Added by Bala Krishnan on October 31, 2012 at 8:11am — No Comments
One way to celebrate Halloween with a patent theme: carve an EP-O’-Lantern.
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The America Invents Act provides new opportunities for third parties to submit prior art for…Continue
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Trick or treating fun starts tomorrow night in the United States, but here are some sweet classifications for you.
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On Friday, October 19, 2012, Emblaze Ltd. (plaintiff) launched a suit against a software giant Microsoft Corporation (defendant) for infringement in the U.S. District Court of Northern California (case no.…Continue
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James Lee Phillips examines a kind of patent trolling that may start to slip under the radar. "Unifi Scientific" is going after RIM, Samsung, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Texas Instruments -- all companies that have produced devices that utilize a specific battery charging technology.
Added by James McArdle on October 26, 2012 at 1:59pm — No Comments
The second of a four-part series examining the USPTO’s role in administering the patent system. In particular, we explore some of the more fundamental causes of the troubles discussed in the first. This article examines human resource limitations and their relationship to issues of patent quality and validity.
Added by James McArdle on October 25, 2012 at 7:07pm — No Comments
Patent searching can be slow, boring, and yet relevant patents can still be missed. For this reason, we have developed an entirely new way of searching for patents, based on visual networks, and shown here: http://youtu.be/BahPjT3zEhA
And does it work? Yes, it does, internal testing has been very positive to date in that AmberScope has been shown to be fast, intuitive and and effective at finding patents that may be missed by more conventional…Continue
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Here are a few of the best patents for Halloween costumes.
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On Monday, October 22, 2012, National Products, Inc.- NPI (plaintiff) launched a suit against Scanstrut and Lifedge (defendants) for patent infringement in the U.S District Court of Western Washington (case no.…Continue
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This post presents an overview of the new features on Science.gov: multimedia results automatically included in the hit list, the option to visualize topics from the search results, and a Spanish-language version of the portal.
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Daniel Porter breaks down the basic of prior art search: "A prior art searches all publicly available information related to a patent that was published before the patent's priority date. Searches can seek to determine novelty, assess validity, or grant freedom to operate. Validity searches may be the most common of these searches, demonstrative of problems with the patent process."
Added by James McArdle on October 23, 2012 at 1:47pm — No Comments
The TotalPatent system now includes (or will eventually add) an export option for independent claims from US granted patents, links directly from EP records to the European Patent Register, better performance for displaying Work Folders and subfolders, and improvements to the alerts feature.
Added by Joelle Mornini on October 23, 2012 at 12:05pm — No Comments
Huawei’s sordid intellectual property past has caught up to them. After nearly a decade of IP property theft accusations from networking gear rivals, last week’s House Intelligence Committee’s report labeled Huawei a security threat and urged U.S. companies to steer clear of the Chinese telecom giant. Now a champion of Chinese patent reform, Huawei may not just be banished from…Continue
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Government, industry, and academia alike recognize increasing difficulties for the patent system. This article introduces a series examining major operational difficulties faced by the United States Patent and Trademark office, the governmental agency responsible for administering the patent system.
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