Patents

How to protect your intellectual property

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>If you’re a small-business owner looking to profit from your invention or artistic work, you should learn to protect your intellectual property ASAP.<p>What is intellectual property?<p>Intellectual property is any invention or piece of original work …

Business

Navigating Aspects of the First-Inventor-to-File Provisions of the America Invents Act | Section of Intellectual Property Law

This article is intended to provide general guidance with respect to filing practices for the majority of patent applications that are filed as a …

Intellectual Property

Amazon's latest CAPTCHA idea tests your understanding of Newtonian physics

Amazon has landed on a curious way to determine whether you're human or bot during a CAPTCHA test — by testing your understanding of physics.<p>The company has filed a patent application for a new CAPTCHA method which would show you a 3D simulation of something about to happen to a person or object. …

Technology

New patent review process has saved billions—so why is it under attack? | Ars Technica

"Inter partes review" let a patent's opponents be heard, without spending millions.<p>Five years ago this month, the first "inter partes review" began, …

Intellectual Property

Meeting of the Minds—IPOs and Patents: Friends, Enemies, or Strangers?

With such large extremes in valuations and first trade day pricing, as patent specialists, we can’t help but wonder how patent portfolios influence …

Intellectual Property

Obviousness-Type Double Patenting: Who Would Have Thought It Would Have Such a Profound Effect on the Pharmaceutical Industry? | Section of Intellectual Property Law

<b>The Basics of Obviousness-Type Double Patenting</b><p>A brief overview is first presented of what obviousness-type double patenting is, where it came from, …

Intellectual Property

A Dozen Times to Call Your Antitrust Lawyer | Section of Intellectual Property Law

When Antitrust Alarm Bells Ring<p>1. Entering into a Merger, Acquisition, or Joint Venture<p>Whenever parties consider a merger, acquisition, or joint …

Law

Help wanted: Intellectual Ventures sets up ISF Incubator to commercialize discoveries

Calling all entrepreneurs: Intellectual Ventures is launching a new business unit called ISF Incubator to match up its inventions with outsiders who …

Science

Nikon has a design patent for a new Coolpix superzoom camera

Nikon has a new design patent (date of patent: August 29th, 2017) for a Coolpix superzoom camera. This could be the rumored replacement of the P900 …

Nikon

Tesla Model 3’s unique HVAC system explained in new patent

One of the first things that catch your attention in the Tesla Model 3 is its long and clean dash. It runs from one side to the other only encumbered by the cutouts for the steering wheel and the center touchscreen.<p>The clean minimalist look of the Model 3’s interior is mainly enabled by two things: …

Tesla

This wireless endoscopic camera is the coolest smartphone accessory we’ve seen in a while

There are so many nifty smartphone accessories out there that most people have no idea even exist. But then when you find one and a light goes off… …

Gear & Gadgets

The Patent Troll Lobby Never Learns From SCOTUS

Here’s a simple question for you: If, every time you faced a particular court, it found against you either unanimously or close to it, would you not …

Intellectual Property

Supernus Pharma trading halted pending news

Nasdaq has suspended trading in Supernus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SUPN) pending the release of news.<p>Now read: <b>Is Supernus Becoming The Leader In ADHD</b> …

Business

A Shape-Shifting Car? Patent Filings Point to Auto Industry's Future

DETROIT—Car fanatics wanting a glimpse at the auto industry’s next big thing used to flock to auto shows. Now, many of them flip through online patent filings.<p>Auto makers, pressured to keep up with Silicon Valley companies working on autonomous-car technology and ride sharing, have sharply boosted …

Business

China plans 4-mth crackdown to protect foreign investors' intellectual property rights

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's commerce ministry on Monday uneveiled a four-month crackdown, running from September until the end of 2017, to protect the intellectual property rights of companies with foreign investors.<p>In a statement on its website, the ministry said China would target theft of …

