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Google Uses the Brokered Patent Market for the First Time t…

Google Uses the Brokered Patent Market for the First Time t…

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In late August, Bloomberg Law published an article which reported that Mountain View, CA-based Internet tech giant Google had conducted its first-ever sale of patent assets in the U.S. brokered patent market. Data collected and provided to Bloomberg from the Richardson Oliver Law Group shows that Google had sold 207 assets, including 138 U.S. patents, in a single deal this year. The U.S. patents sold by Google covered lithium-ion battery-related technologies, which Google had first acquired in 2012 from its acquisition of the Motorola Mobility portfolio. Google’s patent package was first listed on the brokered market in the second quarter of this year and in June, the lithium-ion portfolio was purchased by Chinese battery maker Amperex Technology. Although Google has sold the larg
Medical device partnership surge exacerbates patent negotia…

Medical device partnership surge exacerbates patent negotia…

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The convergence of technologies in smart medical devices has led to inflated negotiation and freedom-to-operate (FTO) challenges in the medical device industry, according to in-house counsel. Sources explain that they are increasingly looking to create smart devices by partnering with technology developers and incorporating artificial intelligence, cloud or telecommunications solutions into their products. ...
IBM tops 2018 patent list, Google fails to crack the top 10

IBM tops 2018 patent list, Google fails to crack the top 10

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While IBM received 9100 patents in 2018, the Google which appeared on 7th position last year, failed to make into top 10 patent list this year. (Photo: Agency) American technology giant IBM said that its researchers earned as many as 9100 patents in 2018, marking the company’s 26th consecutive year of U.S. patent leadership. Majority of the patents were granted in areas like artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, cybersecurity and quantum computing to a diverse group of more than 8,500 IBM researchers, engineers, scientists and designers in 47 different US states and 48 countries. Among them, 1,600 patents were granted for AI, 1400 for cybersecurity and 2,000 for cloud computing. Interestingly, IBM inventors from India received over 800 patents, the second highest contributor
Design Patent Cost: A Step-By-Step Guide

Design Patent Cost: A Step-By-Step Guide

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So, you have developed a new product that has a unique look or appearance. You now wish to keep others from copying your unique creation. A utility patent would allow you to protect the functional aspects of your new invention. If the functional aspects already exist (meaning you cannot claim them as your own), you may be able to protect the design or how the invention looks. The way to do this is with a design patent. A design patent protects the aesthetic or ornamental features of a product or article of manufacture. It does not pertain to the usefulness or utility of the underlying invention. As such, you may be able to protect the appearance of the invention without needing to defend the uniqueness of the mechanical function. As with utility patents, to acquire design patent protec...
Ford Files Patent for SUV Conveyor Belt System | Car News

Ford Files Patent for SUV Conveyor Belt System | Car News

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If you own an SUV, particularly a three-row version, you may have had the experience of having to crawl into the back cargo space to retrieve objects placed deep in the cargo area. Ford has thought of this problem, apparently; the company has patented a conveyor belt system for use in its big SUVs.The patent drawing is clear on the functioning of the system. It shows a conveyor belt that enable moving objects back and forth within the cargo spaces of larger SUVs, especially of the three-row variety. While at first glance this may seem like an invention in search of a use, keep in mind that for some people it’s not so simple, maybe even impossible, to climb into the back of their vehicle to get that last, deepest row of bags or boxes.This is where Ford’s planned new system would prove it
Baidu Leads AI Patent Applications In China With 2,368 Fili…

Baidu Leads AI Patent Applications In China With 2,368 Fili…

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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Robin Li, co-founder and chief executive officer of Baidu Inc., speaks during the main forum at Baidu World conference in Beijing, China, on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Photographer: Giulia Marchi/Bloomberg© 2018 Bloomberg Finance LP Baidu, sometimes referred to as the Chinese equivalent of Google, has filed more artificial intelligence (AI) patent applications than any other company in China, according to a report by Patent Protection Association of China.  The search engine company, which is valued at $191 billion, has filed 2,368 AI patent applications, according to the "Analysis on Artificial Intelligence Patents" report. Baidu is followed by the Chinese Ac