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China’s invention patents and royalty income are on the rise as it steps up IP protection amid trade war with US

China granted 453,000 invention patents last year, up almost 5 per cent year on year, as the country vows to step up regulations to protect intellectual property amid charges of widespread IP abuses …
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Executive Voice: He’s a master of invention and churns out patents for IBM

Sometimes, the patent application can be issued in three years; at the time of issue, the application becomes a patent. What’s the most practical/ubiquitous invention of which you’ve been a part?
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Which circuit breaker controls that light switch? Emmaus teen patents invention to help.

Any time a light went out in the Schmidt house in Emmaus, chaos would ensue. Someone would have to go down into one of the home’s two basements and jigger circuit breaker switches to figure out which …
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Mistakes to Avoid When Filing Computer-Implemented Invention Patents at the EPO

If the invention is initially claimed only in broad terms, the examiner may narrowly read the claims to avoid prior art. If such mistakes are made, the subject-matter is claimed too broadly from the beginning and the examiner may unable to identify what and where to search. This can lead to lengthy prosecution.
Source: ipwatchdog

Microsoft adds 60,000 patents to the Open Invention Network

Microsoft announced today that it’s joined open-source patent group Open Invention Network in an effort to help shield Linux and other open-source software from patent-related suits. As part of …
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Acorda Therapeutics: Other Patents Covering Invention Precludes Reliance on Secondary Indicia of NonObviousness

In a 50+ page majority opinion, the Federal Circuit has affirmed a district court obviousness judgment. Judge Taranto penned the majority opinion and was joined by Judge Dyk. Judge Newman wrote in dis…
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