Brevets célèbres de l’histoire du cinéma

April 3, 2014

Des brevets de Disney, Lucasfilms entre autres à voir ici: http://www.uspto.gov/inventors/independent/eye/201404/index.jsp#ieye-article3

Jurisprudence US: définition de la “propriété intellectuelle” dans le contexte d’un règlement/clause de non-concurrence entre 2 compagnies compétitrices

March 23, 2014

http://patentlyo.com/patent/2014/03/meaning-intellectual-property.html

Histoire du brevet sur le Colt-arme à feu

February 27, 2014

Extrait du site suivant (mais dont le contenu change à chaque jour): http://financialservicesinc.ubs.com/staticfiles/faw/adobe/all/cashin_comments.pdf

Et voici un lien vers de brevet de Colt: https://www.google.com/patents/USX9430

(Un brevet avec un numéro X prédate le système de numérotation actuel: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Patent)

On this day (-1) in 1836, the government of the United States granted a patent on a device that would become the prototypical American weapon. And, by accident, its development would become a prototypical story of American invention.

The patent, of course, was awarded to Samuel Colt for his “single barrel pistol with a six chamber revolving breech.” You and I (as well as Hoppy, Roy and Gene) knew it as a “six shooter.”

Colt’s idea was not entirely unique. Several patents for revolvers had been granted earlier (one of the earliest was for a “12 shooter” but it, like the others, didn’t work well). But Colt, who was 22 when he got the patent, showed his gun was practical (and at the time….it was the only way a man on horseback could get several shots off successfully). Therefore, it seemed like a good idea and Colt found backers who helped him open “The Patent Arms Company” in Paterson, N.J. But despite rave notices for the weapon, sales were slow and the factory closed in 1842. Colt slipped closer to bankruptcy.

Then in 1846, fate took another weird turn. The U.S. was going to war with Mexico. And the Texans they were fighting for, suggested to the American Secretary of War that many of them were very happy with Mr. Colt’s six shooter. So the Secretary of War ordered lots of them.

That left Mr. Colt with several problems. 1) He had no factory. 2) He didn’t have a six-shooter left to his name.

He attacked the second one first. He advertised for samples of his own gun. Gun owners thought the ads meant the revolver was now a collector’s item…..so they refused to sell. Colt was reduced to hiring a gunsmith to work from Colt’s own original diagrams (with suggestions from the famous Texas Ranger – Sam Walker). Finally…..when they had developed a prototype…..Colt needed to hurry things up. So he hired…..who else…..the son of Eli Whitney to implement the concepts of mass production and interchangeable parts. Within a decade the Colt .44 was the gun that was winning the West.

Une histoire de comment un brevet secret a contribué à l’essor de Silicon Valley

February 19, 2014

Voir l’article de IEEE qui donne les détails (avec des intrigues de brevets secrets et de cessions de brevets)

Un lien vers le brevet mentionné dans l’histoire.

La Cour suprême du Canada se penchera sur le critère d’utilité en brevets où la pratique canadienne semble diverger par rapport aux autres pays

January 31, 2014

Un dossier à suivre au cours des prochains mois: voir le dossier sur le site de la Cour suprême

Document intéressant: Infographique et statistiques 2013 de brevets US

January 31, 2014

Voir le document produit par AcclaimIP

Extraits intéressants:

Top Design Patent Classes

U.I. MENUS 400

SMART PHONES 207

(WITH DISPLAY)

VEHICLE LAMPS 194

TELEPHONE HANDSETS 184

ELECTRIC LIGHT BULBS 156

CONNECTORS 141

GRAPHIC U.I. 135

APPAREL (SHOES) 133

AUTO WHEELS 130

 

Some patents that stood out in 2013

404 Claims – Number of Claims in patent US8401902 by Function Media.

10,386 Words – Number of words in Claim 1 of patent US US8558011.

6,916 Days – Pendency Filed in 1994 US8357513 took almost 19 years to grant!

3,594 Citations – Number of Reverse Citations by patent US8612159!

525 Members - Largest Patent Family in 2013, by Qualcomm Inc.

834,641 Words – Number of words Patent US8431139 (would take about 3 weeks for average reader to read).

