BioTime announces 41 new patents

BioTime, Inc, a late-stage, clinical biotechnology company developing and commercializing products addressing degenerative diseases, announced the issuance of 41 new patents over the past 12 months that are owned by or licensed to BioTime. “These new patents add to the…

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WiLAN firm acquires patent portfolio from Panasonic

Patent licensing company Wi-LAN announced that its subsidiary Cetus Technologies, Inc acquired a portfolio of patents from Panasonic Corporation. “The portfolio relates to semiconductor memory technologies used in Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) as well as NAND Flash Memory,” said Wi-LAN….


Alder Bio in big patent, license deal with Teva

Bothell, Washington-based Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. said it entered into a European patent settlement and global license agreement with Teva Pharmaceuticals International GmbH. Alder is focused on developing novel therapeutic antibodies for the treatment of migraine. “The agreement resolves Alder’s appeal…


Rhythmlink patent license deal with Dignity Health

Medical device manufacturing company Rhythmlink International, LLC announced a new patent licensing agreement with Dignity Health “that includes broad coverage for improving and expanding brain health monitoring options for caregivers and patients.” Rhythmlink said: “Dignity Health’s US Patent Number 9,345,418…


Patent for Novoclem’s Cystic Fibrosis treatment

Novoclem Therapeutics announced that US Patent No. 9,850,322 — “Water Soluble Nitric Oxide-Releasing Polyglucosamines and Uses Thereof” has been issued. The patent lists Mark Schoenfisch and Yuan Lu as inventors and is assigned to the University of North Carolina at…


Radiation monitoring device patent for RadiaDyne

RadiaDyne announced the issuance of US Patent 9,833,637, a skin patch dosimeter, which relates to the monitoring of skin radiation dose delivered during cancer treatment. “This issuance of this patent provides broad protection for our unique sensor delivery devices for…


ClearOne gets patent for video synchronization

Audio and visual communication firm ClearOne said it was awarded a new patent by the USPTO relating to its video streaming technology. “This patent, entitled ‘A Control Mechanism for Video Output’ enables, among other things, all of the video decoders…


Blast Motion and Zepp Labs settle patent litigation

Blast Motion, Inc. and Zepp Labs, Inc. announced a stipulated judgment and settlement in their patent lawsuit in the US District Court for the Southern District of California. The companies said the court entered a judgment of infringement against Zepp…


WiLAN in IP and patent deal with TSMC

Patent licensing company Wi-LAN Inc, a Quarterhill Inc. company, said it entered a new seven‑year intellectual property framework agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd (TSMC), the world’s leading semiconductor foundry. “The new framework agreement grants TSMC certain rights under…


Network-1 Technologies acquires patent portfolio

IP licensing company Network-1 Technologies, Inc. announced the acquisition of a patent portfolio relating to the Internet of Things (IoT), Machine-to-Machine industries and next generation consumer mobile technologies. Network-1 said the patent portfolio was acquired from M2M and IoT Technologies, LLC,…


USITC to probe Apple after Qualcomm complaint

The US International Trade Commission (USITC) said it voted to institute an investigation of certain mobile electronic devices and radio frequency and processing components offered by Apple. The investigation is based on a complaint filed by Qualcomm. “The products at…


3M patent suit over metal mesh touch screen tech

3M and 3M Innovative Properties Co. filed a patent infringement lawsuit in federal district court in Wilmington, Delaware, against Elo Touch Solutions Inc. The suit alleges that certain Elo Touch projected capacitive products infringe 3M’s US Patents 8,179,381, 8,274,494, 8,704,799…


IBM in patent suit v Expedia after Priceline deal

IBM has accused online travel booking company Expedia Inc in a lawsuit of infringing IBM patents relating to information storage and sign-on technology, according to a Reuters report. The report said IBM sued Expedia in US District Court in Delaware,…


United Therapeutics, Corsair in patent, equity deal

United Therapeutics Corporation, which develops therapies for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), and Corsair Pharma Inc said they entered into an exclusive license agreement for Corsair’s portfolio of patents covering treprostinil prodrugs as well as an equity investment by United Therapeutics in…


Madenco Biosciences in license deal with Stanford

Madenco Biosciences Inc, a subsidiary of Quest PharmaTech Inc, announced the signing of an exclusive worldwide license agreement with Stanford University to develop and commercialize patented EGF wound healing technology in return for undisclosed upfront and milestone payments. The technology…


