U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Financial giants dominate blockchain patents—for now

While the price of bitcoin screams up and down, today dropping below $10,000 for the first time since early December, another corner of the crypto world continues to make slow and steady progress: blockchain for banking. According to a study published by EnvisionIP, <b>Wall Street firms loom large</b> …

Bitcoin

Concert Pharmaceuticals Is In A Major Jam: Where To Next?

Concert falls after losing an initial patent battle in court for its CTP-543 drug candidate, but it creates a nice buying opportunity.<p>A prior deal …

Business

Wi-Fi, One v. Broadcom: En Banc Federal Circuit Held The Time-Bar Determinations (§ 315(b)) Appealable

Michael C. NewmanCheng XuJurisdiction: Federal Circuit / U.S. Court of Spec. JurisdictionType of Law: Communications, Media & InternetIntellectual …

Law

Patent Strategies for Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology

Article ByJames G. GattoSheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLPLaw of the LevelCryptocurrencies and blockchain technology are rapidly emerging as …

Bitcoin

BofA Tops IBM and Payments Firms With Most Blockchain Patents

Bank of America Corp. may not be willing to help customers invest in bitcoin, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t plowing into the technology underlying …

Business

ROTY Edition 1 Volume 70: A Solid Start To January And Thoughts On Taking Profits

The biotech sector has started off the year with a solid bounce higher.<p>The ROTY model account has logged impressive gains for January as …

Business

Lady Gaga 'Joanne' Inspired Wine Turns Sour After Official Suspension

<b>Lady Gaga</b> was preparing to debut a line of signature wines inspired by her family’s Italian restaurant, but officials are holding up the singer over …

Lady Gaga

Bell’s Brewery On The Losing End Of Trademark Dispute

You win some…You lose some…And Bell’s Brewery just came out on the losing end of a long-running trademark dispute with a North Carolina brewery …

North Carolina

Cisco's IoT Blockchain Merely Scratches the Surface of Distributed Ledger Technologies - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

In mid-October, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published U.S. Patent Application 20170302663, titled <i>Blockchain Based IoT Device Identity</i> …

Bitcoin

An Enterprising Woman Has Filed a Trademark for 'Pussy' Scents

In the midst of all the Resistance merch at our disposal—t-shirts, lipstick, pussy hats—one woman wants to offer an assortment of fragrances that …

T-shirts

The world’s 50 most innovative companies

With a GDP of nearly $19 trillion and a population in excess of 323 million, the United States is the largest consumer market in the world.<p>As such, global corporations make doing business in the U.S. a priority. To take full advantage of this market, American and foreign companies must protect …

Patents

Donald Trump 'Stable Genius' Is a Merch Windfall

The true "stable genius" might not be <b>President Trump</b> ... instead it's the people cashing in on 45's latest catchphrase.<p>According to the U.S. Patent …

Donald Trump

Is ‘Trumpy Bear’ a Real Product?

As seen on TV: "The fearless, super-plush American grizzly"

Fact Checking

House votes on digital spying tools

<i>With help from John Hendel, Nancy Scola, Martin Matishak and Ashley Gold</i><p><i>PROGRAMMING NOTE: Morning Tech will not publish on Monday, Jan. 15. Our next Morning Tech newsletter will publish on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Please continue to follow Pro Technology issues here.</i><p><b>TRUMP ZIGS, ZAGS ON SURVEILLANCE REFORM</b> …

Darrell Issa

Apple claims VoIP-Pal secretly lobbied judges, USPTO officials in patent case

Apple is looking to reverse a Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruling upholding the validity of certain patents owned by VoIP-Pal, alleging the VoIP …

Wilbur Ross

MilliporeSigma CEO Eyes New Technologies, Simpler Process for CAR-T Manufacturing | GEN

Click Image To Enlarge +<p>Udit Batra, Ph.D., MilliporeSigma CEO<p>×<p>Vector supply isn’t the only challenge to the development and manufacturing of chimeric …

Genetics

Report: Ex-Bulldog Davin Bellamy trying to trademark ‘Humble yourself’ taunt

Share Email<p>Former Georgia linebacker Davin Bellamy is trying to trademark his now famous ‘humble yourself’ taunt directed at Oklahoma quarterback …

College Football

Branding faith? Churches in Frisco and Dallas in legal fight over naming rights

Where is King Solomon when you need him?<p>Two North Texas faith leaders are locked in a legal battle over the naming rights of their churches. At issue …

Opinion

Georgia's Bellamy files trademark for 'Humble Yourself'

Davin Bellamy is trying to cash in on the remark he made to Baker Mayfield following Georgia's win over Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl.<p>The Bulldogs …

Sports

Latest Innovega Patent Allowance is Awarded in Advance of Imminent Wearable Display Technology Boom

BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued two notices of allowance to complement the 11 U.S. patents already issued to Innovega Inc., a Washington-based company that aims to deliver stylish, lightweight, wearable display technology with high …

Ophthalmology

A high-ranking Obama Commerce Dept. official commuted by taxi — and billed the government

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Vikrum Aiyer liked to commute to his government job by taxi.<p>On at least 130 occasions over two years — the majority during a four-month stretch in 2016 — the then-chief of staff for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office called a taxi to pick him up near his home in the …

U.S. Politics

China Becomes One of the Top 5 U.S. Patent Recipients for the First Time

Chinese companies have increased the number of U.S. patents they’ve received by tenfold in less than 10 years, another sign that the world’s …

China

Rash of UPL lawsuits filed by LegalForce show its failure to compete, defendants say

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Rash of UPL lawsuits filed by LegalForce…<p>Legal Technology<p>Raj Abhyanker is up in arms against legal technology companies he believes are …

Law

Champagne for the New Year – Trademark or Geographic Indicator?

January 10, 2018<p>Embed<p>Did you celebrate with a sip of Champagne on New Year’s Eve? Champagne is not just a sparkly beverage consumed around the world, …

Privacy

The Pendulum Continues To Swing On The Scope Of IPR Estoppel

Article ByBryan A. SchwartzSquire Patton Boggs (US) LLPGlobal IP and Privacy Law BlogThe America Invents Act of 2011, which ushered in a new regime …

Law

Can I Trademark My Personal Name?

Want to trademark your name? It can be done, but first ask yourself why you want to spend the money - and time - to trademark your name. You must …

Small Business

'Make America High Again' and 279 Other Ways People Are Ripping Off Trump's Campaign Slogan

On Nov. 19, 2012 — two weeks after Mitt Romney lost the presidential election to Barack Obama — a non-profit named Donald J. Trump for President, …

U.S. Politics

Evelo Biosciences Announces Issuance of U.S. Patent Supporting Monoclonal Microbial Oncology Trials

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Evelo Biosciences is developing monoclonal microbials, which are a new class of orally delivered, effective and safe medicines that act on the gut-immune axis to modulate immunity throughout the body to address a broad range of patient needs in …

Cancer

Energous Corporation Is A Pure Play On Wireless Charging Technology

WATT has devised technology to wirelessly charge devices at up to 15 feet.<p>WATT has reached agreements with several large consumer electronics …

Business

Identifying the Correct Venue for Patent Litigation After 'TC Heartland' | The Legal Intelligencer

The identification of the proper venue for commencing a patent infringement or declaratory judgement action was rather straight forward for a number …

Law