PTAB denies Instituting IPR of Client’s Patent – AdamsIP, LLC

AdamsIP, LLC is pleased to announce that the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has denied AgriNomix, LLC’s request for inter partes review (IPR) of claims 1-13 of Mitchell Ellis Products Inc.’s U.S. Patent 8,590,583 (‘583 Patent).  AdamsIP represented Mitchell Ellis Products, Inc., the Patent Owner, in the matter. Generally, an IPR is used to challenge the validity …

Alabama Patent Lawyer

Hunter Adams is a registered Alabama patent lawyer serving clients across the United States. With offices in Mobile, AL and New Orleans, LA, AdamsIP has an Alabama patent lawyer or Louisiana patent lawyer near you.  Our patent practice is devoted primarily to patent drafting and prosecution before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  As an Alabama patent lawyer, Hunter …

CECIL THE LION Trademark Applications Filed

According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office database, three federal trademark applications were filed for CECIL THE LION during the last week of July; an application for simply CECIL is also pending before the PTO. Cecil, who lived in the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, was killed last month in an illegal hunting expedition. He has since received significant …

Transferring Data Through Gestures?

Apple has recently filed a patent application disclosing a way to transfer data through gestures. Essentially, two users in close proximity to each other could share files between each other’s devices simply by using common gestures that they may be likely to use anyway. Just about any kind of gesture could be used to share files between users, including handshakes, …

New Patent Ownership Database

On June 15, 2015, the Open Register of Patent Ownership, known as ORoPO (www.oropo.net) was launched. ORoPO is a non-profit organization that operates a free, open global database of verified patent ownership information. This type of information is maintained by patent offices around the world, including the USPTO, but unfortunately the information available is often inaccurate or incomplete. ORoPO aims …

Hunter Adams helps draft Alabama right of publicity statute

In May 2015, Governor Robert Bentley signed Alabama Act 2015-188, which defines the Alabama right of publicity statute. AdamsIP’s Hunter Adams served on the Alabama Law Institute committee that drafted the legislation. The process began over a year ago with the committee frequently meeting to discuss the scope of the statute and review existing statutes from other states. Sen. Rodger …

Amazon Ear-Scanning Patent

Amazon Unlocks Phone with Ear’s Shape Smartphone makers have come up with a variety of methods for unlocking phones such as fingerprint scanning, drawing a specific shape on the screen, or simply entering the trusty passcode.  But Amazon has come up with a new way of unlocking a smartphone.  The company was recently awarded a patent on technology for unlocking a smartphone by …

Deadmau5 quashes two trademark battles in one week

Last year, Disney opposed electronic musician Deadmau5’s attempt to register his logo with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, claiming confusing similarity to Disney’s iconic mouse ears. Disney argued that because “both parties marks are comprised of a round head with prominent round mouse ears in silhouette,” consumer confusion was likely. Clearly disagreeing, Deadmau5 tweeted, “Disney thinks you might confuse an established electronic musician / …

Batman to Rihanna: ROBIN is Mine

Last year, pop star Rihanna (full name: Robyn Rihanna Fenty) filed a federal trademark application to protect ROBYN for “providing on-line non-downloadable general feature magazines.” The application sailed through prosecution before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the PTO published the mark for opposition in November 2014. After requesting additional time to oppose, DC Comics finally filed an opposition last …

Win an Argument with Google’s Patent!

Google Patents a Faster Way to Win Any Argument! Google has recently been awarded a patent for a software application that could allow two users to answer a question (or settle an argument) without having to leave a text or phone conversation.  The software allows a user to enter a particular keyword followed by a question and the answer would then be texted …