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Supreme Court Considers When US Patent Violations Are 'Induced' Abroad

The US Supreme Court today will take up a case that will determine how much help an overseas manufacturer can get from the U.S. without running afoul of US patent laws. From a report on ArsTechnica: The case originates in a dispute between two compet...
by Remote Network on Dec 6, 2016

Supreme Court Rules For Samsung in Smartphone Fight With Apple

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Samsung in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone. The justices said Samsung may not be required to pay all the profits it earned from 11 phone models because the features at issue...
by Remote Network on Dec 6, 2016

Apple Patenting a Way To Collect Fingerprints, Photos of Thieves

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Apple Insider: As published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple's invention covering "Biometric capture for unauthorized user identification" details the simple but brilliant -- and legally fuzzy --...
by Remote Network on Aug 25, 2016

How to NOT Write a Patent Claim for Plastic Films

One of the stranger patent claims that I have ever encountered is this one:” 1. A multi-layer, thermoplastic stretch wrap film containing seven polymeric layers, comprising:(a) two outer layers, at least one of which having a cling performance of a...
by It's the Rheo Thing on Aug 12, 2016

Amazon Patents Noise-Canceling Headphones That Could Automatically Turn Off When It Detects Certain Sound Patterns

An anonymous reader shares a report via The Next Web: Noise-canceling headphones are great for tuning out the din around you when you just want to focus on listening to music or enjoy some peace and quiet. Unfortunately, they also mute sounds that yo...
by Remote Network on Aug 1, 2016

Amazon Patents Way To Turn Lampposts, Church Steeples Into Drone Perches

An anonymous reader writes from a report via The Consumerist: Amazon has received a patent that shows what drones may be doing when they're not flying throughout the sky delivering packages: sitting on lampposts and church steeples. "Amazon was recen...
by Remote Network on Jul 19, 2016

Apple Patents a Way To Keep People From Filming At Concerts and Movie Theaters

An anonymous reader writes: Apple has patented a system that prohibits smartphone users from taking photos and videos at concerts, movie theaters and other events where people tend to ignore such restrictions. The patent has been award to Apple today...
by Remote Network on Jun 28, 2016

Ecore Receives Two U.S. Product Patents

Ecore, a company that transforms reclaimed waste into unique performance surfaces, recently received two United States product patents. Read Ecore Receives Two U.S. Product Patents on Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings.
by FacilityBlog on Jun 20, 2016

Yahoo Preps Auction For 3,000 Patents Worth $1 Billion

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The Wall Street Journal reports that bids are being accepted for nearly 3,000 Yahoo patents and pending applications. In April, Yahoo moved 2,659 patents into a patent-holding company called Exca...
by Remote Network on Jun 8, 2016

IBM Has Been Awarded An Average Of 24 Patents Per Day So Far In 2016

Traditional companies continue to score a huge number of patents, reports Quartz. The publication deep dived into the patent filings to find which company has been awarded the most number of patents this year. According to its finding, IBM has been a...
by Remote Network on Jun 4, 2016

GREED FILE - Patents and Trolling for Ca$h aka Extortion

COMMENT:  Way in my past, there was an article that the U.S. Patent Office was NOT computerized as were other government regulatory agencies.  It implied that this was intentional since a paper system was very slow and other persons could f...
by Mage Soapbox on May 30, 2016

Patent Troll VirnetX Wants To Ban FaceTime and iMessage, Increase Damages Award By $190M

An anonymous reader writes: Earlier this year, patent troll VirnetX won a court battle with Apple to the tune of $625 million. Now, the company wants to increase the damages award by $190 million. Law360 reports: "At a post-trial hearing Wednesday, T...
by Remote Network on May 26, 2016

Judge Rodney Gilstrap Sees A Quarter Of The Nation's Patent Cases

derekmead quotes a report from Motherboard: Since taking the bench in 2011 -- moving literally across the street from his law office into the district courthouse -- Judge Rodney Gilstrap has become one of the most influential patent litigation judges...
by Remote Network on May 6, 2016

Samsung, Nvidia End Their Patent Lawsuits

Reader itwbennett writes: In September 2014, Nvidia sued both Samsung and Qualcomm, asking for shipments of Galaxy phones and tablets with graphics processors from Qualcomm, ARM and Imagination Technologies to be blocked. Samsung fired back, suing Nv...
by Futuristic Car Design on May 2, 2016

DJI Files Patent Lawsuit Against Yuneec, Marking Industry's First Legal Fight

An anonymous reader writes: The world's most successful consumer drone manufacturer, DJI, has filed a lawsuit in California claiming Yuneec has infringed on two of its patents. The claim centers on "systems and methods for target tracking," and "inte...
by Remote Network on Apr 1, 2016

Patent That Cost Microsoft Millions Gets Invalidated

An anonymous reader links to a report on Ars Technica: One of the oldest and most profitable patent trolls, Uniloc, has been shot down. Its US Patent No. 5,490,216, which claims to own the concept of "product activation" in software, had all claims r...
by Remote Network on Mar 26, 2016

Nike's Self-Lacing Shoes Will Go On Sale This Year

An anonymous reader writes: The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 self-lacing shoes have been officially unveiled. We know they will go on sale later this year, but we do not know the price. "When you step in, your heel will hit a sensor and the system will automa...
by Remote Network on Mar 17, 2016

Airbus Patents Adjustable Seats, In-Seat Storage For Aircarft

AmiMoJo writes: Airbus, a leading aircraft manufacturer, has recently applied for a pair of airplane seat patents that simultaneously look to increase customer comfort while stripping away what little room remains. The first patent is for a "Re-Confi...
by Remote Network on Feb 28, 2016

Patent Troll VirnetX Awarded $626M In Damages From Apple

Tackhead writes: Having won a $200M judgement against Microsoft in 2010, lost a $258M appeal against Cisco in 2013, and having beaten Apple for $368M in 2012, only to see the verdict overturned in 2014, patent troll VirnetX is back in the news, havin...
by Remote Network on Feb 4, 2016

Newegg Sues Patent Troll After Troll Dropped Its Own Lawsuit

WheezyJoe writes: Not satisfied that a patent troll dropped its lawsuit against them, Newegg has sued the troll. So-called "patent holding company" Minero Digital sought to exact royalty payments on a wide range of USB hubs, suing, among others, Newe...
by Remote Network on Jan 27, 2016


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