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Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Recent Headlines in the IP World: Drue De Angelis: SpinalCyte Announces New Canadian Patent (Source: Ortho Spine News) Adam Behsudi: Envoy: China Opening its Doors to U.S. in Trade Talks (Source: Politico) Nancy Cohen: Apple Patent Talk: Another Keyless Wonder as the Car Sees You Approach (Source: Tech Xplore) Christian de Looper: Apple Patent Application Hints at Flexible Display That Hides Speakers, Buttons, and More (Source: Digital Trends) Source: USPTO Commentary and Journal Artic...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Uspto, Patent, David Boundy, PTAB, Nancy Cohen, Marshall Gerstein, Adam Behsudi, Bits and Bytes, Juvan Bonni, Drue De Angelis, SpinalCyte Announces New, Ortho Spine News, Mala Chatterjee, Sandip H Patel


A Written Description of the Invention (including how it is made?)

by Dennis Crouch CenTrak v. Sonitor Tech (Fed. Cir. 2019) is a quirky case that basically stands for the (wrongheaded) proposition that the Written Description Requirement does not usually require a description of how to make the invention actually work. Here, largely the court relied on the broad language of  Alcon Research Ltd. v. Barr Labs., Inc. , 745 F.3d 1180, 1191 (Fed. Cir. 2014) (“written description is about whether the skilled reader of the patent disclosure can recognize that what ...
Tags: Law, Patent, Fed, Federal Circuit, ARIAD, Alcon Research Ltd, Sonitor, Dennis Crouch CenTrak, Sonitor Tech Fed, Barr Labs Inc


New Apple patent hints clamshell-style foldable phone may be in the works

Apple has filed a patent for a foldable phone that suggests the company could be following in the footsteps of the likes of Samsung and Huawei. The patent describes a clamshell-style foldable phone with two separate sections. The post New Apple patent hints clamshell-style foldable phone may be in the works appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Huawei, Patent, Foldable phone


User Interface Claims are Technological and Thus Not Subject to Business Method Review

by Dennis Crouch IBG LLC v. Trading Technologies Int’l (Fed. Cir. 2019) (non-precedential) This appeal stems from Covered Business Method (CBM) Review decisions on four related patents owned by TT.  The PTAB instituted all four CBM reviews. However, by the time of final decision, two of the challenged patents had been already upheld on eligibility by the Federal Circuit.  For those two patents, the PTAB followed the court’s lead and found the patents were directed to eligible subject matter. How...
Tags: Law, AIA, Patent, Fed, TT, Federal Circuit, Dennis Crouch, PTAB, Covered Business Method CBM, Trading Technologies, Business Method Review, IBG LLC, Trading Technologies Int


Suzuki Files Patent for Unique Engine Placement

Just Flip It Around In a recent patent filing, Suzuki decided it would take the standard motorcycle engine placement and flip it on end. The company filed a patent for a bike with an engine that’s essentially flipped around with the cylinder heads of what appears to be a single-cylinder engine positioned almost horizontally and placed right up by the front fork.  According to Cycle World, the design can be used on single or inline motorcycle engines. The cylinders fit between the main frame rai...
Tags: Motorcycles, Patent, Suzuki, Motorcycle News, Nembo, Suzuki patent, Suzuki Files Patent for Unique Engine Placement


Case Dismissed: No Standing When Deal Fell Through

Momenta Pharma v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (Fed. Cir. 2019) In this recent decision, the Federal Circuit dismissed Momenta’s appeal — finding that the company lacks standing to appeal its loss before the PTAB.  The decision stands on fairly controversial grounds and in some tension with Supreme Court jurisprudence on appellate jurisdiction requirements.  Still, I suspect it will be cabined-in by its facts and not have a large precedential impact. In 2015, Momenta petitioned for inter partes revi...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, US, SEC, Patent, Federal Court, Bms, Mylan, Federal Circuit, Momenta, IPR, DC Circuit, U S Constitution, Federal Circuit Although, Momenta Pharma, Bristol Myers Squibb Co Fed


