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March 17, 2016


 4 key design patent trends of 2015 to follow in 2016
Hunton & Williams recently released its inaugural Design Patent Year in Review, which offers an in-depth look into design patent law trends over the ... (more)

 Is your provisional patent worth anything?
The practice of filing provisional patent applications without proper research of prior art and often times filing a “paper clip application” does not do ... (more)

 Senators told FTC report on patent assertion entities due out this spring
I may be of particular interest to our readers to note that there was very little talk during the hearing about patents, although antitrust law has a way of ... (more)

 Patent challenges popular, patent director says
Houston Chronicle
The director of the US Patents and Trademarks Office Michelle K. Lee sits down for a fireside chat at the University of Houston in the Michael J. Cemo ... (more)

You can tell a lot about a new industry by its patenting patterns — including where the biggest opportunities lie. This was the revealed rather vividly to ... (more)
 Gene Patents Remain Valid in Canada
Lexology (registration)
The case involving a Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (“CHEO”) challenge to an isolated gene patent has settled. For background on the case ... (more)

 Federal Circuit: No New Card Game Patents Unless you Also Invent a New Deck
Ray and Amanda Smith's patent applications claims a new method of playing Blackjack. The new approach offers ability to bet on the occurrence of ... (more)
The Clean Energy Patent Growth Index (CEPGI), which provides a measure of the activity in the U.S. patent sector for clean energy technologies, ... (more)

 Industrial Robots Market Technologies, 3794 Patents and Brand Strength Analysis
PR Newswire
The 2016 report on industrial robots market provides an overview of the industrial robot technologies and thorough patent data mining results that ... (more)
 Spherix Announces Collaborative Agreement To Monetize Patents
PR Newswire
Spherix announced that Equitable and the Company have executed a collaborative agreement to monetize a portion of Spherix's patent portfolio. (more)

 Businesses able to opt out 'unlimited' number of European patents from Unified Patent Court at once
She said some businesses had expressed concern about the potential "administrative burden" if they were only able to opt out European patents from ... (more)

 The global patent market - the current state of play and possible developments
IAM (registration)
The patent transactions – licensing, as well as buying and selling – has not been in a good place for several years now. There are a number of ... (more)

 Historically high number of patent disputes will continue in 2016, group says
Legal News Line
SAN JOSE, Calif. – An annual report that tracks patent disputes confirms a continued trend in the increasing number of such disputes ... (more)
This is one of the reasons why patents have proven to be a durable bi-partisan affair with Republicans and Democrats working together to both create ... (more)
 Start-Ups that file for patents are 35 times more likely to be successful than those which don't, new research reveals
Another piece of research has highlighted the value that start-ups receive from patent filings. The paper, “A new view of the skew: A quantitative assessment of the quality of American entrepreneurship”, is from four academics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It follows the publication last month of a piece of research titled “The bright side of patents”, that anlaysed the considerable benefits that start-ups receive from filing patents … (more)



KT Signs License Agreement with Rovi
SAN CARLOS, Calif.–Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) today announced that Rovi has entered into an entertainment discovery patent license agreement with KT Corporation (KT), a leading... (more)

Fractus Signs a Patent License Agreement in Japan
BARCELONA, Spain–Fractus, S.A., based in Barcelona, announced that it has entered into a worldwide patent license agreement with one of the major mobile phone manufacturers from... (more)
Lilly Inks Tech Agreement With Japanese Company
Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has entered into a technology license agreement with a Japanese biopharmaceutical company. The agreement with PeptiDream Inc. concerns... (more)
Roche Partners with Blueprint Medicine on Cancer Immunotherapy
Blueprint Medicines said today it is launching a $1 billion-plus collaboration with Roche to discover, develop, and commercialize up to five small-molecule therapeutics targeting kinases... (more)
Orexigen Therapeutics (OREX) Enters Mysimba Commercialization Agreement with Valeant (VRX)
Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX) announced Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. will commercialize Mysimba® (naltrexone HCl / bupropion HCl prolonged release) in Central... (more)
Liquidmetal Technologies in Partnership with EONTEC
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif.–Liquidmetal® Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: LQMT) (“LQMT”), the world’s leading developer of amorphous alloys, announced today that it closed... (more)
Caladrius Biosciences (CLBS) and Hitachi Chemical License Agreement
Caladrius Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLBS) announces that Caladrius, through its subsidiary, PCT, has entered into a global collaboration with Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. (Hitachi Chemical)... (more)
Aerospace startup licenses technology from NASA
An Oklahoma City aerospace startup has licensed technology from NASA that has the potential to protect piloted and unmanned aircraft from mid-air collisions. Vigilant Aerospace...

Harman International Industries, Incorporated Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program
NEW YORK, March 11, 2016 – One-Blue, LLC, today announced that Harman International Industries, Incorporated of Stamford, Connecticut has joined the One-Blue Blu-ray Disc™ product... (more)

Probi Acquires License
Probi has signed an agreement with the Swedish biotech company, Probac, to acquire a license for two probiotic strains for use in food applications, primarily dairy products. The license... (more)
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