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Heart Valve

Federal Circuit Finds Heart Valve Support Unpatentable

The Federal Circuit has affirmed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) finding that patent claims for a type of prosthetic valve support were unpatentable as obvious. Cardiovalve Ltd. owns US Patent No. 10,226,341, titled “Implant for Heart Valve.… Read More
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Trump's small hands

Supreme Court Hears “Trump Too Small” Trademark Case

The US Supreme Court will resolve a trademark dispute over an attempt to register the mark “Trump Too Small” for printing on shirts. Elster applied for the trademark in 2018. It was inspired by an exchange of insults at a 2016 Republican presiden… Read More
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When A Means More Than One

When does “A” mean more than one?

The Federal Circuit has reversed a claim construction adopted during an inter partes review (IPR) because the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB or Board) erred in construing the limitation “a” to mean a single sample rather than including the… Read More
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South Korea's Startup Ecosystem Shows Great Promise

In East Asia, one country has shown promising results, with South Korea seeing exponential growth in its startups. In the last decade alone, funding into the startup industry has been on the rise, culminating in an investment of approximately $6.4 bi… Read More
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Agricultural Technology

The Growing Demand for Agricultural Technology

The demand for food across the world is rising. There are roughly 7.3 billion people populating the earth—quadruple the global population a century ago. This rapid growth has led to a more pressing need for food and sustainable food sources, with f… Read More
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section 230

Understanding the Controversy over Section 230

Most people probably hadn’t even heard of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act until recently. It’s been in the news because, as The Verge reported, in December President Donald Trump vetoed an annual defense bill authorizing billions of… Read More
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