Posts Tagged: pli


Easing the Standard for Recovering Attorney Fees in Patent Cases

I think that the Supreme Court decision will be enough to prevent the so-called "patent reform" from gaining any traction in the Senate. The cynical view is …
1 year ago 0

The PTAB Roadblock to Patent Monetization

The “new normal” created by the PTAB has drastically altered the patent assertion landscape. Simply stated, when a patent owner is notified that a patent they own …
2 years ago 103

Ethics & OED: Practitioner Discipline at PTO – Feb. 2013

Jaeger did not file a response to the complaint, despite being granted two extensions of time to do so. He did, however, send two brief fax messages …
2 years ago 0

Ethics & OED: Suspended Practitioner Reinstated After Felony

It is not common to see a petition for reinstatement, much less an actual reinstatement. That is, however, what happened with respect to Mr. B., who was …
2 years ago 0

Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers

Fashion law has become as diverse, complex and global as the fashion industry itself. Fashion law can be analogized to entertainment, art or sports law, in that …
2 years ago 0

Patent Bar Exam: MPEP Search Strategies

Those days are long gone, for nearly a decade now, but when you do take the examination you will be provided with an electronic copy of the …
2 years ago 1

Beware Patent Bar Exam Study Advice

Perhaps the most ridiculous suggestion given (step 8) is to download the free PTO Patent Bar Exam Review Package from CNET. The WikiHow article explains that this free …
2 years ago 4

Kappos on Patent Trial and Appeal Board Trial Proceedings

Kappos explained that the PTAB has started and will continue, in at least some cases, to issue shorter per curiam decisions, which will allow them to decide …
2 years ago 1

David Kappos Headlines Post-Grant Patent Trial Program in NY

A new addition to the program just announced today is David Kappos, who is the immediate former Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Kappos, …
2 years ago 1

USPTO Update: Track One Has 50% Allowance Rate

Hanlon started with statistics relating to the variety of new procedures that were ushered in as part of either phase one or phase two implementation of the …
2 years ago 2

USPTO to Update Patent Registration Exam April 2013

The Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), has announced that the patent bar examination, which is sometimes called …
3 years ago 0

Ethics and OED 2012: Practitioner Discipline at the USPTO

Next year I will be speaking at the 7th Annual Patent Law Institute sponsored by the Practising Law Institute. In addition to discussing ethical issues raised by …
3 years ago 8