At Plandai Biotechnology, Chief Executive Officer Roger Duffield, today announced that a patent application has been filed on the company's proprietary process for increasing the absorption of plant phytonutrients, especially antioxidants. According to the literature, live plant materials subjected to the CRS hydrodynamic process releases the phytonutrients and, through the process, alters the stereochemical structure by changing trans-isomers into the cis form, and/or by changing cis-isomers into the trans form. The benefits of delivering high concentrate bioavailable phytonutrients allows the body to more efficiently absorb the active and stable nutrients and antioxidants. By protecting the process of increasing bioavailability with intellectuals, this allows the company to focus on bringing the first botanical products to market -- products that we believe will exhibit demonstrably better benefits than what is currently available to consumers.
At one point in time, many would have never even dreamed of owning equipment and software that was directly used by NASA, but in 2012 that dream is about to come true The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) has announced plans to auction off a number of its advanced software patents at the fifteenth ICAP Ocean Tomo IP Auction in California. Patent lots fall into three categories: automated software generation, autonomic computing architectures and autonomic management of environmental monitoring systems. This auction platform will help NASA achieve its commitment to disseminate information about technical achievements and to promote the use of NASA-sponsored technology development for uses beyond NASA missions.
In the next few months, a series of lawsuits will play out in the Chinese courts that could define the risks foreign companies take when they try to make money in China’s booming markets. The U.S. green energy company AMSC is suing its former customer Sinovel Wind Group Co., China’s biggest wind turbine manufacturer, for breach of contract, copyright infringement, and theft of trade secrets. In total, AMSC, based in Devens, Mass., is asking for about US $1.2 billion in damages, making this the largest intellectual property case to date in China.
Feeling the heat of competition form both Nintendo and Microsoft, Sony has bought the patent for a new motion-based controller to compete with the Kinect gaming system for the Xbox 360. No word has been said on whether or not they will be creating a new type of gaming configuration, but seeing that they already have motion-based controllers like the Wii, as well as the success of the EyeToy a few years ago, it’s most likely in development.
Your intellectual property is important to your company's success. You fully appreciate why you need to invest in critical research and development, and ancillary IP services. But how do you know if the money in your IP budget is being well spent? Practical Intellectual Property Guidance for Executives and Entrepreneurs, a new webinar from Bloomberg BNA, will provide practical intellectual property guidance for executives and entrepreneurs, and the counsel advising them, with a focus on improving the company's bottom line.
This online event will take place February 16, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., EST.