Samsung Patent Features Auto-Ejectable Stylus for Galaxy Note Devices
The patent illustrates how Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note phablets can utilize a simple system of dual electromagnets, one located at the stylus slot, and the other at the bottom of the docking slot. The magnets control another magnet in the device’s S …
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It was just two weeks ago that we posted a report titled "Chevrolet will Offer CarPlay in More Models than any other Automotive Brand this year." GM stated that there will be 14 vehicle models supported Carplay this year and today we’re learning that most GM’s Cadillac line will support Carplay as well. Our cover graphic is an example of a Cadillac infotainment system integrating Apple’s CarPlay.Continue Reading ...
U.S. Patent No. 7,497,779: Video game including time dilation effect and a storage medium storing software for the video gameIssued March 3, 2009, to Nintendo
The ‘779 patent describes a feature used in the Max Payne series of video games—the ability to change the laws of physics depending on the state of the game character. In these games the player has the ability to slow down the game world in order to provide his character with special abilities. Generally, when this invention has been implemented, the camera shifts to the first-person view of the character while the time is slowed. This gives the player the feeling of actually being the character as opposed to just controlling a figure on the screen.
The passage of time and/or the laws of physics may be changed depending on the state of a game character. For example, the slowing down of the game world may provide the game character with special abilities move quickly in a very short period of “game world” time.
1. A video game comprising: a ghost game character capable of possessing and dispossessing a plurality of different host game characters during game play wherein a game world view shifts to a view of a possessed host game character; and a time change effect for changing the rate at which time passes in the game world between a first rate when the ghost game character possesses one of the host game characters and a second rate when the ghost game character dispossesses one of the host game characters, wherein the changing between the first and second rates occurs gradually.Continue Reading ...
According to the BBC, Major UK banks, apart from Barclays who is "vaguely" in talks with Apple, have announced that they will offer the new Apple Pay system. But there’s a very strange cap being put on Apple Pay that we didn’t hear about during yesterday’s WWDC Keynote.Continue Reading ...
Rohrabacher Hammers ‘Patent Troll’ Legislation
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Backers of the patent reform bills say they balance the need to protect legitimate patent rights with the need to limit frivolous patent claims meant to get the targets of those claims to settle rather than pay for protracted litigation. But …
The CAFC did not affirm ED Va in the Virginia Innovations case, giving appellant
Innovations a victor.
Plaintiff and appellant Virginia Information Sciences,
Inc. (VIS) appeals from stipulated final judgments of noninfringement
and invalidity entered in favor of Samsung
Electronics, Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc.,
and Samsung Telecommunications America LLC (collectively,
Samsung) by the United States District Court for
the Eastern District of Virginia in two consolidated patent
infringement actions. Because (1) the intrinsic evidence
before us does not support the district court’s construction
of a claim term central to the parties’ dispute, (2) the
specification of the patents-in-suit suggests that the term
has an established understanding in the art, and (3) the
parties have not sufficiently developed the record with
regard to that established understanding, we vacate and
remand for further proceedings.
Result: ED Va decision–VACATED AND REMANDED
court adopted Samsung’s reasoning, narrowing its construction
of “display format” to exclude signals in formats
that required further deconstruction or reassembly at the
external monitor in order to be displayed by the monitor.
VIS SJ II, 2014 WL 1685932 at *10.
This was error. Nothing in the specification mentions—muchContinue Reading ...
less prohibits—the “deconstruction” or
“reassembly” of video signals at the external display, key
components of the district court’s ultimate construction of
the term “display format.” Nor do the parties identify
anything in the prosecution history suggesting that the
meaning of “display format” is tied to the absence of any
“deconstruction,” “decoding,” “reassembly,” or other
processing of the converted video signal by the external
monitor. Indeed, these terms appear to have been introduced
by VIS when analogizing a pre-assembled nursery
crib to compressed video signals in its summary judgment
briefs. J.A. 2813, 4919–20.
NDTVIndia says it will continue providing affordable AIDS medicineBusiness StandardThe UN and other organisations estimate that more than 80% of the medicines, known as anti-retroviral therapy (ART), in Africa come from India. TRIPS flexibilities, whic…Continue Reading ...
American Well sues Teladoc over alleged patent infringement
In a statement regarding the lawsuit, obtained by the Boston Business Journal, Teladoc CEO Jason Gorevic says his company believes the patents are invalid, adding that the action by American Well is in response to Teladoc’s petition with the U.S …
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Somewhat unlike the posture of federal courts in the patent area, the NJ Supreme Court declined to get involved in pensions.”That the State must get its financial house in order is plain,” Justice Jaynee LaVecchia wrote in the majority opinion. “The ne…Continue Reading ...
A perfect patent storm is brewing for Europe. The creation of the unitary patent system – with one patent covering an economically advanced territory of around 600 million people and a single court system, with the potentially wide availabi…Continue Reading ...