Ex-USPTO chief Michelle Lee rejoins ChIPs board

ChIPs, the nonprofit corporation that advances women in technology, law and policy, announced that former US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) director Michelle Lee has re-joined its board of directors. The ChIPs board voted to approve Lee for a two-year term…


AgJunction files patent suit against Raven

AgJunction Inc. said that through its subsidiary Novariant, Inc., a company involved in automated steering and machine control technology for precision agriculture, it filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the Western District of Texas against Raven Industries, Inc. AgJunction said…


$12.5m patent deal between Finjan and FireEye

Cybersecurity licensing company Finjan Holdings and FireEye, Inc. announced they entered into confidential patent license agreements whereby the companies resolved all pending litigation matters and granted each other cross-licenses going forward. Under the terms of the agreements, FireEye agreed to…


Soligenix patent for dusquetide in oral mucositis

Biopharmaceutical company Soligenix, Inc. said the US Patent Office has granted a patent entitled “Novel Peptides and Analogs for Use in the Treatment of Oral Mucositis.” Mucositis is the clinical term for damage done to the mucosa by anticancer therapies. “The…


IBM and Priceline settle patent lawsuit

IBM said it reached agreement to resolve the patent lawsuit between IBM and The Priceline Group pending in the US District Court for Delaware. As part of the confidential settlement, the parties will obtain patent cross-licenses to each company’s worldwide patent…


Digital health firm DarioHealth gets new patent

DarioHealth Corp, a digital health company with mobile health and big data products, said the US Patent and Trademark Office issued the company a patent titled “Systems and Methods for Adjusting Power Levels on a Monitoring Device.” DarioHealth said it uses…


AppTech retains DiNovo Price for patent licensing

AppTech Corp. said it retained DiNovo Price LLP to “focus on immediate patent and technology licensing” and supplement its licensing and intellectual property strategy. AppTech’s patent portfolio consists of four issued US Patents covering mobile payments and application-to-person (A2P) two-way SMS…


DNA appoints broker to monetize Bitcoin ATM patent

Grandville, Michigan-based DNA Dynamics, Inc. said its UK subsidiary, DNA Interactive Limited, appointed Suffern, New York-based patent brokerage IPOfferings LLC, the company that recently brokered DNA’s ATM Bitcoin patent acquisition, to oversee the monetization of the patent. DNA had said on…


Nanogan pays $500,000 in patent purchase

IQE plc, a global supplier of advanced wafer products and wafer services to the semiconductor industry, announced that its subsidiary NanoGaN Limited has secured the purchase and assignment of a portfolio of patents from Taiwan-based Luxtaltek Corporation. NanoGan Limited has…


Nokia in multi-year patent license deal with Huawei

Nokia announced it signed a multi-year patent license agreement with Huawei. “Huawei is one of China’s largest companies and is among the world’s leading smartphone manufacturers and we are delighted to welcome them to our family of patent licensees,” said…


PTAB ‘deals blow to sovereign immunity tactic’

The US Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has asserted its right to review the validity of patents owned by the University of Minnesota, rejecting the public university’s argument that its “sovereign” status grants it immunity, Reuters reported. The PTAB ruling…


RPX execs leave amid $800m takeover speculation

Amid speculation of an $800 million takeover offer for patent risk management company RPX Corporation, RPX said its chief revenue officer Steve Swank and chief strategy officer Bob Heath are leaving RPX. Trade publication IAM reported that RPX has been the subject of…


DNA Dynamics to acquire Bitcoin ATM patent

DNA Dynamics, Inc said its UK subsidiary DNA Interactive Limited signed a binding term sheet to acquire a patent “that requires any Bitcoin ATM operator to give a royalty on every Bitcoin ATM transaction throughout the US.” DNA said the…


CRISPR patent success for Merck’s MilliporeSigma

Merck’s MilliporeSigma, a Massachusetts-based genome editing company, said the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore has issued a “Notice of Eligibility for Grant” for MilliporeSigma’s patent application covering the company’s CRISPR technology used in a genomic-integration method for eukaryotic cells. “Singapore’s…


Technicolor negotiates patent licensing transaction

Technicolor announced it is in negotiations for a strategic transaction relating to its patent licensing business. “While there is no assurance that a transaction will take place, Technicolor is confident it will reach an agreement,” said Technicolor. “This is in…


