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,...

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.”...

Amazon IP Accelerator
In its effort to battle against fraudulent products on its online retail platform, Amazon announced this week the launch of IP Accelerator to help businesses quickly obtain intellectual property (IP) rights and brand protection in its online store. Amazon also purchased a brand new domain name for the new service. A visit to IPAccelerator.com takes you to the new Amazon IP...

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...

Amazon
An underhanded tactic used for some time by shady Amazon sellers has been to file a bogus patent infringement claim against another seller, taking them out of action for several weeks or months while they resolve the claim.  A new beta program that Amazon has devised called the Utility Patent Neutral Evaluation program works to resolve this issue whereby a utility patent owner and accused...