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2012-08-14 06:22:50

WILMINGTON, Del., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Butamax(TM) Advanced Biofuels, LLC, the biobutanol technology leader, announced today the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Butamax(TM) Patent Number 8,241,878. This patent provides early protection for high activity enzymes that perform a key a step in the pathway for making isobutanol. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120209/MM50763LOGO ) "Butamax was first to identify the superior activity of these...

2012-07-31 23:02:58

The Super Rope Cinch, a device that eliminates the need to tie and untie knots when securing items with rope, has just received patent number 8225463 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) July 31, 2012 The Super Rope Cinch, a device that eliminates the need to tie and untie knots when securing items with rope, has just received patent number 8225463 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent owners, Timothy Bourke and Dorothy Bourke...

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2012-07-23 21:56:48

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the weekend Minecraft game developer Markus Persson, who is also known by the moniker "notch" had an interesting wake-up call. He tweeted the event. "Step 1: Wake up. Step 2: Check email. Step 3: See we're being sued for patent infringement. Step 4: Smile." DRM tech firm Uniloc is suing Minecraft's parent company Mojang, as reported by the blog Boing Boing. Mojang is actually among a group of 10 game developers, which also includes...

2012-07-23 02:21:48

WILMINGTON, Del., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Butamax(TM) Advanced Biofuels, LLC noted today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued an order granting Butamax's request for reexamination of the Gevo "GIFT" Patent No. 8,101,808. The patent has 156 claims related to separation and recovery of various alcohols, including butanols. The claims also describe methods for retrofitting ethanol plants to produce higher alcohols. The USPTO issued an Office Action...

2012-07-20 10:23:35

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Just one day before a July 18, 2012 trial, ObjectVideo, Inc. dropped its patent infringement case against Samsung Techwin Co, Ltd. and Samsung Opto-Electronics America, Inc., in the International Trade Commission (ITC). The patents in suit dealt with video analytic software for security camera systems, such as virtual tripwire technology, and included US patent numbers 6,696,945; 6,970,083; and 7,424,175 (the '175). The case was originally filed in...

2012-07-19 02:26:27

SAN DIEGO, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Celladon Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative treatments for cardiovascular diseases, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued U.S. Patent No. 8,221,738 with claims that cover the administration of MYDICAR, Celladon's first in class drug under clinical evaluation for advanced heart failure. The patent, titled "Methods of enhanced uptake of viral vectors...

2012-07-10 06:26:47

GLEN ALLEN, Va., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Star Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGX) announced that the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for claims covering a product formulation that, among other uses, assists in weight loss and also the reduction of tobacco use. Application No. 12/826,985, entitled "Nutritional Product Containing Anatabine and Yerba Mate," describes and claims compositions containing a combination of anatabine and yerba mate, as...

2012-07-09 02:29:37

DALLAS, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TransData Inc. today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has confirmed the validity of all of the company's United States smart meter patents after concluding a series of ex-parte reexaminations. TransData's smart meter patents are directed towards wireless "under-glass" communication technology invented by the company for use in digital electric meters. Digital electric meters incorporating this technology are commonly referred to...

2012-07-09 02:25:08

YORK, Pa., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unilife Corporation ("Unilife" or "Company") (NASDAQ: UNIS, ASX: UNS), today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted the Company U.S. Patent No. 8,167,837 for the Unifill® ready-to-fill (prefilled) syringe. This key Unilife patent, which provides Unilife and its customers with a long-term competitive advantage into 2026, covers Unilife's proprietary technology for the integration of automatic and...

2012-06-28 02:31:30

RESTON, Va., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ObjectVideo, the leader in intelligent video, today announced it has filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) requesting an investigation of certain Pelco Sarix® technology products, including, but not limited to, Sarix® IDE10DN-0 and Sarix® IEE10DN-0 network cameras. The complaint seeks an exclusion order and a cease and desist order barring the importation, sale for importation or sale after...