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EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is an excerpt from Rules of Patent Drafting: Guidance from Federal Circuit Cases, 2014 Edition, which is now available at Amazon.com. This is the second installment of what is scheduled to be a 6 part series. To read other installments please see Joseph Root on ...
by : Joseph Root
On 20 Aug 2014
Back on June 2, 2014, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) wrote to President Obama expressing concern with the fact that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has been without a director for more than 16 months. A further 11 weeks has passed and we are still without a presidential nominee to run ...
by : Gene Quinn
On 20 Aug 2014
General Keith Alexander (ret.)Certainly, Gen. Alexander can seek to leverage his NSA experience and expertise in developing a lucrative post-government career, however, the filing of the patent applications so soon after leaving government service and their cybersecurity subject raises serious ...
by : Peter J. Toren
On 18 Aug 2014
In my experience the reason most people do not succeed is because they just don't know what to do, not because they are lazy or unmotivated. My hope is that this article will educate inventors and help take some of the mystery out of the steps associated with turning an invention into a ...
by : Gene Quinn
On 18 Aug 2014
On August 17th through 18th, the USPTO will perform maintenance on the following trademark systems:(1) The Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) will be unavailable from 12:01 a.m. until 5 a.m. on Sunday, August 17th.(2) The Trademark Official Gazette (TMOG), Trademark Status and Document ...
by : U.S.P.T.O.
On 18 Aug 2014
Earlier this summer, on July 11, 2014, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published a request for comments regarding electronic filing sharing with other Patent Offices around the world. See Changes To Facilitate Applicant's Authorization of Access to Unpublished U.S. Patent ...
by : Gene Quinn
On 18 Aug 2014
Recently, the United States Patent and Trademark Office proposed changes to the rules of practice pertaining to the patent term adjustment provisions in view of the decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Novartis AG v. Lee.Novartis filed law suits that ...
by : Gene Quinn
On 18 Aug 2014
By agreement signed with the Patent Office Professional Association on June 24, 2014, the United States Patent and Trademark Office is once again providing tuition reimbursement for employees who are enrolled in law school seeking a Juris Doctor degree. See 2014 Supplemental Agreement on the ...
by : Gene Quinn
On 18 Aug 2014
Last week the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in State of Vermont v. MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC. The decision, which was really not much of a decision because the Federal Circuit concluded they lacked jurisdiction, is interesting for at least ...
by : Gene Quinn
On 18 Aug 2014
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is seeking public input to determine the optimal first action and total pendency target levels for patents. See Request for Comments on Optimum First Action and Total Patent Pendency. Written comments must be received on or before September ...
by : Gene Quinn
On 18 Aug 2014
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is an excerpt from Rules of Patent Drafting: Guidance from Federal Circuit Cases, 2014 Edition, which is now available at Amazon.com. We will be publishing other excerpts in what is scheduled to be a 6 part series ...
by : Joseph Root
On 18 Aug 2014
From U.S. Patent Application No. 20140214202, titled "Robot Control Method, Robot Control Device, Robot, and Robot System."In the world of printing technology, there are few companies who enjoy the market leading position of the Seiko Epson Corporation of Nagano, Japan. From inkjet ...
by : Steve Brachmann
On 13 Aug 2014
As a US Patent Attorney who has been working abroad in Asia for a while, I'm often the Asia interface with US companies and firms seeking to get their patents granted in Asia, especially China. US Attorneys/Agents always complain about the narrowness of Asian claims - oftentimes limited ...
by : Michael Lin
On 13 Aug 2014
by : Steve Brachmann
On 11 Aug 2014
by : Gene Quinn
On 11 Aug 2014