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In part of the interview we discuss the energizer bunny known better as USPTO Director David Kappos We also discuss what skills she has brought from a private law practice that she feels will help her most at the…

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Both the House and Senate bills create the opportunity for continual and constant challenges one right after another For example challengers could tie up issued patents in post-grant review followed by inter partes review and subsequently or simultaneously by…

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BIO also is concerned about the inclusion of broader prior user rights in the House bill and believes that this issue coupled with the harmful inter partes review changes could set back efforts to pass meaningful patent reform this…

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Today the House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property Competition and the Internet which is a subcommittee of the House Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing on the America Invents Act the House version of patent reform While the House…

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The Innovation Alliance is disappointed that the America Invents Act as introduced today in the House of Representatives does not include some important safeguards against the potential for abuse of the post-grant review procedures at the U S Patent…

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A prior user rights defense prevents those who have previously used the patented invention from being infringers In many parts of the world there are strong prior user rights which allow those who keep innovation as a trade secret…

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I think those that are against first to file are really most worked up about the loss of the across the board grace period for the statutory bar If the problem is with the grace period let's talk about…

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Late in the afternoon on Thursday March the purported patent reform bill from the House of Representatives began circulating The House patent reform bill is largely identical to the Senate version - S There are some differences one rather…

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The date of invention relates to your conception This is true whether you are engaging in an interference proceeding seeking to obtain a claim instead of another who is also seeking the claim or you are attempting to demonstrate…

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During my interview with Secretary Locke we spoke about patent reform efforts in the United States Senate what patent reform might look like from the House of Representatives his management style and how to motivate individuals to achieve transformative…

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With a powerful vote of to on a motion to bring debate to a close the Senate is on the cusp of passing comprehensive patent reform legislation S The America Invents Act is expected to pass with a strong…

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As the debate in the Senate starts to wind down and moves to the House of Representatives whether you are pro-reform or against reform get involved and participate Taking the time to be engaged can go a long way…

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