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Activist Director Moves On – What’s Next for the PTAB?

Agency Left to Defend Unsettled Legacy Upon taking the reins at the USPTO, Director Iancu made clear that he believed the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) was cancelling too...

Illumina v. Ariosa – Ariosa Petitions for Cert.

The first panel decision below can be found at 952 F . 3d 1367 (Fed. Cir. 2020). I posted on this decision on June 1, 2020, days before the Fed. Cir. issued a modified panel decision...

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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 »
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 »
Trial and error is rarely fun, let’s be honest. Isolating effective metallic combinations for stable Nanocrystalline is likely no exception, though to be fair I ... 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 »
Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but it's also relevant for solar panel efficiency. "A dirty solar panel can reduce its power capabilities by up to 30... Read More »
Graphene is pretty much as thin as it gets, being single-layered sheets of carbon molecules and all. As a result, graphene always needs to be supported by some other... Read More »
Overcoming the Schottky barrier, researchers have constructed the first ever logic gates from un-doped silicon nanowires. Silicon nanowires are one of the great hopes ... Read More »
Penicillin, teflon, plastic, and now nanoparticles; all breakthrough discoveries stemming from scientific “failures.” University of Central Florida... Read More »
Stable gold nanoparticles consist of a mere handful of gold atoms -- typically about one hundred. These "balls" of atoms are covered in organic molecule... Read More »
Vaccines are designed to mimic aspects of the microbe they hope the help the body build immunity to. Typically, this means dead or weakened versions of the microbe... Read More »
“We could not get consistent results,” he said. “It was very frustrating and really weird.” Zongming Xiu, a Rice postdoctoral researcher... Read More »
Handed, more often referred to as "chirality," is an important characteristic in the micro- and nano-scopic world. Many molecules we encounter in our... Read More »
Friction is everywhere, and with the help of Georgia Tech researchers we are now a step closer to tapping into it for our electricity needs. While the principle of... Read More »
Researchers at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute have developed a new biomimetic strategy to deliver blood-clot-dissolving nanotherapeutics directly to... Read More »
Young collaborators and researchers at OakRidge National Laboratory prepare protein samples for neutron scattering on the Cold Neutron Chopper Spectrometer (CNCS). This... Read More »
The US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California Berkeley have created the world’s smallest three-dimensional... Read More »
Could it be possible to one day deliver miniscule factories to the human body to produce medicine? In an article in the American Chemical Society’s journal Nano... Read More »
Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have... Read More »
A team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory used the Departments of Energy's Jaguar supercomputer to calculate the number of isotopes allowed by the laws of physics. They... Read More »
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