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Apple Seeks Patent on Magnetic Tablet Stand for Treadmill

The last day of February was a big one for Apple at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, as the USPTO published 35 patent applications filed by the …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

Proposed Changes to the Hong Kong Patent System

In 2011, an Advisory Committee (AC) was instructed by the Hong Kong Government to conduct a review of the Hong Kong Patent System. On 7 February 2013, the AC issued …
By Michael Lin
5 years ago 0

Apple Awarded a Patent to Removing Blemishes While Maintaining Image Quality

This week Apple had a total of 34 patents issued, including four design patents and a number of patents focusing on improvements to user interfaces on various Apple …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

Patent Trolling? ExoTablet Sues Over Allegedly Infringing PadFone

The complaint alleges that two ASUS products sold by Negri Electronics violate a patent that ExoTablet currently holds for combination laptop/cell phone devices: the PadFone and …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 2

Copytele Sues Taiwanese Manufacturer for Conspiracy to Steal Patented Technologies

CopyTele claims that AUO and another Taiwanese firm, E Ink Holdings, conspired to steal patented technologies from CopyTele to monopolize production of display screens for popular consumer …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

Economic Prong of Domestic Industry And Value-Added Analysis

One of the requirements of finding a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 is that the Complainant must establish that “an industry in the United …
By Jason Williams
5 years ago 0

Tetris Gets Permanent Injunction Against Xio

final judgment that was made by the New Jersey District Court in favor of Tetris Holding with respect to its copyright and trade dress infringement claims against …
By Adrienne Kendrick
5 years ago 0

Apple Requests Patent for Hearing Aid Detection

More than 30 patent applications assigned to California’s Apple Incescribe upgrades to handheld devices manufactured by the electronics firm. A new hearing aid detection system may make …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

The USPTO Green Tech Program: Guidepost for the Future

The Green Technology program has taken on a new importance. Clean tech represents a major element in the economics and pubic debate over federal funding of research …
By Michael Bowman
5 years ago 1

Animal Patents: Cat PJs & Other Pet Clothing & Accessories

Do cats need pants? Do horses need goggles? Pet clothes and accessories symbolize the close relationship we have with animals. We want to make our pets as "…
By Stewart Walsh
5 years ago 1

Murky Morass: Is it Time for a Patent Eligibility Paradigm Shift?

Why does it feel like it's time for a Section 101 paradigm shift? Is it because of the shocking candor with which one Federal Circuit panel called patent …
By Robert P. Greenspoon
5 years ago 6

Foodborne Diseases: The Technology of Prevention

In 1906, when Upton Sinclair published “The Jungle,” that expose of unsanitary conditions in the meat industry shocked the nation, ranging from the public to regulators. Today, it …
By Jane Genova
5 years ago 0

The Smart Phone Patent Wars: What the FRAND is Going On?

This all came to a head when, on February 22, 2012, Microsoft Corporation filed a formal competition law complaint against Google with European Union antitrust regulators. Microsoft’s complaint …
By Raymond Millien
6 years ago 3

Prior Borat? Non-traditional Prior Art Rejections!

Recently, I was working on a patent search requiring me to look in areas of patent art relating to male underclothing (a very popular area for patenting, …
By Stewart Walsh
6 years ago 14

Setting the Record Straight on the Innovatio Patent Portfolio

Ray Niro responds --- There is nothing disingenuous about the licensing and enforcement of the Innovatio IP patent portfolio. Nor is this effort about “forcing quick licensing …
By Raymond P. Niro
6 years ago 4