawsuits. (nasdaq.com)
  • Patent lawsuits are flying back and forth left and right, and the ITC and American justice system have a lot of work to do to clean up this mess. (osnews.com)
  • Another patent troll will be paying out legal fees, thanks to a judge seeing something he didn't like in the plaintiff's long history of lawsuits. (techdirt.com)
  • Specifically, Plaintiff has filed similar lawsuits (more than 90 for the '207 and '297 Patents and more than 400 for the '359 Patent) against countless defendants. (techdirt.com)
  • Patent lawsuits against open source projects are reportedly on the rise. (techrepublic.com)
  • In addition to basic concepts the course also deals with advanced topics such as: software patents, business process patents, patenting life, patent trolls and multiple case examples of large and small companies using patents and patent lawsuits. (coursera.org)
  • In addition to a lot of lawsuits, there are also many patent sales between companies with Google buying more than 2,000 patents from IBM for example and Nortel having a large portfolio of patents sold to a consortium led by Apple. (coursera.org)
  • The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) is amending the foreign filing license rules to facilitate the use of ePCT (a World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) online service) to prepare an international application for filing with the USPTO in its capacity as a Receiving Office (RO/US) under the Patent Cooperation. (federalregister.gov)
  • The USPTO is a business-like operation where the demand for patent. (federalregister.gov)
  • The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) proposes to amend the Rules of Practice in Patent Cases and the rules regarding Representation of Others before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. (federalregister.gov)
  • The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) is revising the rules of practice pertaining to patent term adjustment in view of the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) in Supernus Pharm. (federalregister.gov)
  • Let's hope this stuff finally opens the eyes of American politicians to finally get their heads out of the sand and fix that damn patent system, and do something about the total and utter incompetence of the USPTO. (osnews.com)
  • In an updated publication called "Guidance to Patent Examiners" issued in May 2016, the USPTO overviews its test for patent eligibility. (lexology.com)
  • The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced July 2 plans to open a satellite patent office in San Jose, Calif., the heart of Silicon Valley and the epicenter of IT industry inventiveness. (baselinemag.com)
  • The satellite offices were authorized by the America Invents Act of 2011 , signed into law by President Barack Obama in September of 2011 as part of a larger effort to modernize the U.S. patent system over the next three years, the USPTO said. (baselinemag.com)
  • As previously discussed by Global IP Matters , Novartis focuses on B-Delay, which occurs, per 35 U.S.C. § 154(b)(1)(B) , when the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) fails to issue a patent within three years of an application's actual filing date. (mintz.com)
  • Oasmia Pharmaceutical (Nasdaq:OASM) announces that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a notification of allowance of a patent for its unique nanotech method to produce no. (bioportfolio.com)
  • I own both of these stocks, and neither one would be a viable business without a usable patent protection system. (nasdaq.com)
  • The patent at issue claims a method of preparing frozen liver cells that can be thawed and re-frozen while remaining viable. (lexology.com)
  • None of the folks at Phylos really see patenting as a viable tool for the average breeder. (wweek.com)
  • the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office invites stakeholders to submit patent quality-related topics that they believe should be the subject of a case study as part of a new Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative pilot program. (patentdocs.org)
  • The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has since rejected five of NTP's patent claims and is reviewing the rest. (marketwatch.com)
  • In exchange for this limited monopoly, immediate disclosure of the patented information to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) is required. (cornell.edu)
  • SALON ® is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a trademark of Salon.com, LLC. (salon.com)
  • The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is opening its first satellite offices outside Washington, D.C., including one in the heart of Silicon Valley in San Jose, Calif. (baselinemag.com)
