World I.P. Day

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Today, April 26, 2022, is World I.P. Day, where the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a specialized department of the United Nations, focuses attention on educating the public on all aspects of intellectual property rights and regimes. The theme this year is “IP and Youth.” This blog posting, however, will focus on COVID-19, and specifically …

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U.S. Patent No. 10,888,283 B1

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U.S. Patent No. 10,888,283 B1 (‘283), issued on January 12, 2021, to applicants/inventors Boonsieng Benjauthrit, Sorapod B. Benjauthrit, Vatcharee L. Benjauthrit, and Kamolchanok J. Benjauthrit, all of La Cañada, California.  The claims are directed to an apparatus called a COVID-19 Symptoms Alert Machine (CSAM) scanning device comprising the scanner, temperature scanner, a patient-provided health information …

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U.S. Patent No. 10,874,687 B1

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U.S. Patent No. 10,874,687 B1 (‘687), issued on December 29, 2020, to inventors Jean-Pierre Sommadossi of Boston, Massachusetts, and Adel Moussa of Burlington, Massachusetts.  The applicant/assignee is Atea Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of Boston, Massachusetts, an anti-viral drug developer. The claims are directed to a method of therapeutic use for treating COVID-19, comprising the purine nucleotide phosphoramidate …

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U.S. Patent No. D907,885 S1

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U.S. Patent No. D907,885 S1 (‘885) issued on January 21, 2021, for “Funerary Urn.”  It was issued to inventor Alex Borzaga of Cavareno, Italy.  The applicant/assignee is Fenicetek of Turin, Italy.  This patent is a design patent under 35 U.S.C. §171, which protects the ornamental features of an article of manufacture.  The features protect the …

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U.S. Patent No. 10,780,052 B2

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U.S. Patent No. 10,780,052 (‘052) B2, issued on September 22, 2020, to inventors Frank DeRosa, Michael Heartlein, and Shirang Karve of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and applicant/assignee, Translate Bio, Inc., of Lexington, Massachusetts.  The ‘052 patent claims priority to a provisional application filed October 22, 2013. The claims are directed to a method of therapeutic delivery of …

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Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021

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On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, the annual defense spending bill, was signed into law.  Focused on COVID-19 relief and funding the federal government operations, there are also several IP-related authorizations approved in the bill itself. First, the Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement Act of 2020 (CASE Act) creates a …

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