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IPR Under the AIA - The America Invents Act, which is considered the most significant reform of patent law in over 50 years, became effective in September of 2011. One of the major changes implemented by the AIA is inter partes review (IPR). Under the IPR provisions of the AIA statute, a third party can challenge the validity of any claim(s) in a patent after nine months has passed from the issue date of the patent. To read more...
Torrent Loading Systems, LLC Awarded Patent No. 9,829,261 for "Magazine Carrier."
Torrent Loading Systems, LLC of Lynchburg VA has recently been awarded their second patent, U.S. 9,829,261, for their "Magazine Carrier." This new product for law enforcement and military uses enables rapid changeover from a spent handgun magazine to a fully loaded one in high risk confrontations. Congratulations to TLS!
Lake Country Fracwater Specialists LLC Receives Patent for Barium/Strontium Remediation in Frac Water
Congratuations to Frank Miller and Lake Country Fracwater Specialists LLC of Livonia NY for their recently issued U.S. Patent No. 9,815,716 for "Method for Treating Fracture Water for Removal of Contaminants at a Wellhead." This technology enables the capture of nearly all strontium and barium constituents from flowback water generated during hydraulic fracturing, resulting in significant environmental benefits.
Microtronic Awarded Patent for Quality Control in Wafer Manufacturing
Microtronic Inc. of Edgartown MA has recently been awarded U.S. Patent No. 9,791,309, for "Apparatus, System, and Methods for Weighing and Positioning Wafers." This patent, third in a series, protects methods of statistical quality control in the manufacturing of semiconductor wafers. Congratulations to Microtronic!
Liberty Pumps Bolsters Design Patent Portfolio
Liberty Pumps, Inc. of Bergen NY has recently received U.S. design patents for a variety of its products: D800791 for "Liquid Pump,", D798910 for "Float Switch Housing," and D794579 for "Display Panel." Congratulations to LP and all of the inventors!