New Patent Shows Off Microsoft’s Foldable Device with Focus on Sensors

Source 30 January 2019 Gen

According to multiple reports, Microsoft is working on a dual-screen device called Andromeda that could debut sometime in 2019.

Hit by Patent Loss, Pfizer Delivers Disappointing Forecast

Source 30 January 2019 Gen

Pfizer delivered a disappointing financial outlook, citing competition from generics and a strong dollar after it fell into the red in last year's fourth quarter.

EU Draws Closer to Adopting SPC Manufacturing Waivers for Biosimilars and Generics

Source 21 January 2019 Gen

The European Union has announced that The Committee of the Permanent Representatives of the Governments of the Member States to the European Union (Coreper) agreed this week on the European Council’s draft regulation that grants an exception to Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs).

California Government Newsom Proposes 2019-20 ‘California For All’ State Budget

Source 21 January 2019 Gen

Newly elected Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom submitted his 2019-20 “California for All” budget proposal to the Legislature this week

New Quantum Materials could Take Computing Devices beyond the Semiconductor Era

Source 4 December 2018 Hi-Tech

Researchers from Intel Corp. and UC Berkeley are looking beyond current transistor technology and preparing the way for a new type of memory and logic circuit that could someday be in every computer on the planet.

Borophene Advances as 2D Materials Platform

Source 4 December 2018 Hi-Tech

Atom-thin sheets of boron containing large single crystals could provide foundation for fabricating next-generation electronics.

Apple Patents Watch Bands with LED Notification & Activity Progress Lights

Source 29 October 2018 Hi-Tech

Apple has been granted a fresh patent for watch bands embedded with LED lights. These would be used to convey the status of certain activities right on the band itself

Court Issues Ruling in ZYTIGA® Patent Infringement Litigation

Source 29 October 2018 Bio-Tech

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced that the United States District Court, District of New Jersey has issued a ruling invalidating

Could a DIY Ultrasound be in your Future? UBC Breakthrough Opens Door to $100 Ultrasound Machine

Source 18 September 2018 Hi-Tech

Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe, that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100.

Sensor Electronic Technology Files Patent Infringement Litigation against UV LED Sterilizer Company in U.S. Court

Source 18 September 2018 Hi-Tech

Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (“SETi”), a leading global innovator of UV LED products and technology, announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against both Bolb, Inc. (“Bolb”) and Quantum Egg, Inc.

Latest Ranking in Blockchain-Related Patents Place Alibaba and IBM at the Top

Source 6 September 2018 Hi-Tech

Blockchain adoption is currently a hot topic for entities operating within the big economies like the USA and China. According a recent market research, most of the blockchain-related patents filed so far are from organizations based within these two jurisdictions.

Google Launches New Search Engine for Scientific Community

Source 6 September 2018 Hi-Tech

Google has launched a new search engine for the scientific community that will help them to make sense of millions of datasets present online.

Oakley Accuses Wholesaler of Design Patent and TM Infringement

Source 10 August 2018 General

Oakley accused a California-based wholesaler of design patent infringement, counterfeiting, trademark infringement, unfair competition and false designation of origin.

Softbank May Invest in Startup with Robots that Make Pizza in Delivery Trucks En-route to Customers

Source 10 August 2018 General

SoftBank Group Corp. is in talks to invest from $500 million to $750 million in Zume Inc., a startup that makes and delivers fresh pizzas with the help of robots.

Blizzard Granted Patent for ‘Overwatch’ Scoring Method

Source 26 June 2018 General

Blizzard Entertainment’s multiplayer first-person shooter “Overwatch” boasts many unique gameplay features, including the Play of the Game highlights that roll shortly after every match.

Low-Cost Plastic Sensors could Monitor a Range of Health Conditions

Source 26 June 2018 General

An international team of researchers have developed a low-cost sensor made from semiconducting plastic that can be used to diagnose or monitor a wide range of health conditions, such as surgical complications or neurodegenerative diseases.

Nvidia Launches New Platform to Power Autonomous Machines

Source 7 June 2018 Hi-Tech

US-based chip-designer Nvidia Corporation at Computex 2018 unveiled two new products to power the next generation of autonomous machines.

This Device will Help You Track Lost Laptops or Other Gadgets

Source 7 June 2018 Hi-Tech

While there are apps to spot lost smartphones, the option is very limited when it comes to getting the location of lost laptops or other gadgets.

Step Change: Bringing 3D Visualisation into Wind Turbine Inspection

Source 28 March 2018 Hi-Tech

Subsea technology start-up Rovco had secured Innovate UK funding to help develop a 3D visualisation system. The technology promises to drastically improve upon existing windfarm inspection techniques.

NVIDIA and Arm Partnership to Bring Deep Learning Technology to IoT Devices

Source 28 March 2018 Hi-Tech

NVIDIA and Arm just announced that they are partnering to bring deep learning inferencing technology to mobile, consumer electronics and the Internet of Things devices. As a result of the partnership, NVIDIA and Arm will integrate NVIDIA’s open-source Deep Learning Accelerator (NVDLA) architecture into Arm’s Project Trillium platform for machine learning.

