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This detachable plane cabin could save many lives

Former aviation engineer and crash investigator Vladimir Tatarenko designed a plane cabin that could potentially separate from the plane mid-flight and land on its own using parachutes and inflatable cushions.
This detachable plane cabin could save many lives
Markets

CSL has been hit with a patent infringement claim

The US-based biotech Bioverativ has alleged patent infringements by Australian blood products giant CSL. Bioverativ has filed complaints in the US District Court for the District of Delaware and with the International Trade Commission. The company specialising in the treatment of haemophilia alleges that Idelvion, developed by CSL Behring, infringes […]
CSL has been hit with a patent infringement claim
Strategy

Here’s Why Innovative Companies Have Such Young CEOs

If you’re trying to boost innovation in your company, you may want to find a young CEO. That’s according to new research from MIT and University of Pennsylvania economists, who came to this conclusion by comparing patent citations and the CEO’s age. As NPR reports, a patent that breaks new […]
Here’s Why Innovative Companies Have Such Young CEOs
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The Largest Patent Verdict Of 2012 Went To A Pittsburgh University — Not Apple

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CMU_campus_Cathedral_Learning_background.jpg”] In August, Apple won a massive $1.05 billion jury verdict in its epic smartphone fight with Samsung. A judge recently said that damages amount was way too high, but it turns out the $1.05 billion award wasn’t even the most massive patent verdict of 2012. (It was […]
The Largest Patent Verdict Of 2012 Went To A Pittsburgh University — Not Apple
Tech

Japan Court Rejects Samsung Patent Claim Against Apple

[credit provider=”Jung Yeon-Je/AFP”] A Japanese court Thursday rejected a claim by Samsung that Apple stole its technology, in the latest round of a global legal battle between the smartphone giants over patents.The Tokyo District Court ruled that Samsung has no rights over data transmission technology used in some of Apple’s […]
Japan Court Rejects Samsung Patent Claim Against Apple
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A Farmer’s Crusade Against Monsanto Could Determine The Future Of Patents

[credit provider=””>Library of Congress”] The U.S. Supreme Court heard a huge fight over seed patents Tuesday that pits an Indiana farmer against agribusiness giant Monsanto.That farmer, Vernon Hugh Bowman, bought and planted a single set of patented Monsanto soybean seeds and got in hot water after he used those seeds to […]
A Farmer’s Crusade Against Monsanto Could Determine The Future Of Patents
Tech

A Court Is About To Determine The Fate Of Software Patents And The Implications Are Massive

[credit provider=”visual.ly” url=”http://visual.ly/tech-patent-wars”] A federal appeals court is set to consider a case closely watched by Google Inc, Facebook Inc and other technology companies that could determine how far the patent system should go in protecting software inventions.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which specialises in patent […]
A Court Is About To Determine The Fate Of Software Patents And The Implications Are Massive
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Samsung Backs Off From Its Fight To Get Some Apple Products Banned In Europe

[credit provider=”Samsung”] Samsung Electronics Co. will withdraw patent lawsuits seeking to block sales of Apple Inc. products as part of litigation over the use of its technology in European countries, the company said today.”Samsung has decided to withdraw our injunction requests against Apple on the basis of our standard essential patents […]
Samsung Backs Off From Its Fight To Get Some Apple Products Banned In Europe
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Microsoft And Motorola Don’t Want You To Know How Much Their Patents Cost

[credit provider=”Dell/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dellphotos/6245501044/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Microsoft Corp and Google Inc’s Motorola Mobility unit have requested a federal judge in Seattle to keep secret from the public various details from their recent trial concerning the value of technology patents and the two companies’ attempts at a settlement.Microsoft and Motorola, acquired by Google earlier […]
Microsoft And Motorola Don’t Want You To Know How Much Their Patents Cost
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Jury Says Apple iPhone Violated Three Patents, Damages Unclear

[credit provider=”AP”] A U.S. jury on Thursday found that Apple’s iPhone infringed three patents owned by holding company MobileMedia Ideas, though damages have not yet been determined.The verdict was delivered after a week-long trial in Delaware federal court, said Larry Horn, chief executive of MobileMedia. An Apple spokeswoman declined to […]
Jury Says Apple iPhone Violated Three Patents, Damages Unclear
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Judge Calls For ‘Global Peace’ Between Apple And Samsung

