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Article One Partners Hunts for Prior Art for European Patents

I have not previously noticed AOP doing Studies relative to foreign patents, but the hunt for prior art knows no boundaries and it seems only logical that …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 1

Outside The Box Innovations v. Travel Caddy: Is a Misstatement of Small Entity Status Per Se Material to Patentability?*

In partially dissenting, Judge Newman’s beef with per curiam panel opinion on the small entity status issue was in “declin[ing] to correct the district court’…
By Eric Guttag 3 years ago 2

The Business Responsible Approach to Inventing

There really is no one-size-fits-all approach to inventing that can be claimed to be a road-map to success that will work in all cases. Notwithstanding, there are …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 1

Inventing 101: Protecting Your Invention When You Need Help

So how do you decide whether you have a mere idea or a conception that is on the road to a full blown invention? That is a …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 2

Remembering Nuijten and Comisky 5 Years Later

On Thursday, September 20, 2007, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued two decisions that provoked much debate, and which deserve to be remembered. The …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 14

Copyright Issues on the Legislative Agenda for 2012-2013

Though they are unlikely to take center stage during the truncated session before elections or the post-election lame duck session, lawmakers will have to contend with several …

Historic Patent Reform Implemented by USPTO

The most significant reform to the U.S. patent system in more than a century took a major step forward at 12:01 am Sunday, as numerous provisions of …
By U.S.P.T.O. 3 years ago 7

In Search of Cloud Computing Patents

So what is going on with these research Studies that seek only U.S. patents? It would seem that based on the specific details of some of …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 0

USPTO Changes Format and Links to MPEP

Not only can't you find the relevant MPEP sections you are looking for through a Google search, but you also cannot find the relevant statutes or CFR …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 7

AIA Rules: Citation of Prior Art and Estoppel in Reexamination

In order for one to file a statement of the patent owner in Federal court the submissions must: (1) Identify the forum and proceeding in which patent owner …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 1

RMail v. Amazon.com: Can Invalidity Based on 35 U.S.C. § 101 Be Properly Raised as a Defense in Litigation?*

As pointed out astutely by RMail is that the Supreme Court jurisprudence on patent-eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 have primarily involved ex parte prosecution appeals from the …
By Eric Guttag 3 years ago 3

Supplemental Examination at the USPTO

At the conclusion of the supplemental examination if the certificate issued indicates that a substantial new question of patentability is raised an ex parte reexamination will be …
By Gene Quinn 3 years ago 9