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Mentor Graphics Assigned Patent for Layout Decomposition
December 20, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Mentor Graphics, Wilsonville, Oregon, has been assigned a patent (8,910,095) developed by two co-inventors for "layout decomposition for triple patterning lithography." The co-inventors are Qiao Li, Lake Oswego, Oregon, Pradiptya Ghosh, San Jose, California.

Mentor Graphics Assigned Patent
December 20, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Mentor Graphics, Wilsonville, Oregon, has been assigned a patent (8,910,098) developed by three co-inventors for "neighbor-aware edge fragment adjustment for optical proximity correction." The co-inventors are Junjiang Lei, Fremont, California, Le Hong, West Linn, Oregon, and Georg P. Lippincott, Lake Oswego, Oregon.

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Oregon (Dec. 19)
December 19, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in Oregon. *** NIKE Assigned Patent for Ball Incorporating Element ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- NIKE, Beaverton, Oregon, has been assigned a patent (8,905,861) developed by Derek A. Fitchett, Beaverton, Oregon, for a "ball incorporating element to remove cover." The patent application was filed on Feb. 27, 2012 (13/405,868). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8905861.PN.&OS=PN/8905861&RS=PN/8905861 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in California (Dec. 19)
December 19, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- The following federal patents were awarded to inventors in California. *** Edge3 Technologies Assigned Patent ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 19 -- Edge3 Technologies, Phoenix, and Honda Motor, Tokyo, have been assigned a patent (8,914,163) developed by four co-inventors for a system and method "for incorporating gesture and voice recognition into a single system." The co-inventors are Pedram Vaghefinazari, Long Beach, California, Stuart Masakazu Yamamoto, Hacienda Heights, California, Tarek El Dokor, Phoenix, and Josh Tyler King, Phoenix. The patent application was filed on May 1, 2014 (14/267,690). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8914163.PN.&OS=PN/8914163&RS=PN/8914163 Written by Merly Lapig; edited by Marlyn Vitin.

Most downloaded apps of 2014 on Android and iOS
December 19, 2014
It's that time of the year when lists will be hitting you from all corners. 2014 has been the year when apps have really caught on the wave and technologists over the globe are curious about how things will evolve from here. In this article, we've put together a list of the most downloaded apps globally, as per Apple's AppStore and Google's PlayStore.Here's what has been trending on the iOS: 1) Name - Whatsapp Domain - Social Networking Start Year - 2009 Price - Free Location - Menlo Park, California USA Founders - Jan Koum, Brian Actom Description - WhatsApp Messenger is a proprietary, cross-platform instant messaging subscription service for smartphones and selected feature phones that uses the Internet for communication. In addition to text messaging, users can send each other images, video, and audio media messages as well as their location using integrated mapping features. 2) Name - Facebook Domain - Social Networking Start Year - 2004 Price - Free Location - Menlo Park, California USA Founders - Mark Zuckerberg and Team Description -Ranked No-2 on the chart, Facebook still dominates the field of Social Networking with connecting people all over the world. Facebook app connects you with your friends, get notifications and share images and thoughts more easily and quickly.

Amkor Technology Grants Proprietary Copper Pillar Wafer Bump Technology License to Globalfoundries
December 19, 2014
Amkor Technology has granted Globalfoundries a non-exclusive license to its proprietary copper pillar wafer bump technology. According to a release, the agreement provides for the transfer of Amkor's copper pillar wafer bump technology to Globalfoundries and a license under Amkor's intellectual property to enable Globalfoundries to bump wafers based on this technology.

Synopsys Appoints Janice D. Chaffin as New Board Member
December 19, 2014
Synopsys Inc.recently announced changes in its management, as per which it has appointed Janice D. Chaffin to its board of directors effective immediately. Chaffin previously served as the president of Symantec Corporation's consumer business unit from 2007 to 2013.

Washington: PUBLIC NOTICE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
December 18, 2014
US Federal Communications Commission has published the following document: PUBLIC NOTICE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 445 12th STREET S.W. WASHINGTON D.C. 20554 News media information 202-418-0500 Internet: http://www.fcc.gov (or ftp.fcc.gov) TTY (202) 418-2555 Wednesday December 17, 2014SES-01708 Report No. re: Satellite Radio Applications Accepted For Filing Satellite Communications Services The applications listed herein have been found, upon initial review, to be acceptable for filing. The Commission reserves the right to return any of the applications if, upon further examination, it is determined they are defective and not in conformance with the Commission's Rules and Regulations and its Policies. Final action will not be taken on any of these applications earlier than 30 days following the date of this notice. 47 U.S.C. § 309(b). All applications accepted for filing will be assigned call signs, or other unique station identifiers. However, these assignments are for administrative purposes only and do not in any way prejudice Commission action.

Pennsylvania: I-2013-2381742 - Gas RMI Final Order - 12 18 14 PM.docx
December 18, 2014
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, The State of Pennsylvania has issued the following Documents: PENNSYLVANIA PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION Harrisburg, PA 17105-3265 Public Meeting held December 18, 2014 Commissioners Present: Robert F. Powelson, Chairman John F. Coleman, Jr., Vice Chairman James H. Cawley Pamela A. Witmer, Statement Gladys M. Brown Investigation of Pennsylvania’s Retail Natural Gas Supply Market I-2013-2381742 FINAL ORDER

Microsoft Battles the Department of Justice over US Privacy Laws
December 17, 2014
After a magistrate and a federal district court have ordered Microsoft to grant federal government access to an Outlook account stored on a server in Dublin, Ireland, now the tech giant must comply with a similar demand coming from the US Justice Department. The feds are interested in that e-mail account because it belongs to a person under federal investigation for illegal drug trade.


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