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55 min ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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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7 hrs ago | 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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9 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

15 hrs ago | 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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19 hrs ago | 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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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Freshnews

FlowVision Expands Its Intellectual Property Portfolio with Third New Patent Award

FlowVision, LLC a full service provider of Lean Business and Supply Chain Consulting Services, today announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued another patent to FlowVision, LLC for its approach to supply chain management.

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Eff.org

The Next Patent Office Director Probably Shouldn't Be One Of The Guys Who Killed Patent Reform

Philip Johnson is Chief Intellectual Property Counsel of Johnson & Johnson, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.

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Related Topix: Law, Johnson & Johnson, Biotech, Johnson and Johnson, Medicine, Johnson and Johnson Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry

Freshnews

Seres Health Announces Allowance for Key Patent on the Use of Synergistic Bacterial Compositions

Seres Health, a clinical-stage therapeutics company developing novel treatments for diseases related to the human microbiome, today announced that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a pharmaceutical composition patent application that covers its lead product candidate, SER-109, which is currently in ... (more)

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Mashable

iPhone 6 Could Auto-Unlock in 'Safe' Areas

The company recently filed for a patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that would sense a user's location and adjust security levels accordingly.

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