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Patent Pandas: How One Maker Is Turning Her Horrible Experience Into a Force for Good

Patent Pandas: How One Maker Is Turning Her Horrible Experience Into a Force for Good

    What do you do when you find out that someone is trying to patent your idea and claim it as their own? It’s a question that no one should ever have to face. But as ideas spread faster than ever, through online communities, open-source research, or even crowdfunding campaigns, opportunists with an eye […]

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Patent for Sphero

Sphero Patent Suggests Magnetic Head for BB-8 Droid

A 2014 patent submitted by employees of Sphero details a Sphero-like device working with a “magnetically coupled accessory.” The device works by using a magnetic tip on the existing upward-facing arm within the Sphero, allowing it to create a temporary attachment to a magnetic half-dome that slides along its Teflon-coated surface. The patent is of […]

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Afinia Responds to Stratasys II: You Failed To Disclose Old Patents, Printers

Afinia Responds to Stratasys II: You Failed To Disclose Old Patents, Printers

Today, Afinia took another big shot at Stratasys’ 3D printing patents. In its amended response, Afinia attempted to bolster its claim in three ways: with further evidence that Stratasys was using its patents to monopolize the market, with evidence that Stratasys failed to show the Patent Office one of its own patents that undermined the novelty of a new patent it was applying for, and with evidence that Stratasys failed to show Patent Office one of its own printers that undermined the novelty of another new patent it was applying for.

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