University of Washington Wins Patent for its Innovative Air Filtration Technology

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has quite recently issued a patent to the University of Washington (a public research university in Seattle, Washington, founded in 1861) for a new form of energy-efficient and high-capacity air filtration technology developed at the UW Sensors, Energy, and Automation Laboratory. The design, which pairs the particle-repelling plates […]

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Understanding the Different Types of Patents under the Patent Law of the US

A patent protects the discoveries and inventions, which are novel, non-obvious, and useful. There are three types of patents under the Patent Law of the United States, namely, utility patents, design patents, and plant patents. Each patent type protects a specific type of discovery or invention and has different eligibility requirements; however, it is also […]

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Google Countersues Sonos as the Patent Dispute over Wireless Speakers Heats Up

The American multinational technology company, Google, has quite recently escalated a dispute with Sonos Inc., (an American audio company based in California) over the wireless home speaker market by filing a Patent Infringement lawsuit. The battle between the two companies, which had been working together to incorporate some specific Google features in Sonos’ speakers, erupted […]

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Understanding the Utmost Importance of Trademark Registration in India

If you are planning to create your brand, you must come up with something one of a kind to prevail in the present highly competitive business environment. The real thing is, either you provide an entirely dynamic service or product or opt for differentiation because there is a lot of marketplace share upon which people […]

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Redfin’s Cofounder Sues Redfin Alleging Patent Infringement

David Eraker, the cofounder of Redfin (a Seattle-based real-estate company founded in 2004), has quite recently filed a Patent Infringement lawsuit against Redfin to stop it from making use of the image-based rendering patents owned by Surefield (a real estate company founded by David Eraker in 2012). The lawsuit is filed at United States District […]

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China Surpasses the US to become the World’s Top Patent Filer

The United Nations (UN) has quite recently stated that China emerged as the world’s leading source of international Patent Filings in 2019 by unseating the United States out of the top spot it held ever since the global system was established more than 40 years ago. In its annual report, the World Intellectual Property Organization […]

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Biocept Inc Receives Patent for its Primer-Switch Technology in Australia

Biocept Inc., (a San Diego-based commercial-stage cancer diagnostics company providing liquid biopsy tests for doctors and their patients with cancer) has quite recently won a new patent in Australia. The granted patent provides Intellectual Property (IP) Protection to Biocept’s Primer-Switch technology that is efficient and useful in performing ctDNA (circulating tumor DNA) analysis with the help […]

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Sharp Sues Vizio Alleging LCD Patent Infringement

Sharp Corporation, a Japanese multinational corporation specializing in designing and manufacturing electronic items, has quite recently filed a Patent Infringement lawsuit against defendants Vizio Inc. (a privately held company specializing in designing and manufacturing soundbars, speakers, and televisions) and other companies in its supply chain. In the lawsuit filed at the California Central District Court, […]

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Facebook Wins Indian Patent for Providing Universal Support to Cell Phones

The social media giant Facebook has quite recently won an Indian Patent corresponding to a device, system, and method for adapting information services, code, and software to comply with the individuals’ device parameters, and for further enabling proper viewing on their mobile devices or smartphones. This latest patent gain is a boost to Facebook’s efforts […]

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