• European Parliament Approves Negotiating Stance On Copyright Reform

    European Union lawmakers today approved by a 438-226 margin a measure updating EU copyright law and voted to begin negotiations with the European Commission (EC) and Council. The vote followed parliamentary rejection in June of plans to launch an immediate “trilogue” with the EC and Council based on text as approved by the lead Legal Affairs Committee (JURI), instead sending the measure for full debate at the September plenary.

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  • Managing international trademark portfolios in the Age of Globalization

    Managing international trademark portfolios in the age of globalization can be a fickle endeavor.  Ecommerce has blown the top off traditional thinking as it relates not only to advising your clients on what and where to file, but also how to strategically maintain those filings in the face of an increasingly crowded and adversarial global marketplace.  When a brand attempts to gain a foothold with an emerging clientele, fortune tends to favor the strategically bold.  For this reason, companies…

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  • Trademark Enforcement Campaign By Chicago Restaurant Aloha Poke Draws the Ire of Native Hawaiian Activists

    In recent weeks, Chicago, IL-based Hawaiian cuisine chain Aloha Poke has become embroiled in a public relations nightmare over a trademark policing campaign which has created backlash over claims of cultural appropriation. According to reports, Aloha Poke has sent cease-and-desist letters to restaurants throughout the United States who have used the term “Aloha Poke” in their restaurant branding… Knobbe Martens Partner Catherine Holland, who specializes in trademark, unfair competition and…

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  • Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. T Mobile USA, Inc. (E.D. Tex. 2018)

    Claim for Scheduling Packet Data Communication Survives Patent Eligibility Challenge in Motion to Dismiss By James Korenchan — Last week, in yet another patent case before Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas Marshall Division, the Court ruled that Defendants T Mobile USA, Inc. and T-Mobile US, Inc. (collectively, “T-Mobile”) failed to show that a claim related to packet scheduling is patent ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101. T-Mobile had moved to dismiss claim 109 of U.S. Patent. No. RE46,206 (the ‘206 patent) (a reissue of U.S. Patent No. 7,251,218) as directed to…

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  • More Abstract Ideas for the PTO’s Hopper

    ASGHARI-KAMRANI V. UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (Fed. Cir. 2018)

    Today the Federal Circuit issued three parallel decisions all stemming from the patent case brought by Asghari-Kamrani. The first two decisions affirm the E.D.Va. judgment-on-the-pleadings.  In those cases, the district court held that the patentee (Asghari-Kamrani) failed to state a plausible claim for relief within her complaint. In particular, the court found that all the asserted claims were invalid for lack of eligibility. On appeal, the Federal Circuit AFFIRMED in a R.36 Judgment Without Opinion. [Link].

    The third decision is an order of dismissal of a parallel appeal from the PTAB (CBM Review). The PTAB had found all of the claims unpatentable as obvious or anticipated.  On appeal, though the Federal Circuit dismissed the appeals as moot — and vacated the USPTO decisions.

    These appeals [from the PTAB] (Nos. 2018-1040 and 2018-1041) are dismissed as moot, and the decisions of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board are vacated in view of our affirmance of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia’s judgment of patent ineligibility in Asghari-Kamrani v. United Services Automobile Ass’n, Appeal Nos. 2016-2415, 2017-2101, and 2017-2191, and the parties’ agreement at oral argument that affirmance of the district court’s ineligibility decision has the effect of invalidating all claims of U.S.

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    –>使役動詞

    (過去形/現在完了形)
    $$ Detectors have been realised by forming an electrode or electrical contact directly on the "as-grown" diamond surface. / 検出器は、成長させた(as-grown)ダイヤモンド表面上に電極又は電気接点を直接形成することによって実現されている。(USP8242455)

    $$ After 30 min at room temperature the solvent was evaporated in vacuo and the residue dissolved in AcOH/water (95:5, 20 ml). / 室温で30分間経過した後、減圧下に溶媒を蒸発させ、残渣をAcOH/水(95:5, 20mL)に溶解させた。(USP7649000)

