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Jul 28, 2015

Commentary: So you have a business idea: now what?

Perhaps you have an idea that you are passionate about and really want to do something with. A better mousetrap or mobile phone app, or maybe clean safe practical working nuclear fusion. Then what? Experience teaches that almost everyone with an idea wants to sell it. Enticed by those late night infomercials featuring George Foreman, […]

Jun 22, 2015

High court rules against Spider-Man toy inventor

WASHINGTON — The inventor of a popular Spider-Man web-shooting toy can’t keep reeling in royalties after his patent ran out, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday The justices ruled 6-3 against Stephen Kimble in his long-running dispute with Marvel Entertainment over a Web Blaster toy that shoots foam string from a glove. Kimble sold his […]

Jun 14, 2013

Court: Human genes can’t be patented

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that companies cannot patent parts of naturally-occurring human genes, a decision with the potential to profoundly affect the emerging and lucrative medical and biotechnology industries. The decision was immediately praised by Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., of Fairport, who more than a year ago wrote a letter […]

May 21, 2013

Court to clarify ‘non-infringement’ burden of proof

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether a patentee bears the burden of proving infringement when its licensee brings a declaratory judgment action to establish non-infringement. The court will review a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In Medtronic, Inc. v. Boston Scientific Corp., the Federal Circuit decided that the […]

Nov 15, 2011

Biotech research boosted by new patent

As University of Rochester Medical Center faculty member Dr. Spencer Rosero pointed out, Rochester isn’t Palo Alto when it comes to funding and development of biotechnology products. That may be changing, however, thanks to Rosero, URMC and a Fairport-based company called Raland Therapeutics Inc. URMC announced on Friday that it received patent approval from the […]

Jun 29, 2011

Red-letter day for Kodak?

ROCHESTER — Innovation turned Eastman Kodak Co. into one of the world’s most recognizable brands. Imitation by its rivals might help keep the picture-taking pioneer from fading into history. The company is looking for a lucrative patent-infringement triumph this week ...

Jun 23, 2011

Delay in Kodak patent case against Apple, RIM

A federal agency said Thursday it will spend an extra week reviewing Eastman Kodak Co.'s potentially lucrative patent claim against tech giants Apple Inc. and Research in Motion Ltd. The U.S. International Trade Commission ...

Jun 23, 2011

Ruling awaited in Kodak patent battle with Apple

After years of wading through a tide of red ink, Eastman Kodak Co. is nearing the end of a potentially lucrative patent fight with tech giants Apple and Research in Motion Ltd. The U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington is expected to issue a ruling Thursday ...

May 13, 2011

Kodak wins round in patent dispute with Apple

Shares of Eastman Kodak Co. shot higher Friday after a judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission rejected Apple Inc.'s digital-camera patent claims against the photography pioneer. Kodak's technology does not infringe on Apple's patent rights ...

May 12, 2011

Protecting IP is always a smart move

You need to protect what you create. Whether it is a work of art or something that identifies a business, intellectual property should be protected with a copyright, trademark or patent.

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