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Patent Term Extension, Dog ate my Homework Act

This post was first published on 12th April, 2011.    Guest Post by Ms. Vinita Radhakrishnan  In future, 'Dog ate my homework' may be a perfectly accepted excuse for missing a deadline at United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for Patent term extension (PTE) request. Recently, I stumbled upon an article authored by Dianna Goldenson titled “A day late and a few million dollars short". The article mainly refers to the deadline calculation for the Patent term extension request to…

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The image depicts Cipla's range of veterinary products marked 'Advantage'. Another company has a similar mark 'Advantix' for the similar products. This post talks about how the trademark issue was settled. Click on the image to read the full post.

Trademark Litigation: ‘Advantage’ of Settlement

This post was originally published on 18th December, 2011. Bayer and Cipla have recently settled trade mark litigation with respect to Advantage and Advantix trade marks.  These trade marks were registered by Bayer at the USPTO and are being used for veterinary products. Cipla has been marketing one of its pet products under the trade mark, DA Double Advantage with the aid of an online supplier called Archipelago. Aggrieved by Cipla's actions, Bayer filed a suit in a US court…

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Apple’s Smart Ring could be on the horizon

The multinational technology corporation Apple Inc. is known for coming up with some of the most fascinating technologies. Not too long ago, Apple filed a patent for a smart ring. The company is said to be developing a new wearable device with touchscreen and voice-control capabilities. The patent is  titled “Devices and Methods for a Ring Computing Device” and was published by the US Patent and Trademark Office on October 1st 2015. The device contains a ring mounted touch screen,…

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This image depicts about Humanity First which is an international charitable trust established to promote and safeguard the preservation of human life and dignity. This is relevant as OSTP & USPTO give due Recognition to game changing Innovators. Click on the image for full description.

OSTP & USPTO give Recognition to Innovators

  On April 20, the OSTP (Office of Science and Technology Policy) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) hosted the 2015 - Patents for Humanity Awards in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The USPTO announced the winners on April 13, 2015. Patents for Humanity is the USPTO's voluntary prize competition for patent owners and licensees. The program was launched at The White House in February, 2012 for promoting businesses of all kinds to apply their innovations to address…

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True Position Inc.’s Device Locator Patent Invalidated

  In a final written decision of an inter partes review under the America Invents Act (AIA), the United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) stated that True Position Inc.'s (device locator) patent - 7,783,299, which describes a system for locating wireless devices in an emergency, is invalid in light of three prior art references. US patent 7,783,299 covers monitoring links in a wireless network, and triggering network events detected on those links. The technology…

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