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Reactive Surfaces files lawsuit against Toyota in patent dispute

HATTIESBURG — Bio-based additive manufacturer Reactive Surfaces has filed a lawsuit in the Federal District Court for the Western District of Texas involving patent law and automaker Toyota. The suit alleges that, although Toyota filed patent applications long after Reactive Surfaces, the United States Patent & Trademark Office incorrectly granted certain patents to Toyota, and that the government agency is ...

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FNC: Appraisal Score makes history with patent

OXFORD — FNC Inc.’s Appraisal Score has received a U.S. patent (U.S. Pat. No. 8,244,563), making it the first patented appraisal review tool, according to the technology company. “Critics of the American appraisal process say the process is broken and they’re looking to new government regulations to fix the problem. But we’ve already developed the solution — the adoption of ...

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Study measures economic impact of intellectual property

JACKSON — A national study shows intellectual property (IP)  is a huge contributor to Mississippi’s economy and thus directly indicates the importance of protecting intellectual property rights through enforcement, Attorney General Jim Hood reports. The state intellectual property jobs study, titled “IP Creates Jobs for America,” was released by the Global Intellectual Property Center at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. ...

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Corps of Engineers looking for R&D ideas from inventors

VICKSBURG — The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is seeking new and innovative ways to improve its products and services to the public. Inventors are urged to submit their research and developmental ideas to USACE for evaluation and development. The submission and evaluation process along with some guidelines to protect the patentable right you may have on your ...

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DuPont to appeal $1 billion verdict for Monsanto

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — DuPont officials plan to appeal a federal jury’s record-setting $1-billion verdict that found the company willfully infringed a patent held by Monsanto. It took the jury 45 minutes to reach the largest collectible verdict in Missouri history Wednesday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. DuPont’s best chance for success on appeal will come from proving ...

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Primos, eTAGZ 'amicably resolve' patent dispute

FLORA — Primos Inc. and eTAGZ have reached a settlement in its patent infringement case, according to eTAGZ. Salt Lake City, Utah-based eTAGZ reports it sued sued Primos Inc., a company based in Flora that sells hunting-related products, for patent infringement in Jan. 2011. Primos denied the claims. In October 2011 eTAGZ “amicably resolved” its dispute with Primos to the ...

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Circadence earns another U.S. patent

TUPELO — Circadence, a Boulder, Col.-based provider of WAN and network optimization solutions for commercial and government customers, has issued its 21st United States patent, which focuses on network optimization to further enhance UDP streaming. This latest patent is a product of Circadence’s development team at its Advanced Research and Development Facility in Tupelo. The technology provides a system to ...

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Starkville’s SemiSouth earns more patents

STARKVILLE — SemiSouth has been awarded its third US patent in 2009, and 18th overall in SiC power electronics technology. The patents cover methods of making normally-off SiC JFETs, self-aligned SiC fabrication methods and integration of SiC JFET, diodes and circuits. According to Dr. Jeff Casady, chief technology officer and vice president of business development, the recent patents were the ...

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