China

Pot with patents could plant the seeds of future lawsuits - The Cannifornian

It’s hard to make sense of cannabis regulation.<p>The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) continues to categorize marijuana as a Schedule I drug. That …

Cannabis

Nokia says to get sales boost after patent ruling

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia <NOKIA.HE> will start to book additional revenue from the current quarter after a ruling by an arbitration court on payments from South Korea's LG Electronics <066570.KS> for using its smartphone patents.<p>The Finnish company said it would also get a one-off payment, …

Intellectual Property

Altaba - Still Undervalued

Year to date performance is worse than Alibaba's even though it should track the stock more closely.<p>Management is making smart business decisions.<p>Tax …

Business

Tesla seeks patent for mobile EV battery-swapping machines

Tesla has filed a patent application for a machine that will enable technicians to swap EV battery packs in as little as 15 minutes. The EV-maker initially toyed with the idea of building rigs that can quickly replace its cars' battery packs back in 2013 — it even demoed the system at an event. …

Autos

Waymo asks to delay trade secrets trial against Uber | Ars Technica

Waymo says it's just now getting evidence that "goes to the heart of the case."<p>After receiving a report with a trove of details critical to their …

Uber

Nokia announces patent award in LG case

Nokia (NYSE:NOK) announces receiving a patent decision in its arbitration with LG Electronics (OTC:LGEAF).<p>Nokia didn’t disclose the award details but …

Business

BRIEF-Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc announces semiconductor memory patent license agreement with Toshiba Corporation

Sept 18 (Reuters) - Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc<p>* Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc announces semiconductor memory …

Intellectual Property

Federal Circuit Upholds the Board’s Invalidation of Southwire Patent - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

Southwire Co. v. Cerro Wire LLC, No. 2016-2287, (Fed. Cir. Sep. 8, 2017) (Before Lourie, Moore, and Hughes, J.) (Opinion for the court, Lourie, …

Law

PXG-TaylorMade: TaylorMade wins Round 1 in patent infringement case, but PXG broadens strategy by suing retailers

PXG's request for temporary restraining order denied in patent infringement case centering on TaylorMade's P790 irons<p>PXG founder Bob Parsons’ efforts to stop the sales of TaylorMade’s new P790 irons before they even started were put on hold Friday in U.S. District Court in Arizona.<p>Judge John J. …

Law

Amazon’s patent for 1-click buying just expired, so hold onto your wallets

Why it matters to you<p>Spending money on the internet is about to get much easier now that Amazon no longer holds the exclusive rights to 1-click …

Amazon

The Facebook Patent License Punishes You For Suing Facebook, But Lets Them Sue You

There's been a lot of discussion recently about the Facebook patent clause ("PATENTS" in Facebook repositories).<p>While most of the objections to the …

Intellectual Property

Tesla patent reveals possible plans for a new battery swapping station

Replacing the Batteries<p>A recently filed patent may hint at Tesla’s plans for the future, specifically, how the company intends to provide Tesla …

Intellectual Property

Week in Geek Podcast: Why everyone hated this Amazon patent, Seattle’s Airbnb tax, and what to do about the Equifax hack

Patents are pretty unpopular in the software world, and this week one of the most unpopular patents ever — held by Amazon — expired.<p>The patent was …

Science

Tesla is working on a new mobile battery-swap technology to deploy out of a trailer

Last time, we heard about Tesla’s battery swap program, we were told that it is still alive, but on the back-burner as Tesla’s EV infrastructure team is focusing on accelerating the rollout of Supercharger stations.<p>Now it looks like Tesla is still working on the concept as they applied for a new …

Tesla

Tesla files patent for mobile battery swapping rig

Tesla is still exploring options to make swapping vehicle battery packs easier and faster. This patent filed in May reveals one option that would allow technicians to change out packs in less than 15 minutes.<p>This isn’t the first of such ideas. Back in 2014 Tesla briefly played with an automated …

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