Posts Tagged: patent


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
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Patent Claim Drafting for Beginners

Individualized feedback will be provided to students on assignments.  Course materials will provide students with examples from a multitude of claims spanning a variety technologies, critiquing claims …
By Gene Quinn
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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
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The CRISPR Tug of War

The University of California (“UC”) and The Broad Institute, Inc. (“Broad”) are among the leaders in the development of CRISPR technology.  Both UC and Broad filed patent …

United Cannabis Responds: Highly enriched extracts of plant cannabinoids are inventive

I note that the ‘911 patent claims are novel and inventive because they are directed to never before made liquid formulations of highly enriched extracts of plant cannabinoids. …
By Jesús M. Vázquez
2 days ago 2

CAFC Upholds 101 Invalidation of Database Claims on Summary Judgment Despite Berkheimer

On Wednesday, August 15th, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a precedential decision in BSG Tech LLC v. BuySeasons, Inc. which upheld a decision …
By Steve Brachmann
2 days ago 11

Will the USPTO use annual patent practitioner dues to stop the unauthorized practice of law?

It is no secret to anyone in the industry; the unauthorized practice of law is rampant, and OED does nothing to stop it... If charging dues to …
By Gene Quinn
3 days ago 20

In an Abstract Idea Context, Little Is Unmistakably Within the Bright-line Eligibility Prohibition

It seems clear that the Supreme Court did not intend to categorically prohibit patenting of everything which can be characterized as an abstract idea at some level …
By Jeremy Doerre
4 days ago 44

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
5 days ago 18

The Implicit Exception to § 101 for Abstract Ideas Should Be Narrowly Construed

There is an alternative route is available to stay true to Supreme Court eligibility jurisprudence: Apply the Supreme Court’s standard approach of narrowly construing statutory exceptions …
By Jeremy Doerre
6 days ago 33

How to Write a Patent Application

Writing a patent application is not as easy as many think. Indeed, the concept of usefully describing the invention, which on its face seems easy enough to …
By Gene Quinn
7 days ago 1

Tech Giants Lead the Way on Fintech Patents, Ahead of Banks

British patent data insights firm Cipher recently released an IP strategy report that provides a look at how many firms are patenting technologies in the hopes of …
By Steve Brachmann
8 days ago 0

iPEL Responds to Skeptics by Expanding Free Licensing Program

What if those who own large patent portfolios decided to actually help start-ups by opening up their patent portfolios to those start-ups rather than have those companies …
By Gene Quinn
9 days ago 2

Congressman Rohrabacher Introduces the Inventor Protection Act to Protect Inventor-Owned Patents

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) has introduced H.R. 6557, the Inventor Protection Act, into the House of Representatives. This bill is the latest proposed piece of legislation to …
By Steve Brachmann
9 days ago 56

USPTO proposes CLE and bar dues for patent practitioners

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has provided the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) information relating to proposed patent fees in advance of the PPAC …
By Gene Quinn
10 days ago 21

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