    $$ The behavior of a polyisobutylene (PIB n=1.50) film of varying thickness was examined upon exposure to 50% saturated toluene (n=1.49) and cyclohexane (n=1.42) vapors. / 厚さを変化させたポリイソブチレン(PIB;n=1.50)膜の挙動を、50%飽和のトルエン(n=1.49)およびシクロヘキサン(n=1.42)の上記に露出させて試験した。(USP7062110)

    $$ WN4H2 (50 mg) was suspended in anhydrous acetonitrile (1.0 ml) under N2. / NH4H2(50mg)をN2の下で無水アセトニトリル(1.0ml)に懸濁させた。(USP7592448)

    $$ A more recent development has yielded a powerful similarity measure [35]. / さらに最近の開発は、強力な類似性基準を生じさせた[35]。(USP7593602)

    $$ Both eppendorfs were rotated in the cell-spinner for 30 mins. / 両方のエッペンドルフを細胞スピナー(cell spinner)で30分回転させた。(USP7235268)

    $$ Cells were cycled at room temperature. / 電池を室温でサイクルさせた。(USP7018603)

    (HAVING PP STH)
    $$ The present invention aims to thereby provide a valve having improved operability at low temperatures. / そこで、本発明は、低温での操作性を向上させたバルブを提供することを目的とする。(USP8356616)

    $$ The surface of the transducer is shown having reagents 2 attached thereto. / 変換器の表面は、そこに試薬2を付加させた状態で示す。(USP8084002)

    $$ Another aspect lies in the use of insoluble microparticles having fibrinogen bound thereto, for the manufacture of a medicament for use in wound therapy or surgical repair of a patient having an abnormally low level of platelets. / もう一つの態様は、血小板の濃度が異常に低い患者の、創傷の治療または外科的修復に使用するための医薬品の製造を目的とする、フィブリノーゲンを結合させた不溶性微小球の使用にある。(USPA03021777)

    (WHEN PP)
    $$ When inverted, the OSC measured in the half-stripe catalyst was statistically similar to that of the homogenous catalyst. / 反転させた場合、半縞触媒で測定されたOSCは、均質触媒のOSCと統計的に類似していた。(USP8127537)

    $$ In the absence of oxygen, the [Ru(bpy).sub.3].sup.2+ complex fluoresces when excited at 470 nm with a blue LED. / 酸素の非存在下で、[Ru(bpy)3]2+錯体は、青色LEDで470nmで励起させた時に、蛍光を発する。(USP8066944)

    (OTHERS)
    $$ For example a disc carrier with the marker elements aligned radially could be used. / 例えば、マーカー要素を放射状に整合させたディスク担持要素を利用することもできる。(USP8316765): with sth PP

    $$ Preferably, the actuator mechanism is biased to a rest position where both pistons are withdrawn to their maximum extent from their respective chambers. / 好ましくは、アクチュエータ機構が、2つのピストンを各チャンバから最大限に後退させた休止位置に付勢される。(USP8302820): where

    $$ Difference signals from the elements are combined together to provide a system output in which FPN artefacts have been reduced. / 素子からの差分信号を共に組み合わせて、FPNアーチファクトを減少させたシステム出力を提供する。(USP6414294): in which

    $$ The contacts may be made of copper, aluminium or nickel which is deposited onto a substrate and/or semiconductor material. / 接触部は、基板および/または半導体材料上に堆積させた銅、アルミニウムまたはニッケルで作製されたものでもよい。(USP8062743): which

    $$ The deposited layer is dried, forming a gas diffusion substrate. / 付着させた層を乾燥させ、ガス拡散基材を形成する。(USP8133306): PP sth

    $$ The lancet piston alone may then be retracted, leaving the bore in contact with the skin. / 内孔を皮膚と接触させた状態下において、ランセットピストンだけを退避せしめる 。(USP8092394): leave

    $$ Thus, a double-skinned construction with added stability is achieved. / このように、安定性を増加させた二重スキン構造が達成される。(USP8087612): with PP sth

    $$ With such an arrangement, on drying, conductive/semi-conductive organic material will be deposited over the bank structure leading to problems of shorting. / かかる配置を有する場合、乾燥させた際に、導電性/半導電性有機素材は、バンク構造上に配置されて、ショートという問題を生じることになる。(USP8084767): on V-ing

