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2012-04-23 22:21:30

SAN DIEGO, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ivera Medical Corporation announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has reaffirmed the validity of two patents belonging to Ivera. These patents cover key aspects of products used to disinfect intravenous access ports in order to reduce bloodstream infections in healthcare settings. Excelsior Medical had requested a reexamination of the two patents by the USPTO, arguing that the patents should be invalidated. The...

2012-04-17 02:34:01

MELBOURNE, Australia, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Future Fibre Technologies Pty., Ltd. ("FFT"), the global leader in the development, manufacturing, and installation of fiber-optic intrusion detection systems, previously announced that it filed a lawsuit against Optellios, Inc. ("Optellios") on July 25, 2008. In the lawsuit, FFT, claimed that it is the rightful owner of United States Patent No. 7,142,736 ("736 Patent"). At that time FFT sought, among other things, that the '736...

2012-04-16 23:00:03

StrutPatent.com has recently added new advanced search features to their site. With more than a million searchable patents within the database, the advanced search tools help users narrow their results and improve the overall search process. (PRWEB) April 15, 2012 Since the launch of StrutPatent.com, a premiere patent search portal, the site has given its users the ability to perform basic searches for patents that have been issued by the United States Patent and Trade Office as far back as...

2012-04-16 02:28:35

NEW YORK and BOSTON, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Duane Morris partners Vincent Capuano, Ph.D., Anthony Fitzpatrick and Laura Vogel will present at American Conference Institute's (ACI) Paragraph IV Disputes Conference, which runs from April 23-25, 2012, in New York City. These three partners are part of a team of Duane Morris lawyers across the country focused on the complexities of bringing generic pharmaceuticals to market. ACI's 6th Annual Paragraph IV Disputes conference...

Skewed Patent Laws Force Microsoft To Ditch The Germans For The Dutch
2012-04-03 08:34:55

Jedidiah Becker for RedOrbit.com Despite a few relatively quiet weeks in the tech industry's ongoing global patent wars, Microsoft announced Monday that it will be relocating its European software distribution center from Germany to the Netherlands in an attempt to avoid becoming further embroiled in patent disputes with smartphone maker Motorola Inc. According to Microsoft spokesman Thomas Baumgaertner: “We would have preferred to keep our European distribution center in Germany,...

2012-03-28 10:22:06

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The inventor of technology used in data vending systems such as the iTunes and Playstation Network systems has sued Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Inc. (NYSE: APPL) and Foster City, Calif.-based Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (NYSE: SNE) for patent infringement. Inventor Benjamin Grobler is represented by intellectual property attorneys Christopher Banys and Richard C. Lin from the Palo Alto, Calif., office of The Lanier Law Firm. The...

2012-03-27 02:30:20

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc. ("AVRS") (OTCBB: AVOI) provides a status update on the interference proceedings before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (the Board) and notes the receipt of its fourth patent for its speech recognition and transcription technology from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Interference Proceedings Lead Administrative Patent Judge Tierney issued an order on March 23, 2012...

Emoticons Enter Patent Wars
2012-03-21 04:52:51

Jedidiah Becker for RedOrbit.com In the most recent installment in the tech industry´s increasingly absurd patent wars, Varia Holdings LLC is suing mobile device makers Samsung Electronics and Research in Motion (RIM) for allegedly infringing its patent on a technology used to insert emoticons into text messages. In case you´ve been living in rural Indochina for the last decade, emoticons are those obnoxious (yet strangely convenient) little faces that we´re all guilty of...

2012-03-19 02:22:33

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Landon IP, Inc. is excited to announce that our relationship with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been extended with the award of a new ten-year contract to perform Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) searches. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101208/CL14149LOGO ) Landon IP participated in the original USPTO PCT search pilot program and was subsequently awarded a full, five-year contract in 2006 to...

2012-03-15 06:00:00

SILVER SPRING, Md, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR) today announced that it has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against Sandoz Inc. (Sandoz) for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,153,222, 6,765,117 and 7,999,007 relating to United Therapeutics' product Remodulin® (treprostinil) injection (Remodulin). The lawsuit is based on an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) filed by Sandoz with the...