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USPTO provisionally invalidates Apple’s bounceback patent

USA - October 24 2012 In the on going battle between Apple and Samsung, FOSS patents reports that the USPTO has issued a non-final office action in the reexamination of Apple’s bounce-back patent No. U.S. Patent No, 7,469,381....

EFF launches new 3D printing initiative

USA - October 24 2012 A post by Julie Samuels of the Electronic Frontier Foundation details the EFF’s new initiative to identify patent applications on 3D Printing technology and submit prior art applications using the new Third Party Submission provisions created under the America Invents Act....

Google Wallet sued for patent infringement in Delaware

USA - October 23 2012 This afternoon, Google was sued over its Google Wallet smartphone application allegedly infringing U.S. Patent No. 7,298,271 (the ’271 patent) in the Federal District Court of Delaware....

Is crowd sourced prior art the future of patent examination?

USA - September 20 2012 Some of the most important provisions of the America Invents Act came into effect this week...

Patentability of software patent claims

USA - September 6 2012 Those looking to wittle away at the patentability of software patents, a recent decision by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC),...