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Promises Made, Promises Not Kept: Even an Implied License Requires Compliance With Its Terms

BITMANAGEMENT SOFTWARE GMBH v. UNITED STATES Before NEWMAN, DYK, and O’MALLEY, Circuit Judges.  Appeal from the United States Court of Federal Claims. Summary: The U.S...

Collateral Estoppel in AIA Trial Proceedings

Inconsistency Across Related Cases is Precluded When challenging related patents at the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB), it is not uncommon to present similar grounds of...

Patexia Insight 100: Patents Down in 2020 and the downtrend May Continue

Last year we wrote about the impact of the pandemic on the US patent activity and the patent prosecution practice (Patexia Insight 79). We estimated a drop of 2 to 4 percent in the...

Fresh From the Bench: Latest Federal Circuit Court Cases

CASE OF THE WEEK John Bean Technologies Corporation v. Morris & Associates, Inc., Appeal Nos. 2020-1090, -1148 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 19, 2021) Our Case of the Week this week focuses on ...

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The dominant method for evaluating rust characteristics of a metal in a certain environment is dead simple. Museums keen on the condition of their metal artworks, for ... Read More »
Electronic waste is slowly becoming a large-scale problem for our technologically advanced society. Rice University researchers have developed a new way of recycling... Read More »
Trial and error is rarely fun, let’s be honest. Isolating effective metallic combinations for stable Nanocrystalline is likely no exception, though to be fair I ... Read More »
The question seems almost philosophical: how do they get non-stick Teflon coating to stick to metal pans? At Kiel University in Germany, researchers are tackling a... Read More »
Nearly 300 million people worldwide live with diabetes, and regular testing is a crucial part of many of their lives. Purdue university researcher Jonathan Claussen... Read More »
Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but it's also relevant for solar panel efficiency. "A dirty solar panel can reduce its power capabilities by up to 30... Read More »
Graphene is pretty much as thin as it gets, being single-layered sheets of carbon molecules and all. As a result, graphene always needs to be supported by some other... Read More »
Overcoming the Schottky barrier, researchers have constructed the first ever logic gates from un-doped silicon nanowires. Silicon nanowires are one of the great hopes ... Read More »
Penicillin, teflon, plastic, and now nanoparticles; all breakthrough discoveries stemming from scientific “failures.” University of Central Florida... Read More »
Stable gold nanoparticles consist of a mere handful of gold atoms -- typically about one hundred. These "balls" of atoms are covered in organic molecule... Read More »
Vaccines are designed to mimic aspects of the microbe they hope the help the body build immunity to. Typically, this means dead or weakened versions of the microbe... Read More »
“We could not get consistent results,” he said. “It was very frustrating and really weird.” Zongming Xiu, a Rice postdoctoral researcher... Read More »
Handed, more often referred to as "chirality," is an important characteristic in the micro- and nano-scopic world. Many molecules we encounter in our... Read More »
Friction is everywhere, and with the help of Georgia Tech researchers we are now a step closer to tapping into it for our electricity needs. While the principle of... Read More »
Researchers at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute have developed a new biomimetic strategy to deliver blood-clot-dissolving nanotherapeutics directly to... Read More »
Young collaborators and researchers at OakRidge National Laboratory prepare protein samples for neutron scattering on the Cold Neutron Chopper Spectrometer (CNCS). This... Read More »
The US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California Berkeley have created the world’s smallest three-dimensional... Read More »
Could it be possible to one day deliver miniscule factories to the human body to produce medicine? In an article in the American Chemical Society’s journal Nano... Read More »
Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have... Read More »
A team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory used the Departments of Energy's Jaguar supercomputer to calculate the number of isotopes allowed by the laws of physics. They... Read More »
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