This issue intends to update you with automatic analysis of patent data along with some interesting new patents published for the first quarter of 2018. The report is powered by MCPaIRSTM, our proprietary Indian full text Patent Database.
Indian Patent Office (IPO) has published around 9056 patent applications and granted 3823 patents in the first quarter (January - March, 2018).
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) tops the applicants list by publishing more than 124 patents. The majority of the inventions fall under these classes:
Other top applicants, most active inventors and the most prominent IPC codes can also be viewed in this section. Click on ‘My MCPaIRSTM ’and discover more interesting analysis of patent publication patterns in the first Quarter of 2018.
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The distribution of patent families for selected players both proprietary and in particular sensor technology is depicted below. The data was retrieved from the commercial databases & further analysis was carried out using Molecular Connections' proprietary tools, workflows to automatically create insights that was were helpful to the client. Among the players, Semiconductor players like Bosch, Qorvo stood out in the study. The chart below depicts distribution of patents in sensor technologies for Bosch.
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Google and Amazon patent creepy SPY systems that use cameras and sensors in your home to know everything from your mood to your medical conditions
Google has filed a patent application for a system that used its smart speakers and camera to spy on a user's mood or medical condition. The devices could listen to the 'volume of the user's voice, detected breathing rate, crying'. They could also detect a user's coughing and sneezing. Also, this patent application reveals a device that could 'recognize a T-shirt on a floor of the user's closet' with Will Smith's face. It could then combine this with a browser history that shows searches for Mr. Smith.
This would allow Google to 'provide a movie recommendation that displays, 'You seem to like Will Smith. His new movie is playing in a theatre near you.' And in a separate patent application, Google describes a device that would give advice to parents for 'areas of improvement' such as spending more time with their children at supper.
Amazon has filed a patent that describes how a 'voice sniffer' algorithm could be used on various devices to analyze audio in real-time. It would pick up trigger words such as 'hate' or 'love' and used it to build up a profile of users based on their likes and dislikes.
Wal-Mart patents hint at future where its drones tend the farms
Wal-Mart Inc's patent filings hint that it may see a future where farmers use its drones to not only spot crop problems but selectively apply chemicals or even disperse pollen to bring shoppers the freshest and cheapest food possible. The world's largest retailer applied for six patents last year on drones that aim to prevent damage to crops, control pest attacks on farms and cross-pollinate plants, according to U.S. Patents and Trademark Office documents that were made public last week and seen by Reuters.
Washington University sues WARF over kidney drug patents
Washington University claimed that WARF breached the agreement by undervaluing the patent when it was first licensed because WARF’s valuation was misleading. According to the St. Louis Dispatch, Washington University was unable to make their own valuation, so they claimed that WARF intentionally undervalued the original price. WARF has been involved a few recent legal battles over licensing. Last summer, Apple was forced to pay over $500 million after a judge found that the tech company infringed on WARF patents used in iPhones. Both WARF and UW-Madison declined to comment because the litigation is ongoing.
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