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42 min ago | The Washington Post

Cana t register trademark with Statue of Liberty holding silenced gun...

So argued a U.S. Patent & Trademark Officer examiner, in refusing to register the mark.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Sports

1 hr ago | Scientific American

New Hotbeds of Innovation Rise in the U.S.

The number of patents granted each year by the U.S. is skyrocketing. Companies inside and outside the country lead the race as they scramble to tap huge American markets.

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4 hrs ago | JD Supra

Putting Structure and Function Into Context for USPTO Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance

The USPTO's "Guidance For Determining Subject Matter Eligibility Of Claims Reciting Or Involving Laws of Nature, Natural Phenomena, and Natural Products" has been criticized for requiring a product to be markedly different in structure from a product of nature in order to be eligible for patenting, even though the Supreme Court has considered both ... (more)

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Related Topix: Law, Vaccinations, Health

6 hrs ago | Blue's News

Battleborn TM Oddity Explained

The United States Patent and Trademark office Trademark Electronic Search System reveals something interesting about Battleborn , showing that the trademark for Gearbox Software's just-announced "hero shooter"/ not a MOBA is not actually registered to Gearbox, but to Necromonger, LLC, a company located at the same Plano, TX address as Gearbox.

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Related Topix: Law, 2K Games, Gearbox Software, Video Games, Borderlands, Plano, TX

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Eff.org

Why Do Patent Trolls Go to Texas? It's Not for the BBQ

There is a lot in our current patent system that is in need of reform. The Patent Office is too lax in granting patents .

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Related Topix: Law, Marshall, TX

Denver Post

Lawsuit: Patent lawyer's bogus bills swindled $5M from Hunter Douglas

Window-covering giant Hunter Douglas in a federal lawsuit accuses its long-time patent attorney of swindling nearly $5 million from the company over 14 years.

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Related Topix: Steamboat Springs, CO, Law

TG Daily

LOT Network hopes to disarm trolls

A new partnership between Canon, Google, Dropbox, SAP, Asana and Newegg is attempting to preempt frivolous lawsuits from 'non-participating entities' commonly known as patent trolls.

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Freshnews

US Patent Office Grants McCord Research Wound Care Patent

McCord Research, Inc. was recently granted a US patent for a process to treat skin wounds characterized by the partial or full thickness loss of skin.

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Bellingham Herald

John Wayne heirs sue university over the name Duke

A federal lawsuit filed last week is the latest salvo in a long-running legal duel between the North Carolina university and California-based John Wayne Enterprises over commercial products featuring the name.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Western, Drama Movies, John Wayne, The Searchers, Duke University, North Carolina, Law

Brandon Sun

Duke vs. Duke: John Wayne heirs sue university over use of late movie star's nickname

John Wayne's heirs are taking Duke University to court over the family's right to market bottles of bourbon branded with the late movie star's nickname, Duke.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, John Wayne, Duke University, North Carolina, Law

GlobeNewswire

Michelle Sara King Joins FairWinds Partners as Vice President of Policy and External Relations

FairWinds Partners Wednesday announced that Michelle Sara King has joined the firm as Vice President of Policy and External Relations.

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Related Topix: Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Law

Freshnews

Reverse MedicalA Corporation Announces New US Patent for the BARRELA Vascular Reconstruction Device

Reverse Medical Corporation announced today that the United States Patent Office has notified the Company that a new patent has issued entitled "Protuberant Aneurysm Bridging Device and Method of Use".

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Patently Obvious

Federal Circuit: How Not to Describe the Invention

In this case, the Federal Circuit affirms a narrow construction of X2Y's claim terms based upon a disavowal of scope.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

TV Technology

Cognitive Networks Receives U.S. Patent for Smart Client Technology

Cognitive Networks announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued the company patent number 8,769,584 for its smart client technology.

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Related Topix: Law, TV, Electronics, Science, Computer Science

JD Supra

IPO Releases List of Top 300 Patent Holders for 2013 - IPO Releases...

Last month, the Intellectual Property Owners Association announced the release of its 31st annual list of the top 300 organizations receiving U.S. patents.

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WTOP-FM Washington

Study: Range of views about Redskins' name

A majority of adults in the region say they feel the Washington Redskins should not change the team name, according to a new poll.

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Hispanic Business

ZS Pharma Announces Allowance of Two U.S. Patent Applications for ZS-9

ZS Pharma, a biopharmaceutical company developing novel treatments for kidney, cardiovascular, liver and metabolic disorders, announced today that it has received Notices of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for U.S. Patent Application Numbers 13/371,080 and 14/036,489 for ZS-9 , the Company's product candidate in Phase 3 ... (more)

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Scientific American

Foreign Companies Grab Increasing Share of U.S. Patents

Patents granted in countries worldwide are booming as companies race to compete in emerging economies.

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Patently Obvious

Looking for Volunteer Tech Assistance

There is also rumor of a PTO "program" whereby corporations donate cash to some sort of "Director's discretionary fund" or "examiners' development fund."

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Hispanic Business

Apple files patent for iPhone smart security lock

Hot on the heels of Android's smart lock update with L, Apple has decided to follow suit.

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Related Topix: iPhone, Law

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