Patent Box Tax Break: Good Intentions Gone Bad
The new tax break is called a patent box. (The “box” referred to here is the box checked on tax forms in Europe where this idea originated.) The general idea is that income from technology pays tax at a substantially lower rate than other income. So if …
Busting the myth that patent reform is a left-wing ideaR StreetIn a relatively short period of time, the debate over patent reform has transformed an arcane, low-salience issue into one that sparks fierce controversy and national headlines. Listening t…Continue Reading ...
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Can telehealth be protected by a patent?
A legal battle between two of the largest telehealth providers in the country could boil down to who practiced telehealth first – and whether what they’re doing can be protected by a patent. Following American Well’s June 8 filing of a patent …
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Pandora’s CFO, Mike Herring, came on CNBC’s "Squawk Alley" show earlier this morning with anchors Carl Quintanilla and Kayla Tausche to defend their business.Continue Reading ...
In February 2015, Robin Feldman and Mark Lemley put out a piece on SSRN titled Does Patent Licensing Mean Innovation? [Stanford Law and Economics Olin Working Paper No. 473 ] The article suggested licensing did not transfer technology, and IPBiz criticized the naive academic view put forth therein.
In a June 9 post titled
Is there a conservative view on patent reform?, Robin Feldman does not answer the question, and further states:
Imagine a candy maker who invents a new dye for candy and a doctor who later discovers that the formula is useful for treating injuries. With proper patent drafting, the candy maker will have the right to exclude everyone from using the dye in any way, and the doctor will have the right to exclude everyone from using the dye to treat injuries. These are classic overlapping patents, and neither the candy maker nor the doctor can use the dye to treat injuries without the permission of the other. The point is simply that for many reasons, patents are quite different from what one might assume, and they are a long way from real property.
Many people consider the classic patent blocking case to be the diode and the triode. Because the triode (an improvement over the diode) was in fact a diode, the first-in-time diode patentee could not use the triode (a better technology for many things) without the triode owner’s permission. The triode patentee needed the diode owner’s permission to practice. There was a standoff. Of course, the diode owner was free to use the technology of diodes themselves.
In Feldman’s example, the candy maker presumably obtained a composition of matter patent, blocking the doctor. The doctor would need the candy owner’s permission to practice his patent, or to license it. The candy owner would need the doctor’s permission to practice the claims of the doctor’s patent, but would be in a good position for bargaining, because the doctor was completely blocked.
**Separately, Feldman strongly disagrees with the idea that intellectual property should be considered real property:
From a Constitutional perspective, the respect for real property evidenced in Constitutional language and history is worlds apart from what is reflected in the Constitution’s intellectual property clause. The intellectual property clause gives Congress the power to grant rights for limited times in pursuit of a specific goal. This creation of a narrow public franchise for limited policy reasons stands in sharp contrast to the Framers’ conception of core private property rights, and the way in which those rights are treated in the Constitution.
In fact, in January there was an important dissent from Justices Thomas and Alito in the Teva case. The case concerned an esoteric area of patent law, but their opinion included historic perspectives that highlight the contrast between patents and property.
The Anglo-American legal tradition has long distinguished between “core” private rights—including the traditional property rights represented by deeds—and other types of rights. These other rights [include] “privileges” or “franchises” which public authorities have created purely for reasons of public policy and which ha[ve] no counterpart in the Lockean state of nature. Notwithstanding a movement to recognize a core property right in inventions, the English common law placed patents squarely in the final category as franchises. . . (citations omitted). [from the dissent]
As the text of the dissent explained further, our own Framers adopted a similar scheme. In other words, from a constitutional perspective, patent rights simply are not analogous to property rights.
One suspects that Congressman Rohrabacher would be able to articulate the conservative position on intellectual property.Continue Reading ...
Federal Circuit Finds Nunc Pro Tunc Agreement Does Not Confer Standing
The National Law Review
The tenuous nature of an exclusive licensee’s standing to enforce a patent was something I learned early in my legal career, when I was a judicial clerk at the Federal Circuit. In Alps South LLC v. Ohio Willow Wood Co., the Federal Circuit issued …
CNBC had David Garrity, Principal of GVA Research on the air today to talk about Apple Music.Continue Reading ...
The JIPLP readers and writers LinkedIn Discussion Group is a facility that assists JIPLP in finding authors, identifying subjects and exchanging information both with its contributors and its readers — whether they are subscribers in their own right o…Continue Reading ...
Human EventsIs there a conservative view on patent reform?
The Hill (blog)
As Congress contemplates patent reform, there has been much talk about what the conservative position should be. Unlike right-to-life or tort reform, patent law is not usually a headline topic for conservatives. Nevertheless, I do believe there are …
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