• CAFC Reverses and Remands Attorney’s Fees Issue in Newegg’s Favor

    The district court made clearly erroneous factual findings that independently supported reversal. Particularly, the record supported a finding that this case was exceptional given the weakness of AdjustaCam’s litigating position. The evidence offered by AdjustaCam showed that its lawsuit was baseless. However, the district court instead found that AdjustaCam’s litigation position was not exceptional because Newegg’s ball-and-socket products were constrained in such a way that AdjustaCam could…

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  • PTAB’s Claim Construction Regarding Means-Plus-Function Limitation Was Erroneous

    The Federal Circuit vacated and remanded the Board’s finding of obviousness of certain challenged claims based on a means-plus-function limitation, affirmed the Board’s finding of obviousness as to other challenged claims and affirmed the Board’s findings that the prior art discloses all other limitations of the challenged claims on appeal… In a patentability determination, the Board must identify the structure of a means-plus-function limitation disclosed in the specification; it is…

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  • CAVITY 空洞


    CAVITY 空洞

    –>bore, chamber, hole

    $$ The element 2 includes a central air cavity 3 between a mirror group 4 and a mirror group 5. / フィルタ素子2は、ミラー群4とミラー群5との間に中央エアキャビティ3を有する。(USP6980362)

    $$ For example, the front end (antenna 144, switch 143, and waveguide cavity 142) may be temperature-stabilised. / たとえば、フロントエンド(アンテナ144、スイッチ143、および導波路キャビティ142)が温度安定化されることがあり得る。(USP6900756)

    $$ It has an 8 nm diameter cavity which normally stores 4500 iron (III) atoms in the form of paramagnetic ferrihydrite. / これは直径8nmの空洞を有し、それは通常4500の鉄(III)原子を常磁性フェリハイドライトの形で貯蔵する。(USP6815063)

    $$ This may be achieved by low dead volume within the sensor "cavity" and narrow bore inlets. / これは、センサの“キャビティ”及び狭いボア入口内の低い死空間によって実現してもよい。(USP6764226)

    $$ In use, the enclosure is placed in a microwave cavity such as a resonant multimode cavity forming part of a conventional microwave oven. / 使用において、包囲体は、従来のマイクロ波オーブンの共鳴する多様式空洞を形成する部分のようなマイクロ波空洞内に置かれる。(USP6507030)

    $$ In the fifth and sixth embodiments, arrangements incorporating a light source within a jewel stone cavity have been described. / 第5および第6の実施の形態では、宝石空洞内に光源を組み込んだ装置が説明された。(USP6433483)

    $$ FIG. 16 shows the principle used to obtain zero thrust in which each blade operates within the cavity behind the preceding blade. / 図16は、各翼が先行する翼の背後のキャビティ内で作動するような零推力を得るために使用される原理を示している。(USP6332818)


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  • Intermediaries Could Be Made Liable In EU Copyright Legislation

    Positions on the new draft European Union Copyright Directive lie so far apart in the European Parliament that compromise before an expected October vote seems nearly impossible. Critics of a new special copyright for press publishers – and of a radical change towards holding internet intermediaries liable for what their users upload – were highly alarmed by this week’s developments in Brussels.

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  • Outsourcing as plagiarism?

    From a post about cheating at University College Cork (Ireland):

    Students from the business information systems course are alleged to have “outsourced” key aspects of a final-year project which involved computer coding, according to college sources.

    link: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/ucc-withholds-some-results-amid-allegations-of-cheating-1.3152798

    **Separately, from Blawgsearch on 13 July 2017:

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  • Judge Dyk on the Supreme Court and Patent Law, with Responses

    Judge Timothy Dyk of the Federal Circuit has long welcomed the Supreme Court’s involvement in patent law—see, e.g., essays in 2008 and 2014. In a new Chicago-Kent symposium essay, he states that he “continue[s] to believe that Supreme Court review of our patent cases has been critical to the development of patent law and likewise beneficial to our court,” such as by “reconciling [Federal Circuit] jurisprudence with jurisprudence in other areas.”

    Four pieces were published in response to Judge Dyk, and while Michael previously noted Greg Reilly’s argument that the Supreme Court does understand patent law, the others are also worth a quick read. Tim Holbrook (Emory) argues that some of the Court’s interest reflects “suspicion about the Federal Circuit as an institution” but that the result is “a mixed bags” (with some interventions having “gone off the rails”). Don Dunner (Finnegan) is even more critical of the Supreme Court’s involvement, arguing that “it has created uncertainty and a lack of predictability in corporate boardrooms, the very conditions that led to the Federal Circuit’s creation.” And Paul Gugliuzza (BU) argues that “the Supreme Court’s effect on patent law has actually been more limited” because its decisions “have rarely involved the fundamental legal doctrines that directly ensure the inventiveness of patents and regulate their scope” and because its “minimalist approach to opinion writing in patent cases frequently enables the Federal Circuit to ignore the Court’s changes to governing doctrine.”

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