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This all means that the business method Art Units are not the only ones charged with examining applications covering computer-implemented methods In fact there are Art Units where from a patentee perspective you would really rather be assigned because…

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if you ask me the Kappos legacy is not going to be the America Invents Act The Kappos legacy will be that he managed to put the USPTO back on track The agency is open for business and is…

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If I were a patent examiner that hadn't issued patents for years I wouldn't want anyone to know that either Similarly if I were a Supervisory Patent Examiner SPE in an Art Unit that routinely only issued patents after…

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The USPTO has returned to the historical philosophy that patent examiners should work cooperatively with patent applicants to identify allowable subject matter and issue patents on what is allowable not just focusing on rejection after rejection after rejection While…

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Top Law Firms with the most first action allowances according to PatentCore data But where are these first action allowances coming from All over the Patent Office really They occur with plants organic compounds batteries active solid state devices…

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It does seems clear that the allowance rate for large corporations is much higher than the average allowance rate for all patent applications But does that suggest some nefarious bias Not so fast my friends At the end of…

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The data clearly suggests that that inquiry should be made into what is going on in Art Unit If there is nothing odd after evaluation then I will be the first to report that and say that after further…

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Class matters Technology class that is In some of the more rapidly growing areas of our economy like Social Networking and Mobile Phone Apps it looks like you can almost double patent allowance rate by making sure your patent…

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Hopefully the seemingly modest successes of team Kappos in fiscal will be viewed for what they are which is rather extraordinary by our leaders in Washington DC With all the odds against them having to fight daily for adequate…

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As you will read in Part of the interview see below Dickinson was not only the first Director of the USPTO but he was the last Commissioner The American Inventors Protection Act shuffled the titles around for seemingly unknown…

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In this final installment of my interview with Nick Godici we learn just how close the Patent Office was to sending out furlough notices to all those on the patent side of the building during the Summer of as…

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In the popular press there have been a number of stories over the last week or so regarding how the US is losing its edge in innovation as indicated by the drop in patent filings between fiscal year and…

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