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Gyeonggi Prov. Acquires Patent for Wireless Communication Device for Firefighting Helmets

Gyeonggi Prov. Acquires Patent for Wireless Communication Device for Firefighting Helmets

SUWON, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Gyeonggi Province’s government has acquired a patent for a hands-free wireless communication device designed especially for firefighting helmets, a first in South Korea. The provincial government said Thursday that it applied for patent rights for the “wireless communication device for firefighting helmets and the method of sending voice signals” [...]

Patents Applications for Seats that Transform Cars into Living Spaces on Steep Rise

Patents Applications for Seats that Transform Cars into Living Spaces on Steep Rise

DAEJEON, June 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of patent applications for brand-new automotive seat technology is steadily increasing. According to the Korea Intellectual Property Office, the annual number of such applications remained steady at 188 over the past ten years. By type of patent applicants, large companies accounted for the largest share at 31.7 [...]

Eco-friendly Mask Patent Applications Jump as Pandemic Drags On

Eco-friendly Mask Patent Applications Jump as Pandemic Drags On

DAEJEON, June 10 (Korea Bizwire) — With the surge in sales of protective masks following the coronavirus outbreak, patents for technology designed to prevent these masks from causing environmental damage also jumped in number last year. The Korean Intellectual Property Office reported that 112 patents were submitted last year in relation to eco-friendly mask technologies, [...]

Digital Technology Gets Better Rights Protection in S. Korea

Digital Technology Gets Better Rights Protection in S. Korea

DAEJEON, March 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Computer-generated designs for products such as virtual keyboards and smart wristbands are set to be regarded and protected as intellectual properties, the patent office said Thursday. A revision of the Design Protection Act that focuses on the protection of computer-generated graphic design passed the National Assembly on Thursday, according [...]

Patent Applications Related to Negative Pressure Wards Soar amid Pandemic

Patent Applications Related to Negative Pressure Wards Soar amid Pandemic

DAEJEON, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of patent applications for negative pressure wards, isolation and treatment facilities for virus patients, increased sharply in South Korea last year, the intellectual property office said Tuesday. The annual number of patent applications for negative pressure wards shot up to [...]

Oil-Dri Announces Patent in Korea for Novel Mineral-Based Feed Additive Formulation for Modern Animal Protein Production

Oil-Dri Announces Patent in Korea for Novel Mineral-Based Feed Additive Formulation for Modern Animal Protein Production

CHICAGO, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Oil-Dri Corporation of America (NYSE: ODC), a leading manufacturer of sorbent minerals, doing business as Amlan International, today announced that the Korean Intellectual Property Office has issued Patent 28958.07.0042 entitled “Clay Product and Uses Thereof.” The patent protects the unique and proprietary mineral-based technology of two of Amlan’s natural [...]

SK Innovation Denies Destroying Documents in EV Battery Patent Case

SK Innovation Denies Destroying Documents in EV Battery Patent Case

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Innovation Co., a South Korean manufacturer of electric vehicle (EV) batteries, denied Friday that it destroyed documents related to an EV battery patent case in the latest tit-for-tat ahead of a crucial verdict in the United States. SK Innovation claimed it developed the 994 patent, while LG Chem [...]

Oil-Dri Announces Issuance of U.S. Patent for Mineral-Based Technology for Use in Antibiotic-Free Animal Protein Production

Oil-Dri Announces Issuance of U.S. Patent for Mineral-Based Technology for Use in Antibiotic-Free Animal Protein Production

CHICAGO, Aug. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Oil-Dri Corporation of America (NYSE: ODC), a leading manufacturer of sorbent minerals, parent company to Amlan International, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent 10,568,903 entitled “Clay Product and Uses Thereof.” The patent covers two existing commercial products, Varium® for poultry and NeoPrime™ [...]