Posts Tagged: patent office

The importance of PTAB patent review proceedings for addressing low quality patents

The availability of PTAB patent review proceedings to address low quality patents is especially important in the financial services sector where, prior to Federal Circuit’s decision …
By Sean Reilly
4 months ago 7

Industry Reaction: Supreme Court upholds Federal Circuit in Cuozzo

“This is obviously a victory for some who challenge a patent’s validity in IPR proceedings since broadly construed claims are more vulnerable to attack than narrowly …
By Steve Brachmann & Gene Quinn
4 months ago 12

Supreme Court decides Cuozzo Speed Technologies: BRI proper, IPR institution not appealable

In a unanimous decision delivered by Justice Breyer in Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee, the United States Supreme Court upheld the United States Patent Office’s …
By Audrey Ogurchak
4 months ago 11

What Will Happen When the USPTO Releases its APIs to the Wild?

Recently, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director Michelle Lee talked about releasing its APIs for patent data into the wild. What does this really mean? “…
By Derek Handova
4 months ago 2

AIPLA | USPTO Bench and Bar Conference

Join us in person at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA (Madison Auditorium) or sign up for the available …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 0

Patent Quality Lunchtime Webinar

On Tuesday, June 14, 2016, the topic will be: eCommerce Modernization (eMod): Improving the Electronic Patent Application …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 0

Caltech’s infringement lawsuit against Apple, Broadcom is latest in university patent suit trend

According to multiple reports, the Caltech patents-in-suit are incorporated into both the 802.11n and 802.11ac wireless connectivity standards, which are used by Apple products to communicate digital …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
4 months ago 43

Termination of an OED Disciplinary Proceeding: How A SOL Defense May Be Properly Construed

The Hearing Order concluded that the parties raised sufficient issues of material fact to warrant the ready-to-go Hearing to determine when respondent’s alleged misconduct was actually “…
By Steve Lipman
4 months ago 2

NYIPLA Urges SCOTUS to Clarify Constitutionality of PTAB Proceedings in MCM Portfolio LLC v. Hewlett-Packard Co.

This case presents an important constitutional question which the court below decided based on an incomplete analysis of the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence. In the case below, …

USPTO Provides Updates to Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance

On its face, the new guidance seems to urge examiners to develop well-reasoned, substantive rejections rather than conclusory rejections which provide little basis for applicants to advance …

Avoiding Alice Rejections with Predictive Analytics

The disparity between the art units is confused even more so when we consider the total number of Alice rejections in each art unit, rather than just …
By Sarah Garber
5 months ago 10

PTAB cites Enfish, refuses to institute Covered Business Method Review on Mirror World patent

Earlier today the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) declined to institute a covered business method (CBM) review …
By Gene Quinn
5 months ago 6

Patent Office Issues New AIA Rules

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently issued an updated set of rules affecting trial practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. In large part, …
By Christopher King
5 months ago 2

Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium

The United States Patent and Trademark Offi­ce (USPTO) and the Hagley Museum and Library are proud to present the Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium in Wilmington, Delaware, …
By Gene Quinn
5 months ago 0

USPTO gives examiner guidance in light of Enfish v. Microsoft

Bahr tells examiners that based on the Federal Circuit ruling they "may determine that a claim direct to improvements in computer-related technology is not direct to an …
By Gene Quinn
5 months ago 45