A Japanese agency has cleared MediciNova’s request for a patent covering the use of its orally available candidates MN-001 (tipelukast) and MN-002 — a major metabolite of MN-001 — in treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The company announced it has received a Notice of Allowance from the Japan Patent Office, meaning that its application fulfills...

Samsung Daily
Samsung has applied for the ‘Samsung Daily’ trademark with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) on Oct. 7, 2019 (via Galaxy Club). While the trademark itself doesn’t reveal much, the description in the application suggests a Flipboard-meets-Bixby style newsfeed app for smartphones and tablets. Before we speculate any further, it’s worth reminding...

USPTO
“Even assuming the confidential nature of the SAWS program may have prevented Plaintiffs from disputing the classification of their patent applications and pretermitting the delay and additional layers of review attendant to SAWS review, prosecution delay and additional quality checks are not ‘adverse determinations.’ At most, they are ‘adverse effects’ of SAWS materials remaining confidential.”...

Liquid Cooling
Is the electric automaker ready to reinvent a common luxury? For many car buyers, whether they're shopping new or for something preowned, there's one feature that many put at the top of their list: heated seats. If the seats have a ventilating function, that's just a bonus because, gosh dang it, heated seats feel so nice. For years, heated seats have largely all functioned the same,...

Compute iStock
The FBI has repeatedly warned U.S. universities about visiting researchers stealing intellectual property (IP) on behalf of China. That's according to emails reviewed by the Associated Press, which paint a picture of a nationwide effort to convince colleges to be on guard against intellectual property theft. The emails underscore the extent of U.S. concerns that universities, as recruiters...