  • Abengoa was the number one Spanish company in the international patent application ranking by the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO) for 2012, and seventh among all institutions, led by the Spanish Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). (altenergymag.com)
  • RedHill Biopharma received a notice of allowance from the US patent and Trademark Office on Monday (August 20) for a new formulation patent covering RHB-106, which will be valid until 2033. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Enfish's patents on a "self-referential" database were held invalid by a trial court as being directed to the abstract idea of 'organizing information using tabular formats. (lexology.com)
  • Hall Enterprises pushed back, hoping to have the court find the asserted patents invalid under the Supreme Court's Alice decision . (techdirt.com)
  • Because of the dismissal, the court was unable to rule the patents invalid. (techdirt.com)
  • The US Supreme Court has ruled that certain patent claims owned by Myriad Genetics, the US biotech company that holds the patents covering a test for breast cancer related genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2), are invalid as products of nature. (dlapiper.com)
  • The vendor in its suit would ask the judge to rule either that the product in question was non-infringing, or that the patent itself was invalid. (consortiuminfo.org)
  • A federal court ruled that a patent Johnson & Johnson holds on its Zytiga prostate cancer treatment is invalid, clearing the way for generics. (bioportfolio.com)
  • United States District Court Judge Robert W. Sweet issued the 152-page decision , which invalidated seven patents related to the genes BRCA1 and BRCA2, whose mutations have been associated with cancer . (nytimes.com)
  • In a 117-page complaint to the Central District Court of California, BlackBerry leans on seven patents to make its case against Facebook. (nasdaq.com)
  • Sonos alleges Lenbrook infringes on seven patents, including the two patents that D&M was found in a jury trial to have willfully infringed. (cepro.com)
  • What the history of Eskimo Pies tells us about software patents today. (slate.com)
  • In this week we learn about patent trolls, software patents, business process patents, patenting life and case examples of large and small companies using and going to court over patents. (coursera.org)
  • Hot Topics in Patent Law: The America Invents Act of 2011, and Therasense, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson & Co. (polsinelli.com)
  • The Office notes that a helpful submission should also explain how the results of a given case study could be used to improve patent quality. (patentdocs.org)
  • Written topic submissions must be received by the Office on or before February 12, 2016 to be considered. (patentdocs.org)
  • Also, Heinz Goddar, German patent attorney, expert of the project on intellectual property rights, made a comparative presentation of the features of the patent attorneys system in Germany, Great Britain and European Patent Office. (agepi.md)
  • In such proceedings the grounds of the opposition, such as "prior use" or "prior patent grant," are heard and examined by the patent office. (encyclopedia.com)
  • If the patent office rejects all the claims, RIM could win its long-running battle with NTP. (marketwatch.com)
  • EPO patent counts are based on data received from the European Patent Office. (europa.eu)
  • I don't think I ever expect to see submissions to the U.S. Patent Office reflected in embroidery. (makezine.com)
  • By having a patent office in San Jose, enterprising startups and global technology leaders alike will benefit from direct access to services that currently are only available across the country in Washington," Lofgren said, noting that more than one-quarter of all the patents filed in the U.S. originated in Silicon Valley. (baselinemag.com)
  • Filed in November 2010, '286 was published by the US Patent Office on 6 November this week. (theregister.com)
  • Apple's protected rectangles are often used as a example of PATENTS GONE MAD, but it's no match for this gem from the US Patent Office Hall of Fame, "a method of exercising a cat", which describes the use of handheld laser-pointer for keeping friendly felines fit as a fiddle. (theregister.com)
  • Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley describes the progress of the National Collection of Fine Arts and the National Portrait Gallery, both housed in the old Patent Office Building. (si.edu)
  • On February 13, 1925, the U.S. Congress passed a law authorizing the creation of a commission to dispose of the patent model collection in the U.S. Patent Office. (si.edu)
  • 43 Stat. 942 (1925), ch. 230, "An Act to authorize the appointment of a commission to select such of the Patent Office models for retention as are deemed to be of value and historical interest and to dispose of said models, and for other purposes," Statutes at Large, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1925, pp. 942-943. (si.edu)
