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Patent Poetry: Federal Circuit Affirms Blockchain Gem Patent Is Invalid

JD Supra Law

The Federal Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s decision finding the claims of a patent for preventing gemstone counterfeiting invalid. Rady owns US Patent No. The case is Rady v. The Boston Consulting Group.

Patent 101
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Patent Poetry: Patent and Trademark Offices Publish Study on NFT IP Issues

JD Supra Law

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Copyright Office have published the results of their joint study on non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and intellectual property (IP). The Report was created in response to a June 2022 request from Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) to undertake a study. By: AEON Law


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Infographic | Valentine’s day patents

Olartemoure Blog

Get to know a bit more about these patents that have added a touch of creativity and technology to the season of love. METHOD OF MAKING A HEART-SHAPED DIAMOND US6434805B2 Inventor: Ami Haimoff Assignee: L I D Ltd Date of Patent: Aug. Thank Ami Haimoff for creating and patenting a new way to make heart-shape diamonds.

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Vidal Vacates Board’s Denial of IPR Institution on Auto Part Patent

IP Watchdog

Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director Kathi Vidal vacated and remanded a decision of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) on Friday that had denied institution of an inter partes review (IPR) requested by auto parts manufacturer, Mahle Behr Charleston, Inc.

Patent 102
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IPO Diversity in Innovation Toolkit

Women and diverse employees have the technical skill and knowledge, yet their contributions are not patented at the same rate as those of their male counterparts.This toolkit can help organizations move the needle on achieving gender parity in innovation.

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And Again, Abstract Ideas are Not Patentable!

The IP Law Blog

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down many patents on the grounds that they are invalid as directed to an abstract idea, relying on the Supreme Court’s Alice decision. LEXIS 33719, the Federal Circuit affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s rejection of the claims in a patent application as directed to an abstract idea.

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Patent Grant Total 2023


by Dennis Crouch The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a total of 312,100 utility patents in the calendar year 2023. This marks the fourth consecutive year of decline in the number of issued patents. In fact, numbers from US-applicants increased over the past year.

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