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Walmart patent filings envision customers strapping on headsets and virtually shopping

Shoppers come and go during a sale at a Walmart on Thanksgiving Day in Alexandria, Va., Nov. 28, 2013. (Photo by MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock, reissued...

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Same-same but different: will the fate of second-tier patents be the same on both sides of the Tasman?

Discussions regarding the abolition of the Innovation Patent in Australia began some time ago. Although for a while it was thought that the Innovation Patent might live...

Garmin Sues uAvionix Over ADS-B Patent (Updated)

Text size: By AVweb Staff | August 20, 2018 Garmin has filed a lawsuitin a federal court in Montana, where uAvionix is based, accusing that company of using Garmin’s...

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What the ML Patent Application Boom Means for Tech

(Kris Tan/Shutterstock) There has been a surge in applications of machine learning over the last few years as companies look for ways to leverage big data in their...

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Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake win fees in stage display patent case

A federal appeals court on Monday said Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were entitled to recoup attorney fees they incurred defending an unsuccessful lawsuit that...

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Walmart filed a patent for virtual stores, and it could be the next front in its battle with Amazon

APWalmart could soon let customers shop virtually, if a plan detailed in a recent patent comes to fruition. Walmart has apparently come up with a way to shop online...

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UPS blockchain patent aims to route packages on multiple carriers

Brief Dive Brief: UPS applied for a patent to use blockchain technology to plan package routes and track them globally, as they are handled by multiple carriers,...

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Patent Lawsuit Fee Awards: How Much Is Enough to Be “Exceptional”?

Attorney fee awards in patent cases are not easily obtained—particularly not one to the tune of $51 million! As a general rule, litigants are responsible for paying...

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Capital One Files Patent for Blockchain-Based Collaborative Authentication System

Capital One, has filed a patent application for the implementation of blockchain technology in user authentication. The American bank holding corporation filed this...

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IBM's new blockchain patent application applicable for anti money laundering

IBM applied for a patent on node characterization in blockchain technology, according to US Patent and Trademarks Office document. IBM is not satisfied solely with...