  • [8] The concentration of cases filed in Toronto is explained by the fact that lawyers typically file cases in the closest office, and Toronto has the largest concentration of patent litigators in Canada. (mccarthy.ca)
  • U.S. Patent Office said Choudhury does not hold a patent on his Bikram brand of yoga, but he ds have patents on related products. (yoga-teacher-training.org)
  • If we contact our legislators and the US Patent office, it should make real Impact. (yoga-teacher-training.org)
  • The proposed project iPATDoc aims to develop new innovative technologies for interactive inspection, alignment, and contrastive analysis of the content of patent material. (europa.eu)
  • The Federal Circuit held that software designed to filter Internet content is eligible for patent protection when the patent disclosed computerized solutions to specific problems in the art. (lexology.com)
  • Is a question asking to explain the details of a software patent lawsuit on-topic? (stackoverflow.com)
  • Would a SO question asking for someone to explain what the relevant software details of the lawsuit be on-topic? (stackoverflow.com)
  • The lawsuit also challenged the patents on First Amendment grounds, but Judge Sweet ruled that because the issues in the case could be decided within patent law, the constitutional question need not be decided. (nytimes.com)
  • In an email to The Register , Paul Berg, an open-source licensing expert who has worked at Amazon and advises Idaho National Laboratory, said the difference between Facebook's terms and Apache's is that Facebook revokes its patent grant for any offensive patent lawsuit against Facebook or its customers for using Facebook products. (theregister.com)
  • Take, for example, Rothschild Patent Imaging (RPI) LLC's lawsuit against the GNOME Foundation . (techrepublic.com)
  • This is important, because trolls rely on claims that they "settled" with others to insist that other companies recognize the validity of their patent. (techdirt.com)
  • As he points out, patent trolls have cost the US economy significantly more than terrorist attacks. (techdirt.com)
  • Basically flip the patent troll strategy back on the trolls themselves. (techdirt.com)
  • I don't know who this TED guy is but by posting the video on how to beat patent trolls from Drew Curtis he has infringed on my patent and he will be sued. (techdirt.com)
  • I own the patent on disseminating information in any form on defending yourself and your company against patent trolls. (techdirt.com)
  • How universities aid and abet patent trolls. (slate.com)
  • On 8 February this year, patent attorneys in intellectual property met in a national seminar entitled "Strengthening the Patent Attorneys System in the Republic of Moldova. (agepi.md)
  • The rules of the Code of Ethics will ensure that the patent attorney accomplishes his professional mission, which must be based on competence, honesty and morality, so that the Code of Ethics and Conduct for Patent Attorneys will ultimately guarantee competent and qualified assistance to those interested in intellectual property services and advice," said Diana Stici. (agepi.md)
  • At present, according to data from the National Register of Patent Attorneys in Intellectual Property, there are registered 142 patent attorneys, 14 of whom have suspended their activity for various reasons and 5 attorneys have ceased their activity. (agepi.md)
  • About 20 percent of human genes have been patented, and multibillion-dollar industries have been built atop the intellectual property rights that the patents grant. (nytimes.com)
  • The technologies are designed to complement the products of the participating SMEs and will be decisive for their competitiveness in the continuously growing and increasingly hotly contested intellectual property protection market in general and in the niche of patent examination and management in particular. (europa.eu)
  • Our agreement with Cisco underscores the value companies place on BlackBerry's broad and foundational patent portfolio," said Mark Kokes, BlackBerry's vice president of intellectual property and licensing. (marketwatch.com)
  • The court's willingness to accept methods of producing materials leveraging natural phenomena as patent eligible may signal relief for healthcare companies looking for ways to monetize intellectual property. (lexology.com)
  • In its efforts to continuously revolutionize the market for solar park foundations, part of Powerway's strategy has been to aggressively file and maintain a broad range of patents for its intellectual property. (altenergymag.com)
  • Marijuana growers are worried about protecting intellectual property rights, especially from the patent techniques of seed-trade powerhouse Monsanto. (wweek.com)
