• Article suggestion

    If somebody is looking for an article to write, let me suggest one.  I think it would be helpful to have a scholarly article published somewhere that discusses the role, responsibilities, and decision making processes of the Solicitor’s Office (SO) of the USPTO.  Particularly, it would be interesting to know the decision process the SO […]

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    $$ The unique OTP functions may be created in a batch process by a `function generator` module provided by the authentication server. / ユ…

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  • Issue Preclusion for Patent Applicants

    by Dennis Crouch Blaise Mouttet is seeking a patent on his “Crossbar Arithmetic and Summation Processor.”  The invention is interesting because it is actually processor design. [17-2077.Opinion.12-6-2017] Back in 2012, the Federal Circuit affirmed the PTO obviousness rejection of his pending claims in a parent application.  Following that negative outcome, Mouttet amended the pending CIP application to include […]

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  • Purpose of Claim Construction: Construing Ordinary Terms

    by Dennis Crouch The Federal Circuit has denied the NobelBiz petition for en banc rehearing on questions of patent claim construction. Namely, the focus here is whether a district court is required to issue a claim construction beyond “plain and ordinary meaning” any time a litigant asserts a “dispute.”  The majority approach means that in […]

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