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But how do you go about patenting an improvement The first thing you must do is figure out what the advantages are over the prior art You need to take a critical look at your own invention and identify…

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When I interviewed USPTO Director David Kappos in December I asked him about Focarino and the first words out of his mouth were What a wonderful leader While that is lofty praise it is consistent with what I have…

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While formally compliant drawings are not technically always required at the time of filing there are significant benefits to submitting professional patent illustrations at the time of filing Indeed it is my opinion that the better view is that…

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What these numbers tell you is if your application is in Art Unit or you are in for a long wait to obtain a patent The numbers also show that if you carry the case all the way through…

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One of the challenges that a drafter faces when trying to satisfy the enablement requirement is with respect to describing things that can and will vary depending on the circumstances What you want to do is follow up by…

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The beginning of Part of my interview picks up where we left off but more generally broadens out to generically ask how Kappos approaches the daunting task of getting over patent examiners on the same page to provide uniformity…

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Director Kappos was extremely gracious with his time speaking to me on the record for nearly minutes He answered every one of my questions without dodging and even spent time to discuss several things I did not raise Truthfully…

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In what seems to be a continuing trend the United Stats Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is continuing to show increasingly little tolerance for abusive patent litigation tactics In the most recent pronouncement along these lines the…

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As I read through the patents and patent applications discussed below and the many more I did not include I started to wonder whether anyone has any reasonable expectation of privacy at all any more I am a big…

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My review of the state-of-the-art sleigh technologies shows that during the early s more comfortable sleigh rides were on the minds of many an inventor and by the mid to late s improvements evolved to include additional features such…

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The holiday season is about having fun spreading cheer and spending time with family and friends So in that spirit we put together a few video Christmas cards for our readers From our family to yours - Merry Christmas…

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The question however is whether this increased inventive activity is sustainable in light of the overwhelming backlogs faced by Patent Offices around the world It is great to have a lot of inventive activity and interest in obtaining patents…

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