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Navy Obtains Trademarks for Sea Glider Teaching Aid

The U.S. Navy has registered trademarks for a sea glider that serves as a teaching aid for science, technology, engineering and math classes. The service branch said Tuesday that Joseph Teter, director of technology transfer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Carderock division, collaborated with intellectual patent attorney Michael Badagliacca to obtain the trademarks for SeaGlide …

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Army Obtains Patent for New Projectile Launcher Design

An employee of the U.S. Army has obtained a patent for a new projectile launcher he designed to help minimize munition weight and volume for future similar platforms. Paul Jackson from the Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center built a fixed high-low pressure system within the launcher system instead of …

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Amazon, Commerce Dept Host Open Data Challenge for Voice Recognition Tool Efforts

Amazon and the Commerce Department have hosted a data challenge event in Seattle for software developers and civic hackers o develop systems that connect open data with voice recognition. Justin Antonipillai, counselor to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, wrote in a blog post published Sept. 26 that the department will support the development of …

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GAO Urges USPTO to Address Patent Quality Definition, Examiner Incentives & Patent Application Clarity

The Government Accountability Office has called on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to articulate a comprehensive definition for patent quality, address the clarity of patent applications and reassess time allotted for application examinations. GAO said in a report published Wednesday district court filings of patent infringement lawsuits increased to more than 5,000 in 2015 from approximately 2,000 …

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USPTO Issues Patent for Naval Research Lab’s Seawater Carbon & Hydrogen Extraction Process

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent for the Electrolytic Cation Exchange Module‘s seawater carbon and hydrogen extraction process developed by the Naval Research Laboratory’s material science and technology division. NRL researchers designed E-CEM  to extract carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas, materials needed to produce synthetic liquid hydrocarbon fuels, the U.S. Navy …

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