ReviewGeek: EA Makes Its Best Accessibility Gaming Tech Available to All Developers

ReviewGeek: EA Makes Its Best Accessibility Gaming Tech Available to All Developers. “EA is opening the patents for five of its accessibility technologies, which are useful for both gaming and general software design. Any person or business can use these technologies for free, and EA has even open-sourced some code to make adoption and adaptation easier. Most of EA’s accessibility tech revolves around colorblindness and low vision.”

USPTO: Get the USPTO to SXSW 2022

USPTO: Get the USPTO to SXSW 2022 . “We need your PanelPicker votes to ensure intellectual property (IP) is part of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference conversation. From August 10-26, 2021, you can vote for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 2022 PanelPicker session proposals. Make sure you leave comments about what you’d like us to talk about, and share the details about the panels with friends. You can vote for more than one panel, and you can vote even if you don’t plan to attend SXSW.”

Search Engine Journal: Google Patent Aims to Solve Searchers’ Need for Related Media Content

Search Engine Journal: Google Patent Aims to Solve Searchers’ Need for Related Media Content. “There’s a newly granted Google patent out that involves methods, systems, and media for presenting content organized by category. This patent caught my attention as it talks about related entities and describes how they fit together in the world of media. This advances the idea of performing queryless searches, a hallmark of Google Discover, for media content such as TV shows, movies, and more.”

Innovation at the German Patent and Trademark Office: spotlight on cutting-edge tools and services (World Trademark Review)

World Trademark Review: Innovation at the German Patent and Trademark Office: spotlight on cutting-edge tools and services . “In exclusive insights, the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) reveals the innovative non-core tools and services that it offers trademark users, including developments of its digital tools and collaboration with other national IP offices.”

FedScoop: USPTO chief information officer most excited about new search algorithms

FedScoop: USPTO chief information officer most excited about new search algorithms . “New search algorithms for relevant prior art most excite the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s CIO right now. USPTO created the machine-learning algorithms to increase the speed at which patents are examined by importing relevant prior art — all information on its claim of originality — into pending applications sent to art units, said Jamie Holcombe.”

Globe and Mail: Court rejects appeal by Google Canada in long-running patent case

Globe and Mail: Court rejects appeal by Google Canada in long-running patent case. “The 3-0 decision written by Justice Yves de Montigny said it would be better to have the central issues go ahead and be considered by the trial judge, rather than be delayed by Google’s appeal on a secondary matter. Google Canada and its parent companies are defendants in an action brought to the Federal Court in 2018 by Paid Search Engine Tools LLC, which is seeking compensation for the use of intellectual property that is covered by a Canadian patent.”

TechCrunch: IPRally is building a knowledge graph-based search engine for patents

TechCrunch: IPRally is building a knowledge graph-based search engine for patents. “Co-founded by CEO Sakari Arvela, who has 15 years experience as a patent attorney, IPRally has built a knowledge graph to help machines better understand the technical details of patents and to enable humans to more efficiently trawl through existing patients. The premise is that a graph-based approach is more suited to patent search than simple keywords or freeform text search.”

TechSpot: Xerox PARC accuses Facebook, Twitter, and Snap of infringing on several of its patents

TechSpot: Xerox PARC accuses Facebook, Twitter, and Snap of infringing on several of its patents. “This week, Xerox PARC filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Central District of California against Facebook alleging it uses several of its patents across its apps and websites. Specifically, the patents are related to technology used by Facebook in core functionalities like the News Feed, notifications, groups features, automated content filters, as well as their primary driver of revenue: personalized and targeted advertisement services.”

Supreme Court takes on Google vs. Oracle: The biggest software development case ever (ZDNet)

ZDNet: Supreme Court takes on Google vs. Oracle: The biggest software development case ever. “Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and other issues, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will finally hold oral arguments in Google v. Oracle on Oct. 7, 2020. This case will decide, without exaggeration, the future of software development and billions of dollars.”