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Alive: Safety System at Sea for Locating a Shipwrecked Navigator

United States Patent No. 7,176,832 (“the ’832 patent”) issued on February 13, 2007 for SAFETY SYSTEM AT SEA FOR LOCATING SHIPWRECKED NAVIGATOR. Throughout the history of sailing over the past many centuries, many significant improvements in ships, navigation technologies, and overall sailor expertise have been made. However, what has not changed is the ever-present problem [...]

Tribune Co. Files Trademark Infringement Suit Against Fox News Channel

If you live in Chicago, you have probably noticed the RedEye newspaper with its signature big headlines and columns on current pop culture. Covering all things from news to sports to gossip, the RedEye is distributed for free all throughout Chicago. Tribune Co. launched the RedEye in 2002, and has spent nearly $4 million to [...]

Examiner Denies ‘Obama bin Laden’ Trademark

In the world of Politics, candidate supporters and opposers are willing to go to great lengths to support their candidate or hinder another candidate’s chances of winning: running negative ads, participating in rallies to oppose items on a candidate’s platform, and campaigning actively for their own candidate. Miami Beach resident Alexandre Batlle recently took actions [...]

New House Bill Allows Judges to Defer Patent Cases

The House of Representatives on Monday unanimously passed a proposal to allow certain judges to defer patent cases to their more experienced colleagues. Introduced last year by Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the proposal aims to improve the time that patent cases are litigated, raise the level of expertise in patent cases, [...]

Dead: Security Eyes for Prevention of Car Accidents

United States Patent No. 4,641,136 (“the ’136 patent”) expired on February 3, 1987 for SECURITY EYES FOR PREVENTION OF CAR ACCIDENTS. In today’s driving world, a wide variety of weather and road conditions exist, along with a wide variety of drivers: new drivers with little experience, intoxicated drivers with bad judgment, elderly drivers with slowed [...]

Beatles, Apple Resolve Trademark Dispute

Just weeks away from a court showdown, Apple Inc. and Apple Corps have settled their decades-long trademark dispute, a result which hints at a long-awaited agreement between iTunes and the Fab Four. Apple Corps, known for its logo of a green apple, was launched in 1968 by the Beatles’ four original members to oversee the [...]

ALIVE: ROBOTIC VACUUM CLEANER

United States Patent No. 7,167,775 (“the ’775 patent”) issued on January 23, 2007 for ROBOTIC VACUUM CLEANER. How nice would it be to press one button, and within minutes, any room in your house could be vacuumed? No more trying to untangle long cords, store awkwardly-shaped vacuum cleaners, or empty large vacuum bags. The invention [...]