OneNeck’s new vertically sweeping roaming robotic-sensor, designed to move up and down a closed server cabinet has been awarded a U.S. patent, the TDS data center subsidiary announced. During each vertical sweep, the OneNeck data center sensor assembly records the heat and humidity then generates a color-coded heat map. Data centers include hundreds of such cabinets. Detecting hot spots is critical to keeping the data centers operational.
The drone would also potentially have voice-recognition capabilities as well as GPS and a Wi-Fi-based positioning system.
Via Licensing Corporation today announced that global technology leader Siemens AG has joined an impressive pool of innovative companies as the newest licensor in Via’s industry-leading LTE (Long Term Evolution) wireless licensing program. Via’s LTE licensing program offers the industry a fair, transparent, and cost-effective means to obtain a license to all LTE and LTE-Advanced patents of its licensors that are essential for the deployment of the LTE standard in their products.
In a reversal of fortunes, a federal judge overturned a jury verdict ordering Gilead Sciences (GILD) to pay $2.54 billion to Merck (MRK) for infringing a patent in order to develop a pair of blockbuster hepatitis C treatments.
Many smartwatches (even smartbands) can measure your heart rate, but very few can measure blood pressure. That’s because to measure blood pressure, you need a tight-fitting band that presses into your hand uncomfortably.
Cambodia will soon become a validation state in the European patent system, allowing the 38 members of the European Patent Organisation to apply to validate their patents within the Kingdom. According to an agreement struck between the EPO and Cambodian Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts last month, EPO members will be able to validate their patents in Cambodia beginning March 1.
Apple has filed a patent for a device that appears to be much more lightweight than other Augmented Reality (AR) or Virtual Reality (VR) headsets introduced by Microsoft and Facebook-owned Oculus VR.
The U.S. Supreme Court decision not to clarify the patent law for smartphones and other high tech devices resulted in a lower court inheriting the duty of establishing a legal test critical to design patent damages decisions. That test was examined Wednesday by a panel of technology and patent experts, who expressed concerns.
Blockchain will be one of the defining technologies over the next 10 years. As the depth of its uses become more apparent, an increasing number of companies are claiming intellectual property rights for applications of the technology in numerous industries. Petroteq Energy Inc.'s (TSX-V: PQE) (OTC: PQEFF) (PQEFF Profile) blockchain-powered supply chain management platform will be utilized for its patented oil extraction process, while Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) looks to leverage blockchain to provide faster, securer financial services. Consulting giant Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is also in on the act, as is Mastercard, Inc. (NYSE: MA), which aims to improve payment procedures through recently patented technology. International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) is looking across the blockchain possibilities, applying it to both payment systems and supply chains, with a focus on petroleum and chemicals.
One Technology, Many Uses
Guest post by Renjun Bian. Ms. Bian is a J.S.D. candidate at UC Berkeley School of Law, where she conducts research on Chinese patent law and policies. Her dissertation focuses on patent litigation and valuation. Before coming to Berkeley, Ms. Bian studied Chinese law at Peking University, where she earned an LL.B. Ms. Bian also holds an LLM from Berkeley and interned at King & Wood Mallesons’ Silicon Valley office. The opinions expressed are her own. Below, she describes findings from her forthcoming article in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal.