December, 2016

Redefining Eligibility for Business Method Patents in the US

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For those familiar with the patenting of business methods, they know the key role that the case of State Street & Trust Co. v. Signature Financial Group played in deeming certain business methods patent ineligible. This litigation was heard by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) where State Street & Trust claimed that their business […]

Fitbit adds shining Pebble Tech to its IP portfolio

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The speculation over Fitbit’s acquisition of Pebble came to an end last week when Fitbit officially announced its acquisition of key personnel and intellectual property from the smart watch maker. A majority of the acquired IP is based on software and firmware development technologies, which is likely to help Fitbit accelerate its growth in the wearable fitness devices market. Pebble, […]

Smartphones that can Roll into a Scroll

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If you thought televisions were the only ones to say goodbye to flat screens, then here’s more. Mobile phones are also gearing up to bid adieu to the flat surfaced display and welcome a new era of flexi screens! Powered by OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technology, flexible display screens are being manufactured for smartphones. This has industry analysts predicting the […]

Drones Hitch Rides, Scream & Relax

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Anatole France, a famous French poet once said, “The future is hidden even from those who make it”. Nothing could be more perfectly stated for the essence of this blog post. Did you know that the first unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV as we know it, was flown in 1849 by Austrians to attack the Italian city of Venice in […]