December 2009 Blog Posts (9)

MS word 2007 is banned by the courts

In light of patent violation by Microsoft, today US court has ordered the software giant to stop selling of MS word 2007. Earlier in June - 2009, i4i Inc, a Canadian software company, sued Microsoft for infringing on its patents. Patents were broadly related to encryption technology on which MS word was found to be infringing.



Now, suit has swung in favor of i4i, court has ordered defendant to pay $290 m before start selling its product.



But the happy news is, the much… Continue

Added by Bikramjit Singh on December 23, 2009 at 2:30am — 3 Comments

The 5 IP offices project

5 IP offices project started in 2008. This project unites the efforts of 5 patent offices, the European Patent Office, United States Patent and Trademark Office, the Japanese Patent Office, Korean Patent Office and Patent Office of China.

The project aims to harmonize procedures for the granting of patents and facilitating access to patent information and documentation. Basis for implementation of this objective, agencies will use the PCT system.

The main elements underlying the… Continue

Added by Intellectual Property Planet on December 19, 2009 at 7:13am — No Comments

GUILD OF PATENT ATTORNEYS, PARALEGALS AND PATENT COUNSELS

The regional public organization « Guild of patent attorneys, paralegals and patent counsels » was created on 1st October, 2009. «The guild of patent attorneys» is a noncommercial organization and is created with a view of association of patent attorneys, paralegals and patent counsels for protection of general laws and legitimate interests, and as for assistance of professional work of patent attorneys, paralegals and patent counsels.

The activity purposes «Guild of patent attorneys,… Continue

Added by leonov alexandr on December 15, 2009 at 4:56am — No Comments

A white paper from IPEXL

We have just written a first version of a white paper for our search engine.



The paper outlines the coverage, update schedule, features, overview of our basic ranking algorithm, road map for 2010 etc etc etc. Check it out by downloading the (fairly huge 2mb) PDF file at the following address:…





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Added by Mark Ashworth on December 11, 2009 at 2:55am — No Comments

Peer-to-Patent Australia has launched!

Peer-to-Patent Australia, a project based on the successful Peer-to-Patent project run out of the New York Law School (NYLS) in the United States, launches December 9. The project, run by… Continue

Added by Mikk Putk on December 9, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Implicit Networks sues Microsoft for Window 7

It has been just a month or two since Window 7 was launched. So adj1 (much hyped OR much awaited) , this latest windows was out on October 22 this year.



"Too slow" was my personnel issue with windows vista so hence, I was also looking for the launch day too. I must say many thanks to Abhinav Goyal who helped me in installation ( in fact he did it ). And now I am very happy.



Anyhow, let me not derail from the topic. :-)



I think, Microsoft people must be enjoying… Continue

Added by Bikramjit Singh on December 4, 2009 at 12:49am — No Comments

IPEXL's Patent Search. Data Source Coverage.

The below table contains our patent coverage (as of 3rd December 2009).







Updates on IPEXL.com's search index are made once a week, every Sunday.



Do keep checking our website every day for new features. Your feedback on the site is also welcomed, as IPEXL patent search is made by patent searchers for patent… Continue

Added by Mark Ashworth on December 3, 2009 at 3:06am — 7 Comments

Top 2009 patent search tools! Vote for your favorite patent search tool!

Here is our first poll!



There are tens of great patent search tools. Which one is your favorite? Vote for your favorite patent search tool here:

Top patent search tools





You can also place this poll on your website or blog as a widget. The code is available… Continue

Added by Mikk Putk on December 2, 2009 at 3:34am — No Comments

JP2008137624 - DRINK-DRIVING PREVENTION SYSTEM

Recently, I found this patent very interesting and thought to share it with you.



Here is the reference:



PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a means for detecting alcohol in expiration of a driver with the driver almost unaware of the detecting operation when the driver is about to start a vehicle , enabling the driver to start the vehicle when alcohol is not detected, making the driver select stop of driving or measurement of the alcohol amount when alcohol is… Continue

Added by Bikramjit Singh on December 2, 2009 at 1:56am — 1 Comment

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