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The Anatomy of a Bogus Alice Rejection

First, this type of circular "logic" is at the heart of virtually all Alice rejections. Here the examiner concludes there is nothing significantly more than the judicial …
By Gene Quinn
5 days ago 13

Courts Answer Key Questions Over the Reach of the BPCIA

Two recent Federal Circuit opinions provide some answers to the issues presented by complaints alleging non-compliance with the BPCIA. In Amgen Inc. v. Sandoz Inc., the Federal …

2016 Summer Olympics in Rio will feature innovations for athletes, spectators alike

In major American sports, players, spectators and referees alike are all interested in making sure that fouls are called properly and that athletes are always abiding by …
By Steve Brachmann
5 days ago 0

Alice Experts and the Return of Second Pair of Eyes to the PTO

In every art unit examiners confirm that there is an examiner within the Art Unit who is the Alice expert and that examiners have said that even …
By Gene Quinn
6 days ago 62

Parent or Subsidiary? Think Twice Before Opting Not to Have the Parent Own the Trademark

Where a company has a complicated ownership structure – perhaps hundreds or even thousands of legal entities ultimately under a single parent company – the trademark practitioner may colloquially …

Interoperability in electronic health records between VA, DoD the subject of Senate appropriations subcommittee hearing

The VA announced this April that its EHR system had reached certification for interoperability, months after the DoD had reached the same milestone, but investigators at the …
By Steve Brachmann
7 days ago 0

NASA releases 56 patents to public domain, creates searchable database portal for commercial spin-offs

NASA released 56 formerly-patented technologies to the public domain so that they can be used by commercial enterprises prior to their expiration. Patents released by NASA into the …
By Steve Brachmann
8 days ago 0

Federal Circuit Vacates District Court’s Determination on Personal Jurisdiction

Polar argued on appeal that the district court erred in finding that Suunto did not have sufficient contacts in Delaware. The Court agreed with Polar. The Court …

Cincinnati Children’s Seeks Director of Technology Management for its Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC)

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is seeking a Director of Technology Management for its Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) in Cincinnati, OH. The Director of Technology Management …

Cincinnati Children’s Seeks Technology Manager for its Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC)

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is seeking a Technology Manager in its Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) in Cincinnati, OH. The Technology Manager will manage intellectual property …

Demand Driven Patent Acquisition: Time to get busy

My view is we have reached a time of strategic purchasing that we not seen or experienced previously. Here's why: If you want to know the future, …
By John White
9 days ago 2

Message from the USPTO: It’s Patent Prosecution, not Persecution

Examiners are not supposed to think about the nebulous areas of 101, 102, or 103, nor are they to interpret case law from judicial opinions. Instead, the USPTO has already …
By Raina Haque
9 days ago 63

Prosecution reopened: Examiners stop applicants from appealing

Due to a bizarre jurisdictional “feature,” the Board does not actually get jurisdiction over a case until either a Reply Brief has been filed or the time …
By Gene Quinn
10 days ago 26

Airbnb lawsuit against San Francisco responds to increased regulations as room-sharing competitors enter market

The San Francisco-based online lodging rental company Airbnb is proving to be very disruptive to the hotel industry.... Despite the growing regulatory dustup concerning Airbnb, the short-term …
By Steve Brachmann
10 days ago 0

Administrative Purgatory: Waiting 14 months and counting for action after Board reverses examiner

Delay, frustrate, harass and ignore patent applicants. Issue frivolous rejections if necessary, but reject at all costs. If the Board issues a complete reversal just reopen prosecution. …
By Gene Quinn
11 days ago 16