USPTO: Switch to DOCX for patents applications or pay a surcharge


USPTO will require Docx format for patent application documents unless you want to pay a fee. This change is part of the recent effort of the USPTO to automate their process, which relied heavily on human labor. Read More...

August 27, 2022
USPTO Patent Fee

Intel is still working on VISC architecture 5 years after acquisition of Soft machines


Not many of you remember, but in 2016 Intel quietly bought a small startup : Soft Machines . That startup was developing a new type of processor architecture called VISC. New patent are surfacing showing that Intel is still actively developing the concept. Read More...

October 30, 2021
Intel Patent VISC

Tokenization of Patent Portfolio : democratizing patent licensing revenue stream via NFT


Tokenization of Patents can not only bring more transparency to the IP market. It can also deliver new revenue via the tokenization of Patent portfolios. Read More...

June 21, 2021
Patent USPTO withdrawn

US patents withdrawal is growing exponentially


The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) an exponential rise of patent application withdrawal over the past couple of years. Read More...

May 31, 2021
Patent USPTO withdrawn

Apple fill patent describing a method for improving Face ID biometrics for masked users


The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has as recently released a continuation patent from Apple showing potential upgrades to Face ID biometrics for clients wearing masks. Read More...

May 16, 2021
Patent Apple Biometric

US Patent Number 11,000,000


On May 11, 2021, the USPTO issued US Patent Number 11,000,000. Read More...

May 11, 2021
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11 Millionth patents filled at USPTO


The USPTO recently issued U.S. patent No 10,999,961. If we follow the current patent filling rate we can expect the 11Millionth patent to be filed on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. Read More...

May 08, 2021
Patent USPTO Stats

How long does it take to get a patent application to grant


In 2020 the USPTO’s eight-year trend of reducing patent application pendency continued to trend downward. Read More...

January 24, 2021
Patent USPTO Stats

USPS Blockchain-Based Voting System Patent


USPS patent a vote-by-mail infrastructure with a blockchain layer Read More...

January 03, 2021
Patent blockchain Voting system

2020 Utility Patents


The numbers are in for 2020 utlity patents issued by the USPTO Read More...

December 30, 2020
Patent USPTO Number

Xilinx patents list


In light of the potential AMD acquisition of Xilinx, lets have a look at Xilinx patents list highlighting the latest developments that may be interesting. Read More...

November 28, 2020
Patent Xilinx Fresh

AMD's latest (patents) developments in CPU, GPU, package and more


AMD patent list that was published recently. Some Zen3 and CDNA foundation patents in the mix, packaging. AMD is also ramping up its Exascale Heterogenous Processor (EHP) IP. Read More...

November 21, 2020
Patent AMD Fresh

Recent AMD patent fillings hinted at Xilinx acquisition


A set of recent AMD patent filling showed and increasing interest in FPGA technology and could have hinted at the increasing interest of AMD into Xilinx Read More...

November 14, 2020
Patent AMD Xilinx

U.S. Patent office in the age of Artificial Intelligence


AI-related patents applications continue to soar and with it comes new challenges for the USPTO Read More...

November 07, 2020

Online marketplace ramps up IP protection schemes worldwide


Although online marketplaces like Amazon provide brands unprecedented growth opportunities, they also give a similar advantage to brand competitors and unauthorized sellers by offering an inexpensive and easy forum to market copycat, competitive, counterfeit, and grey market products. Read More...

October 31, 2020
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Eddie Van Halen was an inventor


The guitarist Eddie Van Halen, which has sadly passed away this week was also an inventor of US three patents. Read More...

October 17, 2020
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A look into Intel latest Patents batch


As you probably noticed in the recent news, Intel is in trouble. Let's have a look into the latest batch of Intel patents over the last six month to see what is their current strategic direction. Read More...

June 29, 2020
Intel Patent Strategy

AI Patenting Pitfalls


It is not sufficient for an AI patent claims to contains a causal link to a technical purpose for the application to be successful. Read More...

