Happy Halloween: Halloween Patents

There are issued US patents for virtually ever occasion, and certainly for every holiday.  I like to try and profile holiday patents, which are always interesting if …
6 years ago 1

Google Sued for Patent Infringement Over Chrome Courgette

On Monday, October 26, 2009, Google, Inc. was sued for patent infringement relating to its new Chrome browser by Red Bend, Ltd., an Israeli corporation and Red Bend Software, …
6 years ago 1

The Risk of Not Immediately Filing a Patent Application

Everyone views the world through a prism, and the prism I look through is different than the prism others look through.  That should hardly come as a …
6 years ago 8

New Amazon Software Patent, Shakespeare & © Infringement

Amazon Technologies, Inc., received US Patent No. 7,610,382, which relates to a computer implemented method of marking copies of content distributed on a network. More specifically, the patent …
6 years ago 5

PPH Agreements to Leverage PCT Reports on Patentability

Last month a two-day international symposium sponsored by WIPO concluded with broad agreement on the need to pool efforts at the international level to address the problem …
6 years ago 1

Congress Urges Strong IP Stance in UN Climate Change Talks

As first reported by Bartholomew Sullivan of The Commercial Appeal, last week, on October 22, 2009, thirty-four members of Congress wrote a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton …
6 years ago 14

Study: Industry/University Partnerships Critical to Economy

A study released today by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) provides first-of-its-kind data on the importance of university/industry research and development partnerships to the U.S. …
6 years ago 5

Decision to Deceive Mismarking Products with Bogus Patent Numbers Can Cost You

False marking is a statute in the Patent Act that imposes civil liability for intentionally marking a product as patented when it isn’t. We’ve all …
6 years ago 2

Apple Expands Patent Portfolio Relating to GarageBand

Apple was issued US Patent No. 7,608,775 earlier today relating to a method of changing time duration guiding a note along a beat ruler in a Graphical User …
6 years ago 1

CAFC Continues to Struggle with How Title to Subject Inventions Works under Bayh-Dole

Federal funding, typically in the form of research grants, is often used to support university research.  The Bayh-Dole Act also allows universities to retain title to invention …
6 years ago 14

Webcast of Knee Replacement to Feature Patented Technology

At 6 p.m. CST on November 10, 2009, Foundation Surgical Hospital will present a live webcast of a partial knee replacement featuring the iUni® G2 Personalized Knee Resurfacing System. …
6 years ago 7

The Puzzling Difference Between Schmutz X and Compound 24028 in AstraZeneca

Determining what compounds are obvious under the doctrine of “structural similarity” can be a daunting challenge, even for those of us with a chemistry or pharmaceutical background.  …
6 years ago 1