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    形成される/形成されている

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    $$ A spring-loaded hinge mechanism interposed in a training golf club between a first shaft formed wit…

  • Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
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    Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

    By Greg Hopewell If the focus on fact finding in Aatrix, Berkheimer, and Exergen from earlier this year helped provide additional clarity on the analysis of “something more,” the SAP America decision, at least to my mind, failed to clarify, and possibly further muddied, the analysis. Reaching This Result Could Have Been Easy First, a representative claim: 1. A method for calculating, analyzing and displaying investment data comprising the steps of: (a) selecting a sample space, wherein the sample space includes at least one investment data sample; (b) generating a distribution function using a re-sampled statistical method and a bias…

  • Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
    in: #AliceStorm, Abstract Ideas, Alice, bilski, Directed to, Eligibility, patent eligibility, sap, SAP America, SAP America v. Investpic, something more  | 

    Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

    By Greg Hopewell If the focus on fact finding in Aatrix, Berkheimer, and Exergen from earlier this year helped provide additional clarity on the analysis of “something more,” the SAP America decision, at least to my mind, failed to clarify, and possibly further muddied, the analysis. Reaching This Result Could Have Been Easy First, a representative claim: 1. A method for calculating, analyzing and displaying investment data comprising the steps of: (a) selecting a sample space, wherein the sample space includes at least one investment data sample; (b) generating a distribution function using a re-sampled statistical method and a bias…

  • Federal Circuit Affirms That No Supplier Exception Exists When It Comes To The … – JD Supra (press release)

    Federal Circuit Affirms That No Supplier Exception Exists When It Comes To The
    JD Supra (press release)
    The Federal Circuit held that a finding that a commercial sale did not take place, would allow TMC “to circumvent the on-sale bar simply because its contracts happened to only cover the processes that produced the patented product-by process.” (Id. at *3).

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    SIMPLIFY

    $$ This simplifies the assembly of the adjustment mechanism. / これによって、調整機構の組立体を簡素化する。(USP8441737)

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  • JEB Bush said: “workforce participation has to rise from its all-time modern lows”

    Further to the IPBiz post The “new normal” in jobs predicted long ago by William Bridges , there has been some discussion of comments by JEB Bush, specifically the Bush text:


    “My aspiration for the country and I believe we can achieve it, is 4 percent growth as far as the eye can see. Which means we have to be a lot more productive, workforce participation has to rise from its all-time modern lows. It means that people need to work longer hours and, through their productivity, gain more income for their families. That’s the only way we’re going to get out of this rut that we’re in.”

    There was some clarification. Also, Rick Klein of ABC noted:


    But in their context and later clarification, it’s clear that Bush was making a very serious point about a very real issue: underemployment. That makes this episode an early test of Bush’s strength in the Republican field, as well as a challenge to his rivals who would consider pouncing on the moment. Would they want to attack Bush when they agree – and in fact are largely building their entire campaigns – around his broader point about an Obama economy that has left too many working too few hours?

    link for Klein text: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/note-jeb-bush-meant/story?id=32324497

    One notes that the issue of low work force participation [e.g., “Under President Obama, we have the lowest workforce participation rate since 1977″ and separately –The percentage of Americans in the workforce — those who either have a job or are actively seeking one — dropped to 62.6 percent, a 38-year low. — is distinct from underemployment.

    This is of special concern because “underemployed” are considered to be IN the workforce. If one normalized to a factor such as “hours worked” instead of “Americans in the work force”, the situation would look worse.

    As to older Americans, note from the BLS in 2008:


    Since the mid-1990s there has been a dramatic shift in the part-time versus full-time status of the older workforce. The ratio of part-time to full-time employment among older workers was relatively steady from 1977 through 1990. Between 1990 and 1995, part-time work among older workers began trending upward with a corresponding decline in full-time employment. But after 1995, that trend began a marked reversal with full-time employment rising sharply. Between 1995 and 2007, the number of older workers on full-time work schedules nearly doubled while the number working part-time rose just 19 percent. As a result, full-timers now account for a majority among older workers: 56 percent in 2007, up from 44 percent in 1995.

    link: http://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2008/older_workers/

    From Forbes:


    The percentage of people 65 and older in the labor force increased from 12.1 percent in 1990 to 16.1 percent in 2010.

    link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kerryhannon/2013/01/25/why-older-workers-cant-be-ignored/

    And, from CNBC


    America’s workforce is aging, with nearly a third of workers now over 50 and employees over age 65 outnumbering teenage workers for the first time since 1948.

    link: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102614597

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  • PTAB renders decision related to dispute between San Francisco-based Square Inc. and Washington University prof Robert Morley Jr.

    St. Louis Today summarized the recent activity:

    San Francisco-based Square Inc. and St. Louisan Jim McKelvey, a Square co-founder along with Square co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey, sued Washington University associate professor Robert Morley Jr. in federal court in St. Louis in 2010, alleging McKelvey’s name was left off a patent for Square, a small plastic device that plugs into a cellphone or iPad and allows merchants to process credit card transactions.

    The lawsuit alleged McKelvey worked with Morley to develop a prototype for Square. Morley later filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming that he was unfairly cut out of the Square enterprise after developing key software.

    The litigation was stayed, or put on hold, while the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board evaluated Square’s request that the board review the patentability of 17 claims of the patent, referred to as the “’946 patent” in court documents.

    So, McKelvey’s name was allegedly cut off from a patent, and Morley was cut out from the company. In the patent before PTAB, five claims survived challenge.

    link: http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/patent-board-issues-ruling-in-square-invention-dispute/article_e07f1731-3cf1-5fff-a1af-8e158d2dd9f2.html

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  • More Cuozzo at CAFC

    Further to earlier posts on IPBiz (e.g., Judge Newman in Cuozzo was correct on Congressional intent on claim construction standard ) note the CAFC opinion of 8 July 2015 in the Cuozzo case located at:http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/images/stories/opinions…

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  • Google Working On ‘Terminator Vision’ For Google Glass, Patent Shows – International Business Times


    International Business Times
    Google Working On ‘Terminator Vision’ For Google Glass, Patent Shows
    International Business Times
    The technology described within the patent application — formally titled “Self-Describing Three-Dimensional (3D) Object Recognition and Control Descriptors for Augmented Reality Interfaces” — would “provide for the detection and recognition of target
    Google patent uses finger frames to snap pics with Glass-like devicesEngadget

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