Progress and Potential: A profile of women inventors on U.S. patents

The following comes directly from the USPTO:  On February 11, 2019, the USPTO released “Progress and Potential: A profile of women inventors on U.S. patents,” a report on the trends and characteristics of U.S. women inventors named on U.S. patents granted from 1976 through 2016. The report shows that women still comprise a small minority of patent inventors. Further, it highlights the untapped potential of women to spur U.S. innovation. Women, like other under-represented groups, are among the “...
Tags: Law, America, Uspto, Patent


Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Recent Headlines in the IP World: Alexandre Tanzi: U.S. and Canada Make Strides in Bloomberg 2019 Innovation Index (Source: Bloomberg) Iqra Farooq: Computer Program That Could Bypass Patents to Produce Synthetic Drugs (Source: European Pharmaceutical Review)  Atty. Arthur W. Coviello, Atty. Richard Goldenberg, and Atty. William G. McElwain: United States: Federal Circuit Patent Update (Source: Mondaq) Collin Woodard: Patent Application Hints At All-Wheel-Drive Ford Mustang Hybrid (Source: Mo...
Tags: Law, China, Canada, United States, Patent, Phoenix, Financial Post, Perkins Coie LLP, Christopher Reynolds, Peter Finnie, Colleen V Chien, Bits and Bytes, Juvan Bonni, Alexandre Tanzi, Bloomberg Iqra Farooq, European Pharmaceutical Review


Words of Ambiguity in Specification Save patent Scope

by Dennis Crouch Continental Circuits LLC v. Intel Corp (Fed. Cir. 2019) Claim-construction used to be the bread-and-butter of Federal Circuit decisions.  That standard was of course upset by the onslaught of eligibility decisions from district courts and BRI obviousness cases out of the PTAB. The patents at issue here all relate to circuit board construction – and dealing with the problem of delamination. The claimed solution is uses “a unique surface structure . . . comprised of teeth that are...
Tags: Law, Patent, Phillips, Federal Circuit, Dennis Crouch, Continental Circuits LLC, Intel Corp Fed


Can a slew of high-tech new features save the HomePod from extinction?

The HomePod hasn't exactly met expectations as far as sales go. But a new patent suggests that Apple might be about to overhaul it, with facial recognition, gesture control and a high- res touchscreen. Will it be enough? The post Can a slew of high-tech new features save the HomePod from extinction? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Siri, Home Theater, Smart Home, Patent, HomePod, Smart Display


The Head Alignment Trainer

This week, we will be looking at another cool and fascinating invention. What’s the invention? The invention is a type of glasses for sports training. They can be worn like ordinary glasses and assist in maintaining the wearer’s head position. The invention accomplishes this by limiting the wearer’s view and vision. Let’s take a look […] The post The Head Alignment Trainer appeared first on Vincent LoTempio | Registered Patent Attorney, Trademark, and Copyright | 1-800-866-0039.
Tags: Blog, Innovation, Alignment, Patent, Head, Trainer, Vincent LoTempio, Sports Trainer


New Canon patents hint at lots of long telephoto lenses in the works

As well as expanding their EOS R camera and RF mount lens lineups, Canon still seems to be going pretty hard on the long telephoto lenses for the EF mount. Canon News has discovered a number of US patents alluding to what appears to be the recently released 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM, which stole […] The post New Canon patents hint at lots of long telephoto lenses in the works appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, US, Canon, Patent, New Canon, Canon Lens, Ef Mount, Canon news, 300mm F/2.8, 400mm F/2.8, 500mm F/4, 800mm F/5.6


Apple patent suggests it will allow for more than two Face ID registrations

According to a new patent, Apple is working on a way to allow for multiple Face ID registrations and it could eventually open up a way for multiple users on one iPhone or iPad. Currently, users can register up to two faces. The post Apple patent suggests it will allow for more than two Face ID registrations appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Patent, Face Id


Apple patent hints at flexible display that hides speakers, buttons, and more

Apple is working on a display that could be used to hide speakers, buttons, and more. It could then change shape to accommodate those features when it needs to. The display could, for example, act as a membrane for a speaker. The post Apple patent hints at flexible display that hides speakers, buttons, and more appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Patent, Flexible Display


