Posts Tagged: prior art


USPTO denies Kyle Bass IPR patent challenge against Acorda Therapeutics

The USPTO declined to initiate an inter partes review of two patents owned by Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. Acorda patents were challenged by the Coalition for Affordable Drugs, …
10 days ago 5

A Simple Concept Within an Inventor’s Knowledge Does Not Make It Analogous Art

The issue was whether the disputed prior art is sufficiently “analogous” to the art of marking interface plates for it to be applied in a proper obviousness …
28 days ago 0

The Myth of the 18-Month Delay in Publishing Patent Applications

Starting in November 2000, the USPTO started publishing patent applications 18 months after their earliest filing date. So the simple assumption is that you file a patent and 18 months …
1 month ago 8

Patent Drafting: Identifying the Patentable Feature

Without a patent search you will invariably describe all aspects of the invention with equal importance, although we know from experience that there will always be certain …
8 months ago 4

USPTO to Hold Crowdsourcing Roundtable on December 2, 2014

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will be conducting a roundtable on December 2, 2014 to solicit public opinions concerning the USPTO’s use of crowdsourcing to …
10 months ago 0

The Risk of Not Immediately Filing a Patent Application

I do not begrudge anyone their point of view, or suggest that there is but one right way to successfully get from point A where you have …
1 year ago 1

PTO Seeks Comments on Crowdsourcing Prior Art

Last week the United States Patent and Trademark Office announced that they will be holding a roundtable event on April 10, 2014, to discuss President Obama's desire to find …
1 year ago 7

I Can’t Find Prior Art for My Invention

It is absolutely critical to understand that a reference, such as an issued patent or published patent application, does not need to be identical to an invention …
2 years ago 12

The Impact of the First-to-File System on Premature Disclosures of Inventions on Social Media Websites

Social media websites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, have changed the manner that businesses communicate and market their products and innovations. Although these tools may be …
2 years ago 3

A Brave New Patent World – First to File Becomes Law

There are some exceptions whereby a person who files second can still prevail, but those exceptions are infinitesimally insignificant, and the law surrounding the parameters of the …
2 years ago 39

Grant Street Group and Realauction LLC Headed to Trial

The pending litigation between Grant Street Group and Realauction.com finally appears to be headed for trial. A trial date for Grant Street Group v. Realauction.com, …
3 years ago 0

Voter Verified: Online Periodical Held to be Printed Publication

In the end, Voter Verified reached the correct result that the Benson article was a “printed publication” bar. But the “publicly accessible” doctrine relied upon by Judge …
3 years ago 6