Posts Tagged: board of patent appeals and interferences


75% – The Real Rate of Patent Applicant Success on Appeal

The biggest myth about patent appeals is that that the examiner usually wins. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) posts that it reverses examiners only one …
3 years ago 12

Meet the USPTO’s New Administrative Patent Judges

You may have heard, but the USPTO is hiring. Not only is the USPTO searching for Administrative Patent Judges, but they are finding some extremely well qualified …
3 years ago 2

Patents for Humanity Announced at White House Event

I had the honor of being invited to the White House today for the Innovation for Global Development Event, which was held in support of the President’…
4 years ago 13

Exclusive Interview: USPTO Deputy Director Teresa Rea

Deputy Director Teresa Rea has now been at the USPTO for approximately 1 year, but seems as invigorated and full of energy as she did when I first …
4 years ago 8

Examining the Appealed Patent Allowances from Art Unit 3689

The data clearly suggests that that inquiry should be made into what is going on in Art Unit 3689. If there is nothing odd after evaluation then I …
4 years ago 30

Chief Judge Rader Swears In New Administrative Patent Judges

After Judge Moore's remarks, James Donald Smith, Chief Administrative Patent Judge, then took the podium to deliver his remarks and to introduce all of the new APJs; …
4 years ago 3

Recent Patent Related Federal Register Notices

At this time of the year many attorneys and agents are not paying all that much attention to the rules and requests for comments coming out of …
4 years ago 1

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 …
4 years ago 4

James Donald Smith Named Chief Patent Judge at USPTO

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has appointed James Donald Smith of Chicago, Ill. to serve as the next Chief Administrative Patent Judge of the Board of …
4 years ago 0

Google Patents the Google Doodle

Earlier this week Google received U.S. Patent No. 7,912,915, titled "Systems and methods for enticing users to access a web site." The patent covers what is known …
4 years ago 10

Patent Truth and Consequence: File First Even in the U.S.

The date of invention relates to your conception. This is true whether you are engaging in an interference proceeding seeking to obtain a claim instead of another …
4 years ago 19

PTO Proposes Rescission of Stayed Ex Parte Appeals Rules

The United States Patent and Trademark Office today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes changes to the rules governing ex parte patent appeals before the …
5 years ago 6