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Airbus's new spaceplane patent shows company is 'deadly serious' about supersonic flight

Airbus files another patent intended to help develop supersonic spaceplane that shows aerospace giant is considering a future that's faster than the speed of sound<p>Airbus is looking to a future faster than the speed of sound as it filed another patent intended to help aircraft fly …

Top 10 cycling innovations of 2015

As has been the case with our previous lists, we're not necessarily looking at the biggest product news from the past year – you probably know about …

Patent Strategies For Start-Up Companies

Patents can be vitally important for protecting the innovations of a start-up company, just as it is important for start-ups to be mindful of …

An Unhappy Surprise: MPEG LA Is Forming a Patent Pool for DASH

An Unhappy Surprise: MPEG LA Is Forming a Patent Pool for DASH<p>Just when Media Source Extensions and Encrypted Media Extensions are making HTML5-based …

History and Sources of Intellectual Property Law

Terms:<p><b>Statute of Monopolies</b>:<br>British law, passed in 1623, that abolished the government-sponsored dominance by guilds of particular industries and …

12 Tips for Dealing With Patent Trolls

Patent trolls cost the economy $29 billion a year. Fortunately there are ways to make them less of a nuisance.

The Cost of Obtaining a Patent in the US - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

One of the most frequent questions I get asked by inventors and businesses is about how much it will cost to obtain a utility patent in the US. …

Intellectual Property

Nvidia asks Washington to sledgehammer smartphones

Today’s smartphone is more powerful than a supercomputer of just 20 years ago. It is an immensely complex device. In fact, more than one in six (16%) …

Patent troll lawsuits head toward all-time high

Of high-tech patent suits, 90 percent are filed by "non-practicing entities."<p>New patent statistics show that patent litigation, driven by so-called …

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Samsung cites Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey' movie as prior art against iPad design patent

Late last night, Samsung filed its opposition brief to Apple's motion for a preliminary injunction in the United States. The main part of Samsung's …

Do Venture Capitalists Value Patents?

This is a simple, but important question. Do venture capitalists value patents? You would think the answer is an easy yes based on survey data, as …

Even Uncle Sam admits: US patent law is whack

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is calling on the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) to overhaul its rules on licensing intellectual property.<p>In …

The Terrifying Men, Women, and Children of Water Slide Patent Illustrations

Even though water slides combine the essential and the unavoidable—water and gravity—our species' survival does not hinge on these fixtures of …

Surge in US 'brain-reading' patents

<b>There has been a dramatic rise in the number of technology patents filed that relate to reading brainwaves.</b><p>Fewer than 400 so-called neuro-technology patents a year had been filed in 2000-09, research company SharpBrains said. But that had doubled to 800 in 2010. And 1,600 such patents had been …

Science confirms patent trolls are full of shit

A study from the University of California Hastings College of the Law -- that's a mouthful -- has shown what many already suspected: patent trolls …

Patent giant Intellectual Ventures defeats Symantec in court

<b>Intellectual Ventures - the self-proclaimed "world's largest buyer" of patents - has won a $17m (£11.1m) court victory against security firm Symantec.</b><p>The case marks the first time that the invention-acquiring business has been awarded a payout by a jury.<p>Intellectual Ventures charges others for the …

Patent trolls hurt R&D say scholars in letter to Congress

Image copyright Zoran Skaljac/Thinkstock.“Be careful about changing patent law — it could harm innovation,” is a favorite talking point for those who …

Senator Hatch: It's Time to Kill Patent Trolls for Good

Since 2011, Overstock.com, from my home state of Utah, has been targeted by 28 so-called patent “trolls,” seeking to enforce vague patents. Often …

Patents

CEOs tell Congress: Patent trolls are giving us the shakedown

Overstock’s top lawyer, Mark Griffin, told lawmakers on Wednesday that the company spends millions to scare away so-called patent trolls, but that …

French lawmaker mocked after draft law copied and pasted from Wikipedia

French politician Valérie Boyer and her staff seem to like Wikipedia — too much, maybe. Their admiration for the online encyclopedia will now be forever documented in governmental transcripts, after the opposition politician presented a draft law which was allegedly copied from the platform in …

Intellectual Ventures licenses patents to Shazam music recognition app

Intellectual Ventures today announced that it has licensed its portfolio of 40,000 patents and patent applications to Shazam, makers of the popular …

Maximizing innovation requires a strong patent system - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

How could anyone believe that innovation will be maximized, or could even exist at all, with a weak patent system that offers innovators little or no …

U.S. ITC to Investigate Apple Over Ericsson’s Patent Infringement Claims

- Mar 31, 2015<p>The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has agreed to investigate claims that Apple’s iPhone and iPad has infringed on a …

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Judge Rules 'Three's Company' Parody Play to Be Fair Use

The judge granted a legal victory against DLT Entertainment, owner of the 1970s sitcom starring John Ritter as Jack Tripper.<p>On Tuesday, a New York …