• Helsinn: Dueling Questions

    I don’t know what the Supreme Court thinks of alternative statements of the question presented — but it has become a regular practice of parties opposing certiorari to restate the question in an attempt to shift attention of the court.

    The pending petition in Helsinn is on point.  Compare the question presented in the petition with its complete restatement by the opposition:

    Petition: Whether, under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, an inventor’s sale of an invention to a third party that is obligated to keep the invention confidential qualifies as prior art for purposes of determining the  patentability of the invention.

    Opposition: Whether this Court should review the Federal Circuit’s factual conclusion that Helsinn’s sale agreement with a third party publicly disclosed its claimed invention “in detail” (Pet. 33a) more than a year before it filed  its patent application, thus triggering the “on sale” bar on patentability set forth in 35 U.S.C. §102(a).

    [Docket with Briefs] The difference between the two is typical — with the petition asking the court to focus on an important question of law and the opposition focusing on already-decided factual minutia.

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  • Federal Circuit Vacates, Remands After PTAB Fails to Consider Arguments in Reply Brief

    On Friday, June 1st, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in In re: Durance striking down a decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) that affirmed a patent examiner’s obviousness rejection of a microwave vacuum-drying apparatus and associated method. The Federal Circuit panel consisting of Judges Alan Lourie, […]

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  • Inside Views: Terminando con el acceso no autorizado a los recursos genéticos (biopiratería): Apertura delimitada

    El “acceso a los recursos genéticos” y “la participación justa y equitativa de los beneficios que provienen de su utilización” han atribulado las trece Conferencias de las Partes del Convenio de las Naciones Unidas sobre la Diversidad Biológica(CDB), que entró en vigor en 1993. La expresión entre comillas se conoce por sus siglas en inglés como “ABS”. Es el tercer objetivo del Convenio, entrelazado con los primeros dos, que son la conservación y el uso sostenible. A pesar de 25 años de esfuerzos y una bioeconomía de casi un trillón de dólares, pocos son los contratos de acceso que han sido celebrados. De esos pocos, los beneficios monetarios son tan bajos que las partes contratantes (y otros actores) son reacias a divulgarlos, bajo la excusa de “confidencialidad por sensibilidades comerciales”. La ley brasileña de ABS de 2015, que entró en vigor el 6 de noviembre de 2017 por ejemplo, permite que las regalías de las ventas netas sean tan bajas como la décima parte de uno por ciento. En palabras de un erudito jurista, los Usuarios pagan “una miseria por la biodiversidad”.

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  • 近接

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    近接

    (CLOSE)
    $$ The scanning lens 106 is capable of linearly translating so as to move closer to or further from the beamsplitter 104. / 走査レンズ106は、ビームスプリッタ104に近接するか又はビームスプリッタ104から離間するように直線的に平行移動できる。(USP8696128)

    $$ The embodiments illustrated in FIGS. 5 and 6 may be used on lines that are located closely together on a patient. / 図5および6に例示された実施形態は、互いに近接して患者に配置されるラインの上で使用され得る。(USP8361034)

    $$ The effect of these assemblies, which are constructed as one unit, is that the images of specimen points 1, 2 and 3 are brought closer together, so they lie within the detector iris and so the light from them passes to the detector. /1つのユニットとして構成されるこれらの集合の効果により、試料点1、2および3の像がともに近接するために検出器の虹彩内に入り、それらからの光が検出器を通る。(USP6429967)

    $$ As a result, at an intermediate stage of the coupling of two connector elements, the two connector elements are brought closer together than in the final connected state. (USP6443626)

    (NEAR)
    $$ By "blind" is meant a fastener which can be installed in the workpiece by access to only the front or near side of the workpiece. / 「ブラインド」とは、被加工物の前側またはその近接側のみへの接触により被加工物内に据付けられることができる締結具を意味する。(USP7645104)

    $$ The "forward" end of the injection device is the end nearest the patient’s skin when the device is in use. / したがって、注射装置の「前」端とは、注射装置の使用時に、患者の皮膚に最も近接した端部を指す。(USP764526)

    (PROXIMITY)
    $$ The change in physical proximity of a donor/acceptor pair can be detected in different ways. / 供与体/受容体ペアの物理的な近接性における変化は、様々な方法によって検出可能である。(USP7652266)

    $$ A first surface of a porous substrate 402 is bought into either close proximity or direct contact with the levelled powder bed 435. / 多孔質基材402の第1の表面を、平坦化粉末床435と近接させるか直接接触させる。(USP7621300)

    $$ As the probe and sample are brought into close proximity a capillary neck is generally believed to form, connecting the two. / プローブと試料は近接しているので、キャピラリネックは、その2つを接続するように形成すると一般的に思われている。(USP7596989)

    $$ The system has obvious potential for use in proximity sensors, for instance such as those employed in vehicles. / 本システムは、例えば車両用に使用することができるような近接センサに使用するための明らかな可能性を有するものである。(USP7589825)

    (VICINITY/VICINAL)
    $$ The magnets 52, 54 are in the vicinity of the inner side 21 of the coil 22 and the common ferromagnetic body 64 is in the vicinity the outer side 23 of the coil 22. / 磁石52、54は、コイル22の内側面21に近接し、共通の強磁性体64は、コイル22の外側面23に近接している。(USP8492937)

    $$ It would also be possible to provide more than one private PLMN code for use in different private network portions, in particular when a number of such zones are located within close vicinity of one another. / 異なるプライベートネットワーク部分で使用されるプライベートPLMNコードは、特にこのような複数のゾーンが相互に近接する付近内に置かれているときは、複数設けることも可能である。(USP6826414)

    $$ These fragments are reduced in the presence of the dithiol complexing agent sodium arsenite to stabilise vicinal dithiols and prevent intermolecular disulfide formation. / これらの断片は、ジチオール錯体形成剤亜砒酸ナトリウムの存在下で還元して近接ジチオールを安定化させ、分子間ジスルフィド形成を防止する。(USP7615210)

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