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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

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

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

“카본산”: Carbonic acid or carboxylic acid?

Carbonic acid and carboxylic acids are very different things. The first is the acid formed by a carbonate ion combining with two hydrogen ions. The second is a vast family of organic acids. Ordinarily, the Korean-English patent translator won’t have too much difficulty distinguishing these terms.  Carbonic acid is 탄산, while carboxylic acids are 카복실산. But there is one term that causes no end of translator headaches when it turns.. Read More

Federal Circuit rules on claim construction in Genzyme v. Biomarin

On June 14, 2016, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its opinion in the patent case Genzyme Therapeutic Products v. Biomarin Pharmaceutical, docket number 15-1720. Judge Bryson wrote for the three-judge panel. The case was appealed from an inter partes review proceeding before the United States Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB). The patents at issue were US patents 7351410 and 7655226, both of which are directed.. Read More

New Samsung patent application for iris recognition

On June 23, 2016 the USPTO published a new patent from Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., directed to an iris recognition system, as Patently Mobile recently reported. The US patent application, titled “IRIS RECOGNITION DEVICE, IRIS RECOGNITION SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE IRIS RECOGNITION SYSTEM”, has application number 20160180169. It claims priority to Korean patent application 10-2014-0182712, “홍채 인식 장치, 이를 포함하는 홍채 인식 시스템 및 상기.. Read More

Korean patents in US translation for June 21, 2016

The United States Patent and Trademark Office issues a gazette of granted patents each Tuesday. For this Tuesday, June 21, 2016, the USPTO gazette contained a total of 5409 patents, including both utility and design patents. Of these new US patents, 353 (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 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

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

The most current English translation of the Korean Patent Act

Where can you find the most up-to-date English translation of the Patent Act of South Korea? As of October 2014, the answer is: on the Korean Intellectual Property Office website, in the “Industrial Property Laws” section. (Direct link to PDF) KIPO’s translation was last updated to reflect the amendments of January 21, 2014. That means that it is already three amendments behind the Korean version. And more changes, including some.. Read More