U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. patent review board becomes conservative target | Reuters

NEW YORK(Reuters) - In August, a dozen inventors gathered around a fire pit outside the headquarters of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in …

Patents

SolarWinds Advances Full-Stack Monitoring Strategy with New and Enhanced Solutions

• SolarWinds Cloud reflects a vision of simple, powerful, affordable full-stack monitoring<br>• AppOptics seamlessly integrates application performance and …

Solar Wind

Nasdaq Contemplates Storing Asset Ownership Data on Blockchain

Global stock exchange operator Nasdaq is looking into storing asset ownership data on a blockchain.<p>In a patent application recently released by the …

Bitcoin

Senomyx: A Christmas Present For Investors

Senomyx’s stock has been decimated in recent years due in large part to serious worries about liquidity and doubt about monetizing siratose, its new …

Business

Bay Area-based Tech Shop announces closure of all locations

People in the maker movement will have to get more creative to find spaces to bring their ideas to life.<p>Tech Shop, a chain of facilities that provides do-it-yourselfers access to tools ranging from welding equipment to 3D printers, has announced the closure of all 14 locations, including three in …

San Francisco

AB InBev Teamed Up with Portland, Oregon to Fight a Craft Brewery

Hop Take<p>3 minute Read<p>Big brewing company versus small craft label is a well-known story by now. Even craft brewery versus craft brewery is getting …

Andre the Giant

Dell Subsidiary Considers Blockchain Use in Data Transfers

A subsidiary of computing giant Dell is seeking to patent a system that uses blockchain as part of a wider effort to boost the speed of data …

Bitcoin

Salon: in-depth news, politics, business, technology & culture

Jeff Bachman<p>The U.S.’s genocide problemIs the U.S. the largest purveyor of genocide on the planet?<p>Jeff Bachman, Alternet<p>Copyright © 2017 Salon Media Group, Inc. Reproduction of material from any Salon pages without written permission is strictly prohibited. SALON ® is registered in the U.S. Patent …

White Cloud: The Brand That Wouldn't Die

Procter & Gamble tried to kill it.<p>Nearly a quarter century later, Walmart deemphasized it as a private brand.<p>But White Cloud refuses to die.<p>In fact, …

Advertising Industry

Mastercard Patent Filings Detail Blockchain's Use for Speeding Up Payments

New patent filings from Mastercard show how the credit card giant is looking at blockchain as a possible means for easing payment settlement times.<p>In …

Bitcoin

The Legalities of Setting Up a Photography Business

One of the best things about being a photographer is that you can be your own boss.That means that you can choose (to an extent...) who you work for, …

Small Business

Mastercard, SAP, EY, HPE Blockchain Projects

Share Email<p>Every day the world hears about another blockchain project in the works or another distributed ledger technology consortium forming. What …

Bitcoin

Ford Patents Autonomous System for Off-Roading

Tech can be used on a variety of vehicles<p>If you thought off-road vehicles were immune to self-driving technology, you’d be wrong. Recently, Ford patented a system that will allow vehicles to drive themselves through all sorts of off-road obstacles.<p>As described in the patent, the system first …

Autos

‘The Slants’ trademark registered today, six years after the application was first filed

“The Slants” — the trademark involved in June’s <i>Matal v. Tam</i> Supreme Court decision — was just registered today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, six years to the day from when the application was first filed.<p>Disclosure: I was one of the lawyers on Simon Tam’s <i>Matal v. Tam</i> brief, though the …

Celebrity News

Senators Question Allergan Over Its 'Market Monopoly'

Senators are questioning AGN over its deal sell Restasis patents to the Mohawks.<p>Senators call the deal an attempt to further AGN's market …

Business

Protecting Your Intellectual Property Is More Important than Ever

When you see or hear the abbreviation “IP,” it stands for <b>Intellectual Property</b>. IP is a key asset in a small business. <b>Simply put,</b> <i>intellectual …

Patents

Predicting Oil States in Advance of SCOTUS Oral Arguments - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

The United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in <i>Oil States v. Greene’s Energy Group</i> on Monday, November 27, 2017. This case will give the …

Intellectual Property

5 Things an IP Attorney Will Make You Do Before You Launch a Crowdfunding Campaign

Evaluating patent risk is serious business -- and the single most important reason for retaining an experienced patent attorney.<p>When you launch a crowdfunding campaign, you also -- literally -- launch a lot of potentially sensitive information into the public domain. And, once that information goes …

Patents

Comcast Blockchain Patent Filing Highlights Customer Data Use Case

A new patent filing from telecommunications provider Comcast suggest that the firm is looking at how to store key operational data on a blockchain.<p>In …

Bitcoin

Facebook Looks At The Face For In-Store Payments

Facebook may be gunning to introduce facial recognition software for in-store payments at retail locations, as presaged by a patent application …

Banking

Symbol showdown: &pizza sues U.K. restaurant called @pizza. Yes, really.

Don’t mess with the ampersand: Washington, D.C.-based pizza chain &pizza is suing a United Kingdom restaurant calling itself — wait for it — @pizza. …

Pizza

GE Patent Filings Hint at Blockchain Role in Aircraft Management

New patent filings from General Electric suggest that the U.S. conglomerate is looking at blockchain as part of a wider aircraft monitoring and …

FinTech

Senators blast Allergan's tribal deal, social contract as 'hypocrisy'

Five more lawmakers are piling on Allergan for the company's controversial tribal licensing deal. In a letter to CEO Brent Saunders, they're …

Pharma

New Apple patent reveals the tech giant is exploring 3D hand-tracking

A newly released patent shows Apple is exploring an iPhone feature that can identify hand movements and gestures.<p>The feature is called 3D …

Patents

City Hall and a Local Brewer Both Claim They Own the Trademark to Portland’s Most Famous Deer

Adam Milne's brewpub is fighting City Hall. And as of today, Milne is winning.<p>The issue is trademark rights, and Old Town Brewing prominently uses …

Beer

Corephotonics Sues Apple Over Dual-Lens Cameras in iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus

Corephotonics, an Israeli maker of dual-lens camera technologies for smartphones, has filed a lawsuit against Apple this week alleging that the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus infringe upon four of its patents.<p>The patents, filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office between November 2013 and …

Patents

Allergan executives named in investor suit over alleged generics price fixing

Shortly after taking a beating over its Restasis tribal patent maneuver, Allergan is facing allegations that it betrayed shareholder interests by …

Pharma

Kevin Spacey Tried To Trademark 'House of Cards' Merchandise Before Scandal

Products include alcoholic beverages, sunglasses, footwear, gourmet-food products, toys and games<p>Just days before actor Anthony Rapp accused Kevin …

Entertainment

Old Town Brewing Co. Alleges Portland City Hall Is "Favoring Big Beer" in Trademark Dispute

A complex battle involving the city of Portland, OR’s iconic leaping dear insignia is currently unfolding between Old Town Brewing Co. and the city …

Inventor creates device to help fidgety kids learn better

Scott Ertl, the owner of Bouncy Bands LLC based in Winston-Salem, is all about movement for children and adults.<p>"I think movement is one of the best …

Business