    $$ FIG. 15a shows the tips of the CNTs being lowered into the interstitial gaps in the first layer; / 【図15a】第1層における介在ギャップに降下させたカーボンナノチューブの先端を示す図である。(USP8066842): being PP

    $$ One special novel form of sealing lip is a radial elastomeric flange e.g. provided by trapping an elastomer disc onto the end of a rigid valve body of smaller diameter. / 殊に目新しいシーリングリップの形態は、例えば、小径の硬質バルブ本体の一端部に弾性円板体を捕捉させた、放射状の弾性フランジとされる。(USP6422434): by ~ing sth

    $$ FIG. 13(b) is an adaptation of the flatbed scanner head shown in FIG. 13(a) for use in scanning flat planes within magnetic cylinders or rings. / 図13(b)は、磁気シリンダまたはリング内の平面を走査する際に用いるために、図13(a)に示した平盤スキャナヘッドを適応させたものの図である。(USP6611142): ~ion

    $$ Further experiments were carried out to test the effect in such a system of replacement of the distilled water with increasing percentages of monomer mixture (THFMA:BisGMA 70:30) (10% to 100% in steps of 10%) on the acid-base reaction. / このような系において、割合を増加させたモノマー混合物(THFMA:BisGMA 70:30)(10%から100%まで10%の段階ごとに)で蒸留水を置換することにより酸塩基反応が受ける影響をテストするために、さらなる実験を行なった。(USP6313192): with ~ing sth

    $$ Preferred curable moieties also include those which change the adhesive composition from a tacky to a less or non-tacky state by producing a polymer of increased molecular weight by way of linking or cross-linking the switchable polymer. / 好ましい硬化性成分としては、転換可能ポリマーを結合又は架橋することによって分子量を増加させたポリマーを製造し、接着剤組成物を粘着状態からより粘着性が小さい状態、又は非粘着状態に変化させる成分も含まれる。(USP6610762): of PP sth

    $$ When a cell of the matrix 60 reaches the cell value threshold, the burst descriptor of at least one of the bursts causing the cell value threshold to be reached (preferably only the most recent such burst) is stored to non-volatile storage. / マトリックス60のセルがセル値しきい値に到達するときには、セル値しきい値が到達されるようにさせたバーストの少くとも一つのバースト記述子(好ましいのは一番最新のこの種のバーストのもの)が不揮発性メモリ中に記憶される。(USP6826982): cause sth to-V

    $$ Animals were allowed 15-30 minutes to stabilise and were then injected with 0.25-0.3 ml of a 1 mg/ml solution of L-ArgSp. / 動物を15~30分間安定化させた後、L-ArgSpの1mg/ml溶液0.25~0.3mlを注入した。(USP6797699): allow sth to-V

    $$ Modified chitosans, particularly those conjugated to polyethylene glycol, are included in this definition. / 修飾キトサン(特にポリエチレングリコールと共役させたもの)はこの定義に含まれる。(USP6465626): sth PP

    $$ It is an object of the present invention to present a system which has improved performance relative the systems described above. / 上記のシステムに関し、性能を向上させたシステムを提供することが本発明の目的の一つである。(USP6138216): have PP sth

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    (過去形/現在完了形)
    $$ Detectors have been realised by forming an electrode or electrical contact directly on the "as-grown" diamond surface. / 検出器は、成長させた(as-grown)ダイヤモンド表面上に電極又は電気接点を直接形成することによって実現されている。(USP8242455)

    $$ After 30 min at room temperature the solvent was evaporated in vacuo and the residue dissolved in AcOH/water (95:5, 20 ml). / 室温で30分間経過した後、減圧下に溶媒を蒸発させ、残渣をAcOH/水(95:5, 20mL)に溶解させた。(USP7649000)

    $$ The behavior of a polyisobutylene (PIB n=1.50) film of varying thickness was examined upon exposure to 50% saturated toluene (n=1.49) and cyclohexane (n=1.42) vapors. / 厚さを変化させたポリイソブチレン(PIB;n=1.50)膜の挙動を、50%飽和のトルエン(n=1.49)およびシクロヘキサン(n=1.42)の上記に露出させて試験した。(USP7062110)