The U.S. Army Is Developing a Grenade That Nabs Drones With A Net

Recent flight delays at airports in the U.S. and UK have given us a glimpse at the threats and the headaches that drones can cause. In the days leading up to the recent Super Bowl, the Federal Aviation Administration and the FBI warned the public repeatedly against flying drones near the stadium because the…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Fbi, Drones, US Army, Patent, Federal Aviation Administration, U S Army, Anti Drone


Diagnosis: Ineligible

by Dennis Crouch Athena Diagnostics, Inc. v. Mayo Collaborative Services, LLC (Fed. Cir. 2019) There is a lot to unpack in this decision, and so this is just a small discussion of an important Federal Circuit opinion – DC Mayo is involved in another diagnostic method patent dispute — and again has come out on-top with a finding that the asserted patent claims are ineligible under 35 U.S.C. 101. That district court finding has now been affirmed on appeal, although subject to a strong dissent from...
Tags: Law, Patent, Prometheus, Fed, Newman, Mayo, Federal Circuit, Stoll, Athena, Dennis Crouch, Lourie, Vanda, Athena Diagnostics Inc, Vanda Pharm Inc, Mayo Collaborative Services LLC Fed Cir, DC Mayo


State of the Union and IP

President Trump’s State of the Union Speech included only a small focus on intellectual property rights — and only in the international sphere: We are now making it clear to China that after years of targeting our industries, and stealing our intellectual property, the theft of American jobs and wealth has come to an end. . . . Our new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement — or USMCA — will replace NAFTA and deliver for American workers: bringing back our manufacturing jobs, expanding American agricult...
Tags: Law, China, Patent, Trump, Nafta, U S Mexico Canada Agreement


Samsung’s camera-equipped stylus concept is straight out of a Bond movie

Samsung is working hard to make its S Pen stylus more useful to more people, having taken a step forward with the Galaxy Note 9. A patent has revealed what could be next, and it involves putting a camera in the S Pen itself. The post Samsung’s camera-equipped stylus concept is straight out of a Bond movie appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Camera, Stylus, Patent, S-Pen


Samsung’s camera-equipped stylus is straight out of a Bond movie

Samsung is working hard to make its S Pen stylus more useful to more people, having taken a step forward with the Galaxy Note 9. A patent has revealed what could be next, and it involves putting a camera in the S Pen itself. The post Samsung’s camera-equipped stylus is straight out of a Bond movie appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Camera, Stylus, Patent, S-Pen


Am I my Server Rack?: Do Edge Nodes Satisfy the Venue Rules?

by Dennis Crouch In re Google (Fed. Cir. 2019) This appeal stems from a pending E.D.Tex. infringement lawsuit filed in 2017. SEVEN Networks, LLC v. Google LLC, 2:17-CV-00442 (E.D. Tex. Aug. 22, 2017).  In the case, SEVEN accused Google of infringing ten of its patents: 8,078,158, titled “Provisioning Applications for a Mobile Device” 8,811,952, titled “Mobile Device Power Management in Data Synchronization Over a Mobile Network With or Without a Trigger Notification” 9,247,019, titled “Mobile A...
Tags: Google, Texas, Law, Patent, Newman, Reyna, Eastern District of Texas, Taranto, Federal Circuit, Cray, Tex, Dennis Crouch, Dyk, Lourie, TC Heartland, Google Fed


2019 Revised Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance

Chad Gille at BigPatentData reports on the first handful of PTAB decisions considering eligibility under the 2019 Revised Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance. The outcome — 101 Rejection Affirmed in five of six cases.  Gilles writes “If your claim can still be lumped into the very broad ‘certain methods of organizing human activity’ the new guidance may not be of much help.” LINK  
Tags: Law, Patent, Gilles, BigPatentData, Chad Gille


Standing on the Shoulders of those Without Standing

by Dennis Crouch Mylan Pharms. Inc. v. Research Corp. Techs., Inc.  (Fed. Cir. 2019) This post begins with an obviousness discussion, then moves to IPR standing, and finally talks about SAS.  Obviousness: In Mylan, the Federal Circuit affirms a PTAB decision siding with the patentee and holding that RCT’s pharmaceutical compound patent claims were not proven unpatentable (i.e., confirming patentability). The patent at issue is directed toward an enantiomeric isomer (R configuration) of lacosamid...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Patent, Board, Mylan, Federal Circuit, IPR, SAS Institute Inc, Dennis Crouch, PTAB, Argentum, Iancu, Joinder, Inter Partes Review IPR, RCT, Mylan Pharms Inc


