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All in all I would characterize the mood of the PTO officials I spoke with as up-beat and the mood of the stakeholders in attendance was generally positive but with reservations about the mechanics of Track After the event…

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Earlier today the Wall Street Journal gave front page space to a story relating to the United States Patent and Trademark Office Widely regarded as one of the papers of record in the United States one might expect that…

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The reality is that the term patent troll seems to be more in the eye of the beholder than anything else So a patent troll is whoever is suing you because you must be correct and some evil wrong-doer…

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO will be holding a public roundtable discussion on its proposed Enhanced Examination Timing Control Initiative also known as Three-Track currently under consideration by the USPTO The purpose of the roundtable meeting…

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO announced that the period for receiving public comments regarding the agency s - draft Strategic Plan has been extended until August The extension has been made to allow more time for…

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In a recent decision the Eastern District of Texas has clarified the proper role of functionality in claim construction for design patents By statute design patents must be directed to ornamental designs for an article of manufacture As a…

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In this final installment of my interview with Nick Godici we learn just how close the Patent Office was to sending out furlough notices to all those on the patent side of the building during the Summer of as…

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I can't tell you the reason why companies choose to be targets but I think I have a compelling idea Those companies that are the ones who complain about patent trolls are also the ones who continually are on…

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The complaint seeks billion in damages at a minimum but no event less than a fair and full reasonable royalty but also seeks tripled damages as a result of willful infringement which would bring the total to billion at…

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In this interview we talk about how two Presidents that are extremely different on so many fronts Presidents Reagan and Obama are pursuing quite similar strategies regarding the Patent Office We also talk about the importance of good working…

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Truth be told it would be enough for Congress to just stop siphoning off money from the USPTO through fee diversion grant the USPTO fee setting authority and stand out of the way So my message to Congress would…

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I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Godici and we managed to get into a wide variety of issues that ranged from his early days as a patent examiner his patent examination philosophy and approach the role of the USPTO…

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