October 2012 Blog Posts (51)

ABB hits Hyundai over Switchgear

On Thursday, October 25, 2012, ABB Technology (plaintiff) launched a suit against Hyundai Heavy Industries (defendant) for patent infringement in the U.S. District Court of Middle Florida (case no.…

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Added by Bala Krishnan on October 31, 2012 at 8:11am — No Comments

The EP-O’-Lantern

One way to celebrate Halloween with a patent theme: carve an EP-O’-Lantern.

Added by Joelle Mornini on October 31, 2012 at 7:09am — No Comments

MaxVal introduces AIA Services

MaxVal's third party submission solutions allow you to take advantage of AIA’s new pre-issuance reference submission and post-grant review by monitoring the status of applications or patents, providing prior art searches, and submitting documents to the USPTO.

Third Party Submissions

The America Invents Act provides new opportunities for third parties to submit prior art for…

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Added by Bala Krishnan on October 31, 2012 at 6:42am — No Comments

Candy ECLA Classifications

Candy ECLA Classifications

Trick or treating fun starts tomorrow night in the United States, but here are some sweet classifications for you.

Added by Chris Jagalla on October 30, 2012 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Apple Sued Over Quick Look File Preview



On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Whitserve (plaintiff) launched a suit against Apple (defendant) for patent infringement in the U.S District Court of Connecticut (case no.…
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Added by Bala Krishnan on October 30, 2012 at 1:42am — No Comments

Ownership and Assignment of Indian Patent Applications

Registration of Ownership of Patents - Dr. V. Shankar
This post first appeared in spicyipindia.blogspot.in on Monday, October 29, 2012.
Indian patent law recognizes a patent as having the character of an asset with laws applicable according to any “movable property” (…
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Added by Bala Krishnan on October 29, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments

Microsoft sued by Emblaze over Streaming Media Technology

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.…

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Added by Bala Krishnan on October 28, 2012 at 10:59pm — No Comments

Gro Master Sues Farmweld over Animal Feeders

On Monday, October 22, 2012, Gro Master, Inc. (plaintiff) recorded a suit against Farmweld, Inc. (defendant) for patent infringement in the U.S District Court of Western Washington (case no.…

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Added by Bala Krishnan on October 28, 2012 at 10:55pm — No Comments

RIM, Samsung, Amazon Sued: Move Along, Nothing to See Here?

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

Problems at the USPTO: Human Resources (Part 2 of 4)

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

Interested in beta testing revolutionary new patent search engine 'AmberScope'?

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…

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Added by Mike Lloyd on October 25, 2012 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Creepy Costume Patents - The Intellogist Blog

Here are a few of the best patents for Halloween costumes.

Added by Joelle Mornini on October 25, 2012 at 3:53pm — No Comments

National Products Sues Lifedge and Scanstrut Over Waterproof iPad Case

  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.…

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Added by Bala Krishnan on October 25, 2012 at 7:36am — No Comments

Search Multimedia and Visualize Topics on Science.gov! - The Intellogist Blog

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.

Added by Joelle Mornini on October 24, 2012 at 7:36am — No Comments

Rubbermaid Commercial Products Hits Everstrong Commercial Products

On Thursday, October 18, 2012, Rubbermaid Commercial Products (plaintiff) recorded a suit against Everstrong Commercial Products…

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Added by Bala Krishnan on October 23, 2012 at 10:04pm — No Comments

Patent Knowledge: Prior art search

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

Alert and Export Enhancements on TotalPatent, Plus Links to the European Patent Register! - The Intellogist Blog

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

Intellectual property Huawei’s last line of defense

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…

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Added by James McArdle on October 22, 2012 at 1:01pm — No Comments

ArrivalStar and Melvino Boards TELUS International



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Added by Bala Krishnan on October 22, 2012 at 2:00am — No Comments

USPTO: a check-up (Part 1 of 4)

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.

Added by James McArdle on October 19, 2012 at 9:53am — No Comments

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