Marathon Patent to sell shares to raise $7.45m

IP licensing firm Marathon Patent Group, Inc. announced it agreed to sell 1,354,546 shares of its common stock for gross proceeds of $7.45 million. Each share of common stock is being sold for $5.50. “The shares were offered and are…


iRobot, Black & Decker agreement in patent dispute

iRobot Corp, maker of the Roomba vacuuming robot, said it reached a confidential agreement with Black & Decker. As part of the agreement, Black & Decker agreed to discontinue sales of all home robotic vacuums for a certain period of…


Tessera, Broadcom in settlement and patent deal

Patent licensing company Tessera Technologies, Inc, a subsidiary of Xperi Corporation, announced that Tessera and certain of its affiliates entered into agreements with Broadcom Ltd. and certain of its affiliates, customers and suppliers to settle and dismiss all pending litigation…


$27.5m settles Oxford, Qiagen patent suit

Oxford Immunotec Ltd. and Qiagen N.V. said they reached a settlement in the lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts in Boston alleging patent infringement in relation to Qiagen’s QuantiFERON-TB Gold and QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus products….


Mylan says IPR instituted on Sanofi Lantus patents

Mylan N.V. announced that the US Patent and Trademark Appeal Board (PTAB) has instituted inter partes review (IPR) proceedings on all claims against two Orange Book-listed patents owned by Sanofi for Lantus (insulin glargine injection) 100 Units/mL. “Mylan’s 505(b)(2) New Drug…


AliveCor patent covers wearable device heart data

AliveCor, which specialises in FDA-cleared personal electrocardiogram (EKG) technology, announced the issuance of a US patent which covers the use of data collected from wearable devices as a means of assisting the diagnosis of heart arrhythmias, including those that may…


Audio systems and IOT patent for ClearOne

Audio and visual communication firm ClearOne said it has been awarded a patent relating to smart audio systems and the Internet of Things (IOT). “This patent, entitled ‘Endpoint Parameter Management Architecture for Audio Mixers,’ among other things, enables audio mixers to…


Marathon Patent to sell shares to raise $5m

IP licensing firm Marathon Patent Group, Inc. said that it agreed to sell one million shares of its common stock for gross proceeds of approximately $5 million. “The shares were offered and are being sold to certain accredited investors in a…


Patent for American Gene Technologies

American Gene Technologies International Inc. (AGT) announced the issuance of a US patent covering methods of treating cancer with AGT’s proprietary viral vector technology. “The patent recognizes AGT’s unique approach to program a patient’s own tumors against cancer, by activating…


Federal Circuit ‘affirms $932,000 attorneys’ fees’

Law firm Fish & Richardson said the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a $932,000 attorneys’ fees award for Fish’s client Bed Bath & Beyond in a patent dispute with Inventor Holdings LLC. “On December 8, 2017 the Federal…


Patent owners ‘faring better at PTAB’ says study

Law firm Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto said its new study of proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) shows that “despite the initial reputation of Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings being that of patent killers, patent owners…


Palleon Pharma in King’s College license deal

Waltham, Massachusetts-based Palleon Pharmaceuticals, a company focused on developing Glycoimmune Checkpoint Inhibitors to treat cancer, announced an agreement with King’s College London to license intellectual property developed in the laboratory of Joy Burchell, Ph.D., Professor of Glyco-Oncology at the university….


Remote health management patents for Wanda

Healthcare IP commercialisation firm NetScientific plc announced the issue by the US Patent and Trademark Office of two new patents exclusively licensed to its portfolio company, Wanda. “The patents will significantly extend protection for the core technology used in Wanda’s…


Mylan says Teva ends litigation over generic

Mylan N.V. said Teva has dismissed its pending district court litigation against Mylan regarding Mylan’s Glatiramer Acetate Injection 40 mg/mL, the first generic version of Copaxone 40 mg/mL. Copaxone is Teva’s blockbuster multiple sclerosis treatment. “The litigation involved two non-Orange Book…


VistaGen expands stem cell patent portfolio

VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. said the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued it a patent “related to methods for producing, from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs), hematopoietic precursor stem cells, which are stem cells that give rise to all of the…


