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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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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 »
CalTech and Harvard researchers have teamed up to create a rudimentary swimming jellyfish from silicon and rat muscle cells. The researchers worked out the ideal... Read More »
A “heralded” photon is one of a pair whose existence is proclaimed by the detection of its partner -- the “herald” photon. To attain heralded single photons... Read More »
Harnessing the energy-generating mechanism of the sun -- that's what scientists at the University of Washington have been doing for more than a decade, including working ... Read More »
MIT researchers have developed a fuel cell that runs on a widely available compound: glucose. And where is glucose found in abundance? Inside the human body. The notion... Read More »
Molybdenum disulphide is an indirect bandgap semiconductor in bulk, but a direct bandgap semiconductor as a single layer. Single-layer MoS2 could be used in a variety ... Read More »
The two biggest challenges facing the development of photovoltaic solar cells are cost and efficiency. Solar cells are still relatively expensive to fabricate, mostly ... Read More »
  In the fast-moving world of computer memory, DRAM and Flash are the current best options, but neither is perfect. The solution is ReRAM, technology... Read More »
Block co-polymers are materials that are made of several different monomer components, and can fabricated to have unique properties as a result. Block co-polymers... Read More »
A University of California, Los Angeles research team led by  Robert Candler of the Sensors and Technology Laboratory is investigating the use of porous... Read More »
Forests of carbon nanotubes are an efficient alternative for platinum electrodes in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSC), according to new research by collaborators at... Read More »
In the past decade the miniaturization of personal technology has irreversibly changed the way we live our lives. Prior to the smartphone market boom that... Read More »
In 2009, those knowledgeable about the forefront of semiconductor research would have forecast dramatic growth in the market for gallium nitride (GaN) devices... Read More »
Kopin Corporation today announced that record results from gallium nitride (GaN)-based high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) materials have been published in... Read More »
Piezoelectrics have found application in countless devices from watches, radios and ultrasound to the push-button starters on propane grills, but these uses all... Read More »
Last week, 'lab on a chip' researchers at Oregon State University reported the use of carbon nanotubes as a new form of biosensing technology. Their... Read More »
3M is investing in research and manufacturing of novel Silicon (Si) based 3M anode materials. The technology enables advanced batteries for reliable power that... Read More »
A study that examines a new type of silicon-carbon nanocomposite electrode reveals details of how they function and how repeated use could wear them down... Read More »
Two new studies performed at the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have revealed a new pathway for materials scientists to use previously... Read More »
A group led by Tyler S. Matthews at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs has published new research characterizing the unique properties of specific eutectic alloys, and... Read More »
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