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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.
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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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4 Ohio universities among top in invention patents: See the list

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Four Ohio colleges are among the top 100 in the United States for filing patents to protect new inventions: Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University, University of Akron and the University of Toledo. The list, compiled by …
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The Federal Circuit Should Not Allow Patents on Inventions that Should Belong to the Public

  1. The Federal Circuit Should Not Allow Patents on Inventions that Should Belong to the Public  EFF
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