CommScope settles Advanced Lightning patent fight

Wireless networks company CommScope said it resolved a dispute with Advanced Lightning Technology, Ltd. relating to CommScope’s stackable hanger patents that are utilized in CommScope’s SnapStak cable hangers. CommScope had alleged that Advanced Lightning Technology was selling stackable hangers that infringe…


Vendavo files patent infringement suit v Price f(x)

Denver-based sales intelligence firm Vendavo said it filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Price f(x) in the US District Court for the Northern District of California alleging that Price f(x) infringes on five US patents. Vendavo alleges Price f(x) “has…


Finjan files patent infringement lawsuit v Zscaler

Cybersecurity licensing company Finjan Holdings said that “after more than one year of good faith efforts to resolve a patent dispute with Zscaler, Inc,” its subsidiary Finjan, Inc. filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Zscaler in the US Northern District of California….


China drives record patent, trademark, design filings

Filings for patents, trademarks and industrial designs reached record highs around the world in 2016 amid soaring demand in China, the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organization has reported. Innovators around the world filed 3.1 million patent applications in 2016, up…


Digital Ally ‘to get patent for electroshock weapon’

Digital Ally, which makes video surveillance products for law enforcement, homeland security and commercial applications, said the US Patent Office next week will issue a patent on the company’s “wirelessly conducted and controlled electroshock weapon.” “The company plans to enter the nonlethal…


Kajeet in patent licensing agreements

Kajeet, a provider of safe, mobile student internet connectivity, said it entered into patent licensing agreements for its portfolio of US patents with Family Zone Cyber Safety Limited and Mobile Guardian Limited. Family Zone Cyber Safety is a publicly-traded company…


3M files patent infringement suit against Kerr

3M and 3M Innovative Properties Co. said they filed a patent infringement lawsuit in federal district court in Wilmington, Delaware, against Kerr Corporation. “The suit alleges that Kerr Corporation’s SonicFill 2 and Harmonize dental composite materials infringe 3M’s patent rights…


InterDigital, LG Electronics sign patent license deal

InterDigital said its patent licensing subsidiaries signed a multi-year, worldwide, non-exclusive patent license with LG Electronics. “The deal also commits the parties to explore cooperation for projects related to the research and development of video and sensor technology for connected…


Avanci in patent license agreement with BMW

Avanci said BMW Group has become a new licensee of the Avanci patent platform, securing a license to essential patents for cellular standards. Avanci said it signed a patent license agreement with BMW Group “that will to a large extent be…


Celanese files sweetener patent infringement suit

Specialty materials company Celanese Corporation said it filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Poland against Falken Trade Polska sp. z o.o. sp.k., a distributor of Acesulfame Potassium (Ace-K), a high-potency sweetener subject to recently granted European Patent No. 2 861 569….


BlackBerry ordered to pay Nokia $137m over patents

BlackBerry Limited said the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Court of Arbitration ruled against BlackBerry in a contract dispute with Nokia Corporation. “On April 28, 2016, Nokia filed a Request for Arbitration with the International Chamber of Commerce International Court…


Qualcomm files new patent complaints v Apple

Qualcomm has filed three new patent infringement complaints against Apple — saying there were 16 more of its patents that Apple was using in its iPhones, Reuters reported. The new complaints are just the the latest development in a long-standing patent dispute between…


FIT Biotech granted US patent for treating HIV

FIT Biotech Oy said the US Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent titled “Methods of treating HIV diseases using novel expression vectors.” The patent grants FIT Biotech exclusive rights to exploit its GTU-based DNA vaccines, including FIT-06, for the…


Privakey patent for password-free authentication

Privakey said the US Patent and Trademark Office issued it a patent for innovations in password free authentication. “Technologies that simplify authentication and reduce friction are sweeping financial services and other consumer markets today,” said Privakey. The patent is for “digital identity…


Apple alleges Qualcomm patent infringement -report

Apple has filed a countersuit against Qualcomm alleging that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon mobile phone chips that power a number of Android-based devices infringe on Apple’s patents, the latest development in a long-running dispute, according to a Reuters report. Qualcomm in July…


CellAntenna patent for system of defeating a drone

CellAntenna International said it has been awarded a US patent for “System and Method for Detecting and Defeating a Drone.” “The patent and subsequent invention, represents a major advancement in the search for systems defending against the malicious use of…


