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The Positive and Negative Impacts of Patent Litigation on Innovation: A Closer Look

Patent litigation, the process of taking legal action over alleged infringement of a patent, can have a significant impact on innovation. Patents are intended to provide inventors with ...

Fresh From the Bench: Latest Federal Circuit Court Case

CASE OF THE WEEK Grace Instrument Industries, LLC v. Chandler Instruments Company, LLC, Appeal No. 2021-2370 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 12, 2023) In an appeal from the U.S. District Court for...

5 Common Defenses to Patent Infringement: How to Avoid Liability

If you have been accused of infringing on a patent, you may be able to avoid liability by raising one of the following common defenses: The patent is invalid because it is not novel...

Where Is Intellectual Property Policy Headed in 2023?

By Michael Rosen AEIdeas “It’s tough to make predictions,” Yogi Berra once said, “especially about the future.” This Yogiism continues to ring true...

Can Patents Claim Categorically? Supreme Court to hear Amgen v. Sanofi this term

Written by: Philip M. Nelson In 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi to decide whether an inventor must describe every example...

It’s Not the Size of the Chamber That Matters, It’s How You Describe It in the Intrinsic Record

Written by: Brandon G. Smith GRACE INSTRUMENT INDUS. V. CHANDLER INSTRUMENTS CO. Before Chen, Cunningham, and Stark. Appeal from the United States District Court for the...

Patexia Insight 164: US Trademarks and Patents Declined in 2022

In March and April, we plan to release our Patent Intelligence Report and Trademark Intelligence Report, which will cover patent and trademark prosecution in the past five years. These ...

Feed tagged as "photovoltaics":
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 »
Researchers from the University of Toronto have created the world’s most efficient colloidal quantum dot  (CQD) solar cells ever. The researchers’... Read More »
Photovoltaics are the ultimate source of clean and renewable energy, but today’s technologies utilize relatively scarce and expensive semiconductors that are... Read More »
When UCLA researcher Yang Yang looks out a window, he sees opportunity. Yang's focus isn't on what's beyond the window, but the window itself --... Read More »
Typical commercial solar cells are not efficient enough for the research team lead by MIT postdoc Dörthe M. Eisele, so they’ve turned to mother nature for... Read More »
Researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) have developed a new “phase tuning” technique for controlling the crystalline structure of titanium dioxide at... Read More »
North Carolina State University researchers have devised a new nanoscale “sandwich” design technique for thin-film solar cells, creating significantly slimmer cells... Read More »
Southern California Gas Co. has launched a multi-year demonstration of an advanced concentrated solar cogeneration system. The project’s goal is to benefit area ... Read More »
Dye-sensitized solar cells are not an entirely new technology. By coating standard semiconductors in photovoltaic cells, researchers are able to increase the amount... Read More »
Forests of carbon nanotubes are an efficient alternative for platinum electrodes in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSC), according to new research by collaborators at... Read More »
Taking advantage of the force generated by magnetic repulsion, researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a new technique for measuring the adhesion strength between... Read More »
Sematech recently announced that centrotherm thermal solutions, a 100 percent subsidiary of centrotherm photovoltaics AG and a developer of process tools and... Read More »
A team of MIT researchers has come up with a very different approach to arranging solar photovoltaic cells: building cubes or towers that extend the solar cells... Read More »
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