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  • CAPTCHA and reCAPTCHA Verification to Identify that a User is not a Robot

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is used in the reCAPTCHA verification process to distinguish human behaviour As a result, as both the CAPTCHA AI and dangerous bots get more advanced, the tests are continually developing the number of patent applications can be attributed to the fact that great advancements are made in AI As a result, CAPTCHA technology will always exist in some form, growing in tandem with AI.

  • Virtual Reality in Neuroscience - What is the Future?

    It might be instructive to look at how other fields, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) or genomics //www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5406699/ Keywords: Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, AI

  • Gate-All-Around (GAA) FET – Going Beyond The 3 Nanometer Mark

    semiconductor design business, introduced a significant transistor design called Gate-All-Around, or GAA, that aims applications of GAAFET (3GAE devices) are in mobile, network, automotive, artificial intelligence (AI https://research.ibm.com/blog/2-nm-chip https://www.ibm.com/blogs/research/2019/12/nanosheet-technology-ai

  • Digital Twin - What is the Future?

    and standard visualization capabilities to include interactive 3D, VR and AR-based visualizations, AI-enabled Today, digital twins are used at NASA to explore next-generation vehicles and aircraft. Sensors, the size of bandages can monitor patients and produce digital models that can be monitored by AI

  • Drone Technology - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

    At the point when the rotors push down air, the air pushes back on them, moving the robot upwards. Do not interfere with manned aircraft. Airplanes, hot air balloons, and kites have all been used in the past to take aerial photographs. Some of the emerging startups when it comes to drone technology- Skydio: It leverages breakthrough AI Founded in 2014, Skydio is made up of experts in AI, robotics, cameras, and electric vehicles from top

  • Digital Hearing Aids - The Future of Hearing!

    in hearing aid technology. Digital Hearing Aids (1960s) Hearing aids would get smaller and more powerful as the digital age progressed Hearing aid technology would swiftly advance after that. Digital hearing aids had never been seen before in the 1990s. or is unable to wear hearing aids for some reason.

  • Investment in IP-Deficient Startups - A Risk Perspective

    With every company becoming a technology company, patents in domains such as artificial intelligence (AI The aim of such a policy is to ensure that there are no inter-se disputes between the promoters of the

  • IoT-Based Glucose Monitoring Systems

    IoT devices are using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to bring intelligence and

  • Google Lens: For the Constantly Inquisitive

    For instance, the device will immediately join the scanned Wi-Fi network when the camera is aimed at Algorithmic Solutions Google launched Google Lens a few years ago to lead the drive for "AI first" goods This aids in locating the photographs that the user wants to look for if they are accessible in high

  • Air Taxi – Future of Transportation?

    to percolate the benefits of space/air (as opposed to land and water) by scaling from huge aircraft to small commercial air taxis. What is Air Taxi? An air taxi is a small aircraft that is used to transport people or goods over short distances. airports.

  • Microsoft Hololens: First Major Update, Applications and More...

    The Rift aims at teleporting you to a whole new world where you see and interact with things and completely With the release of the HoloLens 2.0, Microsoft also announced their in-house AI co-processorwhich now

  • Double Patenting Rejection - An Opportunity or Misfortune?