June 24, 2020
patent Artificial Intelligence Claims

Web scrapping, a legal grey area


Many web scrapping cases are not very clear cut and sway from one direction to another. And a recent court judgement murky the water even more. Read More...

June 19, 2020
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5G qualitative patent battle report


While a lot of 5G company focus on the numbers game, a recent study cast a different light on qualitative vs quantitative patent landscape. Read More...

June 10, 2020
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COVID-19's patent pools


The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of collaborative research however IP seems to hindering scientific progress. Patent Pools might be an effective solution to lift these barriers Read More...

June 06, 2020
COVID patent pool

Leveraging Amazon Utility Patent Neutral Evaluation Program as an Online Patent Enforcement Strategy


Amazon Utility Patent Neutral Evaluation Program is extremely attractive because it is swift, effective, and affordable. Read More...

May 26, 2020
Enforcement Amazon Patent

USPTO announce new IP marketplace Platform


Patent marketplaces already exist; however, a institutional actor is entering the fray. Read More...

May 13, 2020
Patent USPTO Marketplace

This week batch of COVID-19 IP News


Loads of COVID-19 related movement happening for Intellectual Property this week. Read More...

May 08, 2020
Patent fast-track spree

US Navy Patent Antigravity Device


The US Navy has patented antigravity. Or as described by the inventors: inertial mass reduction device. Read More...

May 01, 2020
Patent Antigravity US Navy

No human inventor; No patent


Like the EPO this early January, the USPTO decided to reject patents applications naming a machine as an inventor. Read More...

April 29, 2020
Artificial Intelligence USPTO Inventor

USPTO patent examination outcomes after Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International


USPTO Chief Economist’s office just released its report on patent examination outcomes after the Supreme Court’s Alice decision. Read More...

April 24, 2020

On the EU White Paper on Artificial Intelligence


Even during these times of the COVID-19 pandemic, Artificial intelligence (AI) remains one of the main features of most European countries’ strategies. Read More...

April 21, 2020
Artificial intelligence European Commission Requirements White Paper

Granting a patent license is not a furniture rental business


Sometimes it's not easy to decide which tribunal to bring an action when a party breach contract related to industrial property rights. At least in france.... Read More...

April 16, 2020
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Who owns COVID-19 Related Patents: A Quantitative analysis


We look into the public patents repositories to find out who has been filling COVID-19 related patents, in general, and more specifically for diagnostics and treatment solution. We also took a look at respirators and masks patents as these technologies are also highly relevant to the current pandemic management. Read More...

April 13, 2020
Covid-19 Patent Open source dataset

Open-source COVID-19 Patents and Research work Datasets


Interactive tool and open source dataset for understanding the landscape of patent and research works in a human coronaviruses and COVID-19. Read More...

April 10, 2020
Covid-19 Patent Open source dataset

The never-ending story of X86 patents expiration


Every couple of years, this story re-emerges, and everybody starts to talk about the upcoming expiry of x86 related patents. They were followed by several stories revolving emulation and the forthcoming flood of third-party implementations of compatible processors. But this never happens. Why? Read More...

April 08, 2020
Intel Patent x86

Big drugmakers under pressure to share patents against coronavirus


WHO backs making pharmaceuticals open up intellectual property as it did to fight HIV/Aids. Read More...

April 02, 2020
patent IP WHO news COVID19 Pandemic

Huawei has become a licensee member of the Open Invention Network


OIN members agrees to cross-license Linux patents to one another royalty-free and to any organisation that agrees not to assert its patents against Linux. Read More...

April 02, 2020
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Korea Post-Pandemic Intellectual Property Positioning


It seems that countries and companies already start to position themselves to reap the benefits of the COVID-19 pandemic aftermath. Read More...

March 30, 2020
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Patent Jury Told COVID-19 Is Reason for Not Finding Liability


Looks like Oxford Nanopore Technologies Inc. counsel may have used the current #COVID19 situation to sway the jury in a #patent infringement case. Read More...

March 21, 2020
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