  • It should be noted, however, among the fees for a PCT international patent application, the fees of c and d above that have been paid to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) are not actually reduced, but are refunded . (or.jp)
  • Other presentations at the conference will cover intellectual property (IP), design and verification, low-power designs, and related topics. (electroiq.com)
  • Entrepreneurs are often surprised about what is (and is not) innovative enough to win patent protection, so defining key areas of intellectual property is paramount. (fenwick.com)
  • Our "Patents" researchers are highly-educated specialists with impeccable research and writing skills who have vast experience in preparing doctoral-level research materials. (phd-dissertations.com)
  • For researchers seeking to study this practice, a key challenge is the difficulty of linking patent applications to potentially infringing technology. (nber.org)
  • These experts include patent searchers or researchers, patent analysts, and patent information professionals. (asme.org)
  • Do patents of academic funded researchers enjoy a longer life? (bioportfolio.com)
  • The Authors and Contributors of "Patent Docs" are patent attorneys and agents, many of whom hold doctorates in a diverse array of disciplines. (patentdocs.org)
  • The seminar aimed at presenting the Deontological Code for Patent Attorneys, as well as sharing the best practices in the field in the Member States of the European Union. (agepi.md)
  • Further on, Project Expert Yuriy Kapitsa spoke about the advantages of being a member of an association or a system of patent attorneys and the requirements for that. (agepi.md)
  • About the patent attorneys system in the Republic of Moldova: the current situation and subsequent developments, as well as about the deontological code for patent attorneys in our country spoke Diana Stici, head of the AGEPI Legal Department. (agepi.md)
  • At the same time, Iulian Iorga, patent attorney, IP Consult advocacy network, exposed himself to the particularities of the elaboration of the Deontological Code for Patent Attorneys in the Republic of Moldova. (agepi.md)
  • Subsequently, the participants participated in a roundtable in which they came up with proposals to improve the draft Deontological Code and tried to identify the needs for amending or supplementing the Regulation on the Activity of Patent Attorneys. (agepi.md)
  • Also, the mechanism of cooperation between AGEPI and patent attorneys was also brought up for discussion. (agepi.md)
  • May 22, 2007 attorneys of Sojuzpatent presented a topic "The Effective enforcement of patent rights in Russia" on the Conference organized by the Association of the European Business in Russia (took place in Marriott Aurora Hotel, Moscow). (sojuzpatent.com)
  • Some engineers may simply avoid the topic all together, hoping the attorneys will figure it out. (asme.org)
  • It's generally much easier to show you didn't infringe -- yes, even if the patent is ridiculous. (techdirt.com)
  • So while we don't know what the ALJ's basis for finding no violation is, the S3G case raises some very interesting possibilities, most notably whether patents that have components of what a computer has to contain at the time of importation are found to be infringe," said Milone. (nasdaq.com)
  • After importing the devices, the alleged infringer may infringe some of the patent claims as a consequence of testing or selling. (nasdaq.com)
  • Nearly a year after Samsung was found to infringe Apple's IP in The Netherlands, a German court was persuaded by Google to throw out Apple's rights over the same patent, based on the idea that Steve Jobs' original presentation of the iPhone's new technique in 2007 was "prior art," a line of reasoning that is legal in Germany. (appleinsider.com)
  • Using GraphQL, an increasingly popular query language for grabbing data, may someday infringe upon pending Facebook patents, making the technology inherently problematic for corporate usage. (theregister.com)
  • We also find that claims in SEP continuations are more likely to be rejected for double patenting (indicating an effort to change the scope of previous patents), and that keywords in the claims of SEPs linked to the same standard become more similar after standard publication. (nber.org)
  • The scope of the patented design is defined by the eight submitted diagrams, which show a thin rectangular iPad-like device with rounded corners. (theregister.com)
  • BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union's competition watchdog on Tuesday opened two investigations into whether Motorola Mobility, which is being bought by Google, is unfairly restricting competitors from accessing essential patents. (salon.com)
