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Almost two weeks ago the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued two Federal Register Notices in anticipation of the U S converting from first-to-invent to a first-to-file regime The first were the Changes to Implement First to File…

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From implementation of sections of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to anticipated decisions from the Supreme Court we can expect changes to the patent system that will affect the high tech and biotechnology industries start up companies and established…

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The U S Department of Commerce s United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO today published final rules of practice implementing the first-inventor-to-file provision of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act AIA The USPTO also today published final examination guidelines…

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The final rules on patent fees will publish in the Federal Register on Friday January Fees are going up for most but not as much as feared It will be more expensive to file a utility patent application except…

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For this inaugural edition of Biggest Moments in IP we have a variety of reflections on a wide array of IP issues Former Commissioner for Patents Bob Stoll walked through some of the biggest items on the patent docket…

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Over the past several months these Multinational Mega-Techs --- the same folks that had previously disguised themselves as a Coalition for Patent Fairness CPF and leveraged the AIA into law with their multi-billion dollar Treasuries --- have created the…

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO is revising the rules of practice in patent cases to implement the micro entity provision of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act AIA Certain patent fees set or adjusted under the fee…

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During the last six days of a session the Speaker of the House of Representatives is allowed to suspend Rules in order to expeditiously dispose of non-controversial matters quickly before the end of a session This year there will…

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On Friday November a bill making technical changes to the AIA was introduced in the House of Representatives The bill number is HR The proposed AIA package does NOT include a so-called fix to post-grant review that some considered…

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I fail to see how the increase in individual suits suggests in any way shape or form that the AIA has failed Because there was a spike in litigation leading up to September and because the AIA by its…

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Generally the Patent Exam remains as predictable as ever in terms of what the USPTO wants you to know The USPTO concentrates on those issues that lead to loss of rights and prejudice to your client's situation They want…

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As a part of this all-access look behind the scenes I interviewed Q Todd Dickinson the AIPLA Executive Director who is also a former Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the U S Patent and Trademark Office This…

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