$$ FIG. 1 shows in block form the logical structure of a home entertainment system embodying the invention; (USP5479385)
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EFF, having won patent fight over photo contests, wants its opponent to pay
Ars Technica (blog)
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has advocated against problematic technology patents for years, but it wasn’t until February that the organization directly represented someone who had been sued in a patent lawsuit. A little-known video website …
EFF Asks Court to Order Patent Bully to Pay Attorneys’ FeesEFF
Fueling innovation key to Vision 2030The Standard Digital News (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog)While developed economies of the West, and now strongly emerging Asia, have done well in honing intellectual property based on patent filings f…Continue Reading ...
VentureBeatApple granted patent for Beats-style gaming headset
A new patent granted to Apple today describes a new “gaming headset” that looks like the Beats headphones we’re familiar with, but with a microphone. The headset, which we note was designed by Ammunition Group, the same firm that designed the Beats …
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EFF Asks Court to Order Patent Bully to Pay Attorneys’ Fees
Earlier this year, together with Durie Tangri, EFF stepped in to defend a photo hobbyist facing a patent suit. The patent owner, Garfum.com Corporation, claimed to have invented competitions on social networks where users vote for the winner. Garfum …
Bloomberg Big Law BusinessAfter Lexmark, Is International Patent Exhaustion on the Horizon?
Bloomberg Big Law Business
Like it or not, the United States is moving towards “international” patent exhaustion. The U.S. has long operated under a national patent exhaustion system, where a domestic sale of a patented item authorized by the patent holder or their privy …
Late last month during Google’s developer conference they announced that "Google Photos" would be made available to iOS users free with Unlimited Storage. Apple’s CEO struck back against Google’s recent move by stating that "We believe the customer should be in control of their own information …Continue Reading ...
IPWatchdog.comDominion Harbor Group Seeks Patent Attorney in Dallas TXIPWatchdog.comDominion Harbor Logo Dominion Harbor Group was founded by seasoned legal, technical, engineering and financial professionals dedicated to the premise that patents are a…Continue Reading ...
Back in in 2012 we posted a report titled "Say what? Unwired Planet Sues Apple for… Well … Everything!." We apparently hit the nail on the head with that byline because last Friday Apple filed a motion against Unwired Planet …Continue Reading ...
In the Spider-Man case with a Supreme Court vote of 6-3, Justice Scalia (and Justice Kennedy) aligned with the “liberal” judges. Justices Thomas, Alito, and CJ Roberts made up the dissent of three justices.In the Cisco case at the Supreme Court, Justi…Continue Reading ...
Federal Circuit Clamps Down on Functional Patent Terms – What Structure Are …
The National Law Review
The en banc Federal Circuit in Williamson v. Citrix struck out against what it called “a proliferation of functional claiming,” by easing the burden of showing when a patent claim should be construed under 35 USC Section 112(f). This section limits the …
Federal Circuit Creates a New Standard For Means-Plus-Function Claim Elements
JD Supra (press release)
When ‘No Means’ Means ‘Means’ in Functional Claim Language
The Legal Intelligencer
Today it was revealed in Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. Form 8-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that they have formally entered …Continue Reading ...
Sacramento Business JournalCesca Therapeutics gets patent, approval to start clinical trial
Sacramento Business Journal
“This patent also underscores the medical, scientific and technical progress our company continues to make,” CEO Robin Stracey said in a news release. Stracey recently took over as full-time CEO. Last week, the company announced it received approval …
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Yesterday we posted a report that revealed that Apple is working on a full iPhone display that will eventually eliminate their iconic Home button. Today we’re learning that LG has been granted a U.S. design patent …Continue Reading ...
In the latest issue of IAM we published a list, compiled by MDB Capital Group, of the 369 companies that as of the end of last year owned at least 1,000 active US patents. For anyone who closely follows the patent market the top 10 was a largely famili…Continue Reading ...
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office CIO: IT Must Be Agile, Productive and …
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is an agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce that issues patents to inventors and businesses for their inventions. The USPTO’s mission was defined in the United States Constitution, where our …
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U.S. Patent No. 6,973,430: Method for outputting voice of object and device used thereforIssued December 6, 2005, to Sony
The ‘430 creates a voice-activated system allowing the player to control his animated character not just with the physical controller, but with his vocal commands as well. The voice processing method detects the player’s voice tone and then analyzes the meaning and the detected voice level. The system also provides a tendency detection means which detects voice tone and helps the game recognize what command is being spoken.
The present invention detects a voice tone of a player based on input voice information, and then outputs voice data having a voice tone corresponded to the detected voice tone as voice data of an object, to thereby allow the player to operate a game object through voice input.
1. A voice processing method comprising the steps of: detecting a voice tone based on inputted voice information; determining a plurality of groups corresponding to a plurality of voice data; classifying the detected voice tone into at least one of the plurality of groups; and outputting voice data whose voice tone corresponds to the detected voice tone; wherein the step of outputting voice data outputs voice data corresponding to the at least one group if a count of voice tones classified for the at least one group exceeds a predetermined number.Continue Reading ...
In Another Post-Alice Brief, EFF Urges Federal Circuit to Apply LawEFFIt has now been just over a year since the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Alice v. CLS Bank. Since then, over 100 cases have looked at whether granted patents meet the standards…Continue Reading ...
SCOTUSblog (blog)Opinion analysis: Justices stick with prohibition of royalties on expired patents
But she sprinkles the opinion with fanciful allusions to the subject matter of the patent dispute – a Spider-Man toy that shoots foam string from the palm of the hand. Her opinion describes the rights that patents grant as “superpowers,” the quality of …
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