General Patent Corp., a Suffern-based patent licensing and enforcement firm, said that it has started a free service to help inventors locate a patent attorney or an agent to help apply for patents on their inventions.
“We are well known in the inventor community, so we regularly receive calls from inventors asking us to refer them to a patent agent or attorney,” said Alexander Poltorak, chairman and chief executive officer of General Patent. “We are very pleased to offer this free referral service to the (inventor) community.”
General Patent’s service can be accessed at www.generalpatent.com/patent-attorney. For more information, call 800-507-6690.
Ryogen, a genetic company based in Suffern, said that has been awarded two patents on human genes that could play a role in developing heart disease, diabetes and other serious illnesses. The patents were awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
“The patents are important addition to the Ryogen’s patent portfolio,” said Valeria Poltorak, Ryogen’s executive vice president. “We are planning to license the newly issued patents and make these genes widely available for research to promote the development of new methods of genetic diagnostics and treatment.”
General Patent Corp., a Suffern-based patent licensing and enforcement firm, said that it has licensed a cell phone patent to Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, one of the world’s largest mobile phone companies. The patent covers technology that improves communications between cell-phone transmitters and handsets. The patent is held by a sister company of General Patent, Digital Technology Licensing LLC, which is also based in Suffern.
Chestnut Ridge-based LeCroy Corp., a maker of devices that measure the strength of signals in computer chips, is introducing a system for testing USB 3.0 devices, systems and software. The Voyager system is designed to help developers bring USB 3.0 devices to market faster while ensuring compatibility with the enormous installed base of USB 2.0 products, the standard in most PCs and Macintosh computers and devices today. USB 3.0, also called “SuperSpeed USB,” promises to be 10 times faster with a 25-gigabyte high-definition movie downloading in just 70 seconds versus hours. Shipments of the Voyager system for testing USB 3.0 devices are scheduled to begin in September.
Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc. confirmed today that its Pomona-based subsidiary, Barr Laboratories Inc., has challenged four patents held by Amgen Inc. for its Sensipar drug, used by dialysis patients to treat side-effects of the treatment.
Barr said it filed an Abbreviated New Drug Application with the Food and Drug Administration on March 10, the first date the agency could accept such an application for the kidney drug.
On Monday, Amgen, along with patent partners Brigham and Womenâ€™s Hospital Inc. and NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc., filed suit against Barr and Israeli drug-maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. for planning to sell generic Sensipar before the expiration of patent protection.
Sensipar recorded $377 million in U.S. sales during the 12 months ending May, Barr said.
Teva, the world’s largest generic-drug maker, is buying Montvale, N.J.-based Barr for $9 billion, the companies said jointly earlier this month.
Shares of Barr were down fractionally in noontime trading to $65.81 a share.
Drew Industries Inc., a White Plains-based manufacturer of parts for recreational vehicles, paid $3 million to buy the patent for JTâ€™s Strong Arm Jack Stabilizer, a product that eliminates the chassis movement problem in travel trailers. Drewâ€™s subsidiary, Lippert Components Inc., acquired the patent and other assets from JTâ€™s RV Accessories in Paso Robles, Calif.
General Patent Corporation International, a Suffern-based patent licensing and enforcement firm, has settled two patent disputes involving its affiliate, Digital Technology Licensing LLC, and Cingular Wireless and AT&T Mobility.
The settlement, announced today, resolves two claims alleging infringement of single Digital Technology patent â€” one against AT&T in New Jersey in 2007 and a second earlier case in Texas in 2006 involving Cingular Wireless, a predecessor company to AT&T Mobility, the nation’s largest wireless carrier.
The lawsuit claimed both companies unlawfully used technology developed by Digital Technology that aids in audio compression and the ability for newer cellphones to work with older cellphones and towers, known as base stations.
As part of the settlement AT&T has licensed Digital Technology’s patent. Financial terms, however, weren’t disclosed.
The case was settled a week before jury selection was to begin, said the attorney for Digital Licensing.
The settlement with AT&T Mobility and Cingular follows licensing deals with Nokia, Ericson and Samsung, said Alexander Poltorak, General Patent’s chairman and chief executive.