Samuel Henderson Translations

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Korean patents in US translation for August 9, 2016

The United States Patent and Trademark Office issues a gazette of granted patents each Tuesday. For this Tuesday, August 9, 2016, the USPTO gazette contained a total of 6798 patents, including both utility and design patents. Of these new US patents, 421 (6.0%) were filed by South Korean applicants, had at least one South Korean inventor, and claimed priority to an application originally filed in South Korea. That number includes.. Read More

Korean patents in US translation for August 2, 2016

  The United States Patent and Trademark Office issues a gazette of granted patents each Tuesday. For this Tuesday, August 2, 2016, the USPTO gazette contained a total of 6609 patents, including both utility and design patents. Of these new US patents, 337 (5.1%) were filed by South Korean applicants, had at least one South Korean inventor, and claimed priority to an application originally filed in South Korea. That number.. Read More

Last week in the Korean Supreme Court: shareholder suits and botox law

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In contrast to the previous week’s jam-packed action, last week the Supreme Court of Korea issued just two “major” decisions. The first case dealt with whether shareholders who have involuntarily lost their shares can continue their suit against a corporation for allegedly violating its voting procedures. (No, they can’t.) This case, which got some coverage in the English-language Korean press, represents the end (probably) of the long and unhappy Lone.. Read More

Korean patents in US translation for July 26, 2016

The United States Patent and Trademark Office issues a gazette of granted patents each Tuesday. For this Tuesday, July 26, 2016, the USPTO gazette contained a total of 3898 patents, including both utility and design patents. Of these new US patents, 194 (4.0%) were filed by South Korean applicants, had at least one South Korean inventor, and claimed priority to an application originally filed in South Korea. That number includes.. Read More

Last week in the Korean Supreme Court: Trademarks, copyrights, contracts and more!

(An experimental feature of this blog: still working on formatting &c.) The Supreme Court of Korea (대법원) issued fourteen “major” decisions on July 14, 2016. Among these were cases dealing with a number of issues dear to this IP translator’s heart, including trademark registration criteria, restitutionary damages for copyright, petitions for change of immigration status, and various issues of contract law.

Korean patents in US translation for July 19, 2016

The United States Patent and Trademark Office issues a gazette of granted patents each Tuesday. For this Tuesday, July 19, 2016, the USPTO gazette contained a total of 6513 patents, including both utility and design patents. Of these new US patents, 291 (4.0%) were filed by South Korean applicants, had at least one South Korean inventor, and claimed priority to an application originally filed in South Korea. That number includes.. Read More

“Disclosed but not claimed is disclaimed”

The Supreme Court of the Netherlands (De Hoge Raad) ruled on an interesting question of patent claim scope earlier this year.  The case, Bayer/Sandoz, ECLI:NL:HR:2016:196, involved a much-litigated patent on the synthesis of drospirenone, a component of some birth control products. The question at issue was whether, because the claims mentioned only a ruthenium catalyst while the specification also disclosed the use of other metals as catalysts, the claims could.. Read More

15 means 15, US court concludes in pharma patent case

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On July 5, Chief Judge Stark of the Delaware District issued a claim construction opinion in the pharmaceutical patent case of Noven v. Actavis.  The patent at issue is US Patent No. 8,231,906, “Transdermal estrogen device and delivery.” Like many US pharmaceutical patent cases, this one arises under the Hatch-Waxman framework, in which a generic manufacturer submits an Abbreviated New Drug Application to the FDA and thereby creates a constructive.. Read More

Korean patents in US translation for July 12, 2016

The United States Patent and Trademark Office issues a gazette of granted patents each Tuesday. For this Tuesday, July 12, 2016, the USPTO gazette contained a total of 6528 patents, including both utility and design patents. Of these 6528 new US patents, 393 (6.0%) were filed by South Korean applicants, had at least one South Korean inventor, and claimed priority to an application originally filed in South Korea. That number.. Read More