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Apple and Google Join Together to Purchase Kodak Patents

By Joseph Mandour on December 12, 2012

kodak1-150x88 San Diego – Apple and Google are reportedly working together to offer Eastman Kodak more than $500 million for its imaging patents, which are being sold as part of Kodak’s bankruptcy proceedings. Read the rest »

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U.S. Supreme Court to Decide if Human Genes are Patentable

By Joseph Mandour on December 3, 2012

Patent Litigation CaliforniaOrange County – The U.S. Supreme Court announced today that it will decide whether isolated human genes are patentable, a decision that will have far-reaching consequences for biotechnology companies, medical researchers, and consumers of medical services. Read the rest »

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Patent Chief Defends System Against Google and Other Critics

By Joseph Mandour on November 26, 2012

binary-200x133 Los Angeles – US Patent and Trademark Director Dave Kappos defended the patent system against critics, such as Google, who have been claiming the system is broken. Read the rest »

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Federal Circuit Panel Wants Review Of PTO Claim Construction Weight

By Joseph Mandour on October 24, 2012

courthouse1-150x150 Los Angeles – The Federal Circuit on Tuesday called for more clarity in determining the proper standards with which it should weigh claim construction decisions made in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board, with a majority panel opinion that asked for en banc review of its own decision. Read the rest »

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TI Wins Patent For Method Of Keeping Tabs On Solar Panel Performance

By Joseph Mandour on October 19, 2012

solar panel-thumb-200x149-50812 California – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued Texas Instruments Inc. a patent on Tuesday for a way of monitoring and measuring the performance of an array of solar energy cells. Read the rest »

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Apple Patents Mode Of Blocking Unauthorized Users Of Devices

By Joseph Mandour on October 16, 2012

Patent Lawyers San Diego – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued Apple Inc. an array of patents on Tuesday, including one that would allow a device to detect whether an individual user is supposed to be using it and stop unauthorized access. Read the rest »

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Samsung Aims To Patent Automatic Smartphone Diary

By Joseph Mandour on October 8, 2012

Intellectual Property Infringement San Diego – Samsung Electronics Co. is seeking patent protection for a way to have an electronic device like a smartphone record and summarize the operations of a user’s daily life and present the results in story form, according to a patent application the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published last week. Read the rest »

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Apple Seeks To Patent Detachable Wireless Headphones

By Joseph Mandour on October 5, 2012

headphones2-thumb-200x157-50164 California – A new patent application unveiled by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday shows Apple Inc. is hoping to obtain patent protection for a listening device for a media player that could instantly and seamlessly switch from being plugged in to operating wirelessly. Read the rest »

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Federal Circuit Breathes New Life Into Abbott Glucose Monitor Patents

By Joseph Mandour on September 29, 2012

glucose-thumb-200x150-50162California – The Federal Circuit on Friday resurrected two Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. patents for a diabetes-related glucose monitoring system, ruling that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s rejection of the patents was based on unreasonable claim constructions. Read the rest »

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Apple Hopes To Patent Siri iPhone Voice Function

By Joseph Mandour on September 27, 2012

iphone-apps Los Angeles – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office unveiled a patent application continuation Thursday that Apple Inc. filed earlier this year seeking a patent for its Siri voice assistant feature on the iPhone. Read the rest »

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