Collaborating Across Borders

This image is a bit hard to read, but it shows the cross-border invention data mentioned in yesterday’s post — focusing on which nations tend to have collaborative inventors with which other nations.  US is central here, but there are other clusters as well.
Tags: Law, US, Patent


Inventors Per Patent III

U.S. patents list the country of residence of the inventors at the time of patent issue — although I imagine that many applicants do not update residence during application pendency.  The chart below looks at the first-listed inventor for recently issued patents and then reports the average number of inventors per patent for each country.  An interesting caveat to this report is that about 8% of U.S. patents involve cross-border inventions. These are multi-inventor patents with at least two of ...
Tags: Law, Patent


Self-Harm: Company’s own 102(e) prior art Cancels the Patent

by Dennis Crouch Duncan Parking Techs., Inc. v. IPS Group, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2019) andIPS Group, Inc. v. Duncan Solutions Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2019) This decision involves parallel appeals from (1) a district court siding with the accused infringer on noninfringement grounds; and (2)  a PTAB IPR decision siding with the patentee confirming patentability. On appeal, the accused infringer won on several grounds, but it appears that at least some of the claims will be found both infringed and valid. In th...
Tags: Law, AIA, Patent, IPS, Schwarz, Federal Circuit, IPR, Dennis Crouch, PTAB, Duncan Parking Techs Inc, IPS Group Inc Fed Cir 2019 andIPS Group Inc, Duncan Solutions Inc Fed


2019 Revised Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance: Advanced Module

On February 26, the USPTO will be holding a 3-hour online training focused on the 2019 Revised Subject Matter Eligibility Guidelines.  [Free – Sign-Up Here] This will basically parallel examiner training on the same subject matter and will be led by USPTO trainers.  The Office has limited space, but has scheduled potential additional training on February 27 and 28.  Sign-up by February 3, 2019. Read these Eligibility Guidelines from the USPTO    
Tags: Law, Office, Uspto, Patent


Apple patents a transformable glass keyboard for MacBooks

Apple's latest patent filing shows that the company might be searching for an alternative to the standard keyboard with a morphable glass top layer that can adapt to provide a physical response when typing. The post Apple patents a transformable glass keyboard for MacBooks appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Keyboard, Macbook, Computing, Patent


Apple patent hints at Force Touch volume rocker on a future iPhone

Apple is continuing its war on physical buttons, and has filed a patent for a volume rocker that uses Apple's Force Touch tech. The tech could end up being used on either the iPhone or the Apple Watch at some point in the future. The post Apple patent hints at Force Touch volume rocker on a future iPhone appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, Trends, Patent, Force Touch


Teams of Inventors: Trends in Patenting

by Dennis Crouch I recently posted a chart showing a short time series showing the number of inventors per patent.  The basic conclusion from that post was in the headline: Average Number of Inventors per Patent Continues Steady Rise.  Here, I have updated and added to those charts. The first chart below reaches back to 1976 — showing that the average number of inventors per patent has been steadily increasing over all of the past 40 years.  The trend has been amazingly steady and linear, and sh...
Tags: Law, AIA, Patent, Dennis Crouch, James Daily, Dir Kappos


Tappy the Robot vs xDeviceRobot

by Dennis Crouch The new HUAWEI indictments make include some amount of comedy.  The basic claim centers on an anthropomorphic robot named “Tappy.”   Tappy is owned by T-Mobile, but HUAWEI was allowed to use Tappy to test phones it was making for T-Mobile (subject to a non-disclosure agreement).  HUAWEI then started developing its own robot — with the much less friendly name of xDeviceRobot.   HUAWEI tried to buy Tappy, but was refused and so figured out a way to infuse xDeviceRobot with some of...
Tags: Law, Huawei, Patent, Dennis Crouch, Tappy