Retailers ask court to uphold constitutionality of IPR

The National Retail Federation (NRF) said it has called on the US Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of the inter partes review (IPR) process that allows many “patent troll” disputes to be heard administratively at the US Patent and…


Element Data acquires Auguri assets and patents

Seattle-based Element Data Inc, which harnesses artificial intelligence and machine learning, said it acquired the assets and six patents of Auguri Corporation, a Menlo Park, California company specializing in “emulating the way humans think by focusing on trade-offs and comparisons of…


Wi-LAN firm in patent license agreement with ISSI

Patent licensing company Wi-LAN Inc said its subsidiary Polaris Innovations Limited entered into a patent license agreement with Integrated Silicon Solution Inc (ISSI). The license grants ISSI a term license to certain Polaris patents relating to Dynamic Random Access Memory…


ITC probes Caterpillar patent claims v German firms

The US International Trade Commission (USITC) voted to institute an investigation into allegations that German manufacturers Wirtgen GmbH and Joseph Voegele AG are infringing on patents held by Caterpillar Inc. The USITC said it will investigate “certain road construction machines and…


Ecube Labs files infringement suit v Big Belly Solar

Ecube Labs, a smart solar-powered waste and recycling station provider specializing in data-driven smart waste management and recycling, said it sued Big Belly Solar, Inc. for alleged patent infringement in connection with an ongoing lawsuit in the US District Court…


Illumina claims court victory in patent fight

Gene sequencing company Illumina, Inc. said the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, Patents Court in the United Kingdom “issued a judgment in its favor in the patent infringement suit filed against Premaitha Health plc, et al. and the patent…


Patent for Pluristem skeletal muscle regeneration

Pluristem Therapeutics Inc, a developer of placenta-based cell therapy products, said the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a patent titled “Skeletal muscle regeneration using mesenchymal system cells.” “This key patent, which has already been granted in Europe, Hong Kong…


Anaqua to manage MediaTek global patent portfolio

Boston-based IP management and analytics software firm Anaqua said Taiwan-based fabless semiconductor company MediaTek has selected the Anaqua platform to manage its IP activities, including the management of inventions and patents. “This is a significant new partnership that strengthens our presence and…


Patents for Foxwordy enterprise social software

Foxwordy, the private collaboration platform for lawyers, said it received two patents issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office related to its “inventions in enterprise social software, joining a list of several pending patents for the company.” Foxwordy CEO Monica…


Diamond semiconductor patent for AKHAN

Illinois-based diamond semiconductor technology firm AKHAN Semiconductor announced the issuance by the Japan Patent Office of a patent covering “a method for the fabrication of diamond semiconductor materials, core to applications in automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics, military, defense, and telecommunications systems,…


BlackBerry in patent sublicense deal with Teletry

UPDATE 2 — BlackBerry Ltd said it entered into a strategic licensing agreement with Teletry, a unit of patent licensing firm Marconi Group, to sublicense a “broad range” of BlackBerry patents to “a majority of global smartphone manufacturers.” Financial terms of…


Consumer Tech Hall of Fame picks Arlene Harris

Arlene Harris, often called “The First Lady of Wireless” for her work as an inventor, patent holder, investor and entrepreneur in the wireless industry has been selected for the 2017 class of the Consumer Technology Association’s Consumer Technology (CT) Hall of…


Elster licenses TransData smart meter patents

TransData, a manufacturer of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and related energy measurement products for electric utilities and industry, said Elster Solutions has licensed TransData’s smart meter patents portfolio. The terms of the agreement are confidential. TransData said its smart meter…


Patent for Avista pedestrian light engine

Lighting company Amerlux said it was granted US patent protection for intellectual property incorporated into its Avista pedestrian light engine. Amerlux said Avista’s IP66 sealed LED optical chamber prevents water intrusion, the main cause of light failure. “In addition, Avista…


Network-1 shares fall 33% after patent verdict

IP licensing company Network-1 Technologies, Inc. said a jury in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, determined that certain claims of Network-1’s Remote Power Patent are invalid and not infringed by Hewlett-Packard. Shares of Network-1 Technologies fell…


Align files six patent infringement lawsuits v 3Shape

UPDATE 1 — Align Technology, Inc. said it filed six patent infringement lawsuits asserting 26 patents against 3Shape A/S, a Danish corporation, and a related US corporate entity, asserting that 3Shape’s Trios intraoral scanning system and Dental System software infringe Align…


