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Global IP chorus tunes up ‘patent harmonization’

By GREGORY ZELLER // United States negotiators returning from the Land of the Rising Sun are reporting progress on international “patent harmonization” efforts. A seven-member delegation of the American Intellectual Property Law Association recently completed a trip to Japan, where delegates participated in intensive discussions with the Trilateral Patent Office – a three-headed body encompassing the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Japan Patent Office and the European Patent Office. The talks focused mostly on…


Sardone to keynote Suffolk entrepreneur meetup

Patent Attorney Francesco Sardone of Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt will headline the next meeting of the Suffolk County Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club. Sardone has a mechanical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and earned his JD from Hofstra University School of Law. He is admitted to the Courts of the State of New York, the United States Supreme Court and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He’s also a member of the New…


IBM tops patent list for 23rd straight year

IBM was awarded the most U.S. patents in 2015 – for the 23rd consecutive year – as the company pushed into cognitive computing, which uses machine learning and data analytics technologies to help businesses predict consumer behavior. Big Blue received 7,355 patents in 2015, the company said Wednesday, topping South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. (5,072) and followed by Canon, Qualcomm and Google, according to data compiled by Fairview Research. Many of the new IBM services…