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Understanding The USPTO's Interpretation Of 35 U.S.C. § 112 For Computer-Implemented Functional Claim Limitations
Patent practitioners, inventors, in-house counsel, and patent examiners alike have been clamoring for more guidance on computer-implemented functional claim limitations invoking § 112(f) since the Federal Circuit's en banc ...
United States
21 Jun 2019
Understanding Antedating Of A Prior Art Reference For A Patent
The Federal Circuit's decision in ATI Technologies ULC v. Iancu (April 11, 2019) highlights the proper standard to use in evaluating whether a claimed invention was reduced to practice before
United States
2 May 2019
Patent Claim Preamble Lessons From Arctic Cat Inc. v. GEP Power Products
The general rule is that a patent claim's preamble does not limit the claim unless the preamble gives life, meaning, and vitality to the claim.
United States
26 Apr 2019
Patent Term Adjustment: The Real Meaning Of Applicant Delay
On January 23, 2019, the Federal Circuit decided Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. vs. Iancu and shed light on Patent Term Adjustment (PTA).
United States
11 Feb 2019
Year In Review: The Most Popular Blog Posts Of 2018
As 2019 begins and intellectual property (IP) strategies are being developed for the new year, it is a good time to reflect on what IP issues were prominent in 2018.
United States
5 Feb 2019
Understanding Priority Claims For U.S. Patent Applications: Part 2
As explained below, the petition must be accompanied with additional material.
United States
29 Nov 2018
Strategies To Unlock AI's Potential In Health Care, Part 1: Common Pitfalls To Avoid When Getting A Patent
As in any area of technology, it is important to consider patent protection early in the development of an AI-related invention. However, AI and other digital health inventions raise a number...
United States
12 Oct 2018
Lessons About Prosecution History Estoppel And Design Patents From Advantek Marketing, Inc. v. Shanghai Walk-Long Tools Co.
Patent practitioners are probably well familiar with circumstances in which prosecution history estoppel can limit the scope of a U.S. utility patent's claims.
United States
13 Aug 2018
Patent Specification Drafting Considerations Highlighted By TF3 Limited V. TRE Milano, LLC
Is there any possible danger in using the abbreviation "i.e." in the specification of a U.S. patent application?
United States
8 Aug 2018
Understanding Priority Claims For U.S. Patent Applications: Part 1
This article is first in a two-part series focusing on various issues related to priority claims in U.S. patent applications.
United States
16 Jul 2018
Latest Tool In The Fight Against Alice: USPTO Publishes A New Eligibility Quick Reference Sheet
Struggling to keep case law relating to subject matter eligibility organized? In February 2018, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) ...
United States
27 Feb 2018
Patent Exhaustion Defense Unavailable To Reseller After Impression Products
In an application of 2017 U.S. Supreme Court precedent in Impressions Products, Inc. v. Lexmark Intern., Inc., the Northern District California in International Fruit Genetics LLC v.
United States
27 Feb 2018
Updates To USPTO eMod Project To Improve E-Filing/Managing Patent Applications
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is implementing eCommerce Modernization (eMod), as discussed at a USPTO Patent Quality Chat webinar on February 13, 2018 (click here for the webinar slides).
United States
26 Feb 2018
Patent Term Adjustment: Lessons Learned From The Federal Circuit Decision In Actelion v. Matal
We can take two valuable lessons from a recent decision of the Federal Circuit:
United States
19 Feb 2018
Overcoming Obviousness Rejections: Arguing Changes To Fundamental Principle Of Operation
When trying to overcome an obviousness rejection of a patent claim, an argument that two or more cited references cannot be combined may be used.
United States
25 Jan 2018
Information Disclosure Statements: When And How To File?
Under U.S. patent law, while there is no duty to perform a search of relevant art, inventors and those associated with filing or prosecuting patent applications as defined in 37 C.F.R. § 1.56 have a duty...
United States
25 Jan 2018
Year In Review: The Most Popular Blog Posts Of 2017
As 2018 begins and IP strategies are being developed for the new year, it is a good time to reflect on what IP issues were prominent in 2017.
United States
5 Jan 2018
Recap Of PTAB's "Chat With The Chief"
On December 19, 2017 the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the "Board") held a "Chat with the Chief" webinar in which Chief Judge David Ruschke presented very recent developments
United States
27 Dec 2017
Patent Quality Chat: How Is A USPTO Examiner's Work Product Reviewed?
In patent prosecution, the feedback loop between interested parties including patent prosecutors, inventors, and in-house counsel helps to provide the best patent applications ...
United States
6 Dec 2017
Expediting Patent Prosecution With The New Expanded Collaborative Search Pilot Program
On November 1, 2017 the USPTO implemented an expansion of the CSP, which began in 2015 and ended earlier in 2017, to expedite prosecution of related applications at the USPTO and the JPO or KIPO.
United States
7 Nov 2017
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