    $$ WN4H2 (50 mg) was suspended in anhydrous acetonitrile (1.0 ml) under N2. / NH4H2(50mg)をN2の下で無水アセトニトリル(1.0ml)に懸濁させた。(USP7592448)

    $$ A more recent development has yielded a powerful similarity measure [35]. / さらに最近の開発は、強力な類似性基準を生じさせた[35]。(USP7593602)

    $$ Both eppendorfs were rotated in the cell-spinner for 30 mins. / 両方のエッペンドルフを細胞スピナー(cell spinner)で30分回転させた。(USP7235268)

    $$ Cells were cycled at room temperature. / 電池を室温でサイクルさせた。(USP7018603)

    (HAVING PP STH)
    $$ The present invention aims to thereby provide a valve having improved operability at low temperatures. / そこで、本発明は、低温での操作性を向上させたバルブを提供することを目的とする。(USP8356616)

    $$ The surface of the transducer is shown having reagents 2 attached thereto. / 変換器の表面は、そこに試薬2を付加させた状態で示す。(USP8084002)

    $$ Another aspect lies in the use of insoluble microparticles having fibrinogen bound thereto, for the manufacture of a medicament for use in wound therapy or surgical repair of a patient having an abnormally low level of platelets. / もう一つの態様は、血小板の濃度が異常に低い患者の、創傷の治療または外科的修復に使用するための医薬品の製造を目的とする、フィブリノーゲンを結合させた不溶性微小球の使用にある。(USPA03021777)

    (WHEN PP)
    $$ When inverted, the OSC measured in the half-stripe catalyst was statistically similar to that of the homogenous catalyst. / 反転させた場合、半縞触媒で測定されたOSCは、均質触媒のOSCと統計的に類似していた。(USP8127537)

    $$ In the absence of oxygen, the [Ru(bpy).sub.3].sup.2+ complex fluoresces when excited at 470 nm with a blue LED. / 酸素の非存在下で、[Ru(bpy)3]2+錯体は、青色LEDで470nmで励起させた時に、蛍光を発する。(USP8066944)

    (OTHERS)
    $$ For example a disc carrier with the marker elements aligned radially could be used. / 例えば、マーカー要素を放射状に整合させたディスク担持要素を利用することもできる。(USP8316765): with sth PP

    $$ Preferably, the actuator mechanism is biased to a rest position where both pistons are withdrawn to their maximum extent from their respective chambers. / 好ましくは、アクチュエータ機構が、2つのピストンを各チャンバから最大限に後退させた休止位置に付勢される。(USP8302820): where

    $$ Difference signals from the elements are combined together to provide a system output in which FPN artefacts have been reduced. / 素子からの差分信号を共に組み合わせて、FPNアーチファクトを減少させたシステム出力を提供する。(USP6414294): in which

    $$ The contacts may be made of copper, aluminium or nickel which is deposited onto a substrate and/or semiconductor material. / 接触部は、基板および/または半導体材料上に堆積させた銅、アルミニウムまたはニッケルで作製されたものでもよい。(USP8062743): which

    $$ The deposited layer is dried, forming a gas diffusion substrate. / 付着させた層を乾燥させ、ガス拡散基材を形成する。(USP8133306): PP sth

    $$ The lancet piston alone may then be retracted, leaving the bore in contact with the skin. / 内孔を皮膚と接触させた状態下において、ランセットピストンだけを退避せしめる 。(USP8092394): leave

    $$ Thus, a double-skinned construction with added stability is achieved. / このように、安定性を増加させた二重スキン構造が達成される。(USP8087612): with PP sth

    $$ With such an arrangement, on drying, conductive/semi-conductive organic material will be deposited over the bank structure leading to problems of shorting. / かかる配置を有する場合、乾燥させた際に、導電性/半導電性有機素材は、バンク構造上に配置されて、ショートという問題を生じることになる。(USP8084767): on V-ing

    $$ FIG. 15a shows the tips of the CNTs being lowered into the interstitial gaps in the first layer; / 【図15a】第1層における介在ギャップに降下させたカーボンナノチューブの先端を示す図である。(USP8066842): being PP

