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Intellectual Property Articles:

Patents News In Minnesota - Google News

Big Blue breaks annual US patent record with Rochester's help
IBM patents that included at least one Big Blue inventor from Rochester totaled 481 in 2016. That's up from 374 in 2015. Overall, IBM says Minnesota employees contributed almost 630 patents for the year. Big Blue tallied a whopping 6,180 patents in 2011.
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IBM on track to get more than 7000 US patents in 2016 - VentureBeat
IBM wants to put the patent war in perspective. Big Blue said that it is poised to get the most U.S. patents of any tech company for the 24th year in a row.

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3M Scientist Dennis Krueger Named To Minnesota Inventors Hall Of Fame
Twin Cities Business Magazine
Dr. Dennis L. Krueger, a longtime 3M corporate scientist known throughout the company as the ?Father of Coextrusion,? has been inducted into the Minnesota Inventors Hall of Fame. Krueger, who has 70 patents to his name, joins 71 prior inductees dating ...

Nalco Hit With Fees For 'Gross Negligence' In Patent Filing
Law360 (subscription)
St. Paul, Minnesota-based Ecolab Inc. acquired Nalco in 2013 and, according to court documents, many of Nalco's assets were later assigned to its sister-subsidiary, Ecolab USA. While Nalco received a license for the patents, the license was not exclusive.

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