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Single Touch Files Patent Infringement Action Against Zoove - from ITbriefing.net

Single Touch Files Patent Infringement Action Against Zoove - from ITbriefing.net | Barrel O' Patents | Scoop.it

"While we would have preferred to keep this matter out of the courts, our intellectual property portfolio forms the foundation for Single Touch, and we believe it is our duty as stewards of the Company to protect all of our stakeholders, including clients and shareholders, when our IP rights have been violated," said Anthony Macaluso, Chairman and Chief Innovation Officer.

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Comcast sues Sprint for patent infringement, says two can play that game

Pro tip: when suing the pants off another company for patent infringement, it's wise to ensure you are not violating any one of that same company's intellectual property....

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Patent rules could have significant impact on universities

Patent rules could have significant impact on universities | Barrel O' Patents | Scoop.it

Among inventors, universities, companies and patent attorneys, there has been significant discussion regarding the impact of the recently passed America Invents Act and the various changes to existing...

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Piling it on: Precision BioSciences Sues Cellectis Again - On Two More Patents, Requests Permanent Injunction against Importation of Infringing Materials into U.S. | EON: Enhanced Online News

Precision BioSciences Sues Cellectis SA on Two Additional Patents; Seeks Permanent Injunction.

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Google Siri-ous About Voice Control; Developing Siri-Like User Interface for Google TV - Patently Apple

Google Siri-ous About Voice Control; Developing Siri-Like User Interface for Google TV - Patently Apple | Barrel O' Patents | Scoop.it
Just six days prior to Apple officially launching iCloud and Siri, Google was rushing their patent application to the US Patent and Trademark Office covering a new Google TV remote and/or application.
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Why the Patent System Doesn't Play Well with Software: If Eolas Went the Other Way | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Why the Patent System Doesn't Play Well with Software: If Eolas Went the Other Way | Electronic Frontier Foundation | Barrel O' Patents | Scoop.it

What the Eolas patents make clear is that the system isn’t working. We’ve been saying it for years, yet both Congress and the courts have failed to fix the problem. In the now infamous Bilski case, the Supreme Court gave the green light to business method patents, and, consequently, to software patents. But the patent system, which is largely a one-size-fits-all program, simply stops making sense when we start to talk about software.

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Patently-O: The Path Forward for Intervening Rights: Presaging the En Banc Decision in Marine Polymer v. Hemcon - Patent Law Blog (Patently-O)

The application of argument-based intervening rights should be limited to situations in which the patent owner clearly and unambiguously revises the issued claim scope by urging that a limitation has a meaning that is plainly at odds with the interpretation a court would have given the originally issued claim language.

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MacroSolve Files Patent Infringement Suits Against Yelp and Newegg | Illume Mobile

MacroSolve Files Patent Infringement Suits Against Yelp and Newegg | Illume Mobile | Barrel O' Patents | Scoop.it

MacroSolve's latest patent infringement suits filed against Yelp, Inc., the operator of yelp.com, one of the largest social user review and local search web sites, and Newegg Inc., the second-largest online-only retailer in the U.S.

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Village in tempest over furniture design patents - China Daily

Patents and innovation are crucial to modern commerce, yet what happens when an entrepreneur files for the intellectual property rights on the products his neighbors make? One young resident, Xu Song, has filed more than 500 applications for household furniture design patents over the past 12 months. . .

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Patent Docs: News from EPO: Enlarged Board of Appeal Decides Again on Disclaimers

Patent Docs: News from EPO: Enlarged Board of Appeal Decides Again on Disclaimers | Barrel O' Patents | Scoop.it

. . .when an applicant wants to disclaim subject matter that was originally disclosed as part of the invention, the fact that the disclaimed subject matter is disclosed is not important. Instead, the usual added-subject matter test -- is it unambiguously disclosed? -- is applied to the subject matter of the amended claim.

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GEN | Insight & Intelligence™: Caveats in Patent Overhaul Could Pose New Challenges for Smaller Biopharmas

GEN | Insight & Intelligence™: Caveats in Patent Overhaul Could Pose New Challenges for Smaller Biopharmas | Barrel O' Patents | Scoop.it
Companies will have to learn to navigate the new system, which expands avenues for challengers.
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PatentBuff: BPAI reverses: Says business model data management claims are statutory subject matter

PatentBuff: BPAI reverses: Says business model data management claims are statutory subject matter | Barrel O' Patents | Scoop.it

PatentBuff: BPAI says a patent claim using a computer to implement specific data management rules is more than just an nonstatutory "abstract idea."

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Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Files U.S. Provisional Patent Application for GABA Aminotransferase Inhibitor Use in Treatment of Tourette Syndrome

CPRX files US provisional patent application for GABA Aminotransferase Inhibitor Use in Treatment of Tourette Syndrome...