  • In the U.S., Google argued on behalf of its Motorola Mobility subsidiary that Apple's patents should be ignored as worthless even as it distributed copies of Android that purposely emulated a variety of original elements of the iPhone that it knew to be patented. (appleinsider.com)
  • Motos patents have been worthless in their fight against suits. (osnews.com)
  • Protecting Business Innovations via Patent Watch Course Overview: https://youtu.be/mUja4iwbrTE This course assumes no prior knowledge in law, business or engineering. (coursera.org)
  • However, students with backgrounds in all three areas will find useful concepts or ideas in the course on how to protect business innovations using patents. (coursera.org)
  • After completing this course, students should be able to understand how patents are issued and protect innovations, including: What is a patent? (coursera.org)
  • Patent: https://www.coursera.org/learn/protect-business-innovations-patent 4. (coursera.org)
  • Welcome back to our course on Protecting Business Innovations via Patents. (coursera.org)
  • She represents companies and academic institutions in the medical technology field and helps protect patent innovations for medical and surgical devices. (mintz.com)
  • With first-to-file rules now in force in the U.S., companies must carve out their niches by filing patents documenting their innovations before competitors do. (fenwick.com)
  • A federal judge on Monday struck down patents on two genes linked to breast and ovarian cancer . (nytimes.com)
  • The American Civil Liberties Union and the Public Patent Foundation at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York joined with individual patients and medical organizations to challenge the patents last May: they argued that genes, products of nature, fall outside of the realm of things that can be patented. (nytimes.com)
  • Key to the Court's decision that a naturally occurring DNA segment is "a product of nature and not patent eligible merely because it has been isolated" was the finding that isolating DNA from the human genome does not change the chemical structure, nor does it alter the genetic information encoded in the genes. (dlapiper.com)
  • Given that patents on full-length, naturally occurring genes with introns and exons will no longer be a barrier to entry for diagnostic companies, going forward the market will see more competition. (dlapiper.com)
  • Motorola Mobility holds patents that are essential for standards linked to 2G and 3G mobile telecommunications, compressing video for online use, as well as wireless LAN technologies. (salon.com)
  • In its complaint against Motorola Mobility, Microsoft claimed that the cell phone maker was demanding excessively high prices for using some of its key patents. (salon.com)
  • Potential patent defendants, of course, play the same game when they expect they are about to be sued. (consortiuminfo.org)
  • But patent appeals are expensive and time consuming, so defendants that lose in Texas may decide to settle, or pay up, rather than fight. (consortiuminfo.org)
  • That was bad luck for the patent owner, but good luck for patent defendants. (consortiuminfo.org)
  • A Portland biotechnology company has launched a 3-D map that charts the genetic evolution of cannabis genomes, protecting strains like OG Kush from future patent attempts by big agricultural companies such as Monsanto. (wweek.com)
  • NanoSphere Health Sciences (CSE:NSHS) (OTC: NSHSF) has been awarded a breakthrough patent, granting the biotech innovator full ownership over the standardized delivery of cannabis into systemic circul. (bioportfolio.com)
  • A technique to determine topics associated with, or classifications for, a data corpus uses an initial domain-specific word list to identify word combinations (one or more words) that appear in the data corpus significantly more often than expected. (google.com)
  • Topics may be used to guide information retrieval and/or the display of topic classifications during user query operations. (google.com)
  • In its database on 'Patents by technology' the OECD identifies 9 primary groups of technology based patent classifications one of which is defined as Selected environment-related technologies. (europa.eu)
  • Data for the primary area Selected environment-related technologies was downloaded along with data for Total patents (including all primary classifications). (europa.eu)
  • Whether Facebook wants to assert these patents is the province of gut feelings and lore," said Walsh. (theregister.com)
  • Companies may not wish to use patents to sue competitors, but competitors can still assert their own patents, especially in digital health where there are companies with overlapping ideas and large players entering the space. (fenwick.com)
