Posts Tagged: patent prosecution


Patent Practice Training for Beginners

You’ve passed the patent bar exam. Now what? Having a license to practice is just the beginning. What you need is a bridge between passing the …
By Gene Quinn
12 days ago 0

Artificial Intelligence Technologies Facing Heavy Scrutiny at the USPTO

Artificial intelligence technologies are transforming industries and improving human productivity and health. Unfortunately, the stark reality appears to be that artificial intelligence technologies are likely to be …
By Kate Gaudry & Samuel Hayim
13 days ago 4

MIT Prior Art Archive: An Overstated Solution to Patent Examination

According to statistics provided by the USPTO, since the beginning of fiscal year 2012, the Office has received a total of only 1,584 third-party submissions of prior art for …

USPTO Announces Access to Relevant Prior Art Initiative to Import Prior Art Citations into Patent Applications

The USPTO recently announced the implementation of the first phase of the Access to Relevant Prior Art (RPA) Initiative. The initiative is being designed to reduce the …
By Steve Brachmann
1 month ago 1

Patent Prosecution Experience Gap: Getting 2 Years Experience

For people starting out in the patent field, virtually all job announcements require some patent prosecution experience. A typical requirement is, for example, at least 2 years of …
By John White
2 months ago 9

Webinar: Best Practices for Avoiding Patent Prosecution Malpractice

This Webinar is Sponsored by Clarivate Analytics Malpractice concerns for patent practitioners are on the rise. As patents become more valuable and the intricacies of patent practice …
By Renee C. Quinn
2 months ago 0

Webinar: The Art of Responding to Obviousness Rejections

Join Gene Quinn, founder and president of IPWatchdog.com, for a free webinar discussion on responding to obviousness rejections and convincing examiners there is more to the …
By Gene Quinn
2 months ago 0

Patent Office Extends After Final Consideration Pilot Program 2.0

Earlier today the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that the After Final Consideration Pilot Program 2.0 (AFCP 2.0) would be extended until September 30, 2019. The goal of …
By Gene Quinn
2 months ago 9

Webinar: Patent Prosecution Strategies for the Realities of AIA

Join Gene Quinn on Thursday, September 27, 2018, for a free webinar discussion on the important topic of streamlining the patent prosecution process and stretching a patent budget efficiently. …
By Gene Quinn
2 months ago 0

Intellectual Ventures v. T-Mobile: Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement Vacated Due to Incorrect Claim Construction

In claim construction analyses, the plain and ordinary meaning of a claim term will not be narrowed by statements in the prosecution history, unless those statements clearly …

Patent Practice Training for Newbies

You’ve passed the patent bar exam. Now what? Having a license to practice is just the beginning. What you need is a bridge between passing the …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 0

Investing in Inventing: A Patent Process Primer for Startups

The patent process is long and complex, but well worth the effort if it means protecting your invention and your new company. Key decisions made along the …
By Trevor Day & Neil Ferraro
4 months ago 7

Misapplication of Obviousness: What the MPEP gets wrong about obviousness rejections

MPEP 2141 actually cites to Arendi, but then quotes the case entirely out of context. This is a worrisome problem that can be found in many parts of …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 18

PolarityTE stock tumbles, harassed by activist short seller misrepresenting Public PAIR data

Whether the Citron report is intentionally wrong for the purpose of causing PolarityTE stock to tumble, which it has, or whether it is recklessly wrong, or just …
By Gene Quinn
5 months ago 22

Understanding U.S. Patent Prosecution

The journey to a patent begins much before actually filing the patent application, but this article, however, provides an overview of the patent application and patent prosecution …
By Gene Quinn & Michael Benson
5 months ago 4

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