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Cardioprotective Formulations: Pivotal Therapeutics Files Five International Patent Applications

Pivotal Therapeutics Inc. announced in a press release that it has filed five international patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), directed toward its novel lead product VASCAZENTM, and combinations thereof with certain cardiovascular treatment agents.

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Google Getting Android Ready For The Desktop/Laptop Market? – Files For Trackpad Patent

Google Getting Android Ready For The Desktop/Laptop Market? – Files For Trackpad Patent | Barrel O' Patents | Scoop.it

Google's latest patent application will no doubt step on a few toes, but it appears that the boys at Mountain View are looking to enter into the desktop/laptop market if this recently revealed patent application is any indication...

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Apple patent application points to DJ-like beat matching, pairs iTunes with fist pumps

Apple patent application points to DJ-like beat matching, pairs iTunes with fist pumps | Barrel O' Patents | Scoop.it

According to the claims covered, "an electronic device" (insert Mac or iOS product here) would be able to locate and interpret beats from a preceding AAC, MP3 or WMA file and crossfade them into those of the following track. . .

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IndustryWeek : What Patent-Law Reform Means for U.S. Manufacturers

IndustryWeek : What Patent-Law Reform Means for U.S. Manufacturers | Barrel O' Patents | Scoop.it
'No longer can you invent first, be diligent, go to commercialization and then rely on that first date of invention' to win a patent battle with someone who files earlier, attorney John Kastelic says.
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Patents on Genetic Data Raise Legal Questions on Rights to DNA

Patents on Genetic Data Raise Legal Questions on Rights to DNA | Barrel O' Patents | Scoop.it
Gene-sequencing breakthroughs, spawning a fast-growing, multibillion-dollar market for drugs and medical tests, are also creating thorny questions over how to regulate commercial use of the human genetic code.
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300k farmers hope for lawsuit against Monsanto — RT

300k farmers hope for lawsuit against Monsanto — RT | Barrel O' Patents | Scoop.it
Around 300,000 organic farmers think that Monsanto, the biotech giant known for genetically modifying Mother Nature’s handwork for profit and pushing over the little guys all the while, is pretty seedy.
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The IPKat: One in the eye for Pfizer glaucoma patent policy?

The IPKat: One in the eye for Pfizer glaucoma patent policy? | Barrel O' Patents | Scoop.it

What *not* to do to extend patent coverage: Italian Competition Authority spanks Pfizer for efforts to extend patent protection sayng Pfizer had no intention of launching a new drug, but only of excluding generics from the Italian market.

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Natural Alternatives Int'l Files Patent Infringement Suit Against DNP Int'l for beta-alanine import, sales| Benzinga

Natural Alternatives Int'l Files Patent Infringement Suit Against DNP Int'l for beta-alanine import, sales| Benzinga | Barrel O' Patents | Scoop.it

NAI alleges that DNP supplies infringing beta-alanine to nutritional supplement contract manufacturers, formulators and distributors in the United States. DNP imports its beta-alanine into the United States from China.

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Intel Granted Patent for Germanium Nanowire Transistors

Intel Granted Patent for Germanium Nanowire Transistors | Barrel O' Patents | Scoop.it
Submitted as a patent application in April of 2010, the company first discussed a related invention at the 2010 International Electron Devices Meeting. Intel disclosed that it had developed P-channel transistors made from germanium, which the...
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Prevailing Party for bill of costs -- Look at the overall objective of the litigation | Florida IP by Woodrow H. "Woody" Pollack, Tampa Patent, Trademark, Copyright, Attorney

Prevailing Party for bill of costs -- Look at the overall objective of the litigation | Florida IP by Woodrow H. "Woody" Pollack, Tampa Patent, Trademark, Copyright, Attorney | Barrel O' Patents | Scoop.it

Determining who is the prevailing party is not a calculation of which side won more of its claims than the other. Rather, the Court must look at the "relation of the litigation result to the overall objective of the litigation."

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Apple Acquires Patent Application’s Owned by Novell

Apple Acquires Patent Application’s Owned by Novell | Barrel O' Patents | Scoop.it

Apple recently acquired patents formerly owned whole-heartedly by Novell, which were originally held on to by CPTN. CPTN had made use of these patents in early April of last year with Apple’s...

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Managing Intellectual Property | The road to the rules: a conversation with Janet Gongola of the USPTO

Managing Intellectual Property | The road to the rules: a conversation with Janet Gongola of the USPTO | Barrel O' Patents | Scoop.it
USPTO Patent Reform Coordinator Janet Gongola gave Eileen McDermott a sneak peek into the months leading up to Tuesday night’s rules package implementing the contested cases provisions of the America Invents Act (RT @ManagingIP: Interview: Janet Gongola...
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