February 2010 Blog Posts (14)

Facebook granted a dubious patent

Facebook's #7669123 patent is very likely just a "weak" one. More on http://reguligence.biz

Added by Emil A. Georgiev on February 26, 2010 at 2:14pm — 7 Comments

Lack of experts and support.

Why the number of patents is so low in Estonia ? Why many of our inventions are owned by someone else and Who is the looser ? Looking back we can see that it took 5 years, after our independence was declared in 1991, till we got our 1st patent registered. Why so long ? It seems to me that there is a long lasting tradition not to support inventors in our country. Well, we can say that these characteristics apply to the most of the Ex-Soviet block and current patent…

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Added by Leo Siemann on February 26, 2010 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Implicit Networks sues again !



To my interest, Implicit Networks is again in the news. They have filed yet another patent infringement lawsuit against the big shots.



Though they have already sued many in the past like Intel, AMD, Sun Microsystems, Raza microelectronics, Real Networks and Microsoft but it seems like they do not want to stop. To add more to their defendant's list , this time, they have picked Red Hat and VMWare as their defendants.… Continue

Added by Bikramjit Singh on February 24, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

What Can a Worldwide Patent Community Do For Me?

I choose the theme for this week’s update post, “What Can a Worldwide Patent Community Do for Me?” because I know some of you who have laughed out loud at my weekly updates while thinking, “it’s impossible to build an engaged community of IP professionals. We can barely eat lunch during a typical business day and you want us to get involved in Intellogist’s IP community. You are out of your mind!”



Just for a moment, I ask that you suspend reality and think about Intellogist from a… Continue

Added by Kristin Whitman on February 23, 2010 at 9:47am — No Comments

Templates designed to capture a physician-patient encounter are not copyrightable

The US Court of Appeal for the eleventh Circuit fortifies its previous authority on blank forms by declaring templates that "do not convey information" not copyrightable. More on http://reguligence.biz

Added by Emil A. Georgiev on February 20, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Free on-line WIPO course – ‘General Course on Intellectual Property’ - Registration Open till 20 Feb 2010

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) provides a free online course twice a year on general concepts of IPR. This is a very good course for for anyone who wants to know more about IPR and a must have for people working in IP field or looking to get into it.…

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Added by Patently Yours on February 20, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Patent Derangement Disorder: A Diagnosis

We should lobby the American Psychiatric Society for the inclusion of a

new entry in the next edition of the DSM: Patent Derangement Disorder

(PDD). A commonly-occurring distortion of thought processes, PDD sweeps

through online communities several times a year. The symptoms are

familiar: hysterical blog posts, breathless comments, snide tweets. The

only cure is better education about patents and how they are applied.

Here at Intellogist HQ, we’ve made it our… Continue

Added by Kristin Whitman on February 19, 2010 at 1:36pm — No Comments

US4686605 - Method for altering the earth atmosphere



I just came across with a very interesting patent and thought to share with you.



The patent, US4686605, teaches a method for altering earth's atmosphere, ionosphere and magnetosphere. The method includes transmitting an electromagnetic radiation towards the sky at suitable frequency. This is done to excite electron cyclotron resonance frequency at about 50km height which in turns effect the movement… Continue

Added by Bikramjit Singh on February 18, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

Using highlighting for lightning-fast search

Hello all! We’re still buried under snow here in the DC area, but I’m

nice and cozy with a mug of cocoa. I wanted to post a short update

today about a common problem that afflicts our patent searching efforts

– the need for (and sometimes the lack of) effective keyword

highlighting. There are lots of nice commercial products out there that

offer very fancy keyword highlighting (e.g.… Continue

Added by Kristin Whitman on February 10, 2010 at 1:12pm — No Comments

IP for life & heritage

I hear about business owners who have no idea what IP stands for. Amazing how they have managed to get so far ! I hear about graduates who love big Mac but have no idea what franchise means ! Why is it that we do not teach our kids how important these things are ? Everyone has the impact of IP on every single day.Trademarks glittering over rooftops and domains passing our fingertips many times ...

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Added by Leo Siemann on February 10, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

New Poll: European Community Patent: pro or con?

Does the World need European Community Patent?



Please comment your opinion.









You will find more

information about Community Patent here:


  • Latest news, studies, consultations, documents on EC Single Market webpage…
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Added by Mikk Putk on February 10, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

Blizzards, Community, and System Ratings: Weekly Update

In case you missed it, the Washington DC area is covered in snow. I know that blizzard-like conditions are commonplace for our friends in the North but in the DC area virtually everything grinds to a halt when

snow blankets the community. Federal offices close, schools close,

we’re lucky to have electricity, and driving with local, inexperienced

winter drivers is akin to playing Russian Roulette.



But, the Intellogist Team made a promise to share our…

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Added by Kristin Whitman on February 9, 2010 at 8:33am — No Comments

ACTA – a much ado about nothing or a real menace to our digital freedom?

The currently negotiated Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement will possibly introduce atrocious changes to intellectual property legislation by thus destroying the balance between right owners and society.

More on http://reguligence.biz

Added by Emil A. Georgiev on February 3, 2010 at 2:18pm — No Comments

In re Bikski -- The iPhone App

For the app, go to www.omnilaw.com or search on "Bilski" in the iPhone App Store.





On August 24, 2009, the US Patent and Trademark Office issued Interim Examination Instructions For Evaluating Subject Matter Eligibility Under 35 U.S.C. §101.



This Omnilaw app helps you work through the flowchart to test your… Continue

Added by Charles Knobloch, JD, PG on February 1, 2010 at 12:21pm — No Comments

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