PubChem Blog: Integration of WIPO’s PATENTSCOPE data with PubChem

PubChem Blog: Integration of WIPO’s PATENTSCOPE data with PubChem. “The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is an international organization that aims to promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world. WIPO provided PubChem with more than 16 million chemical structures searchable in its patent database called PATENTSCOPE.”

USPTO: USPTO launches the Expanding Innovation Hub, a new online platform to encourage greater participation in the patent system

USPTO: USPTO launches the Expanding Innovation Hub, a new online platform to encourage greater participation in the patent system. “Today, as part of Women’s History Month, the USPTO has officially launched the Expanding Innovation Hub (‘the Hub’), an online platform available on the USPTO website that provides resources for inventors and practitioners to encourage greater participation in the patent system.”

Techdirt: Former Refrigerator Manufacturer Says Companies Using Open Source, Royalty-Free Video Technology Must Pay To License 2,000 Patents

Techdirt: Former Refrigerator Manufacturer Says Companies Using Open Source, Royalty-Free Video Technology Must Pay To License 2,000 Patents. “As Wikipedia explains in painful detail, there are two main patent pools demanding payment from companies that use HEVC in their devices. For one of the pools, the patent list is 164 pages long.”

World Intellectual Property Review: Wikimedia, Internet Archive want patent infringement claims kicked out

World Intellectual Property Review: Wikimedia, Internet Archive want patent infringement claims kicked out. “The Wikimedia Foundation and the global online library Internet Archive are seeking a declaration in a California court that their websites do not infringe several predictive text-related patents held by software developer WordLogic.”

Search Engine Journal: Latest Google Patents of Interest – February 25, 2020

Search Engine Journal: Latest Google Patents of Interest – February 25, 2020. “Hey there! Welcome back to another week in the land of Google Patents. Each week, we take a few of the more interesting patents that were awarded to Google and highlight them for the geeks among us. There’s a few this week that stood out to me… and even a few good laughs along the way.”

World Trademark Review: USPTO urged to halt applicant email requirement following revolt by trademark attorneys

World Trademark Review: USPTO urged to halt applicant email requirement following revolt by trademark attorneys. “The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is facing a backlash from users following an announcement that all trademark applicants and registrants will need to provide an email address that will be publicly viewable. With concerns around the privacy implications and a potential rise in scams, a group of attorneys have penned a letter to the registry urging a rethink.”

Engadget: US opens investigation into Google amid Sonos patent suit

Engadget: US opens investigation into Google amid Sonos patent suit. “It’s been about a month since Sonos sued Google for allegedly violating some of its patents behind syncing wireless speakers, and now the US government is getting involved. The US International Trade Commission today announced that it had voted to investigate whether Google and its parent company Alphabet have imported patent-infringing products into the country. To be clear, this doesn’t mean the US government has decided that Google has violated Sonos’ patents — but whether or not those patents were violated should fall under the scope of this investigation.”