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This new final rule eliminates CFR which provided for third-party submissions of patents published patent applications or printed publications in published patent applications but did not permit an accompanying concise description of the relevance of each submitted document and…

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO is proposing rules of practice in patent cases to implement the supplemental examination provisions of the America Invents Act The USPTO is also proposing to adjust the fee for filing a…

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By eliminating certain briefing requirements the PTO hopes to reduce the number of non-compliant appeal briefs and the number of non-compliant examiner s answers Non-compliant briefs and non-compliant examiner's answers needlessly delay consideration of an appeal by the Board…

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The USPTO is offering assistance in the form of flexibility on deadlines to the full extent allowable under our laws to Japanese applicants However because this catastrophic event occurred outside the United States and did not result in a…

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In some circles this pilot program has at times been characterized as providing for an extension of a provisional patent application to allow it to remain pending for twenty-four months That is not technically an accurate way to articulate…

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes changes to the rules governing ex parte patent appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences The notice requests public comment on…

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This morning the United States Patent and Trademark Office published Interim Guidance for Determining Subject Matter Eligibility for Process Claims in View of Bilski v Kappos The Interim Bilski Guidance is effective July and applies to all applications filed…

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All in all I would characterize the mood of the PTO officials I spoke with as up-beat and the mood of the stakeholders in attendance was generally positive but with reservations about the mechanics of Track After the event…

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With respect to Track I of particular note is the fact that the Patent Office is considering limiting the number of claims in a prioritized application to four independent and thirty total claims In addition the USPTO is considering…

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office is seeking public comment on a major new patent examination initiative that would provide applicants greater control over the speed with which their applications are examined and promote greater efficiency in the…

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On January the Patent Office is hosting a -hour roundtable to discuss the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ANPRM regarding Rules of Practice Before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences USPTO published this ANPRM on December The roundtable…

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PRESS RELEASE GlaxoSmithKline NYSE GSK today announced that it has reached agreement with the United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO to join the USPTO s motion to dismiss its litigation over Final Regulations published in August Triantafyllos Tafas…

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