Argentum says USPTO grants IPR on Jublia patent

Argentum Pharmaceuticals LLC said the US Patent & Trademark Office granted Argentum’s petition for inter partes review (IPR) against all patent claims in the first patent listed in the Food & Drug Administration’s Orange Book as covering Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ toenail…


Patent for Senscio’s artificial intelligence framework

Massachusetts-based Senscio Systems said it was granted a US patent for the invention of an artificial intelligence framework that enables people with chronic diseases “to manage their health proactively and independently from home.” Senscio Systems CEO Piali De said: “This AI framework…


Kanban builds Provenance big-data patent platform

New York-based Kanban Solutions LLC said it was chosen by Provenance Asset Group to build and launch a high-speed, globally distributed, big-data patent platform called TrustedPatents. “We turned to Kanban as a partner that would help us design a Web…


AB-Biotics sells AB-Fortis patent to Frutarom

Biotech firm AB-Biotics said it reached an agreement to sell its two-layered iron microencapsulation technology AB-Fortis to Frutarom Industries Ltd — one of the world’s 10 largest companies in the field of flavours and natural specialty fine ingredients. Frutarom licensed…


USITC probes Apple after patent complaint

The US International Trade Commission (USITC) said it voted to institute an investigation into allegations of patent infringement by Apple Inc on certain Apple Mac computers, iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Apple TVs. “The investigation is based on a complaint filed by…


CRISPR Therapeutics hires Tomsicek as CFO

Gene-editing company CRISPR Therapeutics announced the appointment of Michael Tomsicek as its chief financial officer. “Tomsicek is a highly accomplished CFO who brings an extensive array of financial experience to CRISPR, including a background with global public companies in corporate finance, operations…


New patents for Gentag lab-on-a-chip devices

Gentag, Inc. announced the issuance of 30 additional patents in Europe covering wireless lab-on-a-chip (LOC) diagnostic devices. Gentag said it now holds more than 100 patents covering cell-based consumer and medical diagnostics “that are at the apex of personalized medicine,…


Patent for Dynamic Weather’s hail storm data

Dynamic Weather Solutions (DWS), doing business as HailStrike, said the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted DWS a patent for its invention establishing a “System and Method for Inferring Localized Hail Intensity.” Dynamic Weather Solutions CEO Daron Sneed said: “DWS…


Qualcomm rejects $130bn Broadcom takeover bid

UPDATE 2 — Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm on Monday rejected rival Broadcom’s $130 billion takeover bid, saying the offer undervalues Qualcomm. “It is the board’s unanimous belief that Broadcom’s proposal significantly undervalues Qualcomm relative to the company’s leadership position in mobile technology…


BioPorto says USPTO approves NGAL Trauma patent

Denmark-based BioPorto Diagnostics A/S said the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that BioPorto’s NGAL Trauma patent, specifically relating to diagnosing and treating radiation injury, has been approved for issuance. “BioPortos’ issued patents in the US now comprises BioPorto’s…


Vivo signs MoU worth $4bn with Qualcomm

Chinese phone manufacturer Vivo said it signed a memorandum of understanding worth $4 billion with Qualcomm. “The signing of this memorandum of understanding signifies Vivo and Qualcomm’s technical partnership and patent sharing, and will ensure Vivo’s leading position in mobile-related technologies,”…


ERS Genomics, Cellecta deal on CRISPR patents

ERS Genomics Ltd. and Cellecta, Inc. announced a non-exclusive license agreement to provide Cellecta with worldwide access to ERS Genomics’ CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing intellectual property for use in informing research tools and services. ERS Genomics holds rights to the foundational…


Blacklidge says patents upheld at PTAB

Blacklidge Emulsions, a producer and distributor of asphalt products, said the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) ruled in its favor in two Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs) proceedings and upheld Blacklidge’s patents…


CRISPR-Cas9 inventors win IP Owners award

Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation (IPOEF) announced that its 44th Inventor of the Year Award will go to the inventors of the revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology. CRISPR — Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats — allows scientists to identify…


Smart glasses firm Vuzix expands patent portfolio

Vuzix Corporation, a supplier of smart glasses and augmented reality technologies and products, said its patent portfolio has increased by 53% over the last year. It said the number of patents and patents pending increased to 101 from 66 a year…