I’m Daegunn Jei

Patent lawyer (admitted in VA, DC & practicing before the USPTO) with experience in all patent fields (in particular, Patent Prosecution, Licensing, Litigation, and Monetization)

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미국 특허 출원 중의 ‘이상한’ (unreasonable) 거절을 극복하는 방법

미국 특허 심사를 받는 출원인들은 종종, 미국 특허청이 하나의 통일된 기준으로 특허 허가 여부를 판단하는 것이 아닌, 각 심사 그룹 (art unit) 혹은 개별 심사관에 따라 여러 다른 기준을 적용한다는 느낌을 경험할 때가 있다. 출원인들에게는 미국 특허 심사관의 납득하기 어렵고, 이상한 (unreasonable) 거절 사유를 극복하기 위한 방법이 적고,시간이 많이 걸릴 때가 많다. 여기서는 본 필자들의 […]

Non-functional descriptive material not carrying patentable weight (MPEP 2111.05)

Further, the Examiner alleges that “the specifics of the information (second ran and available frequencies) that are being received/acquired are considered as non-functional descriptive material not carrying patentable weight. See MPEP 2111.05.”  Applicant respectfully disagrees for the following reasons. First, M.P.E.P. § 2111.05 states, “Since a claim must be read as a whole, USPTO personnel […]

ANCORA TECHS, INC. V. HTC, Appeal No. 2018-1404 (Fed. Cir. November 16, 2018) (Dyk, Wallach, and Taranto) Appealed from W.D. Wash. (Judge Jones).

Background:             Ancora’s ’941 patent is directed to a method of using a modifiable part of a BIOS memory to store software license-verification information, by using an E2PROM manipulation command (“an agent”), to verify whether the software is licensed to run on that computer.  The specification discloses that the modifiable part of the BIOS memory […]