Posts Tagged: public use


Avoiding drug development clinical trials from being an invalidating public use

The legal principles set out above, while seemingly straight-forward enough, leave ample room for case-specific interpretation and application when it comes to the question of whether the …
By Theodore Chiacchio
7 months ago 4

The Top 5 Mistakes Inventors make with their Invention

Generally speaking the first step toward commercializing an invention and making money is typically to pursue the patent path. For those new to the industry it is …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 3

Traps for the Unwary Regarding Patent Claim Drafting and Definition of Prior Art Under Leahy Smith

For example, the new provision retains the existing notion of “public use” and “on sale” under current law; however, a key difference is that the one year …
By Howard Skaist
7 years ago 18

The America Invents Act’s Repeal of Secret Commercial Use Bar is Constitutionally Infirm

The effort to shoehorn foreign patent priority concepts and torture a well-developed 200 year-old American patent system that has a proven record as the best in the world …