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In recent years the registration exam to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office has undergone significant change There will be yet another update to the USPTO registration exam at the end of January The updated examination…

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Now the wait continues for the announcement of a new Director which could come at any time I have been hearing rumors about who it may be but at this time I'm not ready to publicly speculate There seems…

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While in the Solicitor's Office at the USPTO Chen's notable Federal Circuit arguments included In re Bilski In re Nuijten and In re Comiskey While I disagreed with the Federal Circuit decision in each of those cases I still…

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With sequestration finally cutting the Republicans don't seem to be in any rush whatsoever so the Patent Office which really should be exempt is caught in the cross hairs Although it is easy to point at Congressman Wolf a…

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Despite the turmoil surround software patent eligibility I believe with great certainty that software will remain patent eligible in the United States The extreme decisions of the PTAB and viewpoints of those on the Federal Circuit opposed to computer…

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While perhaps not widely known by patent attorneys in the day-to-day trenches Pappas is well known both at the Patent Office and in Washington DC more broadly And although Pappas is not a patent attorney upon joining the Patent…

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Last week the United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO announced in the Federal Register that it would modified the After Final Consideration Pilot Program AFCP to create the After Final Consideration Pilot Program AFCP The goal of AFCP…

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Logically if the application does not describe an invention in terms that allows one skilled in the art to make and use it then the Patent Office should not have sufficient information to suggest that the application is not…

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Those in the industry know that Judge Linn is one of a small group of Judges who are patent attorneys He is one of us in so many ways He is a very real and genuine person he is…

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The U S Department of Commerce s United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO and the AutoHarvest Foundation today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding MOU to work together to spur innovation and generate jobs in advanced…

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The backlog of unexamined patent applications was down over in September compared with October At the same time however the number of unexamined RCE filings grew after peaking at in August In the column above labeled Totals I added…

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What follows are the decisions from April and May In this time period in at the OED the Office found themselves dealing with a patent attorney that accepted referrals from an invention promotion company a patent attorney that didn't…

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