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42 min ago | The Washington Post
So argued a U.S. Patent & Trademark Officer examiner, in refusing to register the mark.
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1 hr ago | Scientific American
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.
4 hrs ago | JD Supra
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)
There is a lot in our current patent system that is in need of reform. The Patent Office is too lax in granting patents .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FairWinds Partners Wednesday announced that Michelle Sara King has joined the firm as Vice President of Policy and External Relations.
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".
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.
Last month, the Intellectual Property Owners Association announced the release of its 31st annual list of the top 300 organizations receiving U.S. patents.
A majority of adults in the region say they feel the Washington Redskins should not change the team name, according to a new poll.
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)
Patents granted in countries worldwide are booming as companies race to compete in emerging economies.
There is also rumor of a PTO "program" whereby corporations donate cash to some sort of "Director's discretionary fund" or "examiners' development fund."
Updated: Thu Jul 10, 2014 07:41 am
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