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What is patent lawsuits?
[February 14, 2013 – 01:34 pm]
What is patent lawsuits?

The Framingham audio company yesterday filed a patent lawsuit against a company that makes an iPhone docking system that competes with its own SoundDock offering. In its suit, filed in US District Court in Boston, Bose charges SDI Technologies iHome line, which lets users turn their Apple iDevices into boomboxes, violates a patent Bose was awarded on Jan. 29 for a system for turning computers into audio systems. Bose says SDI knew it had applied for a patent for the system and that the continued existence of iHome unfairly harms sales of its SoundDock system. Bose is seeking…

What is patent law?
[February 13, 2013 – 03:00 pm]
What is patent law?

There are some that will tell you that the use of the term invention or present invention in the specification will limit the claims. This misguided belief suggests that merely using the word invention or the phrase present invention in the specification creates a problem for the claims. I have heard this numerous times over the years. Every time I hear this it is like fingers on a chalkboard. Related posts: Working with Patent Drawings to Create a Complete DisclosureWhat you are looking at here is something that is similar to a Big Mac because it has two beef patties…

What is patent invention?
[February 12, 2013 – 09:20 am]
What is patent invention?

King Saud University Mohammed A. Al-Khamis, a researcher with the Saudi Electricity Company Chair in Power System Reliability and Security,  recently received a United States Patent for his invention titled, “Method and Apparatus for Storing Energy.”  This invention was previously patented with both the Gulf Cooperation Council Patent Office (2011) and the European Patent Office (2012). The goal of this invention is to successively arrange weights in a way to store electrical energy as potential or latent energy by lifting the weights to an artificial or natural elevated point. …

What is Patent fraud?
[February 11, 2013 – 02:30 pm]
What is Patent fraud?

A lawyer in New Jersey has notified us that they have received an email from the purported Fredrik Andor with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the initial email: From: Fredrik Andor [mailto:enilda.magalhaes@ifnmg.edu.br] Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 8:40 PM Subject: Urgent Case Dear Attorney, We are seeking for a lawyer to assist in a collection case that requires immediate attention. If this…

What is Patent foramen ovale PFO?
[February 7, 2013 – 05:05 pm]
What is Patent foramen ovale PFO?

Virgin HealthMiles is changing lives.  Just ask Michael Manack. At 5:30 a.m. on December 28, 2009 at the age of 51, I suffered a stroke. The stroke affected my coordination especially on my right side (unfortunately I am right-handed), along with my balance and speech. I was in the hospital for four days and then in a rehabilitation hospital for a week. I was discharged with a walker. I continued therapy at the rehabilitation hospital as an outpatient. I was discharged from Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and finally Speech Therapy. In December 2010, I had a procedure…

What is Patent ductus arteriosus ligation?
[February 19, 2013 – 10:45 am]
What is Patent ductus arteriosus ligation?

Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is a congenital disorder in the heart wherein a. [2] Surgically, the DA may be closed by ligation (though support in.

What is Patent Document Authority files?
[February 18, 2013 – 01:55 pm]
What is Patent Document Authority files?

Further proof that MultiLing’s translators are among the best in the business! Mr. Kengo Date and Mrs. Mayu Kawaguchi, both from our office in Japan, recently passed the high-level patent translation test conducted each year by the Nippon Intellectual Property Translation Association (NIPTA). The Japanese authority in the field of patent translation offers the test in three levels of difficulty, with participants passing the most difficult 1st level listed on the NIPTA website as “professional translators recommended by the association.” Kengo Date took this year’s test in the…

What is patent Disclosures?
[February 17, 2013 – 03:43 pm]
What is patent Disclosures?

By Dennis Crouch The chart above shows a histogram of the number of figures included in a set of 90, US design patents issued over the past several years. The median number of figures is 7 and the average is 7.3 figures.The typical seven views are typically six orthogonal views and one perspective view. Designs with only one figure are typically surface treatments or screen icons. Microsoft s recent GUI Design Patent No. D675, 221 is shown to the right and appears to show an mapping interface for zooming in and out.In utility patents,the figures are used to flesh-out the disclosure…

What is patent defect?
[January 14, 2013 – 04:13 pm]
What is patent defect?

Small Claims Court is a popular venue for disputes related to construction and renovation. Non-payment for work done and dissatisfaction with the job is all too common.  Outside of the small claims court procedure, unpaid contractors often seek a construction lien to encourage payment from the customer. As a result, customers frequently have to deal with a lien on their property even if they believe that no payment is due under the circumstances because the work was shoddy. For a contractor, is a construction lien always the best way to settle an unpaid account? On the flip…

What is patent and Trademark?
[February 19, 2013 – 10:41 am]
What is patent and Trademark?

Some people confuse patents, copyrights, and trademarks. Although there may be some similarities among these kinds of intellectual property protection. Functions of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The USPTO also disseminates patent and trademark information that promotes an understanding.

What is Patent and Trademark Law?
[February 8, 2013 – 01:03 am]
What is Patent and Trademark Law?

U.S. Patent No. 6, 473, 908: Garment having a buttocks cleavage revealing feature. JW Note:  Wishing our readers a Happy Valentine’s Day 2013! Having fully described the invention in such clear and concise terms as to enable those skilled in the art to understand and practice the same, the invention claimed is: 1. Apparatus comprising: a garment having a buttocks covering portion; and a buttocks cleavage-revealing portion disposed at the buttocks covering portion for revealing an upper portion of a cleavage of a buttocks, the buttocks cleavage revealing portion comprises an…

What is Organizational Learning to Starbucks?
[February 16, 2013 – 10:35 pm]
What is Organizational Learning to Starbucks?

I have always added my own spent coffee grounds and filters to my compost.  Now, I’m putting the grounds directly into the garden. I recently met someone from Ground to Ground, an organization the promotes a union between neighborhood gardeners and their local coffee shops, to keep more waste out of the landfill.   I learned that coffee can be applied directly to the garden, as a top or side dressing on acid loving plants,  (she suggested that garden soil can be comprised of up to 30% coffee grounds.) It contains nitrogen, magnesium and calcium which are all great for the soil…

What is Organizational learning and creativity?
[February 13, 2013 – 11:07 pm]
What is Organizational learning and creativity?

Location: Portland, Ore. Organization: Mercy Corps helps people turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve. Driven by local needs, we provide communities in the world’s toughest places – places like Afghanistan, Haiti, and Somalia – with the tools and support they need to transform their own lives. Program/Department Summary: Resource Development (RD) staff work in three main areas: 1) raising private funds and cultivating and maintaining relationships with private donors; 2) defining the agency’s brand, raising our public profile and sharing stories about…

What is Intangibles tax?
[February 16, 2013 – 08:48 pm]
What is Intangibles tax?

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, one of Ohio largest and most respected Ohio law firms, put out an an analysis of Governor Kasich’s new sales tax plan yesterday.  Their conclusion?   “This tax expansion will hit Ohio businesses most directly and hardest.” “If you can think of or describe an act rendered for a fee that is not expressly excluded, it’s a taxable service under the bill, ” says the study.   They also note that this type of broadening has only been attempted a few times before and “Each time, the effort failed for political, economic, practical, compliance and/or…