J. Steven Rutt

J. Steven Rutt

Foley & Lardner LLP

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Update on Nanotechnology Class 977 Patent Filings in 2013 – the Patent Race Slows an Ounce?

2013 is flying by, remarkably fast, so it was time to check how the class 977 patent filings are coming for the new year. Last year provided a record 4,098 nanotechnology publications. ...more

4/24/2013 - Nanotechnology Patents PTO

Myriad’s Impact on Nanotechnology? Nanotechnology’s Impact on Myriad??

On April 15, 2013, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Myriad Genetics v. Association for Molecular Pathology litigation. The patent world is watching, particularly those who focus on emerging technologies. On...more

3/18/2013 - AMP v Myriad Myriad Nanotechnology Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents SCOTUS

Urgent: Time Flying in 2013 as First-to-File and New Fee Systems Now Arriving!

An updated URGENT alert that the new U.S. first-to-file patent reform laws are now less than two weeks away. Many companies, whether nanotech, cleantech, biotech, or other types of emerging technology companies, should...more

3/5/2013 - First-to-File

Safer & More Powerful Batteries – Dreamliner & Political

Batteries are all around us in the news. First, the Wall Street Journal and other media are reporting that the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating microscopic “dendrite” formation as possible causes for the...more

2/13/2013 - Advanced Batteries

3D Printing Updates: ExOne IPO, Antitrust, and Nanoscribe

Some important 3D printing updates, including micro- and nanoscale printing. First, the ExOne IPO had an early surge according to press reports. ExOne is located in North Huntingdon, PA....more

2/11/2013 - 3D Systems Antitrust Litigation ExOne IPO Nanoscale Nanoscribe GmbH Technology

One More Patent Jungle – This Time in Nanotechnology?

I saw this recent article on the “nanotechnology patent jungle.” The article refers to another recent article on the subject of making nanotechnology research “open-source.”...more

1/29/2013 - Nanotechnology Patents

What is Cool About Additive Manufacturing? PTO Event Today Shows the Latest for This Economic Engine

I attended today the USPTO partnership meeting on “additive manufacturing” (aka 3D Printing). The content was excellent, covering both talks and demonstrations. The content was excellent, covering both talks and...more

1/24/2013 - Additive Manufacturing Patents USPTO

Nanomedicine Showing its Value … And the Press is Noticing

The Economist, one of the more worthy media sources these days for connecting technology to larger society, included a page on nanomedicine in its special issue, “The World in 2013.” (page 128)....more

1/22/2013 - Biotechnology Nanomedicine Nanotechnology

Learning From Germany re Advanced Manufacturing, Including 3-D Printing and Nanotechnology

In Germany this week on business which has me thinking about some things related to Germany. For example, what can we learn from Germany and their relative economic success, including energy policy and manufacturing?...more

1/17/2013 - Energy Policy Innovation Manufacturers Nanotechnology

Critical Materials a Post-Election Priority for Obama Administration, OSTP

The OSTP has provided updated information noting two efforts by the Obama administration related to materials. This includes the older Materials Genome Initiative and the newer Critical Materials Initiative (a Department of...more

1/15/2013 - Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Barack Obama Clean Energy Critical Materials Initiative DOE Materials Genome Initiative OSTP Rare Earth Metals

Final Phases of Patent Reform Now Upon Us – Mark March 16, 2013 on Your Calendar and Plan Now

The final phases of U.S. patent reform become active on March 16, 2013 when the U.S. patent system switches to a “first-to-file” system. The USPTO has to date only issued draft guidance on this switch....more

1/10/2013 - First-to-File Patent Reform Patents USPTO

2012 Remarkable Year for U.S. Nanotechnology Patenting – Over 4,000 Nanotechnology Applications Published

The nanotechnology patent filing boom continues. In 2012, the USPTO published 4,098 nanotechnology class 977 applications, which represents a 19.2% increase over last year....more

1/2/2013 - Bayh-Dole Act Nanotechnology Patents USPTO

University Patenting and Large Damage Awards – Latest Development

This week, press reports show Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) received a large, jury damage award ($1.17B) in a patent infringement lawsuit. This significant development is part of the on-going important policy dialog about...more

12/31/2012 - Infringement Patents Universities

Momentum for Additive Manufacturing Continues to Grow: USPTO Customer Partnership Meeting Announced

Momentum for “additive manufacturing” (aka “3D printing”) continues to grow. The USPTO recently announced a customer partnership meeting to be held on January 23, 2013....more

12/17/2012 - Additive Manufacturing Innovation Nanotechnology USPTO

Nanotechnology: “What About the Next 60 Years?” (OSTP/PCAST Report)

PCAST recently submitted a very interesting, readable, and searchable report to the OSTP on federal policy for the future of basic research funding and commercialization (124 page pdf). Nanotechnology was mentioned on page 22...more

12/17/2012 - Nanotechnology Research Funding

A123's Latest Twist Into Business History: Wanxiang Buy Out, Minus Government Business

There is another update in the story of the nanotech/cleantech company A123, which recently declared bankruptcy. According to the Washington Post this weekend, “Wanxiang America, the U.S. arm of a Chinese automotive parts...more

12/10/2012 - Clean Tech

Updates With Materials Genome Initiative, $25M Grants Announced; Complex IP Issues?

The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) recently announced updates with the Materials Genonme Initiative (MGI). $25M in grants are noted, and the awardees include universities, national laboratories, and private...more

12/4/2012

Lamar Smith New Chair of House Committee on Science, Space and Technology; Impact on NNI?

In a move which could favorably impact the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), House Congressional Republicans recently selected Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) to chair the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology....more

12/3/2012 - Nanotechnology

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