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2012-05-23 02:26:47

SYDNEY and BEDMINSTER, N.J., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- QRxPharma Limited (ASX: QRX and OTCQX: QRXPY) announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued the Company U.S. Patent No. 8,182,837, which does not expire until 2023. This patent covers a method of treatment of pain comprising the administration of the oral Dual Opioid®( )compositions of MoxDuo IR (Immediate Release) for the treatment of acute pain as well as MoxDuo CR (Controlled Release) for the...

ITC Rules Motorola Infringed Upon Microsoft Patents
2012-05-20 06:25:02

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that some Motorola Mobility smartphones infringe upon patents owned by Microsoft, and as such those products will be prohibited from entering the country, various media outlets reported on Friday. According to Diane Bartz of Reuters, Microsoft first filed the complaint with the ITC in October 2010, accusing the Illinois-based telecommunications company of infringing upon nine patents for Windows Mobile and Windows Phone. Two of those...

2012-05-15 02:23:38

WILMINGTON, Del., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Butamax(TM) Advanced Biofuels, LLC announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Butamax Patent Number 8,178,328. The '328 patent covers a highly efficient engineered pathway for producing isobutanol from recombinant microorganisms at commercial scale. These novel microorganisms have been designed using advanced biotechnology to convert sugar to isobutanol. (Logo:...

2012-05-10 02:22:55

DALLAS, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TransData, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced, solid-state power & energy metering products, has received a notification from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") of its intention to issue a reexamination certificate reaffirming the validity of TransData's U.S. Patent 6,903,699 ('699 patent). According to the notice, the USPTO confirmed validity on all of the pending '699 claims as originally patented and will allow 33 new...

2012-05-08 14:22:22

Following the ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in favor of Absolute Software, Stealth Signal consents to final settlement VANCOUVER, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Absolute(®) Software Corporation ("Absolute" or the "Company") (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-embedded endpoint security and management solutions, today announced it has reached a settlement with Stealth Signal (now known as XTool Mobile Security, Inc.) by way of a...

2012-05-03 02:36:55

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Voice Recognition Systems, Inc. ("AVRS") (OTCBB: AVOI) responds to questions regarding its patent position. AVRS announced today that it has received numerous calls regarding the AVRS press release of May 2, 2012 concerning the April 27, 2012 decision of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interference ("BPAI"). President and CEO of AVRS, Walter Geldenhuys, stated, "The status of all of the Company's U.S. Patents (#5,960,447, #7,558,730,...

2012-05-03 02:34:27

WILMINGTON, Del., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Butamax(TM) Advanced Biofuels, LLC announced today that it is requesting that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reexamine the Gevo "GIFT" Patent No. 8,101,808. This patent has 156 claims that relate to recovery of alcohols from fermentation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120209/MM50763LOGO ) The Butamax request for reexamination cites critical references not reviewed by the USPTO prior to the patent being...

2012-05-02 02:31:30

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 2, 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). Interference Proceedings AVRS reports that, on April 27, 2012, a panel of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences ("BPAI") entered a judgment that all of the claims in Application No. 09/351,542 (i.e., the application that is involved in Interference No....

2012-05-01 21:06:04

Passage of the America Invents Act into law led to the most dramatic changes in the U.S. patent system in 60 years. These reforms will have a significant impact on technology innovators such as biotechnology-based businesses, as detailed in two articles in Industrial Biotechnology, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. The articles are available free online on the Industrial Biotechnology website. "Industrial biotechnology companies rely heavily on their patents to attract...

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...