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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 as I can tell the benefit to quality comes as the result…

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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 shrewd business executives suddenly seem to lose double digit points off their…

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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 pendency and improve quality and enhance communication between the USPTO and the…

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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 non-compliant examiner's answers needlessly delay consideration of an appeal by the Board…

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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 scope and possible impact of the AIA Exactly how it will all…

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With most provisional patent applications the - rule applies To get to complete it takes of the time and the final will take of the time Thus the approach to provisional patent applications is to make sure you have…

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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 search engine ranking find some of your best brand advocates and benefit…

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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 than reading patents appropriate for the festivities With that in mind I…

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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 why dependent claims are rejected What s worse Lovin permits the examiner…

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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 get asked questions about what students should be doing to set themselves…

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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 driven Mr Crouch produces many different patent stats We appreciate him for…

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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 copying For example identifiers may have been renamed code reordered instructions replaced…

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