Samuel Henderson Translations

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Korean patents in US translation for June 14, 2016

The United States Patent and Trademark Office issues a gazette of granted patents each Tuesday. For this Tuesday, June 14, 2016, the USPTO gazette contained a total of 6811 patents, including both utility and design patents. Of these new US patents, 382 (5.0%) 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 June 7, 2016

The United States Patent and Trademark Office issues a gazette of granted patents each Tuesday. For this Tuesday, June 7, 2016, the USPTO gazette contained a total of 6883 patents, including both utility and design patents. Of these new US patents, 395 (5.0%) 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

New Samsung foldable smartphone patent application

On May 26, 2016 the USPTO published a new patent from Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., directed to a foldable smartphone, as Patently Mobile recently reported. Many remain skeptical of Samsung’s foldable technology plans. But the story has gotten considerable uptake, including in the Korean press. The US patent application in question, titled “FOLDABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE”, has application number 20160147263. It claims priority to Korean patent application 10-2014-0163504, “접을 수 있는.. Read More

New Samsung VR headset patent application

On May 19 the USPTO published a new patent from Samsung Electronics, directed to a virtual reality headset, as Patently Mobile recently reported.  Although claimed in very broad terms, the invention appears to relate principally to the combination of an eye-tracking headset and omnidirectional cameras, for use in VR-casting of sports and musical events. The US patent application, titled “DISPLAY METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE”, has application number 20160142703. It claims.. Read More

Korean patents in US translation for May 31, 2016

The United States Patent and Trademark Office issues a gazette of granted patents each Tuesday. For this Tuesday, May 31, 2016, the USPTO gazette contained a total of 6896 patents, including both utility and design patents. Of these new US patents, 459 (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

The curious bifurcation of patent linguistics

If you’re like me, you occasionally find yourself poking around on Google Scholar for linguistic studies of patent law.  And when you do, you find studies in two distinct clusters: computational studies of patent corpora for purposes of information retrieval and classification (generally published in computational-linguistics journals), and arguments about the applicability of various linguistic theories to the interpretation of patent claims (generally published in law reviews and written by.. Read More

US Patents Based on Korean Patent Applications, May 24

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office issues a gazette of granted patents each Tuesday. This Tuesday, May 24, 2016, the USPTO gazette contained a total of 7043 patents, including both utility and design patents. Of these new US patents, 413 (5.0%) 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 58.. Read More

US Patents Based on Korean Patent Applications, May 17

The United States Patent and Trademark Office issues a gazette of granted patents each Tuesday. On May 17, 2016, the USPTO issued a total of 6,754 patents, including both utility and design patents. Of these, 353 new US patents (5.2%) claimed priority to an application originally filed in the Republic of Korea. See the table below for a representative sample of 10 utility patents based on Korean applications. US patents.. Read More

Ordering Swedish books from the United States

If you live in the United States and have tried to order books from Sweden, you may have discovered that it’s quite difficult. At this writing, and apparently for some time, the big online Swedish bookstores like Bokus and CDON don’t ship to the US. (Bokus ships almost everywhere else in the world, but apparently stopped shipping to the US after repeated issues with customs.)  And a lot of the smaller.. Read More

If you put it in, is it an input? In Redbox case, court dances around the deep questions

A Redbox kiosk in Indianapolis. ( Valerie Everett , via Wikimedia Commons .) The ongoing patent suit between Redbox and VendoNet reached another turning point on January 8, when the Northern District of Illinois issued a second claim construction order that rejected VendoNet’s motion for reconsideration and also delved deeper into the question of what an “input device” is. The court declined to rule on the underlying question of whether.. Read More