Posts Tagged: continuation in part


Are fewer continuations the sign of a healthy patent system?

Hirshfeld explained to me that he is well aware of all of the portfolio reasons why continuations are very important, but the Office does really want to …
By Gene Quinn
1 month ago 39

Board Improperly Interpreted Incorporation by Reference

While the Court affirmed several of the Board’s validity findings, it reversed the determination that the ’455 PCT qualifies as prior art. At issue was the extent …

Patent Strategy: Building a patent portfolio with meaningful rights

Last week I wrote about adopting a patent strategy in order to lay the foundation for success. What the article did not touch upon, however, is how …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 1

Different Types of U.S. Patent Applications

A non-provisional patent application is a domestic U.S. patent application that has the possibility to mature into an issued U.S. patent if after examination the …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 1

An Overview of the U.S. Patent Process

For example, does a hair dryer with integrated radio, beer bottle opener, shaving cream dispenser that floats sound marketable? Perhaps as a gag gift maybe, but the …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 3

Preparing for Future Litigation Before Your Patent Issues

This strategy is tried and true, and any company with a serious patent portfolio and an eye toward enforcing that portfolio through licensing or litigation has followed …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 9