SparkCognition Advances the Science of Artificial Intelligence with 85 Patents

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — SparkCognition, the world’s leading industrial artificial intelligence (AI) company, is pleased to announce significant progress in its efforts to develop state of the art AI algorithms and systems, through the award of a substantial number of new patents. Since January 1, 2020, SparkCognition has filed 29 new patents, expanding the company’s intellectual property portfolio to 27 awarded patents and 58 pending applications.

“Since SparkCognition’s inception, we have placed a major emphasis on advancing the science of AI through research – making advancement through innovation a core company value,” said Amir Husain, founder and CEO of SparkCognition, and a prolific inventor with over 30 patents. “At SparkCognition, we’ve built one of the leading Industrial AI research teams in the world. The discoveries made and the new paths blazed by our incredibly talented researchers and scientists will be essential to the future.”

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OPPO Patents Smartphone With Waterfall Display & Under-Display Camera

After patenting several foldable smartphone designs over the last few months, OPPO is back with an innovative design for traditional candy bar-style smartphones. The latest OPPO patent approved by CNIPA (China National Intellectual Property Administration) reveals the smartphone with a waterfall display and an under-display selfie camera.

While the company filed for the patent in November last year, it only got approved earlier today. The documentation includes a total of four design iterations with a few minor changes.

Latest OPPO patent showcases smartphone with waterfall display

These days, curved edge displays are common to find on flagship smartphones. OPPO’s patented design takes the display curvature to an extreme level. That said, it already showcased a similar-looking smartphone in July last year.

Brian Shen, OPPO’s VP, shared images of the prototype device featuring a waterfall display with 88-degree curved edges. The company never again talked about that device. With this newly

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Quanterix Enters into a License Agreement that Grants Abbott Access to Portfolio of Bead-Based Technology Patents for Use in In Vitro Diagnostics

Quanterix Corporation (NASDAQ: QTRX), a company digitizing biomarker analysis to advance the science of precision health, today announced it has entered into a non-exclusive royalty-bearing license agreement with Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT), the global healthcare company. The non-exclusive license grants Abbott access to Quanterix’ portfolio of bead-based technology patents for use in in vitro diagnostic (IVD) applications.

Under the terms of the agreement, Quanterix will receive an initial license fee, milestone fees subject to the achievement by Abbott of future development, regulatory, and launch milestones and royalties on the sale of licensed products. To learn more about Quanterix, click here.

About Quanterix

Quanterix is a company that’s digitizing biomarker analysis with the goal of advancing the science of precision health. The company’s digital health solution, Simoa, has the potential to change the way in which healthcare is provided today by giving researchers the ability to closely examine the continuum from

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Oblong Announces New Patents for Remote Work to Enhance Current and Planned Multi-share Collaboration Offerings – Press Release

LOS ANGELES–(Business Wire)–Oblong, Inc. (NYSE American: OBLG) (“Oblong” or the “Company”), an award-winning leader in multi-stream collaboration solutions, announced today over the course of 2020 amidst the global pandemic it has been granted seven patents that further define its leadership in multi-share collaboration offerings.

Oblong’s Mezzanine™ technology platform enables team members to work together in-person and remotely in a unique multi-share environment.

“As businesses return to the workplace and develop new modes of hybrid collaboration, we expect the need for multi-share to increase significantly,” says Peter Holst, Oblong’s Chief Executive Officer. “Oblong defines multi-share as a mode of collaboration where distributed users simultaneously share, view, and work with multiple streams of content. Oblong’s Mezzanine™ is the leader in this space, with award-winning, technologically advanced offerings, and these patents further our leadership and define the pathway forward to improve upon and extend beyond the traditional conference room setting.”

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Ocado accused of infringing robot technology patents

Ocado’s strategy of selling its grocery ecommerce knowhow worldwide is under threat after a Norwegian rival has claimed the company has copied its technology and infringed its patents.

AutoStore, a developer of warehouse automation systems, on Thursday filed legal claims in the UK and US courts alleging that the Ocado Smart Platform (OSP) infringed several AutoStore patents.

OSP is the integrated hardware and software system that Ocado is busy marketing to food retailers around the world, and its prospects underpin the company’s £20bn market value.

Ocado shares were down 5 per cent in early afternoon trading. The claim does not stipulate an amount for damages but court documents state that it will be for more than £10m.

