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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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In a surprise attack against Intel, GlobalFoundries accelerated its semiconductor roadmap by announcing plans for a 14-nanometer chip using FinFET technology. The... 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 »
Limited space and battery power has traditionally forced large amounts of energy-intensive RAM to be left out of smartphones and tablet computers -- but no more. Tel... Read More »
Graphene and other carbon allotropes promise dramatic improvements to electronics, but they all suffer from the same problem. These carbon-based structures are... Read More »
Electrons, the basis of information transfer in modern circuits, are not alone in their ability to form logic gates. Klas Tybrandt, researcher at Linkoping... Read More »
Electronic devices have gotten smaller, cheaper, and more powerful with remarkable consistency over the past few decades. However, that progress has begun to stall... Read More »
The speed that electronics like your cell phone can achieve is largely governed by how fast electrons can move about within the transistors that make up its... 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 »
Intel Corporation today advanced its highest-end six-core processor family with the introduction of two new processors: the Intel Core i7-3960X processor Extreme ... Read More »
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