    What is Double Patenting? Double Patenting is the granting of two patents for the same invention, to the same patent owner. A continuing patent application is a patent application that follows and claims priority to an earlier-filed patent application. In the US, there is a prohibition in patent law against allowing an invention to be claimed twice. There are generally two types of double patenting rejections: 1. One is the “statutory-type” double patenting rejection based on 35 U.S.C. 101 which states in the singular that an inventor "may obtain a patent." In other words, for an invention, one can have one patent, not two. Statutory Double Patenting rejections are often issued by the USPTO when a claim in a continuation, divisional or continuation-in-part application is identical in scope to a claim that was also made in the parent application. 2. The second is the “nonstatutory-type” double patenting rejection based on a judicially created doctrine grounded in public policy and which is primarily intended to prevent prolongation of the patent term by prohibiting claims in a second patent not patentably distinct from claims in a first patent. The doctrine of nonstatutory double patenting also seeks to prevent the possibility of multiple suits against an accused infringer by different assignees of patents claiming patentably indistinct variations of the same invention. Nonstatutory double patenting includes rejections based on anticipation, a one-way determination of "obviousness," or a two-way determination of "obviousness." How Can an Applicant Overcome Double Patenting? To overcome a statutory double patenting rejection: In general, if the claims are actually the same, one would need to either cancel or modify them. However, even if there’s just a one-word difference, that could be enough. The general test is - can a person think of a way to infringe one of the claims but not the other? If so, they’re not actually identical. To overcome a non-statutory double patenting rejection: Compared with the statutory version, there are more options to consider with this type of rejection. 1. Holding the rejection in abeyance - When an applicant holds a non-statutory double patenting in abeyance, essentially the Applicant is telling the examiner that prosecution is open on the applicant and there is a strong chance that the claims will be amended in the future, so there is no need to discuss this matter now. Thus, the rejection will be held in “abeyance” to be dealt with at a later time, if necessary. If a double patenting rejection is held in abeyance, it is important to address this before the application is granted. If not the granted patent may be held invalid if litigated. The second way to overcome a double patenting rejection is to file a terminal disclaimer. 2. Filing a terminal disclaimer- In general, there are two reasons why the non-statutory double patenting rejection exists. The Patent Office does not allow an applicant to obtain a length-of-term benefit from having claims on the same subject matter in two different patents. Accordingly, the applicant is required to forego (i.e., “disclaim”) any potential period of time where the new patent would outlast the earlier one. The Patent Office also does not allow two different entities to be able to enforce the same patent rights. Accordingly, both of the patents are required to remain under the same ownership. Based on that, applicants usually file for a Terminal Disclaimer. It says that (a) the second patent won’t be allowed to extend its coverage for a longer time than the first one, and (b) the new patent won’t be enforceable if it’s not under the same proprietor as the first one. 3. Amending the claims - If a person doesn’t wish to proceed with the Terminal Disclaimer, then there is another way to overcome a non-statutory double patenting rejection which is by amending the claims that were rejected to include additional limitations that wouldn’t be considered obvious. However, the Federal Circuit’s decisions in Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Natco Pharma Ltd., 753 F.3d 1208 (Fed. Cir. 2014), and Abbvie v. Mathilda & Terence Kennedy Institute, 764 F. 3d 1366 (Fed. Cir. 2014), have reaffirmed the ODP (Obviousness-type double patenting) doctrine. Can Inventors Intentionally Cause Double Patenting Rejection in Order to Broaden Their Patent Portfolio? The answer to this would be yes, this can indeed be used as an opportunity to broaden a patent portfolio. An applicant can file for a continuation patent application claiming an invention similar to the one claimed in the first patent. In the case the applicant gets rejection, and it is a non-statutory double patenting rejection, then the applicant can file for a terminal disclaimer which will allow him to have one more patent for an invention similar to the one claimed in the first patent. Now, if a manufacturer makes, uses, sells and/or offers for sale a product that uses patented technology and infringes on the first patent, then it may also infringe on the second patent. This way patent infringement damages are increased per patent, as the product infringes multiple patents. Hence, this increases the strength of the patent portfolio. References https://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/s804.html#:~:text=A%20nonstatutory%20double%20patenting%20rejection,been%20obvious%20over%2C%20the%20reference https://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/s804.html#:~:text=101)%20double%20patenting%20rejection%20can,101. http://piersonpatentlaw.com/what-is-a-terminal-disclaimer-in-patent-law-double-patenting/ https://kolitchromano.com/whats-a-double-patenting-rejection/ https://arapackelaw.com/patents/u-s-patent-law-what-is-a-double-patenting-rejection/ Uday is a research analyst at Copperpod. He has a Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering. His interest areas are Microcontrollers, IoT, Semiconductors, and Memory Devices. Copperpod provides Portfolio Analysis to identify high value patents in a given portfolio and their licensing opportunities. Copperpod's IP monetization team helps clients mine patent portfolios for the best patents in a given portfolio. Our portfolio analysis is built upon a deeply researched algorithm based on 40+ parameters - and ranks each patent according to a highly customized PodRank. Please contact us at info@copperpodip.com to know more about our Portfolio Analysis services.

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