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2014-08-19 16:31:24

NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Network-1 Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB: NTIP) today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") issued Notice of Intent to Issue a Reexamination Certificate ("NIRC") rejecting a challenge to the patentability of Network-1's Remote Power Patent (U.S Patent No. 6,218,930). The Remote Power Patent had been reexamined by the USPTO as a result of an unknown third party's request for ex parte reexamination of certain claims...

2014-08-18 08:26:10

Patent Trolls: Predatory Litigation and the Smothering of Innovation By Respected Researcher and Attorney William J. Watkins NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The explosion of patent litigation is stifling technological innovation according to Independent Institute Research Fellow William J. Watkins, Jr., who examines an outmoded patent system that is ill-suited for the modern economy in his new book, Patent Trolls: Predatory Litigation and the Smothering of Innovation....

2014-08-04 08:34:34

One of Six Patents in Microsoft Lawsuit ZEPHYR COVE, Nev., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VirnetX(TM) Holding Corporation (NYSE MKT: VHC), an Internet security software and technology company, announced today that last Friday the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted two petitions for inter partes review (IPR) filed by Microsoft Corporation. These petitions seek review of certain claims of VirnetX's U.S. Patent No. 7,987,274 ('274 patent). The '274 patent is one...

2014-07-25 08:28:35

NEW YORK, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Network-1 Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB: NTIP), a company engaged in the development, licensing and protection of intellectual property, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. Patent No. 8,782,726, entitled "Method for Taking Action Based on A Request Related To An Electronic Media Work." The claims in this latest patent are generally directed towards methods for tagging electronic works to perform actions, including...

2014-07-09 23:05:41

What the Supreme Court says about inventions that don’t deserve a patent holds important lessons, says intellectual property law Professor Daryl Lim of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 An “inventive” idea with tangible effects deserves a patent, but an attempt to patent abstract business ideas doesn’t meet those standards, the U.S. Supreme Court recently decided in Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank International (Docket #13-298). In its ruling, the court...

2014-06-23 00:20:34

SAN FRANCISCO, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RPX Corporation (NASDAQ: RPXC), the leading provider of patent risk management solutions today announced its acquisition of PatentFreedom, the first provider of data, intelligence, and consulting on non-practicing entities (NPEs). While financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed, it is not expected to be material to RPX's Q2 or full-year 2014 results. Dan McCurdy, founder and Chairman of PatentFreedom, will join RPX as Senior...

2014-06-18 08:33:24

Online resource for small businesses to learn about the implications of assertion letters they receive SAN FRANCISCO, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RPX Corporation (NASDAQ: RPXC), the leading provider of patent risk management solutions today launched a free web-based tool to consolidate all patent data relevant to demand letters that non-practicing entities (NPEs) send to small business owners alleging patent infringement. Any small business that receives an assertion letter now has...

2014-06-13 23:06:13

American Innovators for Patent Reform – a coalition of inventors, universities, small businesses and patent practitioners that promotes stronger patents and more vigorous patent enforcement – opposes the proposed “Trade Protection Not Troll Protection” Act because it is anti-innovation and serves special interest groups. New York, N.Y. (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 American Innovators for Patent Reform (AIPR), an industry group representing small patent owners – start-ups, R&D...

2014-06-10 08:39:37

RPX establishes broad distribution potential for insurance designed to protect companies facing patent risk. SAN FRANCISCO, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RPX Corporation (NASDAQ: RPXC), the leading provider of patent risk management solutions, today announced that CRC Insurance Services will act as broker for its recently launched insurance service using a select group of brokers from CRC's network across the United States. RPX Insurance Services, LLP, as a coverholder for Lloyd's...

2014-05-23 12:26:08

NEW YORK, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Network-1 Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB: NTIP) today announced that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB") of the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") issued its decision in favor of Network-1 in the pending Inter Partes Review ("IPR") rejecting a challenge to the patentability of Network-1's Remote Power Patent (U.S Patent No. 6,218,930). In the IPR proceeding Avaya Inc., Dell Inc., Sony Corporation of America, and Hewlett...


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  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
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This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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