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Earlier this week the United States Supreme Court granted the petition for a writ of certiorari filed by lawyers from Stanford Law School s Fair Use Project FUP and Wheeler Trigg O Donnell LLP and will review the constitutionality…

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As the debate in the Senate starts to wind down and moves to the House of Representatives whether you are pro-reform or against reform get involved and participate Taking the time to be engaged can go a long way…

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The Senate Roll was called and a vote taken on whether to table the Feinstein Amendment The votes were in favor and against thereby killing the Feinstein Amendment and keeping the first-to-file provisions within S…

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As flattering as it was to be inserted into the patent reform debate in some peripheral way the real news from yesterday was the Manager's Amendment was passed by a vote of - The Manager's Amendment included language that…

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Easily the most eggregious thing written about patent reform at least that I have seen is a statement from the Associated Press In talking about the grace period in the patent reform legislation the AP wrote It comes with…

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What follows is a letter to Congress from Gary K Michelson MD published here with permission First to invent versus first to file is the proverbial tempest in a teacup smaller than a teapot All sound and fury signifying…

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Congress is at it once again with the Senate Judiciary Committee reporting out a bill last week that remarkably resembles the bill that has been unable to gain any traction in the Senate for the last several years That…

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The Coburn Amendment would create a specialized fund within the Department of Treasury known as the United States Patent and Trademark Office Public Enterprise Fund The PTO Director would have access to monies in the Fund for expenses ordinarily…

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On Friday February the USPTO will publish in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking on Track One of the program which will give applicants the opportunity for prioritized examination of a patent within months of its filing…

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Specifically we learned that the USPTO projects an average first action pendency of months by the end of fiscal that participating in the First Action Interview Pilot Program more than doubles the likelihood of getting a first action allowance…

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Innovation and entrepreneurship are central pillars of America s economic strength and critical vehicles for job creation Reporter John Schmid of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wrote an article that was published on Sunday January aptly depicting the problems facing…

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Realistically I understand full well that it is unlikely that Congress will bother themselves with reform efforts that are sensible at least at the moment It is also unlikely that innovators will be adequately represented in any reform efforts…

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