• CyberMonday: Patent Law at the Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Cyber-Monday 11/27 in two important patent cases: Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC, No. 16-712. Asking whether inter partes review (IPR) operates unconstitutionally “by extinguishing private property rights through a non-Article III forum without a jury.” SAS Institute Inc. v. Matal, No. 16-969. Asking whether, […]

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  • Director Andrei Iancu’s Act One

    Andrei Iancu is leaving an extremely lucrative position as Managing Partner at Irell to make his mark upon the patent system as Director for a salary that many in his wage bracket would consider a stipend. But his chance for significant policy impact is limited by time and the need to immediately deliver valid and timely patents on day one. Hopefully, Director Iancu is already planning some of his initiatives to get a jump start on his legacy.

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  • Law Professors File Briefs with the Supreme Court in Oil States

    A review of amici briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC provides evidence of a stark split in how various stakeholders in the U.S. patent system view the patent validity challenge activities ongoing at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Whereas many of the world’s largest tech companies who have a dominant advantage in the consumer marketplace are in favor of the PTAB remaining active, many small entities and individual…

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  • Solicitor General Tells SCOTUS that Patents are Public Rights in Oil States Brief

    The government’s brief argues that IPR proceedings at the PTAB are consistent with Article III because, in its view, patents are public rights and not private ones and the right for an inventor to seek a patent is a public right. In the government’s eyes, it is constitutionally permissible for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to reassess previously issued patents for revoking in order to “correct its own errors.” If the PTAB errs, then patent owners have legal recourse in appealing those…

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  • Chicago Regional IPR Seminar and Reception

    The PTAB Bar Association and Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) AIA Trials Committee will be offering its Inaugural Chicago Regional IPR Seminar and Reception on December 7, 2017 from 12:30 to 7:15 pm (CT) in Chicago, IL. The event will feature a USPTO/PTAB update from Judge David McKone, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board; moderated panel sessions discussing current inter partes review issues from both the petitioner and patent owner perspectives; a mini-boot camp discussing the basics of IPRs; and a networking reception. The seminar agenda includes the following: • IPR Mini Bootcamp •…

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  • Webcast on University Technology Transfer and Licensing Agreements

    Strafford will be offering a webcast entitled “University Technology Transfer and Licensing Agreements — Determining Type of Transfer Agreement, Structuring Key Provisions, Overcoming Unique Challenges” on December 5, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EST). Heather Meeker of O’Melveny & Myers LLP; Sean D. Solberg of Davis Brown Koehn Shors & Roberts; and Mark Staudt, Licensing Associate, Technology Commercialization, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation will provide guidance to counsel for drafting university technology transfer and licensing agreements, and discuss key clauses in the contracts and best practices for negotiating the agreements and avoiding pitfalls unique to the university context. The webinar…

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  • Webinar on Taking Ownership of Your Patent Portfolio

    LexisNexis will be offering a webinar on “Taking Ownership of Your Patent Portfolio” on December 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm (ET). Eric Zaiser, Patent Counsel, Google and Chris Holt, Vice President of Patent Analytics, LexisNexis PatentAdvisor® will help attendees think through the issues involved with balancing relationships with outside counsel while taking ownership of strategic decisions related to your patent portfolio. The panel will discuss the following: • Patent Prosecution: Then and Now — How has the landscape changed in patent prosecution? • Big Picture, High Level Strategy — How do you add value to your company through strategic business…

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  • Independent Patent Owners File Briefs with Supreme Court in Oil States

    A review of amicus briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in advance of oral arguments in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC revealed that, by and large, the American tech ruling class wishes to see SCOTUS leave the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) intact in the face of the constitutional challenges facing the PTAB in the case. Today, we’ll review a series of briefs filed by amici representing many of the smaller players in the U.S. patent system who have by and…

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  • 閾値(いきち)

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    $$ In another embodiment, the thresholding of the fourth data set is performed about zero. / 別の実施形態では、前記第4のデータ・セットの前記閾値設定は、約ゼロに設定される。(USP8072488)

    $$ The S&H output voltage is fed to a threshold detection stage. / S&Hの出力電圧は、閾値検出ステージに供給される。(USP8061194)

    $$ The remaining available “up-link” bandwidth is 80.4%, above the threshold of 20%. / 残りの使用可能な「アップリンク」帯域幅は、20%という閾値を超える80.4%である。(USP7616582)

    $$ If the cluster value is below the threshold then it is not treated as a cluster. / クラスタ値が閾値未満である場合には、それはクラスタとして処理されない。(USP7573824)

    $$ Preferably each controller is programmed with a different respective call rate threshold. / 各制御装置は、異なる各呼レートの閾値を使用してプログラムされることが好ましい。(USP6748063)

    $$ A memory element according to claim 1, configured to store a variable threshold value. / 請求項1に記載のメモリ素子において、可変の閾値が記憶されるように構成されることを特徴とするメモリ素子。(USP6509605)

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