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2011-04-26 09:52:00

HOUSTON, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For nearly three years, Total Vein has continued its quest to offer unpatented, disposable medical supplies at reasonable prices, despite the claims of patent infringement made by VNUS Medical Technologies, Inc. In 2008 VNUS Medical Technologies, Inc. (now owned by Tyco Healthcare Group, LP) sued Total Vein; claiming Total Vein's sales of certain disposable medical supplies infringed five medical method patents. After a seven week trial, in December...

2011-01-03 12:52:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of BNA, announces the publication of the Second Edition of Biotechnology and the Federal Circuit, the only reference work that provides an in-depth consideration of the entire body of Federal Circuit precedent in the rapidly developing area of biotechnology. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090529/DC24463LOGO) Biotechnology and the Federal Circuit, Second Edition integrates the court's decisions in...

2010-08-18 07:15:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CUR) announced that it received notification that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has upheld the patentability, without amendment, of all claims in U.S. Patent No. 5,753,506 and intends to issue a reexamination certificate in due course. This patent describes methods of culturing and expanding neural stem cells. A reexamination request had been filed by a third-party requestor in...

2010-07-27 09:45:00

TORONTO, July 27 /PRNewswire/ - In the latest development in the i4i v Microsoft patent infringement case, i4i is pleased to announce that today the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has issued a Reexamination Certificate which confirms the patentability of all claims of U.S. Patent 5,787,449 ('449) that had been put into the reexamination proceeding by Microsoft. This issuance of the Reexamination Certificate formally concludes the reexamination proceeding favorably for i4i....

2010-07-08 10:00:00

(CTXS:NSDQ) TORONTO, July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - 01 Communique Laboratory Inc. (TSX:ONE) today announced that prosecution of the inter partes reexamination of its United States Patent # 6,928,479 is now closed. The United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") has issued a Right of Appeal Notice concluding that ALL of the claims in the inter partes re-examination, that were challenged by Citrix Systems, Inc., are patentable. There are 46 claims of invention ("claims") contained in...

2010-05-11 08:05:00

TORONTO, May 11 /PRNewswire/ - i4i is pleased to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has confirmed the patentability of all claims of the U.S. Patent 5,787,449 ('449) that had been put into a reexamination proceeding by Microsoft. Loudon Owen, Chairman of i4i, says, "This is a very material step in our litigation against Microsoft. Put simply: i4i's patent is clearly and unequivocally valid. Even though Microsoft attacked i4i's patent claims with its full...

2010-01-15 17:42:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, announced today the publication of the 2009 Supplement to Drafting Patents for Litigation and Licensing. The supplement and its main volume are published by BNA Books, and written by members of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090529/DC24463LOGO) Drafting Patents for Litigation and...

2010-01-13 09:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Endologix, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELGX), developer of minimally invasive treatments for aortic disorders, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted both of Endologix's requests for reexamination of the two patents asserted by Cook, Inc. in the lawsuit filed in October 2009 against Endologix. The USPTO agreed with Endologix that certain existing patents pre-date Cook's patents and raise "substantial new...

2009-06-15 08:00:00

Palomar to Seek Re-Start of Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Candela BURLINGTON, Mass., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PMTI), a leading researcher and developer of light-based systems for cosmetic treatments, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("the Patent Office") has confirmed the validity of 56 claims in the re-examination of U.S. Patent No. 5,735,844 ("the '844 patent"), entitled "Hair Removal Using Optical...

2009-06-03 07:01:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Finjan Inc., a leader in secure web gateway products and the provider of a unified web security solution for the enterprise market, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has terminated the reexamination proceedings and issued a Notice of Intent to Issue Ex Parte Reexamination Certificate (Notice) in the reexamination of its U.S. Patent No. 6,092,194 for a system and method for protecting a computer and network from...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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