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Limiting Terms in Preamble May Render Entire Preamble Limiting

BIO-RAD LABORATORIES, INC. v. 10X GENOMICS INC. Before Newman, O’Malley, and Taranto.  Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. Summary...

Claims Covering Human Engineering That Exploits a Naturally-Occurring Phenomenon Are Patent Eligible

ILLUMINA, INC. v. ARIOSA DIAGNOSTICS, INC. Before Lourie, Moore, and Reyna. Modified opinion following Ariosa rehearing petition. Summary: The Federal Circuit modified its earlier...

PTAB Trial Fees Increase 25% in October

AIA Trial Fees Increasing + New Pro Hac Fee The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is increasing Patent and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) fees for a second time...

The Definition of “Half-Liquid” Is Only Half Baked

IBSA INSTITUT BIOCHIMIQUE, S.A. V. TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA, INC. Before Prost, Reyna, and Hughes.  Appeal from the District Court of Delaware Summary: A term may be indefinite...

Fresh From the Bench: Latest Federal Circuit Court Case

CASE OF THE WEEK American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. v. Neapco Holdings LLC, Appeal No. 2018-1763 (Fed. Cir. July 31, 2020) In this week’s Case of the Week, the Federal...

Patexia has lately learned from a number of sources that Samsung may be in the process of changing their filing strategy in the US. These sources indicated that... Read More »
Proximity-based content sharing systems for mobile tend to focus on one-at-a-time transfers -- However, Google this week has been granted a patent for an... Read More »
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Ananthi Everyone complains about not having flying cars yet, but where are our robotic pals? Films like Short Circuit, Big Hero 6 and Wall-E certainly make them seem appealing, though our ever-constant anxiety around Terminator-like robot uprisings is likely holding them back. Musio, the first hardware product from the AI software company AKAStudy, hopes to change the way we view robot companions. Using the company's machine learning and natural language technology, it can have back and forth conversations and even learn from your chats, making it seem more like an attentive friend than a dumb machine. AKA's hoping to raise $50,000 on Indiegogo to get Musio produced -- so far, even without promotion, it's got $16,000 from backers. Musio could be like a smarter physical take on Apple's Siri: It can alert you of emails and events on your calendar, but it can also interact with connected gadgets in your home. Also, if you can look past its cold, dead eyes (which animate to show emotion) it's sort of cute.
May 31, 2015
Microsoft last week filed a patent application for laptops and mobile devices that can actually project holographic images right before your eyes. The... Read More »
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According to Nikkei News in Japan, the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) is stepping up to buy patents.  The fund was established by INCJ... Read More »
Patently Apple reports that this week's issue of the USPTO Official Gazette included patent 8,459,544 -- "Parental Controls." Though the patent... Read More »
Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory evaluated 36 commonly used smartphone applications. Principle investigator Hal... Read More »
The dominant method for evaluating rust characteristics of a metal in a certain environment is dead simple. Museums keen on the condition of their metal artworks, for ... Read More »
"Owing to the talents and efforts of materials chemists, graphene now grows like mold on almost anything, and from almost any feedstock," Boris Yakobson... Read More »
Electronic waste is slowly becoming a large-scale problem for our technologically advanced society. Rice University researchers have developed a new way of recycling... Read More »
To study matter on increasingly smaller scales, scientists need faster light. The speed of light is constant, of course, but "faster" here refers to the... Read More »
The flat-panel display market is increasingly cut-throat, from smartphones to big screen TVs. These applications demand thin, efficient, and low-cost display... Read More »
A major focus of superconductor research is manipulating the critical temperature of various superconducting materials. The properties of such materials could be very ... Read More »
A new study found nanomaterials in soil hurt crop growth and may contaminate produce. UC Santa Barbara researchers showed nanoscale pollutants in crop soil stunt... Read More »
The question seems almost philosophical: how do they get non-stick Teflon coating to stick to metal pans? At Kiel University in Germany, researchers are tackling a... Read More »
Nearly 300 million people worldwide live with diabetes, and regular testing is a crucial part of many of their lives. Purdue university researcher Jonathan Claussen... Read More »
Most energy generation systems consist of two components: a generator and a battery. Georgia Tech researcher Zhong Lin Wang thinks this is one too many. Along with... Read More »
Ralstonia Eutropha is a soil bacteria that exhibits a peculiar behaviour. Whenever the bacterium is placed into a stressful situation, it devotes all its time and... Read More »
One of the most important technological challenges of our time is monopolizing on solar energy. Major constraints have always been cost, availability of materials... Read More »
HemoSep is a device designed to recover blood that is spilled in major trauma surgeries and open heart surgeries. The device helps with the process of autotransfusion ... Read More »
University of Tokyo and RIKEN Institute researchers exploit a new type of magnetic phase in materials to eliminate electrical power loss. The team's device uses a ... Read More »
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