Intellectual Property

The Town That Trolls Built

The Supreme Court ruled that patent holders can no longer choose where to file infringement suits. That's bad news for Marshall, Texas.<p>"Do you know about the recent Supreme Court patent decision?" I asked Shawne Somerford, the proprietor of Blue Frog Restaurant and Catering in Marshall, Texas. She …

Patents

Ruling on patent trolls expected to help Bay Area companies

A ruling this week from the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to benefit Bay Area tech companies, reducing the number of lawsuits filed by “patent …

Patents

Virtual MacBook Keyboards Hinted in Apple Patent Application

Apple is reportedly exploring the idea of a virtual keyboard for MacBooks or similar devices, as a new patent application published today by the U.S. …

Patents

Rogers can't charge fees for copyright infringement services, rules Federal Court of Appeals

Canada’s Federal Court of Appeals (FCA) has ruled that Rogers cannot charge fees related to the identification of suspects of copyright …

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Samsung v. Apple: The Future of Design Patent Law and Innovation (Panel Discussion)

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Samsung v. Apple could reshape design patent litigation. Join EFF Staff Attorney Vera Ranieri and a panel …

Patents

Arista Notches Another Win Versus Cisco, Says Wells Fargo

Shares of networking equipment vendor <b>Arista Networks</b> (ANET) are up $2.60, or 2%, at $146.88, after <b>Wells Fargo</b>’s <b>Jess Lubert</b> this afternoon issued a …

Patents

Samsung Patents Show Smartwatch With Built-In Camera, Tablet With Rollable Display

It’s been discovered recently that Samsung has filed patents for a tablet with a rollable display and a smartwatch that comes with a built-in camera. …

Patents

Samsung patent application reveals plans for a camera-equipped smartwatch

Why it matters to you<p>Samsung's next smartwatch could help you take selfies on the go.<p>Samsung’s next wearable might have a flexible display built into …

Patents

Colombian biologist won't go to jail for 8 years for sharing a scientific paper (probably)

Timothy writes, "Diego Gómez is a Colombian conservation biologist. When he was a college student, he shared a single research paper online so that …

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Bizarre Samsung patent shows smartwatch with camera in center of display

Samsung has filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a smartwatch with camera in its center. The patent, picked up by Russian website <i>3Dnews.ru</i>, was filed last November but has only been published in the last month.<p>It appears that the watch’s camera would be …

Patents

Cloudflare gets another $50,000 to fight “new breed of patent troll”

Company also seeks state laws to limit attorney-owned patents.<p>Cloudflare, the CDN and Internet security company, has gone full berserker-mode in its …

Patent Trolls

Qualcomm to ask court to restore royalties amid legal war with Apple

Qualcomm is asking a federal judge to order four companies that build Apple’s iPhones and iPads to resume paying cellular patent royalties while the …

Patents

Uber Quietly Drops Otto Truck Unit Name Following Trademark Spat

By Alan Ohnsman and Matt Drange<p>As Uber fights claims that it stole self-driving vehicle trade secrets from Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo, the rideshare giant quietly dropped the name for its driverless truck unit, “Otto.” The change was made last month in the wake of a trademark infringement dispute with a …

Trademarks

How To Copyright A Book: The Ultimate Guide

How To Copyright A Book: A Comprehensive Guide<p>So you’ve published your book on Amazon! Congratulations.<p>Now imagine this nightmarish scenario: a year …

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Nokia: The Benefits Of Being Friends With Apple

After less than six months of courtroom fighting, Apple has settled its patent licensing dispute with Nokia.<p>After all the tough talk from Apple, it …

Patents

Qualcomm accuses Apple of blackmail, seeks injunction against iPhone suppliers

The legal battle between Qualcomm and Apple over patent royalties for wireless chips has been further escalated. Qualcomm has effectively accused Apple of blackmailing it by instructing its suppliers to withhold royalty payments.<p>Qualcomm makes the accusation in a court filing requesting an …

Apple

Raabta: Magadheera makers move court against film over copyright infringement

The makers of Ram Charan’s Magadheera, which happens to be the biggest blockbuster of his career, have moved to court against Sushant Singh Rajput …

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Apple granted patent for iPhone-compatible Apple Pencil

The United States Patent and Trademark Office yesterday awarded a new patent to Apple, seemingly covering a future Apple Pencil that would work with …

Patents

This handheld device translates to braille in real time

MIT engineers’ hackathon device is now patent pending<p>Braille is closing in on its 200th birthday, but it's had some growing pains. Despite reaching …

Patents

Samsung’s latest wearable patent hints at a pair of Gear S4 killer features

<b>Samsung has registered a patent that points to a wearable featuring a camera with an optical zoom and a digital watch strap.</b><p>Russian news outfit 3D …

Patents

Uber uses a dinosaur to show how you'd control a self-driving car with a smartphone

Why just hail a self-driving car with your smartphone when you can control one, too?<p>That may soon be an option if Uber has its way.<p>As detailed by a patent application published May 25, the company envisions a system that allows a rider to "instruct the autonomous vehicle to perform one or more …

Patents

Extratorrent Is Back Again With A New Domain

Extratorrent Is Back Again with a new Domain Name! Everyone was upset, when they heard the news that Extratorrent sites were closed. Downloading the …

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No Evidence that "Stronger" Patents Will Mean More Innovation

Push to once again allow abstract patents is misguided<p>Right now, the patent lobby—in the form of the Intellectual Property Owners Association and the …

Patents

Qualcomm advances lawsuit against Apple manufacturers

Stock Markets28 minutes ago (May 25, 2017 08:10AM ET)<p>Saved. See Saved Items.<p>This article has already been saved in your Saved Items<p>© Reuters. …

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Straight from the Studio

TERMS OF USE<p>Effective date: February 12, 2014.<p>Thank you for visiting Artspace.com (the "Site") owned and operated by Artspace LLC. ("Artspace"). Your …

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Why it matters that patent trolls won’t be able to force their cases in Texas

In 1999, 14 patent cases were filed in the Eastern District of Texas. By 2015, that number grew to more than 2,500.<p>Until now, a company suing another company over patent infringement in the United States had a lot of leeway as to where the case could be filed, leading many patent holders to bring …

Patents

Marshall law: How patent suits shaped a small East Texas town before Supreme Court's ruling | Technology

MARSHALL — When the lawyers come to town, locals say they can tell.<p>Cars fill up the courthouse parking lot and more are Lexuses instead of pickups. …

Patents

Removing Limitations and Failing Written Description

<i>by Dennis Crouch</i><p><i>Rivera v. ITC and Solofill</i> (Fed. Cir. 2017)<p>After conducting an investigation, a divided majority of commissioners of the USITC found …

Patents

Swiss keep up the patent pace

<b>Switzerland is the champion of the patent world, filing the most patent applications per head to the European Patent Office in 2016. But is the Swiss</b> …

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Apple: Supreme Court shouldn't consider another Samsung case

Samsung in March asked the nation's highest court to reconsider a ruling in a trial involving the iPhone's slide-to-unlock and autocorrect features.<p>There's no need for the Supreme Court to get involved in Apple v. Samsung again, at least according to Apple.<p>The iPhone maker on Monday filed its …

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