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4 hrs ago | Patently Obvious

Why No Patent Revivals?

Once a patent issues, the patentee must pay a regular maintenance fee to keep the patent in force.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Newswise

Broad Institute Awarded First Patent for Engineered CRISPR-Cas9 System

The Broad Institute today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued the first patent for an engineered CRISPR-Cas9 system that is enabling scientists to modify genes and better understand the biology of living cells and organisms.

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Related Topix: Law, Genetics, Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Inventions, Science / Technology

Hispanic Business

Alzheon Announces Notice of Allowance for U.S. Patent for its Lead...

The allowed claims are directed to Alzheon's lead therapeutic candidate ALZ-801, and protect the ALZ-801 compound, pharmaceutical compositions containing ALZ-801, as well as methods of treating Alzheimer's disease using ALZ-801.

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Related Topix: Law, Alzheimer's, Health, Science / Technology, Inventions

Daily Record

A bar by any other name

An Ocean City retailer is suing the brewery for trademark infringement. Though the lawsuit continues, Shorebilly Brewing announced at the end of last year that it would rename itself , opening up suggestions for its new moniker to the public.

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Bangor Daily News

Developer given patent for Diabetic Neuropathy Detector

A Maine medical device manufacturer has been awarded a patent for an invention that will provide doctors with the ability to detect patients at risk of diabetic limb loss more reliably and at earlier stages.

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Related Topix: Diabetic Neuropathy, Health, Inventions, Science / Technology, Law, Medicine, Diabetes, University of Maine

JD Supra

Calling Non-Traditional Trademarks By Name

Things that are worth talking about need names. Good, distinctive names are best.

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Related Topix: Law

JD Supra

Intent To Use - It's Not The Thought That Counts

Bona fide intent , the sine qua non of non-use trademark applications, was given new meaning by the TTAB in a decision released unpublished February 21, 2014 but redesignated as precedent on March 26, 2014, thus placing at risk similar applications for oppositions and issued registrations for cancellation.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

JD Supra

Consider Design Patents as One Mode of Protection for Product Appearance

In the world of industrial design and branding, the appearance or look and feel of a product can be subject to various forms of intellectual property protection.

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Related Topix: Arts, Industrial Design (Product Design), Law

TechCrunch

Google Patents Tiny Cameras Embedded In Contact Lenses

Google has a new patent application with the USPTO , which takes one of the basic concepts of Glass and extends it even further, embedding tiny cameras that could be embedded in contact lenses for various uses, including photographing what a wearer sees, or providing the basic input for a contact-based assistive device for the visually impaired.

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Related Topix: Cameras, Law

FindLaw

Silicon Valley Patent Office Opening Delayed ... Again

When Congress enacted the America Invents Act in 2011, the USPTO was charged with designating four satellite office locations, and they chose: Detroit, Denver, Silicon Valley and Dallas.

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Related Topix: Law

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Examiner.com

Summer science camp at Depew Middle School

Depew School District is hosting Camp Invention, a one-week program for children in grades 1-6 with curricula that develops creative, inventive thinking, and problem solving skills through hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, Depew, NY, Education Etc., Law

Patently Obvious

Making Examiner Interviews Transparent

Patent law seeks to provide the public with notice of a patentee's property rights by requiring that a patent's claims "distinctly point out what the inventor .

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Toano man wants to stop opening of new Jewish Mother restaurant

The Jewish Mother, a restaurant and live music venue, at one time had venues in Norfolk, Hampton, and the Hilltop district of Virginia Beach.

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FindLaw

Supreme Court Clarifies Pleading Requirements for Lanham Act Claim

A few weeks ago, the Supreme Court decided a case that clarifies the pleading requirements for a plaintiff who makes a claim for false advertising under the Lanham Act.

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Related Topix: US News, Law, Printers

JD Supra

The Complexities of the USPTO Proposed Attributable Ownership Rules

The USPTO proposed attributable ownership rules would require the public disclosure of the "attributable owner" of patent applications and patents.

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Related Topix: Law

Patently Obvious

Patent Grant Numbers

The USPTO broke a new record in March 2014 - issuing more than 6,000 utility patents in a single week.

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JD Supra

Between Scylla And Charybdis: Future Of Software Patents Lies In Supreme Court Balance

The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank , a case in which the outcome may have a dramatic effect on the future and direction of software patents.

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Related Topix: US News, Stephen Breyer, Inventions, Science / Technology, Law

Pacific Business Times

Neurovision wins $30M jury verdict in trademark suit against NuVasive

The Neurovision case was unusual in that the jury agreed that the registration of the trademark was fraudulent.

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Related Topix: NuVasive, Healthcare Industry, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration

Thu Apr 10, 2014

AndhraNews

SmartMetric Claims Recent Credit Card Fraud Figures Add Further...

SmartMetric Claims Recent Credit Card Fraud Figures Add Further Support for Its $13.4 Billion Patent Infringement Claim Against Visa Inc. and MasterCard International -- Recent Report Says Credit Card Fraud in United States Increased From $8 Billion in 2012 to $11 Billion in 2013 SmartMetric, Inc. , SmartMetric the developer of fingerprint ... (more)

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Explicitly yours

Tomorrow I will be on a panel called "Warning, the Following Material May Be Explicit: Addressing the Efficacy of A 2 of the Lanham Act" as part of American University Law Review 's annual Federal Circuit Symposium.

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Related Topix: Law, Asian-American

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