Posts Tagged: continuation


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

Strengthening Patent Value Throughout the Patent Prosecution Flow

Patents allow you to protect your inventions, license the use of the inventions of others, and introduce additional revenue streams to your business. Patents also require investments …
By Mike McLean
6 months ago 0

Open Prosecution as a Strategy to Counter IPRs Filed by Defendants

One of the most valuable benefits of Open Prosecution is when a patentee is forced to enforce a patent. If the patentee filed for a Continuation, it …
By Alec Schibanoff
7 months ago 10

Immersion Corp v. HTC Corp: CAFC affirms filing continuation on day parent issues

In large part, the CAFC was concerned with the possible disruption of overturning long-standing PTO practice and the reliance placed on it by practitioners, and this respect …
By John M. Rogitz
2 years ago 0

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

Patent Prosecution Across the AIA Divide: Warning to Patent Practitioners – Special Care is Needed to Avoid Legal Malpractice

Therefore, returning to my hypothetical inquiry above, assume a continuation is filed on or after March 13, 2013, but is accomplished in such a manner so that its does …
By Howard Skaist
6 years ago 20

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