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2 hrs ago | Core77 design blog

Who Knew? The Wearable Chair Was Actually Invented 37 Years Ago

So it looks like the honor of Design Crossover Hit of the Week goes to Noonee's Chairless Chair , and while the mainstream media took to hailing it as a futuristic exoskeletal paramedical breakthrough, it so happens that the basic idea dates back to the late 70's.


Related Topix: Sheboygan, WI, Inventions, Science / Technology, Law

7 hrs ago |

An Inexpensive Alternative to Patent Litigation

The America Invents Act , passed in September 2011, provides additional procedures to challenge the validity of patents in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office .


Related Topix: Law

8 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Stem Cell Products Market & Therapies 2014 Research: Opportunities, Tools, and Technologies

Full-year 2013 analysis determines the size of the stem cell research products market to be .


Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Law

12 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Cellular Dynamics Awarded U.S. Patent Covering Automated Production...

8,815,585 on the automated production of human pluripotent stem cells, including induced pluripotent stem cells .


Related Topix: Law, Science / Technology, Stem Cell Research

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Magical Drug Wins EFF's Stupid Patent of the Month

Last December, the Patent Office issued Patent No. 8,609,915 on a "potent drug" that "rebukes cancer, cancer cells, and kills cancer."


Related Topix: Law, Science / Technology, Inventions

Customer Interaction Solutions

Onxeo Strengthens Beleodaq Patent Protection in the U.S. Until 2027

SA , an innovative company specialized in the development of drugs for orphan oncology diseases, today announced that the U.S. Patent Office will grant a new patent for Beleodaq on September 16th 2014.


Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Lymphoma, Health

Los Angeles Times

Apple patent application details smartwatch wireless charging

A patent application by Apple detailing a wireless charging system that could be used for a smartwatch was published Thursday.


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Cupertino, CA, iPhone, Law

The Washington Post

White House picks D.C. attorney Danny Marti to be the next a oeIP czara oe

The White House announced Thursday that is nominating a new Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, known colloquially as the "IP czar."


Related Topix: Law, Sports

JD Supra

Washington Redskins Challenge the Constitutionality of Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act

The Washington Redskins trademark controversy is far from over. Despite the fact that certain news and sports commentators and mainstream newspapers and organizations have announced that they will no longer use the term "Redskins" when reporting on the National League football team, and the fact that a variety of public figures, including President ... (more)


Related Topix: Law

Ars Technica

ALS group moves to trademark "ice bucket challenge" viral sensation

Unless you've been living in a sensory-deprivation chamber for the past few weeks, you've heard of the "ice bucket challenge" being shown off on all types of social media.


Related Topix: Medicine, Als, Health, Law

The Washington Post

Can the ALS Association trademark the a oeice bucket challengea oe? Ita s going to try.

Members of the Tyler Fire Department dump buckets of ice on Mayor Martin Heines, center, his daughter, Isabelle, 8, and wife, Michelle, last week in front of City Hall in Tyler, Texas.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Association, Tyler, TX, Law, Sports


I.Protect: Converse

UNIVERSAL Rubber Products, Inc. filed an application with the then Philippine Patent Office for registration of the trademark "UNIVERSAL CONVERSE AND DEVICE" used on rubber shoes and rubber slippers.


Related Topix: Law


Apple seeks patent for dock that gives iPhone super strength

The technology lets users plug an iPhone into a dock with the Lightning connector and not worry about how much force or torque they place on it to remove the device.


Related Topix: iPhone, Law

DVDCreation Reviews

Sensorstream Aims "To Put a Computer on Every Wrist"

USPTO grants allowance to Sensorstream for its circular smart watch case design, commercially dubbed "Pi"; Founder Tom Rapko believes smart watch adoption rate will rival all previous consum... /PRNewswire/ -- Sensorstream is pleased to announce the successful allowance of its smart watch case design featuring a circular display from the USPTO and ... (more)


Related Topix: Law, Computers

Patently Obvious

Federal Circuit: Bingo Gaming Software Improperly Encompasses the...

In a non-precedential decision earlier this week, the Federal Circuit found Planet Bingo's patents invalid as lacking eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. 101.


Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, Computers, CPU, Printers, Law

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Roberts Court Gets Intellectual

This year brought an unusually active U.S. Supreme Court term for the law of intellectual property.


Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, US Supreme Court, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, Inventions, Science / Technology

Business Wire

Ryogen Awarded Two U.S. Patents Directed to Hepatitis C and Diabetes

8,795,959 titled "Isolated glucokinase genomic polynucleotide fragments from chromosome 7" was issued August 5, 2014.


Related Topix: Hepatitis, Diabetes, Health, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, Law, Suffern, NY

Government Executive

Patent Office Telework Scandal Not Really About Telework

Revelations of unprofessional behavior within the Patent and Trademark Office's award-winning work-from-home program have been described as "telework abuses" by investigators and lawmakers -- despite a lack of details specifically linking the problems to telework, mobile work advocates say.


Related Topix: Law, Social Software, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa

Blue 42. Set. Trademark! I mean, Hike

Can you feel it? All around the country, fields are being groomed, stenciled, and painted.


Related Topix: University of Southern California, University of Arkansas, Law

Business Journal

Top of the List: Central Ohio's patent law firms

The No. 1 patent law firm in Central Ohio represents clients in cases dealing with aircraft components, robotics and medical devices.


Related Topix: Law