  • The company filed a 105-page complaint against networking hardware company Avaya in 2016, using a much more technical and less common-sense slate of eight patents. (nasdaq.com)
  • The small holding company owns handful of patents on promising technologies that it seeks to license. (marketwatch.com)
  • Shipping & Transit owns a number of patents that relate to vehicle tracking. (techdirt.com)
  • Apple already owns a design that describes an iPad-like slab with rounded corners, patent US D627,777 . (theregister.com)
  • We thank Justus Baron for access to the Searle Center Database on technology standards and standard setting organizations, and Evgeny Klochikhin for access to the PatentsView patent applications database. (nber.org)
  • If the numbers of included patents and applications are manageable, these focused patent subclasses can be reviewed in their entirety, or they can be slimmed down by combining them with complementing keywords. (asme.org)
  • Thus, combinations of known elements that solve existing problems in the art may become patent eligible even when the individual steps involved are not, offering a path forward to patenting for applications of known IT to the healthcare context. (lexology.com)
  • Abengoa is the leading Spanish company for international patent applications for the second consecutive year. (altenergymag.com)
  • Powerway Renewable Energy Co., Ltd. announced today that it has been awarded a new patent for a'split ground screw' for ground screw foundation applications. (altenergymag.com)
  • Patio Enclosures, Inc. was awarded a US Patent on May 29, 2007 for a new, economical product designed to enclose a balcony in commercial and residential applications. (thomasnet.com)
  • In a GitLab issues post , Jamie Hurewitz, senior director of legal affairs for the code repo biz, expressed concern that Facebook's pending patent applications, if granted, could become part of GraphQL's licensing terms. (theregister.com)
  • Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has said that the cost reductions effected by this measure will result in Japan having average filing costs lower than those in the U.S.A., Europe, China, and Korea, and are likely to promote an increase in the number of patent applications submitted in Japan by SMEs and individuals. (or.jp)
  • In other words, the right to patent is lost if the inventor delays too long before seeking patent protection. (cornell.edu)
  • Cycling historians are hailing a little known inventor for filing what they say is the first official patent for a bicycle - way back in 1866. (bikeportland.org)
  • Bilski and a co-inventor filed a patent application on a method for hedging against price changes in the energy market. (fenwick.com)
  • We find that the relevant error cost ratio for patent antitrust is the proportion of the sum of the monopoly profit and residual consumer surplus to the deadweight loss. (ssrn.com)
  • He said that many critics of gene patents considered the idea that isolating a gene made it patentable "a 'lawyer's trick' that circumvents the prohibition on the direct patenting of the DNA in our bodies but which, in practice, reaches the same result. (nytimes.com)
  • Further, many gene patents are old and will expire in one to five years (Myriad's patents on cDNAs expire in 2015). (dlapiper.com)
  • Included will be explanations on the differences among patents, trademarks and copyrights, the processes for acquiring federal protection of each and how you know if you need such protection. (businessjournaldaily.com)
  • This week, BlackBerry sued Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) for infringing on seven technology patents, asking the social network to shut down all three of its popular messaging apps. (nasdaq.com)
  • Myriad Genetics , the company that holds the patents with the University of Utah Research Foundation, asked the court to dismiss the case, claiming that the work of isolating the DNA from the body transforms it and makes it patentable. (nytimes.com)
  • The statutory bar refers to the fact that the patented material must not have been in public use or on sale in this country, or patented or described in a printed publication in this or another country more than one year prior to the date of the application for a U.S. patent. (cornell.edu)
  • When I was looking to turn it into a web application, I came across the world of copyrights, trademarks and patents. (ourbeacon.com)
  • My cousin is telling me to patent the idea and I was thinking of getting a trademark for the name of the web application. (ourbeacon.com)
  • If I patent the idea, then apparently no one will be able to create a similar web application providing a similar service to its users. (ourbeacon.com)
  • Should I even bother with any thing related to trademarks, copyrights and/or patents or should I just make the web application and let everyone copy what they wish, call it what they wish, and make what ever profit from it that they wish? (ourbeacon.com)
