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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...

2014-07-09 08:27:39

CRANBURY, N.J., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PTN), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted, receptor-specific peptide therapeutics for the treatment of diseases with significant unmet medical need and commercial potential, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 13/910,422 (the '422 application). The application includes...

2014-07-02 08:31:44

All Claims Found to be Valid PLANO, Texas, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ContentGuard Holdings, Inc. ("ContentGuard"), a subsidiary of Pendrell Corporation (NASDAQ: PCO), announced today that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued final written decisions on June 26, 2014 and July 1, 2014 finding valid all claims of the ContentGuard digital rights management (DRM) patents at issue. These decisions follow patent trials...

2014-07-01 12:25:22

HORSHAM, Pennsylvania, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reed Technology and Information Services Inc. [http://www.reedtech.com ], a LexisNexis company, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire PatentCore, the Minneapolis-based, privately held developer of the LexisNexis(R) PatentAdvisorSM solution suite [http://www.reedtech.com/products-services/ip-solutions/patent-advisor-suite ]. The acquisition will extend the LexisNexis intellectual property (IP) offerings and give...

2014-06-30 16:24:22

Patent Office Puts Colorado in the National Spotlight as an Innovation Hub DENVER, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) opened its permanent satellite location in Denver. The new office is the second to open out of four satellite offices announced by the USPTO including those in Detroit, Dallas-Fort Worth, and San Jose, Calif. The offices are designed to foster American innovation in the global marketplace, while at the same time help...

2014-06-30 08:35:02

ObjectVideo's '912 Patent successfully emerges from Patent Office Reexamination; Second of two seminal ObjectVideo Metadata patents in Reexam to pass review. RESTON, Va., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ObjectVideo, Inc. ("OV"), a leading provider of video analytics solutions announced today that the second of two of its seminal metadata patents in Reexamination successfully emerged after review by the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO")....

2014-06-25 16:24:11

Report Released at 2014 BIO International Convention Explores Important Changes to Patent Process SAN DIEGO, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloomberg BNA and law firm Robins, Kaplan, Miller, & Ciresi L.L.P, in conjunction with the Biotechnology Industry Organization, today published a study on the impact of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions affecting the life sciences industry. The report, Stopped at the Threshold: The Practical Implications of the Supreme Court's Mayo and...

2014-06-24 16:26:17

ARLINGTON, Va., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- eGlobalTech (eGT), a leading provider in management and IT consulting services for the Federal Government, has been awarded a five year contract with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for services at the Office of the Chief Information Officer under the USPTO requirement for Infrastructure, Design, Engineering, Architecture, and Integration (IDEAI-2). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130509/MM11093LOGO eGT will be...

2014-06-20 08:23:18

Expands Patent Portfolio for its Contraceptive Patch, Twirla(TM) PRINCETON, N.J., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Agile Therapeutics, Inc., (NASDAQ: AGRX), a women's health specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of new prescription contraceptive products, today announced that patent U.S. 8,747,888 ('888 Patent), was issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on June 10, 2014. The patent is a continuation of its prior patent US 8,246,978...

2014-06-14 23:03:36

Jeff Ballabon joins the Board of Directors of American Innovators for Patent Reform, a trade group that advocates for stronger U.S. patents and more vigorous patent enforcement on behalf of inventors, engineers, researchers, entrepreneurs, patent owners, small businesses, universities, investors, patent attorneys, patent agents, patent brokers, tech transfer managers and licensing executives. New York, N.Y. (PRWEB) June 14, 2014 American Innovators for Patent Reform (AIPR), an industry...


Latest United States Patent and Trademark Office Reference Libraries

OncoMouse
2013-10-02 09:29:43

The OncoMouse or Harvard Mouse is a type of laboratory mouse that has been genetically modified utilizing modification designed by Philip Leder and Timothy A. Stewart, of Harvard University, to carry a certain gene called an activated oncogene. The activated oncogene considerably increases the mouse’s vulnerability to cancer, therefore making the mouse suitable for cancer research. The rights to the invention were owned by DuPont until recently. The USPTO found that the patent expired in...

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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.