[credit provider=”Matthew Lewis / Getty Images” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/30-doves-are-released-in-memory-of-former-macclesfield-news-photo/108244673#”] A judge considering whether overturn Apple’s billion-dollar patent damages victory over Samsung has called for a ceasefire in the ongoing war between the smartphone titans.”I think it’s time for global peace,” US District Court Judge Lucy Koh said after legal teams from Apple […]
Judge Calls For ‘Global Peace’ Between Apple And Samsung
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This Weapon Could Stop Apple From Getting Samsung Products Banned

[credit provider=”Associated Press/Getty Images”] Apple and Samsung are going back to court today in just one front of their global patent war.San Jose, Calif. federal judge Lucy Koh will consider reversing – or adjusting – a $1.05 billion award for Apple after a jury found Samsung infringed a ton of […]
This Weapon Could Stop Apple From Getting Samsung Products Banned
Tech

As It Gears Up For War With Samsung, Apple Adds To Its Patent Pile

[credit provider=”AP”] Apple is stocking up on patents.The company has quietly snapped up more than a thousand patents in the past six months from Rockstar Consortium, a move that helps bolster it as it battles Google, Samsung, and other Android backers in the mobile-device market.
As It Gears Up For War With Samsung, Apple Adds To Its Patent Pile
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Google Will Have To Make A Deal If It Doesn’t Want To Get Sued By The US

[credit provider=”Robert Scoble via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/scobleizer/4249731778/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Google Inc. is being pressed by U.S. Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jonathan Leibowitz to make an offer to settle the agency’s antitrust investigation in the next few days or face a formal complaint, two people familiar with the situation said.Google has been engaged in […]
Google Will Have To Make A Deal If It Doesn’t Want To Get Sued By The US
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Microsoft’s Patent Fight With Motorola Could Help Others Avoid Patent Warfare

[credit provider=”Steve Kovach, Business Insider”] Microsoft will square off against Motorola Tuesday in a case that could determine how much companies can charge others for licensing industry standard technology, The Wall Street Journal reports.Microsoft claims Motorola tried to charge it an unfair price for video streaming patents, while Motorola says […]
Microsoft’s Patent Fight With Motorola Could Help Others Avoid Patent Warfare
Tech

Why Apple’s ‘Rounded Corners’ iPad Patent Isn’t As Absurd As It Sounds

[credit provider=”Steve Kovach, Business Insider”] Tech pundits exploded the other day when they learned Apple received a patent for the “rounded corner” design of the iPad.The problem, they said, is that it would cause other tablet manufacturers to rethink their product design for fear of being sued by Apple for […]
Why Apple’s ‘Rounded Corners’ iPad Patent Isn’t As Absurd As It Sounds
Tech

Patent Troll Vringo’s Big Plan To Kill Google Falls Short

[credit provider=”flickr/ehud” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehud/17451790/”] On March 31, outspoken investor/writer James Altucher told the world about a little company that was going to bring Google to its knees.Vringo had old patents that it was going to use to nuke Google, therefore Google “might be going to $0.” When Altucher made his call […]
Patent Troll Vringo’s Big Plan To Kill Google Falls Short
Tech

Samsung Strikes Back With Its Own Patent Lawsuit Against The iPhone 5

[credit provider=”Screenshot”] Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Apple Inc.’s iPhone 5 infringes its patents, escalating a global fight over mobile devices after winning a court order lifting a ban on U.S. sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer.The world’s largest mobile-phone seller, based in Suwon, South […]
Samsung Strikes Back With Its Own Patent Lawsuit Against The iPhone 5
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Apple Wins In Germany And Google Could Be Forced To Recall Motorola Phones

[credit provider=”Associated Press”] Munich Judge Peter Guntz said Motorola had infringed Apple’s “overscroll bounce” technology, which enables users to move documents over the screen of their device and let them bounce back to the centre after releasing their fingers.Assuming appeals by Motorola, recently acquired by Google, are rejected and Apple […]
Apple Wins In Germany And Google Could Be Forced To Recall Motorola Phones
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The University Of California Is Suing Wal-Mart, Facebook, And Disney

[credit provider=”Flickr/ Loren Javier” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorenjavier/3730762003/”] A University of California patent licensee which has sued some of the biggest U.S. companies is taking on three more — Facebook Inc, Wal-Mart Stores Inc and the Walt Disney Co.Eolas Technologies Inc and the Regents of the University of California filed lawsuits on Wednesday […]
The University Of California Is Suing Wal-Mart, Facebook, And Disney
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Here’s Why It’s More Lucrative To Be A ‘Patent Troll’ Than A Real Manufacturer