  • Q2 What languages may I use for filing a patent application? (joupo.com)
  • A month ago, GNOME was hit by a patent troll for developing the Shotwell image management application. (techrepublic.com)
  • The only thing that's missing is walking through the patent application form and how is it built. (coursera.org)
  • This measure is applicable to any patent application for which a request for substantive examination is filed on or after April 1, 2014. (or.jp)
  • Patent annuities (1st year through 10th year) will be reduced for any patent application for which a request for substantive examination is filed during that same period. (or.jp)
  • Essa may have a point that the patent could be given wider application by the courts, but I'm not a patent lawyer or a judge. (jarche.com)
  • Adamas Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:ADMS), a fully-integrated pharmaceutical company pioneering time-dependent medicines for central nervous system (CNS) disorders, today announced that a new patent has b. (bioportfolio.com)
  • The examinationplus-opposition system ( Aufgebotssystem ) provides for an interval of time after the publication of the specifications examined and accepted by the official examiner and before the issuance of the patent, in order to enable interested persons to oppose the patent grant. (encyclopedia.com)
  • There is a substantial increase in continuation filings immediately after standard publication, and this increase is larger when the initial patent examiner is more lenient. (nber.org)
  • Since early 2002, we've written hundreds of doctoral-level thesis papers and dissertations for research-24 hours a day, 7 days a week-on incredibly intricate topics. (phd-dissertations.com)
  • But I don't see a place for vigorous defense of incredibly broad patents. (nasdaq.com)
  • An incredibly valuable tool for finding patents in mechanical engineering subjects is the patent classification, which is similar to the Dewey Decimal System and assigns patent subclasses to each patent based on their subject. (asme.org)
  • Less well known, however, is the fact that RPI sued eight organizations simultaneously using the same patent. (techrepublic.com)
  • But according to Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents , the company from the Valencia region of Spain successfully defended itself from accusations of infringing upon the design-related patent. (appleinsider.com)
  • After Amazon was granted this patent in 1999, the company sued Barnes & Noble over its one-click purchase system, and won an injunction that forced B&N to add more steps to its checkout process. (teleread.org)
  • A patent filed by Microsoft for magnets mounted on rotating axes suggests the company may be developing a folding tablet/smartphone hybrid. (techrepublic.com)
  • A Microsoft patent filing for rotating magnetic locks reveals that the company is continuing to invest in mobile devices, this time with potentially foldable touchscreens. (techrepublic.com)
  • And also who should we write as patent owners, ourselves or the company? (coursera.org)
  • Congress added the nonobviousness requirement to the test for patentability with the enactment of the Patent Act of 1952. (cornell.edu)
  • In fact, many in the patent field had predicted the courts would throw out the suit. (nytimes.com)
  • Under the registration system the validity of a registered patent is examined only if an interested party attacks it in the courts and asks that the patent be invalidated. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Under the Supreme Court's ruling, a patent owner will now only be entitled to bring suit in federal courts having jurisdiction over a state where the defendant is either incorporated, or has a regular and established business and is also engaging in infringing activity. (consortiuminfo.org)
  • The patent could also be interpreted by the courts to cover any other elements (e.g. e-commerce engine, card systems, ERP connectors) that integrate with the basic system. (jarche.com)
  • The industry is going to have to get more creative about how to retain exclusivity and attract capital in the face of potentially weaker patent protection," he said. (nytimes.com)
  • Edward Reines, a patent lawyer who represents biotechnology firms but was not involved in the case, said loss of patent protection could diminish the incentives for genetic research. (nytimes.com)
  • Without a vigorous patent protection policy, Intuitive Surgical would never have built its unassailable fortress of robotic surgery technologies. (nasdaq.com)
  • The Court noted: "The Patent Act permits patents to be issued to '[w]hoever invents or discovers any new and useful…composition of matter,'" but laws of nature remain beyond the domain of patent protection. (dlapiper.com)
