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The U S Department of Commerce s United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO today announced the October launch of a new Patent Prosecution Highway PPH with the patent office of the Czech Republic and the planned launch of…

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The U S Commerce Department s United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO and the European Patent Office EPO today announced early publication of a classification system meant to speed the patent granting process for applicants to both Offices…

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In this segment which is the interview finale we discuss the heightened expectation of fairness placed on government attorneys what it is like to work for USPTO Director David Kappos how the USPTO determines when to give guidance to…

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On Wednesday August I had the opportunity to do something I have wanted to do for quite a while I sat down on the record with both Bernie Knight and Ray Chen the top two attorneys who represent the…

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The most significant reform to the U S patent system in more than a century took a major step forward at am Sunday as numerous provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of went into effect The new rules…

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Not only can't you find the relevant MPEP sections you are looking for through a Google search but you also cannot find the relevant statutes or CFR sections using Google For example I typed in usc into Google The…

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In order for one to file a statement of the patent owner in Federal court the submissions must Identify the forum and proceeding in which patent owner filed each statement and the specific papers and portions of the papers…

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At the conclusion of the supplemental examination if the certificate issued indicates that a substantial new question of patentability is raised an ex parte reexamination will be ordered by the USPTO The resulting ex parte reexamination which will address…

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Section c provides that a derivation is not sufficiently shown unless it is supported by substantial evidence This includes at least one affidavit addressing communication and lack of authorization Further the showing of communication must be corroborated One open…

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One of the primary objectives of the America Invents Act AIA was to streamline the filing and prosecution of patent applications Under the AIA the oath or declaration requirements for applicants have been substantially modified with assignees now being…

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The recurring theme will be decreased fees for those who qualify for micro-entity status but increased fees for everyone else That is great but micro-entity status will not even apply to all independent inventors but only a subset of…

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The questions asked of the USPTO and specifically Director Kappos related to the USPTO interpretation of the grace period in b B At one point in response to a question Direct Kappos responded We are reading the words just…

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