[credit provider=” {GABY} via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/gabydt8/3177191179/”] So-called patent trolls – which don’t actually make anything –  in recent years received significantly larger damages awards on average than those won by companies that make things, a new report found.Critics of “trolls,” or nonpracticing entities, claim they hold huge numbers of patents […]
Here’s Why It’s More Lucrative To Be A ‘Patent Troll’ Than A Real Manufacturer
Tech

This Woman Is Fighting Apple’s Thermonuclear War Against Android Around The World

[credit provider=”TechnoBuffalo” url=”http://www.technobuffalo.com/companies/apple/noreen-krall-she-made-samsung-pay-1-billion/”] The number one reason Apple is the world’s most valuable company is the phenomenal success of the iPhone.The iPhone defined the modern smartphone and redefined Apple as a mobile computing company. It accounts for 46% of Apple’s revenue and an estimated 66% of its profits.
This Woman Is Fighting Apple’s Thermonuclear War Against Android Around The World
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After Its Major Victory Against Samsung, Apple Is Going After A.pl.

[credit provider=”flickr/darkroses” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/darkroses/2338923060/”] Apple, fresh from a patent victory against South Korean rival Samsung, has turned its sights on a smaller target – Polish online grocery website A.pl.The Polish patent office said on Tuesday the U.S. maker of the iPad, iPhone and iPod had filed a complaint, accusing the website […]
After Its Major Victory Against Samsung, Apple Is Going After A.pl.
Tech

Apple Has Patented A MacBook Touchpad That Lights Up

[credit provider=”Apple Insider” url=”http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/12/08/16/apple_looking_into_illuminated_touchpads_with_varying_colors_brightness.html”] A new Apple patent was published today that reveals the company’s investigations into illuminated touchpads on MacBooks, reports Apple Insider.It’s not meant just for lighting up the touchpad in a dark environment, but could also “give other feedback related to how the touch pad is being […]
Apple Has Patented A MacBook Touchpad That Lights Up
Tech

Amazon Is Hiring Experts To Acquire A Big Pile Of Patents

[credit provider=”Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images”] Amazon.com Inc is recruiting a cadre of intellectual property experts for a push into patent acquisition and licensing, the latest turn in its intensifying battles with Apple Inc and Google Inc in mobile devices and digital content.Amazon has hired executive recruiting firm Argos Search […]
Amazon Is Hiring Experts To Acquire A Big Pile Of Patents
Tech

Apple Has Patented A PlayStation-Style Game Controller

[credit provider=”FreePatentsOnline” url=”http://www.freepatentsonline.com/20120188052.pdf”] Apple filed for a patent on a video game controller in March and was awarded that patent today, reports Game Revolution.The patent describes how the device might interact with iOS devices, but Game Revolution speculates that the Apple TV or rumoured full television set could easily be […]
Apple Has Patented A PlayStation-Style Game Controller
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This Judge Thinks That Smart Gadgets Don’t Necessarily Need Patents

[credit provider=”Youtube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDbL5awVJFY”] CHICAGO (Reuters) – The U.S. judge who tossed out one of the biggest court cases in Apple Inc’s smartphone technology battle is questioning whether patents should cover software or most other industries at all.Richard Posner, a prolific jurist who sits on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of […]
This Judge Thinks That Smart Gadgets Don’t Necessarily Need Patents
Strategy

24 Trademarked Brands That Everyone Uses As Generic Names

[credit provider=”Chris Frape via flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisfrape/2603997448/”] Companies often hate it when their trademarks are used to describe other products, and see it as a misrepresentation of their brand.There are advantages too. Brands whose names have been adopted by the public for common use have a huge advantage in spreading […]
24 Trademarked Brands That Everyone Uses As Generic Names
Tech

Apple Is Trying To Put An End To Annoying Phone Calls

[credit provider=”Flickr / Monkey Eggplant ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4032405641/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Few things are as frustrating as a phone call where the signal fades in and out and you can’t understand the person you’re speaking to.A patent published by the USPTO this morning shows that Apple is looking into a system that would let […]
Apple Is Trying To Put An End To Annoying Phone Calls