Suffern, N.Y. – September 21, 2018 – General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading intellectual property licensing firm, announced today that its subsidiary, Kamatani Cloud LLC (Kamatani Cloud), has prevailed on all 41 claims challenged in an inter partes review (IPR) initiated by Unified Patents, Inc.
Unified Patents challenged the validity of Kamatani Cloud’s U.S. Patent No. 6,873,940 titled “Measuring Method and Measuring Service System Using Communication Means” in Unified Patents Inc. v. Kamatani Cloud, LLC (Case No. IPR2017-01370). The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) affirmed the validity of all 41 patent claims. Prevailing in the IPR is an important milestone in Kamatani Cloud’s patent licensing campaign.
Federal Circuit Misapplies Rule 19 Involuntary Joinder Requirement in Patent Cases
Suffern, N.Y. – July 17, 2018 − Advanced Video Technologies LLC (AVT), a subsidiary of General Patent Corporation (GPC), announced today that it filed a petition for a writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States, asking the Court to review a Federal Circuit Court of Appeals decision with far-reaching implications for intellectual property rights in the United States.
Suffern, N.Y. – October 17, 2017 – General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing firm, announced today that its subsidiary, Bradium Technologies LLC (Bradium), has settled its patent infringement litigation with Microsoft.
Bradium sued Microsoft in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware in 2015 (Case No. 1:15 CV 31). The trial was scheduled for January of 2018. The parties have resolved their differences and reached an amicable settlement. Microsoft has taken a license under the Bradium patents, but other terms and conditions of the settlement are confidential.
“We are pleased to reach a settlement and to license Microsoft under the Bradium patents,” said Alexander Poltorak, Chairman and CEO of General Patent Corporation.
Suffern, N.Y. – July 12, 2016 – Fractal Heatsink Technologies LLC, an R&D company focusing on developing innovative fractal heatsink technologies, was recently awarded U.S. Patent No. 9,228,785 - Fractal Heat Transfer Device (the “’785 Patent”).
The ’785 Patent broadly covers a heat exchange device with fractal geometry. Fractal geometry improves heat transfer efficiency and allows for reduced noise levels, space and materials to construct a heatsink.
As recent advances in 3D printing technology allow for practical mass production of heatsinks with various fractal geometries, the patented technology is highly relevant to a new generation of electronic devices, cooling, hyper-efficient heating, energy-generation devices, etc.
Newly Granted Patents Further Strengthen the Importance of IPT’s Image Processing IP Portfolio
Suffern, N.Y. – March 18, 2015 – Image Processing Technologies LLC (IPT), a technology licensing company and a subsidiary of General Patent Corporation (GPC), received notice from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that it will be issued two new patents. These will bring IPT’s image processing portfolio to a total of 14 U.S. Patents.
U.S. Patent No. 8,983,134, “Image Processing Method,” was issued March 17; and U.S. Patent No. 8,989,445, “Image Processing Apparatus and Method,” will issue on March 24. Like many other patents in the IPT image processing portfolio, these patents cover technology related to identification and tracking of objects in digital imaging.
Shanahan Brings Wealth of Corporate and Law Firm IP Licensing
and Litigation Experience to General Patent
Suffern, N.Y. – February 10, 2015 − Michael E. Shanahan has joined General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent monetization firm, as Vice President & General Counsel. In that position, he will manage the corporate legal department, responsible for all litigation activities at GPC.
Mr. Shanahan brings considerable experience in all areas of IP licensing and litigation to GPC. His career includes first-chair trial experience in federal courts, appeals and interference proceedings as well as patent prosecution before the USPTO.
Newly Issued Patent Directed to Tracking a Target Using an Image Processing System
New Patents Further Develop IP Related to CD81 and Human Glucokinase
Suffern, N.Y. –August 27, 2014 – Ryogen LLC, an R&D company focusing on polynucleotide sequences implicated in human diseases, was awarded two new patents, bringing the total number of its issued U.S. Patents to 34.
U.S. Patent No. 8,795,959 titled “Isolated glucokinase genomic polynucleotide fragments from chromosome 7” was issued August 5, 2014. This patent continues the theme of a previously issued Ryogen patent, U.S. Patent No. 8,313,899. The new patent claims a method of detection of specified sequences from polynucleotide sequence which encodes a protein that has human glucokinase activity. Glucokinase plays an important role in the regulation of carbohydrate metabolism. It serves as a glucose sensor of the insulin-producing pancreatic cells, controls the conversion of glucose to glycogen in the liver, and regulates hepatic glucose production. Mutations in the gene for this enzyme are associated with different forms of Diabetes and Hypoglycemia.
New Patents Build on Previous Patents Related to TSSC4 and hMDM2 Homolog
Suffern, N.Y. – July 29, 2014 – Ryogen LLC, an R&D company focusing on polynucleotide sequences implicated in human diseases, was awarded two new patents this month, bringing the total number of its issued U.S. Patents to 32.
U.S. Patent No. 8,765,928 entitled “Identification of isolated genomic nucleotide fragments from the p15 region of chromosome 11 encoding human tumor suppressing subtransferable candidate 4 (TSSC4) and variants thereof” was issued on July 1, 2014. The TSSC4 gene is one of several tumor-suppressing fragments on chromosome 11, alterations to which have been associated with some cancers. Ryogen’s portfolio includes U.S. Patent No. 8,722,865 directed to TSSC4. This new patent claims a further method of identifying variants in corresponding DNA or RNA polynucleotides.
GAO RFID Takes a License under the Leighton Technologies Patents
As a result of the settlement, GAO has licensed Leighton Technologies’ portfolio of six “Contactless Cards” and related technology patents at a 5% royalty rate. The Leighton patent portfolio covers a hot lamination process for the manufacture of contact and contactless smart cards and RFID cards.