August 2010 Blog Posts (26)

10 tonnes of counterfeit drugs seized in Africa: Interpol

LYON, France (AFP) – A vast police operation coordinated by Interpol in East Africa has led to the seizure of 10 tonnes of counterfeit medical products and more than 80 arrests, Interpol said Thursday.

Operation Mamba III targeted crimes in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda under the umbrella of the World Health Organization's

International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce (IMPACT).

"The two month-long operation saw some 300 premises checked or…

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Added by AMINOU NDALA on August 30, 2010 at 3:58am — No Comments

Take your shot at the Patent Law in Palm Springs Sweepstakes

It’s been almost two weeks since we launched the Patent Law in Palm Springs Sweepstakes and we have to say…we’re impressed by your response! Since the sweepstakes runs through September 3rd, it’s not too late to take your shot to stay in a world-class resort in Palm Springs AND take an industry leading one-, two-, or three-day patent education course for free. That’s right, for…

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Added by Kristin Whitman on August 26, 2010 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Solar Components LLC & The USPTO Fast Track Scheme

Something I just stumbled upon that interested me:


Solar Components LLC is a Silicon Valley based startup operating in the solar power industry. What interested me about this company is the speed in which their patents have been granted.




Those two utility…
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Added by Mark Ashworth on August 25, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

Patent Bar Review Question, Answer and Analysis #7

The detailed analysis of this real life Patent Bar question about affidavits can help you pass! Check it out at: http://patentresources.wordpress.com/2010/08/24/patent-bar-review-question-of-the-week-7-part-2/

Added by Chris Jagalla on August 24, 2010 at 3:46pm — No Comments

First 6 months of 2010 - part 4

Continuing from the previous post:


Who are the top assignees in first half of 2010? To know this, I collected the data and done some calculations. Following table illustrates the top 20 assignees of 2010 so far




Clearly, IBM got the most number of patents. From the table, it is seen that there is a considerable difference in the number…

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Added by Bikramjit Singh on August 24, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

First 6 months of 2010 - part 3

continuing from my previous post:


How would you rate a patent if it has more than 500 backward citations? Not a strong patent i guess!. Just to check how many patents are granted like these, I did an analysis over it. Following table includes all the data which I collected:




It just came through my mind, what If someone has only a PDF copy of the reference and is not interested in…
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Added by Bikramjit Singh on August 23, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

O Canada: the Canadian Intellectual Property Office website

The Intellogist Blog profiles the CIPO site and why you should check it out for patent searching: http://intellogist.wordpress.com/2010/08/19/spotlight-on-the-canadian-intellectual-property-office-website/

Added by Chris Jagalla on August 19, 2010 at 2:16pm — No Comments

First 6 months of 2010 - part 1

At the end of every year, we often see patent reports containing various insights and trends of patent activity in the respective year.


But what when someone is curious to know the same in the middle of a year. Keeping this in mind, I did a short analysis on US patents which were granted in the period Jan 2010 - June 2010.


The following table illustrates the number of patents granted in each month of this…
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Added by Bikramjit Singh on August 19, 2010 at 5:41am — No Comments

Find patents by University!

See how to use a free feature to browse selected university patents, or to create your own search over at The Intellogist Blog: http://intellogist.wordpress.com/2010/08/18/university-patents-on-freepatentsonline/

Added by Chris Jagalla on August 18, 2010 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Google Patent Hiccups?

The Intellogist Blog takes a look at a couple of missing patents in Google Patents and offers solutions should you encounter problems:

http://intellogist.wordpress.com/2010/08/16/google-patent-search-hiccups/

Added by Chris Jagalla on August 16, 2010 at 2:03pm — No Comments

IPNetwork's Toolbar updates

Just added new button "IP Blogs" to the IPNetwork's Toolbar.



You can find rss feed notifications of new blogposts from:

- most popular intellectual property blogs;

- patent search and patent information blogs and

- European IP blogs.



The cotegory "Most popular IP blogs" is based on Alexa webtraffic index.



The selection of IP blogs so far is following.…

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Added by Mikk Putk on August 14, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Twitter & .CO are taking off together !

Now, these are the news about the latest innovation in domain industry. Twitter – the most popular short-message service provider in Web has released its “Tweet” button for websites yesterday. This button enables customer to enter ones short message + desired link straight from the web-page ! This for sure will raise the interest…
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Added by Leo Siemann on August 13, 2010 at 8:32am — No Comments

PRG Patent Law in Palm Springs Sweepstakes Announced

Starting today, you have the chance to stay in a world-class resort in Palm Springs AND take an industry leading one-, two-, or three-day patent education course for free:

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Added by Chris Jagalla on August 12, 2010 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Changing Your Intellectual Property Network Blog Theme/Design



I just changed my blog theme on the Intellectual Property Network (sorry I wasn't a huge fan of the Comic Sans font).


Doing so is pretty straightforward. This is what I did:


1. Log in to your Intellectual Property Network account.


2. Click on the tab 'Main' in the menu bar.


3. Click the link 'Customize your page' next to the paint bucket looking…
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Added by Mark Ashworth on August 12, 2010 at 11:18am — No Comments

Bache Technical Patent, Design and Trade Mark Illustration Services

Hi There,


I am Richard Bache the owner of Bache Technical and this is a small blog post to say hi to everyone on the Intellectual Property Network and also give a few details of the services i offer.


Bache Technical is a UK based company who specialize in the creation of Patent, Design and Trademark Drawings for applications worldwide. We were founded in 2009 by 3 Draughtsmen from one of the largest and most respected firms in the UK, Marks and…
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Added by Richard Bache on August 12, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

A Look Back at Derwent World Patents Index First View

The Intellogist Blog remembers DWPI First Index after it has been retired: http://intellogist.wordpress.com/2010/08/11/derwent-world-patents-index-first-view-retired/

Added by Chris Jagalla on August 11, 2010 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Are your patent PDFs working for you?



Here at Intellogist we tend to focus on strategies to find patents and prior art of interest, but working with individual patent documents can also be challenging. Recently I started looking into which patent search providers offer searchable PDF patent documents as downloads.



To read the rest of this post, please see:…



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Added by Kristin Whitman on August 10, 2010 at 2:25pm — 3 Comments

Top British Product Designers who are holding US Design Patents

There’s no doubt that Jonathan Ive, Senior Vice President of Industrial design at Apple Inc, is a highly successful designer. Leaving the shores of Jolly Old England was a great…

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Added by Mark Ashworth on August 10, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Strange patent - 2



I continued for searching more patents whose grant time was more than usual. I searched for US patents which were granted in the period January, 2010 - June, 2010


Here is the list of few more patents. Please see the column number 3.


(Click on image)…

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Added by Bikramjit Singh on August 8, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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