China IP
Starting in 2017, the China National Intellectual Property Administration began giving utility model applications increased scrutiny during the formal examination stage. This ramped up in 2018, and now CNIPA is regularly issuing rejections. In recognition of China’s increasing importance in the global IP landscape, patent applications in China by U.S.-based applicants have steadily increased in...

Apple
Apple has filed a patent for a complex mixed reality headset, potentially including sensors that track users’ facial features, eyes, and hands. Variety reported on the patent application earlier today; it was published last week and originally filed in March 2019. It’s part of a long string of Apple mixed (or augmented) reality patents, and, like its predecessors, it indicates that Apple is...

MRI system incorporates motion detection Philips has developed an MRI system that contains an additional RF sensor to monitor signals from breathing and cardiac motion (WO/2019/096707). The system comprises an RF coil arrangement with a coil that transmits and/or receives an RF signal for generating an MR image and an additional RF sensor that transmits an RF transmit signal adapted to interact...

USPTO
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be hosting an event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing on July 23, 2019, from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET) at the USPTO headquarters, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA. The event will also focus on space innovation, technology transfer from the Apollo missions, and an overview of the current administration's policy on space...

Genomenon®, Inc., has been issued a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for “Systems and Methods for Electronically Mining Genomic Data”. The patent covers the technology used to mine disease, gene, and genetic mutation and the relationships between diseases and mutations from the scientific literature.The Mastermind® Genomic Search Engine is the only search engine...