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51 min ago | News Max

Patent Office Workers Paid to Exercise, Do Laundry, Shop Online

Paralegals hired by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to handle a backlog of appeals and cases were actually paid more than $5 million to perform no work, according to the Commerce Department's Inspector General .

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1 hr ago | ComputerWorld

Infor wins appeal of long-running patent lawsuit

EPlus first sued Lawson, an ERP company Infor acquired in 2011, in 2009, alleging that a number of configurations of Lawson's procurement software infringed on patents it held.

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1 hr ago | The Washington Post

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The directorship of the United States Patent and Trademark Office has sat vacant for more than 16 months, at once a reflection the fact that the world of patents has long been what one veteran observer calls a "backwater" and that it isn't anymore - especially as the technology world has rapidly gained political might and turned its attention to ... (more)

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2 hrs ago | Politico

Clinton: Redskins name 'insensitive'

"I think it's insensitive and I think that there's no reason for it to continue as the name of a team in our nation's capital," Clinton said during an interview on Tuesday with Jorge Ramos, who asked her if she thought the name was a "racial slur."

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5 hrs ago | Foreign Policy

The NSA's Patents, in One Searchable Database

What do a voice identifier , an automated translator , a "tamper-indicating" document tube , and a supersecure manhole cover have in common? They're all technologies for which the secretive National Security Agency has been granted patents by the U.S. government, giving the agency the exclusive rights to its inventions.

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Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, Cryptography, Science, Computer Science, Law

7 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Rivada Networks Gets Location-Based Services Patent

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued patent #8,787,944, Method and System for Providing Enhanced Location Based Information for Wireless Handsets, to Rivada Networks.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Freshnews

Ryogen Awarded Two Patents Directed to Polynucleotide Sequences that...

Ryogen LLC, an R&D company focusing on polynucleotide sequences implicated in human diseases, was awarded two new patents this month, bringing the total number of its issued U.S. Patents to 32. U.S. Patent No.

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Digital Trends

Samsung patents more smartwatch designs with round faces

Samsung already has a slew of smartwatches out on the market, but all of its wearables have one thing in common: the square screen.

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JD Supra

Supreme Court Rules Abstract Ideas Implemented on Computer Not Patent-Eligible

On June 19, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in the case of Alice Corporation v.

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CNET News.com

Apple wins patent for crowd-sourced traffic navigation

Imagine a navigation system that can guide you based on the number of stop lights, stop signs, and obstacles along the way.

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jdsupra.com

Comments on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance Due by July 31

This week brings the July 31, 2014 deadline for submitting written comments on two USPTO patent subject matter eligibility guidance documents: The "Myriad-Mayo" Guidance issued March 4, 2014 and the "Alice Corp. v.

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Hispanic Business

United States : Forerunner Software announces additional patent pending technology

A major provider of mobile BI solutions and the developer of Forerunner Mobilizer, an optimized, responsive mobile application designed to extend the power of Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services to mobile BI, , has announced further patent pending technology to its vast portfolio of 20 patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

BroadcastNewsroom

mCig, Inc. to Report Record Adjusted Earnings on Record Revenue Increase of 1,100%

BELLEVUE, Wash., July 28, 2014 -- mCig, Inc. , a technology company that owns, manufactures, and distributes the mCig, VitaCig, and Vapolution products, today announced that the Company expects to report record operating results for its fiscal year ended April 30, 2014.

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JD Supra

Motion to Stay Pending CBM Review Granted Where Non-Practicing Entity ...

Boku, Inc. filed a CBM petition with the PTAB seeking review of the patentability of Plaintiff's U.S. Patent No.

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JD Supra

Harley-Davidson Booze Coming Soon?

With the 74th Anniversary of the famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally less than a week away, it seemed like a good time to check in on recent Harley-Davidson trademark activity at the USPTO.

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Improbable Research

Sexual appliances have subclass, says the Patent Office

"SEXUAL APPLIANCE" is the official name of the US Patent and Trademark Office's Class 600, Subclass 38 .

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ABA Journal

Solos sometimes need help hiring help

Solo attorney Erik Pelton has gradually refined his methods of recruiting office help, including creating an employment contract and employee rules of conduct.

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Business Journal

Soulard business owner calls Bitcoin 'wave of the future': TechFlash 7 things

The White House Office of Science and Technology, through the Missouri Division of Workforce Development and U.S. Department of Labor, has awarded Kansas City a $500,000 grant to help train IT professionals.

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IPKat

Daylight robbery, value for money and patent renewals: it's time to talk

The IPKat and Merpel regularly receive vast quantities of marketing literature. Much of it is plainly irrelevant to the content of an IP weblog and some of it, while relevant to the subject, is of insufficient interest or significance to mention to our readership.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Patently Obvious

Trade Secrets, Trademarks, and Interstate Commerce

Society should always question rules where the rule-maker is not itself bound by the rules.

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