AutoStore said the design of the robots that pick grocery orders from within a “hive” warehouse, along with the lifting mechanism and the in-wheel motors, are covered by patents granted to it in

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AutoStore sues Ocado for infringing technology patents central to the Ocado Smart Platform

NEDRE VATS, Norway, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — AutoStore, the pioneer and global leader in automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), today filed patent infringement lawsuits in the United States and the United Kingdom against the UK FTSE 100-listed online grocery retailer and technology company, Ocado Group Plc.

AutoStore is seeking court orders barring Ocado and its partner, Tharsus Group (of Blyth, UK), from manufacturing, importing, using and selling technology that infringes AutoStore’s patents, as well as monetary damages. Ocado has signed agreements with retailers such as Kroger (US), Marks & Spencer (UK), and Morrisons (UK) that rely on the continued infringement of AutoStore’s intellectual property.

AutoStore has filed complaints in the following tribunals:

  • The US International Trade Commission, seeking an exclusion order preventing the importation of Ocado’s infringing products into the United States;
  • The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, seeking an injunction against, among other
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Sonos sues Google for infringing on five more speaker patents

Just one day before Google’s Pixel 5 reveal, Sonos has filed a new lawsuit against the search giant, alleging it has infringed five more patents. The patents cover technologies that form the basis of some of Sonos’ best-known features, including its Trueplay tuning tool.

The new lawsuit is the latest development in the ongoing legal spat between Sonos and Google. Sonos first sued Google at the start of 2020. It alleged at the time that the company had violated five of its speaker patents, including one that details a technology that allows wireless speakers to sync with one another. In June, Google countersued Sonos, claiming the speaker company had been using its search, software, networking and audio processing technologies without paying a licensing fee.“While Google rarely sues other companies for patent infringement, it must assert its intellectual property rights here,” Google wrote in the complaint.

“Google has chosen to double

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Sonos sues Google for infringing five more wireless audio patents

Sonos has filed another patent lawsuit against Google, alleging that the search giant is infringing five wireless audio patents across the entire line of Nest and Chromecast products. The move comes on the eve of Google’s fall hardware event on September 30th, where it is expected to announce a new Chromecast and Nest smart speaker alongside new Pixel phones.

Sonos filed its first patent lawsuits against Google in January in California federal court and with the International Trade Commission; the federal case has been put on hold while the ITC reaches a decision on whether to block Google’s allegedly infringing products from market. The new case is filed only in the federal court for the Western District of Texas — an emerging patent lawsuit hotspot — and represents a more aggressive approach from Sonos.

“We think it’s important to show the depth and breadth of Google’s copying,” says Eddie Lazarus,

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Tecogen Announces Issuance of Two Additional US Patents Protecting Its Ultera Emissions Reduction Technology

Waltham, MA – ( NewMediaWire ) – September 24, 2020 – Tecogen Inc. (OTCQX: TGEN), a clean energy company providing ultra-efficient and clean on-site power, heating and cooling equipment, is pleased to announce that on September 15, 2020 the US Patent and Trademark Office issued two additional patents to Tecogen relating to its Ultera emissions reduction technology.   

The technology covered by US patent No. 10,774,720 titled, “NOx Reduction Using a Dual-Stage Catalyst System with Intercooling in Vehicle Gasoline Engines under Real Driving Conditions,” improves the removal of Non-Methane Organic Gases (NMOG) and Carbon Monoxide (CO) from vehicle emissions.  The improved performance, consisting of up to 90% reductions in NMOG and CO results from increased oxidation of NMOG and CO due to a lower temperature environment in the second stage catalyst.  Conventional single stage catalysts reform NOx in the high temperature environment of the vehicle exhaust. The second stage catalyst provides

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CIA’s new tech recruiting pitch: More patents, more profits

America’s most famous spy agency has a major competitor it can’t quite seem to beat: Silicon Valley.

The CIA has long been a place cutting-edge technology is researched, developed, and realized—and it wants to lead in fields like artificial intelligence and biotechnology. However, recruiting and retaining the talent capable of building these tools is a challenge on many levels, especially since a spy agency can’t match Silicon Valley salaries, reputations, and patents.

The agency’s solution is CIA Labs, a new skunkworks that will attempt to recruit and retain technical talent by offering incentives to those who work there. Under the new initiative, announced today, CIA officers will be able for the first time to publicly file patents on the intellectual property they work on—and collect a portion of the the profits. The agency will take the rest of the balance. Dawn Meyerriecks, who heads the agency’s science and technology directorate,

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