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Patent: Smartflash takes a $ 532.9 Mn worth bite of Apple

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Apple, known for suing other high profile companies, gets a taste of its own medicine. Apple Inc. has been ordered to pay US$ 532.9 Mn after a federal jury in Texas found that its iTunes software infringed three patents owned by patent licensing firm, Smartflash LLC. To market and commoditize his patents, Patrick Racz, in the early 2000s established Smartflash. As a non-practicing entity, the firm operates solely through patent licensing and litigation. Smartflash, a Texas-based patent licensing company, sued Apple in May, 2013, alleging that iTunes software infringed its patents related to accessing and storing downloaded songs, videos and games. After...

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Patent: Hedy Lamarr – Much more than what meets the eye

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As a world of glamour, Hollywood has given us some of the most brilliant people that have been an inspiration. Today, we will see an inspiration of another kind. We will see a new side to someone considered one of the most beautiful and talented women in Hollywood. Someone who moonlighted as an inventor! She is Hedy Lamarr! Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler popularly known as Hedy Lamarr, was an Austrian-American actress and inventor. At the age of 19, she was married to Friedrich Mandl, whom she left before fleeing to Paris. In Paris, she met MGM head Louis B. Mayer, who offered her a movie...

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Patent: European Patent Process – Presentation by Nitin Nair

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[slideshare id=45416833&doc=eupatentprocess-150304045849-conversion-gate01] The presentation herein, on the European Patent Process, was delivered by Mr. Nitin Nair at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, for Senior Officials of the Ministry of MSME, Government of India. For more information about the presentation or the event you may contact the Sinapse team at [email protected]

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Patent: US Patent Process – Presentation by Nitin Nair

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[slideshare id=45415372&doc=uspatentprocess-150304042304-conversion-gate01] The presentation herein, on the US Patent Process, has been delivered by Mr. Nitin Nair at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, for Senior Officials of the Ministry of MSME, Government of India. For more information about the presentation or the event, you may contact the Sinapse team at [email protected]

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Patent: Basics of Specification Drafting – Presentation by Somashekar Ramakrishna

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[slideshare id=45409802&doc=basicsofspecificationdrafting-150304014411-conversion-gate01] The presentation herein, on Basics of Specification Drafting, was delivered by Mr. Somashekar Ramakrishna at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, for Senior Officials of the Ministry of MSME, Government of India. Starting with specification contents, the presentation covers drafting guidelines, claim drafting basics and examples. For more information about the presentation or the event, you may contact the Sinapse team at [email protected]

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Patent: Patent Infringement Analysis – Presentation by Dr. Kalyan Kankanala

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[slideshare id=45407242&doc=patentinfringementanalysis-150304000311-conversion-gate01] The presentation herein, on patent infringement analysis, is delivered by Dr. Kalyan Kankanala at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, for Senior officials of the Ministry of MSME, Government of India. Starting with patent rights and claim construction, the presentation covers all aspects of patent infringement such as literal infringement and infringement by equivalence with the help of Indian cases and examples. For more information about the presentation or the event itself, please contact the Sinapse team at [email protected]

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InPASS: New Patent Full-Text Search Tool from IPO

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The CGPDTM (Controller General of Patents Designs and Trade Marks) has been instrumental in stepping up the efforts of the IPO in making more patent information available online, with the introduction of a new search tool named InPASS (Indian Patent Advanced Search System), in February, 2015. The Indian Patent Office is showing its commitment to providing transparency to the public about patents. In 2010, the CGPDTM office launched IPAIRS, Indian Patent Information Retrieval System. Subsequently, the CGPDTM has constantly been improving IPAIRS, offering new search fields such as Applicant Address and PCT Number in 2012, and introduced Stock and Flow Based Dynamic Patent Utility in 2014...

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Patent: Patent Acquisition and Guess Work

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Whenever an organization acquires any patent there is a whole lot of speculation that hits the market along with the product. Let us now see some of these acquisitions that made highlights in February, 2015. (1) Google acquires Odysee Google has purchased Odysee, an iOS and Android app concerned with the backing up and sharing of photos. Why would Google need this? It has Google+ photos! Odysee’s capabilities are slightly different. It allows for full quality photos to be automatically backed up, via the cloud, to your computer. At the same time, Odysee concerns itself with seamless private sharing of these high quality images. What's the speculation about? It has...

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Margaret Knight: Most Notable Woman in the World of Patents

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In the late 1860s, Margaret Knight was working in a paper bag plant in Massachusetts, USA. The paper bags of the time were conical in shape, with the bag tapering towards the bottom. She felt that a bag with a rectangular shape and a flat bottom could fit more items. So, she designed a  model of a machine for automatically cutting, folding and gluing paper bags with a rectangular shape and a flat bottom. She approached a machine shop to build a working prototype of the machine, so that she could file a patent for the machine. While the prototype was...

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IP Licensing: Kingsoft, Xiaomi Establish New IP Investment Fund

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Chinese security software developer, Kingsoft, together in the partnership with the mobile phone maker, Xiaomi, Beijing Zhigu Technology Consulting Services (an entity controlled by Xiaomi’s founder Lei Jun) and a few others, has launched a USD 35 Mn fund to support Intellectual Property related investments. Kingsoft announced that the investment vehicle managed by Beijing Zhigu Technology Consulting Services will have a 10-year term, without disclosing other specific details. It is widely speculated that the fund has been formed as an aftermath of the Qualcomm antitrust investigation by China and its subsequent order to make Qualcomm surrender its “reverse patent license.” Reverse...

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