USPTO Announces More PPH Agreements, China and Iceland

The USPTO always also points out that PPH agreements increase patent quality. That is likely true, but probably not as directly as you might expect. As far …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 2

Doing Business in China While Protecting Your Innovations

1.3 billion people simply cannot be ignored, that much is certainly true. In my experience, however, when potentially ridiculous sums of money are at issue people, including otherwise …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 3

USPTO Seeks Comments on Future Locations for Satellite Offices

The USPTO sees the establishment of satellite offices as an important component of their continued efforts to recruit and retain a highly skilled workforce, reduce patent application …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 10

U.S. Patent Office Finalizes New Appeal Rules

By eliminating certain briefing requirements the PTO hopes to reduce the number of non-compliant appeal briefs and the number of non-compliant examiner’s answers. Non-compliant briefs and …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 4

The America Invents Act – Panacea or Just Pain for the PTO?

Many people situated variously within and outside of the patent system of the United States urged the adoption of first-to-file. There are, however, many questions about the …
Charles Gorenstein 4 years ago 8

The Benefits of a Provisional Patent Application

With most provisional patent applications the 80-20 rule applies. To get to 80% complete it takes 20% of the time and the final 20% will take 80% of the time. Thus, …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 4

Top 5 Twitter Myths Busted: Twitter Demystified

Once you understand what to tweet, how to tweet and how much to tweet, you are quickly able to make excellent connections, increase your website statistics and …
Renee C. Quinn 4 years ago 6

Happy Thanksgiving and Turkey Frying Patents

On this most festive of American holidays I once again am inspired to share some thematically appropriate patents. After all, what better way to celebrate a holiday …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 2

In re Lovin: The Examiner’s Answer is Too Late To Make a Proper Rejection of Dependent Claims

Lovin has received exceptional attention in the patent law blogosphere. In short, Lovin permits an examiner to wait until an examiner’s answer to explain how and …
Sue D. Nym 4 years ago 12

A Law Students Guide to Finding a Patent Law Job

On the other hand, my presentation to the law students at Duquesne and Pitt were remarkably predictable. Whenever I travel to speak at law schools I inevitably …
Gene Quinn 4 years ago 1

Updating the Top Patent Blogs

As you click through to each of the blogs, you will notice the content on each of the blogs is different. Patentlyo.com appears to be statistically …
James Yang 4 years ago 19

The Software IP Detective: Infringement Detection in a Nutshell

When copying has occurred, much of the code may have changed by the time it’s examined due to the normal development process or to disguise the …
Bob Zeidman 4 years ago 0