The European Parliament has voted to allow a single EU-wide patent scheme to press forward, despite receiving objections from Italy and Spain.
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The European Parliament has voted to allow a single EU-wide patent scheme to press forward, despite receiving objections from Italy and Spain
The highest court in the land has moved to uphold a circuit court ruling that rejected two inventors seeking a patent on an intangible business idea. (Specifically, a method for account for weather risk in commodities trading calculations.
Last week, I wrote about the government's plan to accelerate the handout of green technology patents, because I was perplexed by the fact that more companies weren't taking advantage of the program. Apparently, according to intellectual property experts, one reason for the slow uptake has been the fact that the classification categories it covered were very limited.
After a slow start, the USPTO tweaks an accelerated green-tech patent program to attract more inventors and patent applications.
Over the past several months, I've received various pitches from PR types representing intellectual property/patent lawyers focused on the green tech patent acceleration program announced by the Obama administration late last year.The idea behind that pilot was to accelerate the examination of green technology patent applications.
Stem cell HIV vaccines; how far produce travels; Europe's offshore wind supergrid; Dell makes $6.5 million on Twitter; fast-tracked green tech patents.
So it turns out that the Eco-Patent Commons, which I wrote about back in January, isn't just another empty-handed cooperative industry effort.Three new companies, Bosch, DuPont and Xerox, have joined the effort and another, Sony, has contributed an additional patent to the community.
Linus Torvalds is the star guest at Australia's annual Linux conference. ZDNet.com.au once again took a video crew to Melbourne in January and caught up with the man behind Linux.
I had a serious talk with the chief of Serious Materials. And the company promises some serious energy savings with their new products.
The Green Party claims that European politicians faced deceptive lobbying from campaign groups during the battles over the software patent directive