36 Inventors – Number of inventors SAP named on patent US8606723.

39 Citations – Number of Forward Citations earned by patent USD673561!

 

Formation gratuite en ligne sur la commercialisation de la recherche dans le domaine de la santé

January 21, 2014

Un lien à transmettre à vos contacts dans le domaine des sciences de la vie ou appareils médicaux

E-learning courses on commercialising research in the health sector: http://cordis.europa.eu/news/rcn/36408_en.html

Blackberry encore dans le top 25 des compagnies ayant reçu des brevets US en 2013

January 16, 2014

Voir le rapport dans : http://ificlaims.com/ (BlackBerry est 20e)

Reportage video de la CBC sur les Patent Trolls ou Non-Practicing Entities au Canada

January 6, 2014

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/patent-war-gives-rise-to-niche-industry-of-patent-litigation-1.2484527 

Joyeuses fêtes! (Cliquer sur image pour voir une animation de dessin industriel de circonstance)

December 20, 2013

merryXmas3

Des idées-cadeaux pour les agents de brevets dans vos vies

December 19, 2013

http://www.zazzle.ca/patent+attorney+gifts

(Il y a des produits pour les agents de brevets (non-”attorneys”) à la fin de la liste…)

Nouvel outil de recherche de brevets en chimie

December 18, 2013

L’organisation European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) a lancé le 11 décembre 2013 un site de recherche de brevets www.surechembl.org qui permet dorénavant d’effectuer gratuitement des recherches à travers plus de 15 millions de structures chimiques extraites à partir de documents de brevets. Ce service était auparavant seulement disponible en passant par un logiciel payant, SureChem, qui a dû récemment arrêter ses activités. SureChem a accepté de transférer toutes ses données à l’EBI et a transféré le logiciel qui permet de continuer d’extraire des données additionnelles de nouvelles publications de documents de brevets afin de continuer à mettre à jour la base de données.

Projet de Loi pour amender la Loi sur la protection des obtentions végétales

December 13, 2013
        Texte du projet de loi

Extrait d’un article de commentaire:  http://www.betterfarming.com/online-news/plant-breeders-rights-highlighted-new-federal-legislation-54115
  Among the changes are amendments to the Plant Breeders’ Rights Act to align it with the International Union for Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV ’91). The government’s changes to plant breeders’ rights legislation, proposed to be in place by Aug. 1 2014, will encourage increased plant breeding investment in Canada and encourage foreign breeders to sell their varieties to Canada’s farmers, who will benefit from improved access to innovative new varieties, Ritz says. At the same time the bill “enshrines farmers’ privilege when it comes to saving seeds.” That means farmers’ right to reuse and replant the seed personally saved from crops grown on their own land “is protected under UPOV ’91,” he says.

SOMMAIRE (du projet de loi)
Le texte met en oeuvre diverses mesures en matière d’agriculture par la modification de plusieurs lois.
Il modifie la Loi sur la protection des obtentions végétales afin de modifier divers attributs des droits dont jouissent les titulaires de certificats d’obtention en vertu de cette loi, notamment la durée de validité de ces droits, leur étendue, ainsi que les conditions de protection afférentes. Il prévoit également des exceptions à l’application de ces droits.

Didacticiel en ligne sur l’utilisation et l’exploitation de l’information en matière de brevets

December 11, 2013

Voir sur le site de l’OMPI

 

Le didacticiel en ligne comprend trois sections concernant :

  • les principes relatifs aux brevets,
  • la recherche et l’extraction de brevets et
  • l’analyse des brevets.

Sciences de la vie: Nouvel outil de recherche de listages de séquences extraits de brevets et de demandes de brevets

December 11, 2013

Voici des résumés de la fonctionnalité du site: Voir: http://www.lens.org/lens/biological_search

Biological Toolkit

Species and keyword Search

Search for patent documents that declare at least one sequence in their sequence listings section as derived from a specific species combined with a keyword full text search within the corpus of more than 320,000 biological patents.

PatSeq Finder

Compare and analyze your sequence of interest with our Patent Sequence (PatSeq) database that consists of about 150 million sequence listing entries extracted from granted or published patent documents across 15 jurisdictions. PatSeq Finder results page allows viewing of integrated patent and sequence information and alignment of related segments of sequence listing entries based on BLAST tool version 2.2.28. Here, you can filter, select, and compare related sequence segments, review their alignment details, and even share results in various formats with others or link to the patent document information available in the Lens.