Fitness Giant Nautilus Wins Patent Infringement Award of More than $1 Million

Source 1 February 2018 General

A district court judge has ruled that ICON Health & Fitness infringed on a Chinese patent related to an elliptical exercise machine and awarded Nautilus Inc. $1.8 million in damages, plus attorney’s fees.

Big Day for Apple's AirPod Case as the U.S. Patent Office Grants Apple Five Patents for their Popular Accessory

Source 1 February 2018 General

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 42 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. on January 30, 2018, wherein five granted patents cover different aspects of Apple's AirPod case.

New Biomarkers Predict Outcome of Cancer Immunotherapy

Source 11 January 2018 Biotech

Researchers at the University of Zurich have identified biomarkers in the blood that make it possible to predict whether cancer patients will respond positively to immunotherapy.

Next-Gen Flexible Robots Move and Heal Like Us

Source 11 January 2018 Biotech

In the basement of the Engineering Center at CU Boulder, a group of researchers is working to create the next generation of robots.

Apple Patent Filing Hints at Blockchain Use

Source 14 December 2017 General

Apple has recently submitted a new patent application that uses Blockchain within a prospective system for creating and verifying timestamps.

Roche Chairman Confident New Drugs Will Offset Patent Losses

Source 14 December 2017 General

Roche Chairman Christoph Franz remains confident the Swiss drugmaker can offset revenue declines from patent expired medicines with new drugs, according to an interview published in the Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag.

‘Squirtable’ Elastic Glue Seals Wounds in 60 Seconds

Source 9 October 2017 General

Emergency treatments could be transformed, saving lives. A highly elastic and adhesive surgical glue that quickly seals wounds without the need for common staples or sutures could transform how surgeries are performed.

Artificial ‘Skin’ Gives Robotic Hand a Sense of Touch

Source 9 October 2017 General

UH Researchers Discover New Form of Stretchable Electronics, Sensors and Skins. A team of researchers from the University of Houston has reported a breakthrough in stretchable electronics that can serve as an artificial skin, allowing a robotic hand to sense the difference between hot and cold, while also offering advantages for a wide range of biomedical devices.

Scientists Create World’s First Molecular Robot Capable of Building Molecules

Source 27 September 2017 Biotech

Scientists at The University of Manchester have created the world’s first ‘molecular robot’ that is capable of performing basic tasks including building other molecules. The tiny robots, which are a millionth of a millimetre in size, can be programmed to move and build molecular cargo, using a tiny robotic arm.

Blood Testing via Sound Waves May Replace Some Tissue Biopsies

Source 27 September 2017 Biotech

Cells secrete nanoscale packets called exosomes that carry important messages from one part of the body to another. Scientists from MIT and other institutions have now devised a way to intercept these messages, which could be used to diagnose problems such as cancer or fetal abnormalities.

Scientists: New Device Accurately Identifies Cancer in Seconds

Source 8 September 2017 Biotech

A team of scientists and engineers at The University of Texas at Austin has invented a powerful tool that rapidly and accurately identifies cancerous tissue during surgery, delivering results in about 10 seconds—more than 150 times as fast as existing technology. The MasSpec Pen is an innovative handheld instrument that gives surgeons precise diagnostic information about what tissue to cut or preserve, helping improve treatment and reduce the chances of cancer recurrence.

Insect Eyes Inspire New Solar Cell Design by Stanford Researchers

Source 8 September 2017 Biotech

A new solar cell inspired by the compound eyes of insects could help scientists overcome a major roadblock to the development of solar panels based on a promising material called perovskite.

Aduro Biotech Bolsters Intellectual Property Position in STING Field with Two New Patents

Source 12 August 2017 Biotech

Aduro Biotech, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADRO), a biopharmaceutical company with three distinct immunotherapy technologies, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued two patents to Aduro related to the activation of the STING (Stimulator of Interferon Genes) Pathway.

Eyeglass Sensor Allows for Capturing Eye Blinks for Typing and Controlling External Devices

Source 12 August 2017 Biotech

A team of researchers from Chongqing University and the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, both in China, has developed a sensor that is able to translate eye muscle movement into electrical signals that can be used to type or control an external device.

Nokia, China's Xiaomi Sign Patent Deal

Source 5 July 2017 General

Telecoms network equipment maker Nokia and Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Technology have signed a patent licensing agreement. The agreement includes a cross license to each company's cellular standard patents.

Celltrion, Samsung Bioepis Emerge Strong in Biosimilars Market

Source 5 July 2017 General

South Korea’s Celltrion and Samsung Bioepis are strengthening their foothold in the fast-forming market of biosimilars — cheaper, near-replicas of live cell-based biologic drugs whose patents have expired.

