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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…


Stony Brook research pioneers land major NAI honors

By GREGORY ZELLER // Two Stony Brook University professors have been elected fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, among the highest honors bestowed upon academic innovators. Arie Kaufman, distinguished professor of computer science, and Clinton Rubin, distinguished professor of biomedical engineering, are scheduled to be inducted as NAI fellows during the academy’s 2018 national meeting, slated for April 5 in Washington. The honor is reserved for inventors who demonstrate what SBU called “prolific innovation”…


Applied DNA earns new SigNature patent, more T’d up

By GREGORY ZELLER // Applied DNA Sciences has added two new U.S. patents to its impressive collection – at least, a new patent-and-a-half. The Stony Brook-based supply-chain, anti-counterfeiting, anti-theft and product-authentication specialist announced this week the arrival of U.S. Patent No. 9,790,538, covering “Alkaline Activation for Immobilization of DNA Taggants” – essentially, protecting the core technology powering Applied DNA’s SigNature T molecular tags. The biotech also announced a Notice of Allowance on U.S. Patent Application…