THE Zodiac Killer slaughtered young couples and taunted cops and journalists with mysterious coded letters about his terrifying murder spree. Now there are hopes he could at least be identified after DNA evidence led to the arrest of the suspected Golden State Killer. Here's what we know. Who is the Zodiac Killer and how many victims were there? The Zodiac Killer was the nickname of a serial murderer who may have killed dozens of young men and women in northern California in the late 1960s and early 70s. He is known to have targeted at least seven victims - three couples and a lone taxi driver. Two of them survived gun and knife ambushes. The same killer has been linked to as many as 28 murders and he claimed to have killed 37 people in letters to newspapers. The Zodiac name was used by the killer himself in taunting letters he sent to reporters, using a cross inside a circle as his signature - the same logo he scrawled on one victim's car. He also sent a series of cryptograms - a type … [Read more...] about Who is the Zodiac Killer, was it Arthur Leigh Allen and how has the Golden State Killer case helped with DNA evidence?
Joke was dead on arrival to many Itay Hod, provided by Published 2:00 pm PDT, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Ted Cruz Takes Stab at Humor, Tweets Zodiac Killer Confession in Halloween Post 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Texas Senator Ted Cruz took a stab at humor on Wednesday, recycling a joke he made last year about being the Zodiac Killer. “Happy Halloween,” Cruz wrote in a tweet, along with an image of one of the infamous cryptic letters by the so called Zodiac Killer, a serial murderer who was known to be active from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. Read the full article on The Wrap … [Read more...] about Ted Cruz Takes Stab at Humor, Tweets Zodiac Killer Confession in Halloween Post
Status: Upcoming/New FilingAcquirer: Safran SA (France)Acquired: Zodiac Aerospace SA (France)Value: US$10.5 billionIndustry: AerospaceZodiac Aeospace SA, France’s two largest aeronautic suppliers, announced an agreed public cash offer by Safran for Zodiac shares, valued at approximately US$10.5 billion. (See Safran and Zodiac Joint Press Release, Safran and Zodiac Aerospace, a new global leader in aerospace, Jan. 19, 2017.) According to the joint press release, the transaction would combine the number three player in aerospace propulsion and equipment (Safran) with the number two player in aircraft equipment, such as seats, cabin interiors, power distribution, lighting, fuel, oxygen and fluid systems and safety equipment (Zodiac). The parties prepared a presentation on the combination in which they expect the merger to be completed by 2018, subject to clearance by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States … [Read more...] about Upcoming/New CFIUS Filing: Safran SA and Zodiac Aerospace
Takeaway: Where there are a finite number of predictable solutions and the subject matter of a substitute claim is not the product of innovation, but of ordinary skill and common sense, the claim may be found to have been obvious in light of the prior art.In its Final Written Decision, the Board found that all challenged claims (1-9, 13, 14, 16, and 19-21) of the ’183 Patent are unpatentable, denied Patent Owner’s Motion to Amend, and granted-in-part and denied-in-part Patent Owner’s Motion to Exclude Evidence. The ’183 Patent relates to self-propelled apparatus for cleaning a submerged surface of a pool or tank and methods for controlling such apparatus.The Board began with claim construction, stating that the terms must be given their broadest reasonable construction in light of the specification. The Board first addressed the term “a stationary directional discharge conduit,” finding that it means “one or more discharge conduits, each … [Read more...] about Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. v. Aqua Products, Inc.: Final Written Decision IPR2013-00159
In a Final Written Decision the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) found all instituted claims unpatentable and denied patent owner’s motion to amend claims. Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. v. Aqua Products, Inc., IPR2013-00159 (PTAB, Aug. 22, 2014) (Arpin, J.).The petitioner filed for inter partes review (IPR), challenging certain claims of Aqua Products’ patent. The Board instituted an IPR with respect to many, but not all, of the challenged claims. Zodiac asserted both anticipation and obviousness arguments based on four prior art patents. Aqua Products argued the claims were patentable and that evidence of secondary considerations of non-obviousness overcame any case of prima facie obviousness. Aqua Products also filed a Motion to Amend Claims, proposing to substitute new claims that amended some of the challenged claims.The Board concluded the challenged claims were not patentable (on various anticipation and … [Read more...] about Motions to Amend Hard to Come By: Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. v. Aqua Products, Inc.