12:01 Tuesday

by Dennis Crouch

Patent attorney Aaron Feigelson named his occasional blog 12:01 Tuesday.  The inside-reference is directed to the USPTO’s standard practice for the past several decades “like clockwork, every Tuesday after midnight” the USPTO issues a new set of patents.  These are released to the USPTO web servers and rapidly distributed through various other mechanisms — automatically being incorporated into various public and private databases.

Some readers will notice that no patents issued yet today, Tuesday June 19, 2018.  Do not worry though, the PTO has delayed the issuance until 9:00 am EST so that the release of U.S. Patent No. 10,000,000 can be done while the masses are awake.

One question though, for patentees seeking infringement damages going back to the patent’s issuance — will the day’s earnings be prorated?

8 thoughts on “12:01 Tuesday

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    link to 10millionpatents.uspto.gov
    Inventor Joseph Marron and patent assignee Raytheon Company receive patent no. 10,000,000 for a “Coherent LADAR Using Intra-Pixel Quadrature Detection,” which improves laser detection and ranging (LADAR).
    link to twitter.com

    1. 3.1

      Well, you can rest assured that no administration, but especially not this one, was going to allow a Chinese company to get that 10^7 patent. This was going to a good ol’ ‘merican company. One that makes missiles, no less.

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      I feel sorry for the inventors and assignee, as I suspect it may become a target for gratuitous 103 and 101 comments, even though I would think the PTO has spent extra time on it? If it employs software, the PTO should be congratulated for picking it as number 10 million.

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    9:00 AM and nothing. But there is a 3:45 PM signing ceremony on the President’s schedule.

    1. 2.1

      Its 5:00 PM somewhere…

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    While patent number 10,000,000 does not come up in PAIR, 9,999,999 and 10,000,001 do. Both are for injection molding in class B29C.

    Bibliographic Data
    Application Number: 14/961,267 Correspondence Address Customer Number: 112467
    Filing or 371 (c) Date: 12-07-2015 Status: Patented Case
    Application Type: Utility Status Date: 05-30-2018
    Examiner Name: HEITBRINK, JILL LYNNE Location: ELECTRONIC
    Group Art Unit: 1743 Location Date: –
    Confirmation Number: 9739 Earliest Publication No: US 2016-0167271 A1
    Attorney Docket Number: 0406-20/US BUS18064-FB/ao Earliest Publication Date: 06-16-2016
    Class / Subclass: 425/166 Patent Number: 9,999,999
    First Named Inventor: Maurizio Bazzo , San Polo di Piave (Treviso), (IT) all Inventors
    Issue Date of Patent: 06-19-2018
    First Named Applicant: INGLASS S.p.A. , San Polo di Piave (Treviso), (IT) all Applicants
    International Registration Number (Hague): –
    Entity Status: Undiscounted International Registration Publication Date: –
    AIA (First Inventor to File): Yes
    ________________________________________
    Title of Invention: INJECTOR FOR PLASTIC MATERIAL INJECTION MOLDING APPARATUS

    Bibliographic Data
    Application Number: 14/962,323 Correspondence Address Customer Number: 24573
    Filing or 371 (c) Date: 12-08-2015 Status: Patented Case
    Application Type: Utility Status Date: 05-30-2018
    Examiner Name: PATEL, RAMESH B Location: ELECTRONIC
    Group Art Unit: 2127 Location Date: –
    Confirmation Number: 5103 Earliest Publication No: US 2016-0185023 A1
    Attorney Docket Number: 0313070.00003 Earliest Publication Date: 06-30-2016
    Class / Subclass: 700/200 Patent Number: 10,000,001
    First Named Inventor: Sun-Woo LEE , Gunpo-si, (KR) all Inventors
    Issue Date of Patent: 06-19-2018
    First Named Applicant: LS MTRON LTD. , Anyang-si, (KR) all Applicants
    International Registration Number (Hague): –
    Entity Status: Undiscounted International Registration Publication Date: –
    AIA (First Inventor to File): Yes
    ________________________________________
    Title of Invention: INJECTION MOLDING MACHINE AND MOLD THICKNESS CONTROL METHOD

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      Interesting, because when I search for patents issued today, I get zilch.

      How much you wanna bet they chose no. 10^7 based on the unlikelihood of it being zapped in an IPR? (Or conversely that they will tank any IPR against no. 10^7?)

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