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10 million patents, 10 million dreams, countless jobs and growth

“Fortunately, our Founding Fathers knew this and created an inventor-based patent system instead of a crony-based innovation system” reports washingtonexaminer.com. And today, we are seeing a patent system and a leader of the patent office poised to make America’s innovation system great again.However, we also need to understand that each patent is only as good as the system defending those same patents.The next generation of inventors are still in their garages waiting to file the next million patents and grow the economy even more.One of his first helpful actions is…

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Uber wants a patent to tell if you drink and ride

“Uber has a pending application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the technology that would help the ride-hailing giant tell drunk riders from sober ones” writes Rachel Siegel Is for washingtonpost.com. But the patent application alone raised questions of its potential shortcomings and dangers.To predict a rider’s state, the system compares data from that ride request to past ones. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Uber envisions technology that identifies drunk passengers

“Uber filed a patent application Thursday, first spotted by CNN, that envisions using machine learning to detect whether a potential passenger is behaving abnormally” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. At the moment it is just a patent application and may never make it to Uber’s app.The patent application is vague about what exactly constitutes an “abnormal state,” but seems to be referring to intoxication and fatigue.The patent application was drafted by current or former members of Uber’s Trust & Safety team in 2016 and published Thursday. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Ford patent application turns the steering wheel into a laptop mount

“The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently published Ford’s patent application for a foldable steering wheel” reports cnet.com. AutoGuide, which originally discovered the patent application, points out that it’s unlikely to be a production feature because inherent safety risks are just too high.While you might think it’s designed with autonomy in mind, since the steering wheel may not always be required, the application focuses more on the short-term. Source: cnet.com Share This:

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Deere sues Precision Planting, AGCO for patent infringement

“Sign outside a John Deere dealer is seen in Denver Thomson Reuters (Reuters) – U.S. farm equipment maker Deere & Co said on Friday it filed a lawsuit against Precision Planting LLC and AGCO Corp , claiming that the companies have infringed on 12 of its patents” reports businessinsider.com. The lawsuit alleges that products made or sold by Precision Planting, including vSet seed meters along with SpeedTube products, infringe on Deere patents. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Samsung stung by $539 million jury verdict in Apple patent defeat

“In the endless patent war between Apple and Samsung, Apple has again been awarded a massive jury verdict against the South Korean company” writes Greg Sterling for marketingland.com. Earlier today, Apple was granted $539 million by the federal jury in the US. Originally, Apple won a 2012 federal jury verdict of more than $1 billion for various patent and design infringements by Samsung.According to Bloomberg, the damages award is the largest for a patent case so far in 2018. Source: marketingland.com Share This:

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Samsung ordered to pay Apple $539 million for copying their design

“As a result of a seven-year-long legal battle, Samsung has been ordered to pay $539 million dollars as a result of patent infringement” reports xda-developers.com. The jury ruled that $533.3 million be paid for violation of design patents, while an additional $5.3 million be paid on utility patent violations.Samsung had already paid $399 million to Apple for infringement of patents.Samsung tried to argue they should only have to pay $28 million, which meant that the patent infringement would be limited only to the infringing components of the devices. This isn’t…

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U.S. jury awards Apple $539 mln in Samsung patent retrial -CNET

“May 24 (Reuters) – After nearly five days of deliberations, a U.S. jury on Thursday said Samsung Electronics Co Ltd should pay $539 million Apple Inc for copying patented smartphone features, technology publication CNET reported, bringing a years-long feud between the technology companies into its final stages” writes Reuters Editorial for reuters.com. The world’s top smartphone rivals have been in court over patents since 2011, when Apple filed a lawsuit alleging Samsung’s smartphones and tablets “slavishly” copied its products.Samsung previously paid Apple $399 million to compensate Apple for infringement of…

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Apple Says It Wasn’t About Money After Samsung Loses Patent Bet

“Samsung previously paid Apple $548 million — $399 million for products that infringed the design patents plus more for infringing a utility patent not at issue in the retrial” writes Joel Rosenblatt for bloomberg.com. Apple said in a statement after the verdict that the case “has always been about more than money.” The case is Apple Inc. v.The damages retrial before Koh gave Samsung a chance to argue Apple wasn’t entitled to all of its profit from the infringing phones, and recoup at least some of the money. Source: bloomberg.com Share…

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