Posted in August 2011

Justice Department Is Reportedly Investigating Standard & Poor's Mortgage Ratings

Justice Department Is Reportedly Investigating Standard & Poor’s Mortgage Ratings The U.S. Justice Department is reportedly investigating whether Standard & Poor’s improperly inflated ratings on troubled mortgage securities. The New York Times reports on the probe. Justice Department lawyers are asking about instances in which S&P business managers may have overruled analysts who wanted to award lower … Continue reading

Wireless Diagnostic Skin Patch Patent Announced by GENTAG

Wireless Diagnostic Skin Patch Patent Announced by GENTAG Company’s 10th Wireless Sensor Patent Covers NFC Cell Phones, Has Wide Range of Consumer Applications WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — GENTAG, Inc. is pleased to announce the recent issuance of US Patent 7,969,307, complementing its joint patent portfolio with Motorola, including US Patents 7,148,803; 7,492,254; and … Continue reading

GroupMe Bought by Skype for More than $50 Million

GroupMe Bought by Skype for More than $50 Million  GroupMe Founders GroupMe just celebrated its one year anniversary, and founders Steve Martocci and Jared Hecht certainly had something to smile about. A deal in the works for months was just completed, with global VOIP giant Skype acquiring GroupMe for an undisclosed price north of $50 … Continue reading

Apple patent hints at augmented reality camera app #fb

Apple patent hints at augmented reality camera app In this case, the app is picking up points of interest based on a search, then overlaying that information onscreen. (Credit: US Patent and Trademark Office) A patent application unearthed today and detailed by Patently Apple, suggests Apple could be planning to bring augmented reality-based mapping and … Continue reading

USPTO awards U.S. Patent No. 8,000,000

Second Sight Medical Products is receiving some publicity for being awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,000,000. The patent claims a “visual prosthesis” that uses a camera that then sends a stimulating impulse to neural tissue in a subject’s eye.  Although Second Sight gets the patent, the research was at least partially paid by the U.S. Government.

Our Recent Publication in International Bar Association Newsletter #fb

Local working requirements and enforceability of patents: an Indian perspective of challenges and opportunities surrounding a granted patent Article on “Local working requirements and enforceability of patents: an Indian perspective of challenges and opportunities surrounding a granted patent” as Published in Asia Pacific Regional Forum Newsletter of the International Bar Association (IBA) Legal Practice Division, … Continue reading

Indian Trade Marks Office Provides Updated List of Missing Registered Trade Mark files for each Branch

Indian Trade Marks Office Provides Updated List of Missing Registered Trade Mark files for each Branch Via Public Notice dated 29/07/2011, Indian Trade Marks Office informs public and registered proprietors that pursuant to the steps taken by the Trademark Office Registry of India and through cooperation of the registered proprietors of their respective trademarks in … Continue reading