A recent patent awarded to Amazon, 8364595, may indicate that the online retailer has plans to allow Kindle owners to sell (or return?) their digital downloads back to the store, where they will be then resold to authors.
It has received some strong reactions from online communities.
I don't see this functionality on Amazon.com yet though. Could they have…
Added by Mark Ashworth on February 14, 2013 at 1:11am — No Comments
As part of my ongoing research into patents from non-US origin, I wrote a blog post for Good e-Reader regarding some pioneering patents in the eBook industry (advertising inside eBooks) that originated from a Singapore based outfit:
You can read the article over at the Good e-Reader blog at the following address:…Continue
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This one has been circling the internet for a while. Thought I'd document it here:
In US Design Patent 378,308…Continue
Starting on my exploration of IP coming from CIVET countries, I came across Colombian patent holder Manuel Patarroyo. Who is most famous for his vaccine for malaria.
While most people are rushing to file their patents for defensive, strategic or even plain old trolling purposes, Manuel Elkin Patarroyo took the good guy approach and licensed his patent free of charge to the World…Continue
Added by Mark Ashworth on September 28, 2012 at 11:28pm — No Comments
The Civet cat might be most famous for its involvement in the outbreak of SARS in Asia, or more recently he is the star producer of the world's most expensive coffee. However, now CIVETS has a new coinage. Move over BRICS, here come the CIVETS.
Coined by Robert Ward, global forecasting director for the EIU, the…Continue
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It has been a while since I did any patent research of any kind. Then I had one of those ideas running through my head. Why not map out an industry in a given city, based on their innovation factor (which is a proprietary, qualitative algorithm I'm not going to share :P) and the company/institute's age? It makes an interesting chart.... enjoy:
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Worth a look:
I'd added the features:
1. Added 'famous brands' directory for browsing top 100 brands' newest trademarks.
2. Added feature to 'View/Edit Notes' for trademarks saved under 'My Trademark Collection.'
However, thanks to the feedback of a few TM lawyers, it is…Continue
Added by Mark Ashworth on March 3, 2011 at 12:42am — No Comments
A new feature of IPEXL.com that they have opened up is the ability to do proximity searching. (Largely inspired by Chris Jagalla's Post on Intellogist's Blog)
So let's say you wish to search patents with the words: battery, walk and floor that are two words away from each other anywhere in the…Continue
Added by Mark Ashworth on February 21, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments
With this very first version, you can:
1. Search for Trademarks by owner, wordmark and attorney from the US, WIPO and OHIM (OAMI).
2. Browse trademarks by owners, attorneys, wordmarks and goods & services category.
3. Store Trademarks in your 'collection' (future…Continue
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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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