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Patent Facts you probably didn’t know

The following list provides an overview of some notable intellectual property events that have occurred in the past and have specific importance in this domain. January January 2, 1879 Auguste Bartholdi filed a design patent on Statue of Liberty (Design for a statue (USD11023S) January 2, 1906 Willis Carrier receives a US patent for the

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Cracking the effective Prior-art identification Conundrum

With a dramatic increase in patent infringement litigation filings year on year, the defendants hit by the infringement lawsuit are in constant need to identify prior arts that can help them invalidate the asserted patents and save themselves millions in damages. The importance of identifying the right prior art is critical when a patent is

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The Utility Patent Process

A utility patent is issued for the invention of a new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or a new and useful improvement thereof. It generally permits its owner to exclude others from making, using, or selling the invention for a period of up to twenty years from the date of patent

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Amazon is working on gesture based augmented reality

In the movies, we all love the fact that the actors are waving their hands and the projected screens are updated with vast amounts of data and they execute their tasks and investigations and drill down on their research using various gestures. Amazon has recently been granted a patent which identifies gestures to change the

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Can YouTube videos be used as Prior-arts?

Since its inception in 2005, YouTube has been raising eyebrows across the globe due to its simplicity and increasing popularity. As of today, YouTube is the second most visited website in the world after Google. There is something else as well which has been gaining popularity in leaps and bounds, especially in the US, Patent

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Why should a Startup get a patent?

Startups are like the little fishes trapped in a tank filled with Sharks. One mistake and all is lost. Other established rivals are always on the lookout for an easy meal or two. Patents can act as a barrier between the startups and them. They can provide the necessary protection to safeguard their technologies and

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Alice in Patentland: Visual Memory LLC v. NVIDIA Corporation

Plaintiff Visual Memory LLC Defendant NVIDIA Corporation Case 15-789-RGA Court District of Delaware Judge Richard G. Andrews (United States District Judge) Motion Motion to Dismiss Decision GRANTED Decision Date May 27, 2016 Background – Visual Memory LLC filed a Patent Infringement lawsuit against NVIDIA Corporation on September 8, 2015. NVIDIA challenged Visual Memory LLC’s U.S. Patent