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American consumers increasingly happy with social media but not search engines

The big winner among social media e-businesses in the 2015 consumer index is Pinterest, the personal web cataloguing service headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Its consumer satisfaction index …
Steve Brachmann 13 days ago 0

SynthOS generates operating system code for IoT devices, reducing development costs

One service available to help IoT device developers more easily create the real-time operating system (RTOS) necessary to run applications on a smart device is SynthOS. Developed …
Steve Brachmann 13 days ago 0

Federal Circuit Affirms ‘Teaching Away’ and ‘Unexpected Results’ that Support Non-obviousness

The Federal Circuit affirmed. The asserted claims were not obvious because, although the claimed amounts (0.01% bimatoprost and 200 ppm BAK) fell within the range disclosed in the prior …

Court Reverses Indefiniteness Under Nautilus; Design Patents for Surgical Shears are Valid

Ethicon sued Covidien in the Ohio district court for infringement of utility and design patents directed to ultrasonic surgical shear devices. The court granted Covidien’s motions …

Litigation Formulated Invalidity Challenge Can Prevent Enhanced Damages for Willful Infringement

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) sued Marvell Technology Group for infringing two patents related to a detector for reading data stored on hard-disk drives. A jury returned a …

Honeywell deepens its patent holdings in airport tech and voice recognition

Honeywell has its sights set squarely on airport innovation. For example, U.S. Patent Application No. 20150194060, titled Enhanced Awareness of Obstacle Proximity, would protect a method of …
Steve Brachmann 14 days ago 1

What ‘The Economist’ Doesn’t Get About Patents

In what can only be characterized as a bizarre, rambling, and intellectually dishonest article, 'The Economist' has inexplicably taken the position that patents are not necessary for …
Gene Quinn 15 days ago 35

Lexus develops a functional levitating hoverboard ahead of ‘Back to the Future’ date

There’s one very important limitation to note when talking about the Lexus hoverboard: it can only be operated across a track which has a metal layer …
Steve Brachmann 15 days ago 0

Trade Secrets: Managing Information Assets in the Age of Cyberespionage

The titans of the 19th Century made fortunes because they controlled access to the raw materials and infrastructure of commerce: steel, oil, lumber, railroads, canals, shipping. In …
James Pooley 16 days ago 0

Hybrigenics gets Orphan Drug designation for the treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Hybrigenics (ALHYG), a French bio-pharmaceutical company with a focus on research and development of new treatments against proliferative diseases, has announced that the Food and Drug Administration (…
Gene Quinn 16 days ago 0

Intel, Micron develop 3D XPoint as an eventual successor to NAND flash memory

A partnership between Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) and Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) has resulted in the development of a new non-volatile memory called 3D XPoint (pronounced “…
Steve Brachmann 16 days ago 0

Firefighters aided by innovative data analysis and sound wave tech

Innovation in fire response and prevention technologies has been a growing focus in the world of fire safety. The visualization of fire emergencies is crucial for crews …
Steve Brachmann 17 days ago 1