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StoreDot Quick Car Charger

More great technology coming out of Israel.  StoreDot already claims to have a smartphone charger that can charge a phone in 30 seconds.   Now the same Israeli startup is racing to develop a brand new, ultra-fast charger for electric cars.      http://nocamels.com/2015/07/storedot-5-minute-charger-for-electric-cars/?utm_source=activetrail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nc15/07/15...

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Alice is Harsh – Understanding Alice Corp for Patent Ineligible Subject Matter

The US Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, which came down last June elaborated on patent ineligible subject matter, particularly as it applies to software patents.  But the scope of these 101 type rejections has expanded to business method patents as well.  We have been noticing an uptick in these rejections just in the past few months.  The ABA just posted this article discussing Alice’s wrath. http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/business_method_and_software_patents_may_go_through_the_looking_glass_after/?utm_source=maestro&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tech_monthly...

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Design Patent Term Extended to 15 Years

Design patents are a critical form of intellectual property for businesses to protect their product designs.  The prior term for design patents were fourteen (14) years from the issuance date.  Now, pursuant to the changes made in the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 (PLTIA), design patents filed on or after Dec.18, 2013 have a term of fifteen (15) years from the issuance date. ...

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Big Hero 6 Innovator Contest

The XPrize Foundation, Inc. in association with Disney’s new movie “Big Hero 6” has created its own contest for young innovators.  The challenge is for kids 8-17 to describe how they would S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, or mathematics) to solve problems out there in the world.  The big winners get to walk the red carpet in Hollywood at the premiere of Big Hero 6.  www.xprize.org.  The United States Patent and Trademark Office is also a sponsor of Xprize....

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U.S. Supreme Court Cracks Down on Patent Trolls

The Supreme Court last week struck a blow to patent owners who made a living off threatening others with frivolous litigation by loosening the standard for the prevailing party to collect legal fees. Patent owners that do not sell products or services, but earn or try to earn the majority of their income by enforcing their patents through frivolous litigation are commonly known as “Non-practicing entities” (NPEs) or “Patent Trolls.” For years, some NPEs would buy patents for the sole purpose of using their new ownership rights against corporations by demanding licensing fees, or litigation. The cost of paying a...

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Apple Seeks $2.2 Billion in Damages from Samsung

The 2nd trial between Apple and Samsung is 5 days in, Apple is seeking $2.2 billion in damages from Samsung for alleged infringements of 5 of Apple’s patents. Apple filed Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd et al in the California Northern District Court on February 20, 2012, and to make things interesting Samsung filed a counterclaim, alleging that two patents have been infringed on by Apple. Samsung is seeking $6 million, a fraction in comparison. The two tech heavyweights have been at each other's throats for years, and by July 2012 had over 50 lawsuits against each other...

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