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Google and YouTube have been sued in Germany for allegedly infringing on a video streaming patent owned by U.S. software company Max Sound. The case could lead to sales bans on several Google Android products.Max Sound alleges that Google and YouTube infringe on a patent which describes technology for efficient transport of digital content. All […]
Recently, when reviewing the latest published patent applications and issued patents for Samsung, we stumbled across a number of innovations that broadly relate to alternative energy solutions.There are many issues to be solved by engineers in the energy sector, from fossil fuel-based pollution to dwindling energy resources. Samsung has made commitments to alternative energy projects […]
Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) has introduced legislation to force the Washington Redskins football team to change its name. Honda’s bill would prohibit the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office from issuing new trademarks using the term “redskins” as a reference to Native Americans, as well as retroactively eliminate existing trademarks. [Source: The Hill]
In a recent article Toxic Asset, we explained in detail how much recent court decisions and new rules at the USPTO had negatively impacted the value of US patents. This is not to say that all patents are worthless, far from it. Actually, based on the fact that we have recently received strong offers on […]
On February 5, 2015, Rep. Goodlatte reintroduced his patent reform bill: the Innovation Act. Co-sponsors already include the bipartisan group of Reps. Defazio, Issa, Nadler, Smith, Lofgren, Chabot, Eschoo, Forbees, Pierlusi, Chaffetz, Jeffries, Marino, Farenthold, Holding, Johnson, Huffman, Honda, and Larsen. [Source: Patently-O]
The current outlook for legislative patent reform in 2015 is not so much whether reforms will be enacted but instead how far they will go. In a Chamber of Commerce IP event on November 18, Representative Goodlatte and Senator Coons will discuss their outlook on IP legislation in the new term. Source: http://patentlyo.com/patent/2014/11/update-patent-reform.html
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) lawyer Daniel Nazer’s Sisyphean task is right in his job title: he’s the Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents. So when Nazer says he’s seen one of the all-time dumbest patents, that’s saying a lot. Yesterday, Nazer and his fellow EFF lawyer Vera Ranieri filed court papers seeking to invalidate […]
The Seattle Seahawks will no longer block a trademark request made by Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins, according to the Seattle Times.
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