  • The Court expressly stated that it was not attempting to make any holding about whether certain 'technologies from the Information Age should or should not receive patent protection. (fenwick.com)
  • When developing technology that is novel in digital health today, but copyable by competitors tomorrow, patent protection is essential. (fenwick.com)
  • Patent protection can also be essential during fundraising to show a proprietary edge. (fenwick.com)
  • Under the terms of the settlement, Semicondutor Manufacturing will pay Taiwan Semiconductor $175 million over six years and the two companies will cross license each others patents through December 2010. (marketwatch.com)
  • MSFT ) is "just another example of the stakes in the patent system where companies are now using patents as a competitive tool to control market share. (nasdaq.com)
  • Multiple companies are "testing whether the industry recognizes value or if the market share is protectable by patents," she added. (nasdaq.com)
  • Under EU law, companies that hold patents for technologies that are essential for industry standards have to make these available to rivals at a fair price. (salon.com)
  • The game ends when one of the player's 'companies' runs out of money, patents, or appeals. (osnews.com)
  • Both companies have suffered set back after set back when it comes to patents. (osnews.com)
  • But White expects Monsanto and similar companies to seek weed patents. (wweek.com)
  • And that new turn is the announcement today that a patent pool is being formed by some 20 companies to establish royalty rates and manage royalty payments on implementations of EPC Global RFID standards. (consortiuminfo.org)
  • When other companies are awarded patents, they simply join the pool, and the royalty that implementers are charged doesn't go up. (consortiuminfo.org)
  • Put simply, oil and gas companies were more aggressive at enforcing their patent rights in 2013. (mccarthy.ca)
  • While an overall system may not be new, oftentimes patenting small but crucial improvements enable innovators to openly pitch ideas when building companies. (fenwick.com)
  • Digital health companies use patents for many reasons. (fenwick.com)
  • To identify what to patent, companies should think through advantages over close competitors. (fenwick.com)
  • Yes, open source has never been more pervasive or popular, but at least some of the patent suits don't make much sense. (techrepublic.com)
  • Everyone who knows anything about patent suits acknowledges that the Eastern District of Texas is friendly to patent owners, and that patent owners bring cases there solely for that reason. (consortiuminfo.org)
  • According to the Office's Federal Register notice, case study topics submitted under the new pilot program should be more than mere statements of an issue or problem encountered by the submitter, but should propose a specific correlation or trend for study, and where possible, suggest a methodology for its investigation. (patentdocs.org)
  • Milone said that the ALJ's (administrative law judge) determination of no violation is not "surprising because the number of patents were reduced, but also because the full Commission's remand told the ALJ to look very carefully at their decision in the S3G/Apple case. (nasdaq.com)
  • In that case, S3 Graphics sued Apple for allegedly infringing on two of its patents. (nasdaq.com)
  • In the SG3 case, the Commission found that the computers don't contain data, or in that case, graphics stored in the format covered by the patent at the time of importation. (nasdaq.com)
  • The US is clearly a special case - the only country stupid enough to allow complex patent cases to be handled by a random group of idiots (i.e., people like us) instead of proper judges and specialists. (osnews.com)
  • Rothschild Patent Imaging, LLC offered to let us settle for a high five figure amount, for which they would drop the case and give us a license to carry on developing Shotwell. (techrepublic.com)
  • In this billion dollar case which was the largest court win between Samsung and Apple, there was a combination of both design patent violations and utility patent violations. (coursera.org)
  • Where that's the case and the facts and their strategic best interests otherwise allow, they may sue the patent owner first, filing suit in a more neutral, or patent un-friendly, district court. (consortiuminfo.org)
  • The patent describes a process for identifying the accent of a person and then adjusting the computer generated voice to produce an output with a similar accent. (techspot.com)
  • The Federal Circuit announced en banc that the so-called 'machine-or-transformation' test would henceforth be the sole test to determine whether a claimed process describes patentable subject matter. (fenwick.com)