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The War of Patents

The War of Patents

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Why Intellectual Property is Most Valuable Asset for your Business!! In today’s knowledge-based economy, your ideas are some of your most valuable business assets. Whether you’re an inventor or an entrepreneur, it’s essential to understand various forms of intellectual property (IP) like patent & trademarks, copyright and industrial design, to save your precious business assets. Preferably, every enterprise that involve in inventive activities need to consult patent databases to search existing technologies, identify licensing partners in case a technology already exists and avoid duplication of research activities. However, it’s important to acquire IP because a failure to do so can put businesses at risk. “Before launching a product, businesses should assure tha
Prior Art Archive now searchable in Google Patents

Prior Art Archive now searchable in Google Patents

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Historically, Google is not a litigious company when it comes to patents. The company is now supporting the Prior Art Archive to help patent examiners make better informed decisions on whether to grant an application by making it searchable through Google Patents. The Prior Art Archive, created in collaboration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Cisco, and the MIT Media Lab, aims to give patent examiners more information when reviewing claims. Examiners reviewing patent applications should conduct thorough searches of existing technology, reject any attempts to patent existing technology, and develop a clear record of the differences between the patent claims and what came before. The issue is how documentation for technology is often not easily discoverable and could be
Patents Granted in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington » Dallas Inn…

Patents Granted in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington » Dallas Inn…

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Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted by the USPTO to local assignees and those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. By tracking both inventors and assignees in the region, we aim to provide a broader view of the region’s inventive activity. Bookmark this page as the dashboard for Dallas Invents — and be sure to sign up for the Dallas Innovates e-newsletter to stay on top of what’s new and next in North Texas.  Patent information is provided by Joe Chiarella, founder of patent analytics company Patent Index and publisher of The Inventiveness Index. 
Major Companies with Blockchain Patents

Major Companies with Blockchain Patents

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Blockchain technology is one of the most trending topics in 2018. With blockchain becoming one of the most popular buzzwords today, every startup or established company wants to jump on the opportunity. This has led to the abundance of companies filing patent applications, hence triggering a potential blockchain race. This year alone, several major companies applied for Blockchain-related patents. Like any other patent, a blockchain patent is a strict form of legal protection over an invention and the intellectual base of that invention. It’s a legal means for inventors to prevent others from making use of their invention. According to the United States Patent and Trademark (USPTO), the race for blockchain and cryptocurrencies-related patents started in 2012. Between 2012 and 2015, in
Google Patents A Way To Explain Wireless Charging To Users

Google Patents A Way To Explain Wireless Charging To Users

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Google has now been awarded a new patent that seems to suggest the company is working on a software solution to make wireless charging more efficient via visual cues and guidance for end users. Filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization, the new invention is meant to provide concise instructions to users who are placing their wireless charging-enabled handset on a charging pad. As defined by the search giant’s patent, the solution is based on detected electromagnetic signals that show when a mobile device is near a wireless charging pad. Those are also used to determine in which direction the device needs to move in order to be centered on the pad. As the information is being analyzed and determinations made, the mobile device then displays a UI which assists the use
Google Patents Possible Self-Arming Home Security System

Google Patents Possible Self-Arming Home Security System

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A new patent filed by Google with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office seems to point to the development of a home security system that utilizes sensors and associated stored data to arm itself. Specifically, US patent 10062265B2 denotes that an array of sensors is installed and then collects data internal and external to a given ‘premises.’ That’s part of a system that contains a memory module in order to store collected data and a processor to recognize specific patterns contained there. The processor is then used to ‘arm the plurality of sensors’ based on that history of detection data. That includes the use of items such as in-home thermostats, microphones, cameras, smartphones, and other similar security sensors, according to the patent description. A user interface and comm
Oil Giant Saudi Aramco Wants to Become a King of Patents

Oil Giant Saudi Aramco Wants to Become a King of Patents

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DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia—Saudi Arabia’s state oil company is working to turn itself into an innovation powerhouse while its much-delayed plans to go public remain on hold.The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Saudi Arabian Oil Co., better known as Aramco, 230 patents last year, four times as many as in 2013 when it racked up just 57. That placed Aramco third among oil-and-gas exploration and production companies that year, far behind Exxon Mobil Corp. but close to Chevron Corp. Aramco’s most recent patents have included fluids to break rocky oil formations using micro-particles, a docking station for mobile robots deployed in oil fields and techniques to remove carbon from fuels. Technologies “provide a co
Google Patents Non-Payment Event POS Terminal ID Method

Google Patents Non-Payment Event POS Terminal ID Method

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Google has been awarded a new patent for a method to identify the geolocation of point-of-sale (POS) terminals without the need for payment event data. Filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) under patent number “US20180225645,” the method was tested on an unnamed device and used to scan for ‘preselected’ events. Those events are cataloged with an ‘account system’ designed to count them to a pre-specified threshold. The geolocation of those events is then used to pinpoint specific POS terminals in order to prep the system to rapidly deliver additional “content” to users if they happen to enter one of those locations. That’s accomplished by saving locations to the account upon entry so that when the user decides to use the terminal, the location-discovery po