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New AFA patent could save millions on fuel

New AFA patent could save millions on fuel

Thomas Yechout loves airplanes. He loves to design them, to talk about the way they work, to improve their design. And that love of airplanes, combined with a passion for teaching, has led Yechout to his first patent — a new wingtip design that improves aircraft endurance and range while increasing fuel savings. In fact,… Continue Reading New AFA patent could save millions on fuel

UCCS’ Larson battling to defend game patent

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For three long years, a small toy company headed by a UCCS professor has been at war with one of the country’s toy giants. Innovention Toys, LLC, founded by Michael Larson, director of the Mind Studios at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, has sued MGA Entertainment, Inc., the mega toy-maker known for its… Continue Reading UCCS’ Larson battling to defend game patent

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‘First-to-file’ the winner in patent battles

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An entrepreneur who thinks he or she has something unique should consider filing for a patent as soon as possible. Recent changes in the U.S. patent law favor those who are “first to file,” said Michael Martensen, Colorado Springs attorney who specializes in intellectual property. It means that entrepreneurs have to be more diligent about… Continue Reading ‘First-to-file’ the winner in patent battles

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A jury in Texas has ordered Apple to pay $625.5 million for violating patents owned by a firm founded by a computer science professor. Apple Inc. is challenging Friday’s verdict from the federal court in Tyler, Texas, saying the court has not yet looked at some of its counterclaims. If upheld, the verdict would be… Continue Reading Jury orders Apple to pay $625.5M in patent suit

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