PatSeq Explorer

Navigate sequence listing entries from granted and published patent documents as mapped with various similarity and coverage thresholds onto a specific genome and in this case, the human genome. View the mapped PatSeq data at the genome or chromosome level, filter by sequence-based criteria or search by patent attributes and zoom in to analyze patent and sequence data at the locus or sequence detailed level using another tool, PatSeq Analyzer. The analyzer allows you to navigate and compare the current patenting activity surrounding a particular chromosomal region. Additional links to the OMIM database is available at the Chromosome level so that you can view associated diseases and traits with a particular chromosomal locus.

Articles qui discutent de cet outil:

Nature Biotechnology

Queensland University of Technology

Annonce de l’OMPI: Les dépôts mondiaux de demandes de brevet enregistrent leur plus forte progression en 18 ans

December 10, 2013

Article de l’OMPI

Nouvel Outil de la NASA avec gabarits de licences non-exclusives

December 2, 2013

Voir ce qui est désigné par la NASA comme étant un “Technology Transfer Super Tool” – NASA QuickLaunch Licensing

La communauté de compagnies de licences de brevets ou des “patent trolls” d’Ottawa?

November 27, 2013

Article avec reportages vidéos:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-home-to-robust-controversial-patent-licensing-industry-1.2440034

Le 5 novembre, une date d’anniversaire avec une leçon sur comment un agent de brevet décrirait une voiture

November 5, 2013

Extrait de: http://financialservicesinc.ubs.com/staticfiles/faw/adobe/all/cashin_comments.pdf
(en date du 5 novembre- le fichier ne sera plus là demain)

Mais voici le brevet discuté ci-dessous:https://www.google.com/patents/US549160

1. The combination with a road-locomotive, provided with
suitable running gear including a propelling wheel and steering
mechanism, of a liquid hydrocarbon gas-engine of the compression
type, comprising one or more power cylinders, a suitable
liquid-fuel receptacle, a power shaft connected with and arranged
to run faster than the propelling wheel, an intermediate clutch or
disconnecting device and a suitable carriage body adapted to the
conveyance of persons or goods, substantially as
described.

Extrait de l’article d’Art Cashin:

An Encore Presentation

On this day in 1895, a patent was issued to George B. Selden. It
was the kind of patent mere mortals could only dream of. It ranked
at or above those granted for the telephone or the electric light.
What was it that Selden had invented that was so great – - it was
the automobile – - only Selden didn’t invent it.

Selden was a clever chap who had noticed the products being
produced by the Duryea Brothers and Ransom Olds, in the preceding
two decades. He had even read of the work of Karl Benz in
Europe.

Since he was a patent attorney, he devised a broad based patent to
cover all future automobiles. As the 1900′s began, autos began to
sell. Selden grabbed some Wall Street buddies and began to sue the
early producers. Each one caved and Selden’s Association of
Licensed Automobile Manufacturers began to get a royalty from
everybody.

In 1903, a guy named Henry Ford applied for membership. Hoping to
up the ante, they turned Ford down. Ford (my hero – - he once said
the role of your body is to carry your brain around) choose to keep
making cars. For six years, they fought in Federal Court. Then a
judge said Selden’s patent was valid. The effect was electric.
Everybody, including GM, decided to pay. Selden and the Wall Street
types, sensing billions, magnanimously offered to let Mr. Ford pay
at the old rate.

Ford told them where to place their offer and took them to Appeals
Court, claiming the patent was too broad and counterclaiming they
owned him and other damages. Two years later a judge with a sense
of humor and a way with words held that Ford was right. Knowing
when to cut and run (and save damages), the Selden/Wall Street
Crowd puppied up. The automobile business was wide open and Ford
became a multi-billionaire.

To celebrate pull in to the Pierce Arrow Drive-In Tavern and
winterize with as much anti-freeze as you like. But don’t put both
feet on the running board.

Un outil gratuit de statistiques sur les Examinateurs du USPTO en brevets

October 30, 2013

http://examinerwatchdog.com/

Donne des statistiques de brevets acceptés / refusés par rapport à l’ensemble des dossiers qu’ils/elles traitent


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