    $$ One special novel form of sealing lip is a radial elastomeric flange e.g. provided by trapping an elastomer disc onto the end of a rigid valve body of smaller diameter. / 殊に目新しいシーリングリップの形態は、例えば、小径の硬質バルブ本体の一端部に弾性円板体を捕捉させた、放射状の弾性フランジとされる。(USP6422434): by ~ing sth

    $$ FIG. 13(b) is an adaptation of the flatbed scanner head shown in FIG. 13(a) for use in scanning flat planes within magnetic cylinders or rings. / 図13(b)は、磁気シリンダまたはリング内の平面を走査する際に用いるために、図13(a)に示した平盤スキャナヘッドを適応させたものの図である。(USP6611142): ~ion

    $$ Further experiments were carried out to test the effect in such a system of replacement of the distilled water with increasing percentages of monomer mixture (THFMA:BisGMA 70:30) (10% to 100% in steps of 10%) on the acid-base reaction. / このような系において、割合を増加させたモノマー混合物(THFMA:BisGMA 70:30)(10%から100%まで10%の段階ごとに)で蒸留水を置換することにより酸塩基反応が受ける影響をテストするために、さらなる実験を行なった。(USP6313192): with ~ing sth

    $$ Preferred curable moieties also include those which change the adhesive composition from a tacky to a less or non-tacky state by producing a polymer of increased molecular weight by way of linking or cross-linking the switchable polymer. / 好ましい硬化性成分としては、転換可能ポリマーを結合又は架橋することによって分子量を増加させたポリマーを製造し、接着剤組成物を粘着状態からより粘着性が小さい状態、又は非粘着状態に変化させる成分も含まれる。(USP6610762): of PP sth

    $$ When a cell of the matrix 60 reaches the cell value threshold, the burst descriptor of at least one of the bursts causing the cell value threshold to be reached (preferably only the most recent such burst) is stored to non-volatile storage. / マトリックス60のセルがセル値しきい値に到達するときには、セル値しきい値が到達されるようにさせたバーストの少くとも一つのバースト記述子(好ましいのは一番最新のこの種のバーストのもの)が不揮発性メモリ中に記憶される。(USP6826982): cause sth to-V

    $$ Animals were allowed 15-30 minutes to stabilise and were then injected with 0.25-0.3 ml of a 1 mg/ml solution of L-ArgSp. / 動物を15~30分間安定化させた後、L-ArgSpの1mg/ml溶液0.25~0.3mlを注入した。(USP6797699): allow sth to-V

    $$ Modified chitosans, particularly those conjugated to polyethylene glycol, are included in this definition. / 修飾キトサン(特にポリエチレングリコールと共役させたもの)はこの定義に含まれる。(USP6465626): sth PP

    $$ It is an object of the present invention to present a system which has improved performance relative the systems described above. / 上記のシステムに関し、性能を向上させたシステムを提供することが本発明の目的の一つである。(USP6138216): have PP sth

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  • Reducing Regulation at the United States Patent and Trademark Office

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office [USPTO] has formed a “Working Group on Regulatory Reform.” [Working Group].  The Working Group is responsible for following President Trump’s Executive Orders concerning reducing regulations: “federal agencies [must repeal] two regulations for every new significant regulation, and in such a way that the total cost of regulations does not increase.”  Notably, the USPTO website has a somewhat broader charge than that: “consider, review, and recommend ways that USPTO regulations can be improved, revised, and streamlined.”  The USPTO website further states:  

    This Working Group consists of subject matter experts who are familiar with all of the agency’s regulations and will meet on a weekly basis. Members of this Working Group will also represent the USPTO on the Department of Commerce’s Regulatory Reform Task Force. Throughout this process, the USPTO Working Group will be seeking public input for any rulemaking that would revise or eliminate regulations.

    Nicolas Oettinger, Senior Counsel for Regulatory and Legislative Affairs in the USPTO’s Office of General Counsel, will be leading this effort.

    Additionally, members of the public may submit their ideas to improve, revise, and streamline USPTO regulations to: RegulatoryReformGroup@uspto.gov (link sends e-mail).

    The Working Group’s recommendations will be interesting to follow.  Notably, the public can submit comments. 

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