13 avril 2018

Patent Scare Hits Streaming Industry

Patent Scare Hits Streaming Industry
Yet another patent shakedown is underway, this time by a small company called Acacia which claims to hold the patent for streaming media over the internet. "It's extortion," Roe said. More...

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German Patent Office Mediator Wants Copyright Levy on PCs

German Patent Office Mediator Wants Copyright Levy on PCs
If Germany goes ahead with this plan to impose a copyright tax on computers, I have only one question: how do I get my share of the royalties for all the content I've made available over the internet? Oh, that's right: I don't. More...

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Looking to Profit From Patent

Looking to Profit From Patent

Today's patent shakedown is from a company called Tect central, which claims to own the patent to conducting testing over the internet. More...

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12 avril 2018

SBC Enforcing All-Encompassing Web Patent

SBC Enforcing All-Encompassing Web Patent
A company called SBC Communications Inc is reported to be enforcing patent it owns on the use of frames in web pages. In a letter distributed to web site owners, the company notes the site's use of "selectors or tabs that correspond to specific locations (which) are not lost when a different part of the document is displayed to the user." It then demands between $527 and $16.6m per year to license the patented technology. More...

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11 avril 2018

Open Source Prepares to Kiss EU Patent Ass Goodbye

Open Source Prepares to Kiss EU Patent Ass Goodbye
Every time I run an item from the Register I get an unusual number of bouces from content filters, and today's listing is no exception. But their ire in this case is understandable as the European Parliament is poised to align its copyright regime with that of the United States. More...

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23 mars 2018

NY Judge Narrows Terms in BT Internet Patent Case

NY Judge Narrows Terms in BT Internet Patent Case
Web development companies - and especially Prodigy - are breathing a little easier today after a British judge narrowed british telecom's claim of a patent on the hyperlink. More...

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19 mars 2018

U.S. Patent Debate to Pit IP Rights vs. Competition

U.S. Patent Debate to Pit IP Rights vs. Competition
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Justice Department's antitrust division will conduct hearings over the next six weeks to consider whether the government is issuing too many patents and (consequently) stifling collaboration and invention. Of course, the issue isn't the number of patents so much as the substance. Defenders of the patent system downplay such concerns. More...

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Wireless Attendance Recording: The FTL patent explained

Wireless Attendance Recording: The FTL patent explained
See, this is the sort of thing that can just kill innovation. A company called Frontline Technology Limited (FTL) has obtained patents for "the transfer of student data by radio." Now the company's information page says, "I am using IEEE 802 wireless/ I am using GPRS to collect student data by radio. Should this be licensed by the patent? Yes." Thus, if you use your 802.11 wideless network to transfer an Excel speadsheet over your LAN, you should pay FTL royalties for this "innovation." This is not just some idle threat, either: FTP has taken Tasc Software Solutions Limited of Wolverhampton and others to court for infringement of its patent relating to the transfer of pupil data in education by radio ? patent number EP 0664061. More...

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15 avril 2017

49 France's technological production as measured by patent applications to the European Patent Office

Ministère de l'Éducation nationale, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la RechercheLike the previous editions, the 9th edition of Higher Education and Research in France, Facts and Figures presents an annual overview, backed up by figures, of developments within the French system, its resources and outcomes.

49 France's technological production as measured by patent applications to the European Patent Office
In 2013, France was ranked 4th in the world in the European patent system with 6.3% of applications recorded. Its main specialisations are in the sub-fields of 'Transport' and 'Micro-structures and nano-technology'. In all fields combined, France's world share has been stable since 2008. During this time, however, the share of France's European patents involving international collaboration has increased by 10%. More...

Cover of higher education & research in France, facts and figures

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02 février 2017

Lancement de l'atlas des brevets : un outil de référence de l'activité de recherche et d'innovation en France

A l'occasion du Salon des entrepreneurs qui se tient à Paris les 1er et 2 février 2017, le ministère de l'Éducation nationale, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche et l'Institut national de la propriété industrielle (INPI) lancent l'atlas des brevets, réalisé en partenariat. Objectif de l'outil : mettre à disposition du grand public des informations sur l'activité de recherche et d'innovation en France grâce à une analyse territoriale du nombre de brevets. Voir l'article...

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