SCOTUS Narrows Forum-Shopping in Big Pharma Action

Source 22-June-2017 Biotech

For the third time this spring, business advocates succeeded in persuading the U.S. Supreme Court to limit forum-shopping by tightening jurisdictional rules that determine where corporate defendants can be sued. In Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of California, the court sided with the pharmaceutical company in its battle against a class action brought in California by injured users of Plavix, a blood-thinning drug, even though many of the plaintiffs had little or no connection to the

China will Grant UC CRISPR Patent

Source 22-June-2017 Biotech

China’s State Intellectual Property Office, or SIPO, announced that it will grant the University of California, in conjunction with the University of Vienna and Emmanuelle Charpentier, a patent for its CRISPR gene-editing technology. China’s decision comes amidst a long battle between the UC and the Broad Institute over intellectual property rights for the CRISPR technology.

Patent Granted for Tracking of Aerial Targets Utilizing Video

Source 13 June 2017 Hi-Tech

As the commercial drone market expands at an accelerating rate, so does the risk of malicious use of these devices and the need to successfully detect and take counter measures. This is the focus of the most recent PureTech Systems patent approval.

Microsoft Patent Shows Foldable Windows Phone with Three Modes

Source 13 June 2017 Hi-Tech

The Windows phone in the patent has a folding screen that would allow it to be used like a tablet, and comes with a mysterious 360-degree mode. While many have discussed the possibility of Windows 10 Mobile being killed off, Microsoft has always denied this. The company has continued to support the platform. Recent events have also supported this claim, including hints of a return to making mobile hardware. A Windows patent shows us how Microsoft envisions the smartphone of the future.

LegoChem Biosciences Receives US Patent for Its Own Proprietary ADC Platform Technology ConjuAll

Source 17 April 2017 Biotech

LegoChem Biosciences (“LCB”), a biopharmaceutical company focusing on the research & development of ADCs, based in Daejeon South Korea, announced today that the Company was awarded U.S. Patent No. 14517616, entitled “ANTIBODY-ACTIVE AGENT CONJUGATES AND METHODS OF USE.”

China Provisionally Grants Trump 38 Trademarks – including for Escort Service

Source 17 April 2017 General

Ethics lawyers raise alarm over constitutional violation if president given special treatment in quickly securing 38 new trademarks to develop potential businesses. China has granted preliminary approval for 38 new Trump trademarks, paving the way for Donald Trump and his family to potentially develop a host of branded businesses from hotels to insurance to bodyguard and escort services.

Genprex Reports New Pre-Clinical Data Showing Strong Anti-Tumor Effect Of TUSC2 in Combination with PD-1 Checkpoint Blockade in Lung Cancer

Source 4 April 2017 Biotech

Genprex, Inc. announced new pre-clinical data which reveal that TUSC2 (formerly known as FUS1, the active anti-cancer agent in OncoprexTM) in combination with PD-1 checkpoint inhibition has a significantly greater anti-tumor effect in lung cancer than either agent alone. The research also shows that TUSC2 in combination with PD-1 blockade has synergistic activity in upregulating natural killer (NK) cells, correlated with prolonged survival in mice.

BioDelivery Sciences gets Expanded US Patent Protection on Belbuca, Bunavail & Onsolis

Source 4 April 2017 Biotech

BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (BDSI), a specialty pharmaceutical company, announced that two important new patents were granted extending patent protection around all three of its FDA approved products, Belbuca (buprenorphine) buccal film, Bunavail (buprenorphine and naloxone) buccal film, and Onsolis (fentanyl buccal soluble film), further strengthening BDSI's overall intellectual property position.

Cleveland HeartLab LLC Adds New Patent To Its Extensive Intellectual Property Position For The Myeloperoxidase (MPO) Test, A Powerful Biomarker For Inflammation And Its Role In Major Cardiac Events

Source 23 February 2017 General

Cleveland HeartLab Inc. announces that a new patent U.S. Patent No. 9,575,065 for Myeloperoxidase (MPO) testing has been issued.

Soligenix (SNGX) Receives European Patent for Formulation of Synthetic Hypericin to Treat Psoriasis

Source 23 February 2017 General

Soligenix, announces that its proprietary formulation of synthetic hypericin has been granted a European patent for the treatment of psoriasis. Synthetic hypericin, the active ingredient in SGX301, completed a Phase 2 clinical study demonstrating significant improvement in both Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) and psoriasis.

Emmaus Life Sciences Receives Notice Of Allowance For Japanese Patent For Use Of L-Glutamine In Treatment Of Diabetes

Source 10 February 2017 General

Emmaus announces the issuance of patent application number 2014-542296, by the Japanese Patent Office for the use of its lead investigative product, pharmaceutical grade L-glutamine (PGLG), for the treatment of diabetes.

Supernus Announces Issuance of Eighth U.S. Patent Protecting Trokendi XR

Source 10 February 2017 General

Supernus Pharmaceuticals, announces the issuance of an eighth patent (number 9,555,004) by the USPTO covering Trokendi XR, its novel once-daily extended-release topiramate product.

GPS/Navigation Patents Available from ICAP Patent Brokerage

Source 2 February 2017 February

ICAP Patent Brokerage firm announces for sale of computerized navigation, routing, and location data patents.

Disney Patents Responsive Theme Park Ride Technology

Source 2 February 2017 General

Disney has filed a patent for a responsive theme park ride system that can read and interpret a guest’s emotional state and optimize the ride experience to suit.

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