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Notice on the official adoption of the new English translation of the State Intellectual Property Office.

Time Warner Asks CAFC to Vacate $139.8M Reasonable Royalty Awarded to Sprint

On October 1st, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit heard oral arguments in an appeal of a patent infringement case decided in favor of Sprint Communications and against Time Warner Cable.[link]

Comcast Invalidates Rovi Patents at PTAB that Previously Secured Limited Exclusion Order at ITC

In recent weeks the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has issued a series of final written decisions terminating inter partes review (IPR) proceedings where Comcast Cable Communications petitioned patents owned by technology developer Rovi Guides. [link]

Supreme Court Denies Cert in Two-Way Media v. Comcast, Refuses Another 101 Case

On Monday, October 15th, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition for writ of certiorari in Two-Way Media Ltd. v. Comcast Cable Communications, refusing to hear yet another appeal in a case involving a question of patent eligibility.[link]

Modernizing Copyright Registration

The US Copyright Office (a branch of the Library of Congress) has published a Federal Register notice seeking comments on ways to improve (“modernize”) its copyright registration system[link]

China remains world’s second-most valuable national brand

China has maintained its spot as the world's second-most valuable national brand, with its worth rising 25 percent to $12.8 trillion, according to a new report, second only to the United States of America, whose value is $25.9 trillion.[link]

Microsoft open-sources 60,000 patents to protect Linux

Microsoft has joined the Open Invention Network (“OIN”), an open-source group dedicated to protecting Linux and other open-source software programs from patent legal troubles.[link]

Innovation week spawns high-tech achievements

Beijing released 100 of its world-level cutting-edge technological achievements on Monday during the recently held 2018 National Mass Innovation and Entrepreneurship Week, which ran from Oct 9 to 15.These included 3D-printed orthopedic implants, a microscopic imaging system for the human brain and techniques to build green public buildings.[link]

iPhones may soon be able to automatically detect spam calls

Apple feels your spam call pain. The company apparently filed a patent called "Detection of spoofed call information" that would enable an iPhone to check whether a call is legitimate. The patent was first spotted by Apple Insider. [link]

Writing a Software Patent Application

Collecting the information necessary to prepare a patent application covering a computer related invention can be quite challenging. Typically, most computer related inventions today relate at least in some way to software, which is at the very core of the challenge. [link]

Rule 36 Affirmances at the Federal Circuit – Week of October 8, 2018

During the week of October 8, 2018,  there were five cases involving patents that were decided without an opinion as a result of Rule 36 affirmances at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. [link]

How to secure your Azure network

Connected virtual machines need the same kind of security and network management tools as your own data center[link]

Li: Intellectual property rights to be better protected

China will devote more effort to protecting intellectual property rights when dealing with foreign investors, Premier Li Keqiang said.[link]

PTAB Institutes CBM Review of Nasdaq Patents Challenged by MIAX

In early October, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) instituted a series of covered business method (CBM) reviews on patents owned by American stock exchange Nasdaq. The CBM reviews were petitioned by trading platform provider Miami International Holdings (MIAX) and challenge the validity of patents which Nasdaq has asserted against MIAX in U.S. district court. [link]

7 cloud services to ease machine learning

Build, train, tune, and deploy machine learning and deep learning models in these end-to-end machine learning clouds[link]

Palm is back (sort of), and it built a tiny smartphone sidekick

When HP unceremoniously shut down Palm in 2011, it felt like the end of an era. The PDA and smartphone maker's glory days were in the past by then, but it developed a string of hits in the late 90s and early 2000s, and few names in the industry inspired as much zeal and loyalty as Palm Inc. did. To a die-hard community, losing the company was a blow.[link]

Online platforms fight fakes

Chinese online retailers have stepped up efforts to crack down on counterfeit products sold by third-party vendors on their online marketplaces.[link]

Alibaba Files Patent for Blockchain System That Allows ‘Administrative Intervention’

Chinese e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba has filed a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a blockchain-based system that allows a third-party administrator to intervene in a smart contract in case of illegal activities. The USPTO published the patent application on Oct. 4.[link]

Microsoft open-sources 60,000 patents to protect Linux

Microsoft has joined the Open Invention Network (“OIN”), an open-source group dedicated to protecting Linux and other open-source software programs from patent legal troubles.[link]

The Silence On BPA Is Deafening – Let The CLARITY Data Speak!

 The safety of BPA has been a long-running, robust controversy, in particular regarding concerns that BPA might cause health effects at exposure levels in the very low range that we as consumers might experience every day. [link]

Judge Rules That Script for “Friday the 13th” Was Not a Work For Hire, Allows Scriptwriter to Reclaim Copyright

On Friday, September 28th, U.S. District Judge Stefan Underhill of the District of Connecticut issued a ruling on cross-motions for summary judgment in a copyright case involving the cult horror film Friday the 13th. [link]