June 2014

General Patent Corporation Secures 15th Licensee for "Contactless Cards" Patent Portfolio

CARDPro China Takes a License from Leighton Technologies


Suffern, N.Y., June 30, 2014 − General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing firm, announced today on behalf of its subsidiary, Leighton Technologies LLC (Leighton), that it has licensed the Leighton patent portfolio to CARDPro China (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. of the Peoples Republic of China (CARDPro).
CardPro has licensed Leighton's patent portfolio at a 5% royalty rate. The patents cover hot lamination processes for the manufacture of contact and contactless smart cards and RFID cards. 

Ryogen Is Awarded Patent for Polynucleotides Related to Tumor-Suppressing Subtransferable Candidate 4


This Patent Brings Ryogen's Gene-Related Portfolio to 30 Issued U.S. Patents

Suffern, N.Y., June 24, 2014 − Ryogen LLC, a genomics R&D company focusing on polynucleotide sequences implicated in human diseases, was awarded a new patent, bringing the total number of U.S. Patents issued to Ryogen to 30. 

U.S. Patent No. 8,722,865, titled "Isolated genomic polynucleotide fragments from p15 region of chromosome 11 encoding human tumor suppressing subtransferable candidate 4 (TSSC4)," is the first Ryogen patent to be issued after the seminal Myriad decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that clarified the patentability of genomic constructs. 

Lessons from Alice in Patent-Land

Submitted by patentadmin on Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:27

Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. V. CLS Bank International et. al.. What are the takeaways of this decision?

Here, in a summary form, are five lessons we can learn from Alice:

  1. Financial methods, even if computerized, are not patentable when well-known methods are merely implemented on a generic computer.

Tesla Tosses its Patents: Do­-Good or Do­-Well Strategy?

Submitted by patentadmin on Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:34

If you want to join the Open Source movement, hop aboard an electric car for a ride. Or so says Tesla. Yesterday they opened their patents to all. Their press release begins with a dramatic statement, “Yesterday, there was a wall of Tesla patents in the lobby of our Palo Alto headquarters. That is no longer the case. They have been removed, in the spirit of the open source movement.”