Posts Tagged: patent practitioners


Patent Practice 101: Representation Agreements and Client Trust Accounts

Like so many things in life, experience is the best teacher, but finding a job without some experience can be extremely difficult. For that reason many times …
By Gene Quinn
5 days ago 0

Patent Practitioner Training: Everything Patent Practitioners Need to Know

You’ve passed the patent bar exam. Now what? We have heard that question too many times to count over the years as we have collectively spent …
By Gene Quinn & John White
25 days ago 8

Changes in Patent Language to Ensure Eligibility Under Alice

When a rule becomes a target, it ceases to be a good rule.  In the three years since the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Alice, there …
By Peter Glaser & William Gvoth
6 months ago 28

‘Patent Prosecutor’ or ‘IP Counselor’?: Clients and Practitioners Should Choose Wisely

In sum, patent prosecutors who operate principally as IP counselors best position themselves to make a greater impact on their clients and build a more profitable, sustainable …
By Carlo Cotrone
10 months ago 5

6 Core Values and 5 Emotional Intelligence Skills Leading to Sound Ethical Decisions

Core values are key to avoiding ethical violations. This is because most ethics violations are not intentional. They occur because decisions are being made based on the …
By Bernard Knight
11 months ago 4

Could or should the USPTO adopt the EPO problem-and-solution approach for assessing obviousness?

There is a plausible case that the US law on obviousness is indeed compatible with the EPO problem-and-solution approach. It could even be said that the steps …
By Brian Cronin
1 year ago 13

An Examiner’s Tips For Speedier Patent Prosecution

Interactions between patent examiners and patent practitioners are often tense. At worst, these interactions can be an exercise in restraint with both parties thinly veiling their disdain …

The Dynamics of Patentability Beyond §§ 102 and 103

It is the personal relationships and dynamics between those junior and senior examiners where the final, hidden gate to patentability stands. Between them, the junior examiners perform …
By Jason Perilla
2 years ago 3

Bringing Digital Government to the Patent Office

In order to file an application or view outgoing correspondence online, the practitioner must authenticate using a private certificate and password. The process relies on an antiquated …
By Tom Brow
5 years ago 7