Posts Tagged: independent inventor


The Most Common Design Patent Application Rejections (and How to Avoid Them) – Part II

In Part I of this article, we examined the top three rejections for design patent applications, which are due to non-enablement, inconsistency, and ambiguousness. The fourth most …
By Kevin Prince
23 days ago 6

Witnesses Tell House IP Subcommittee, “It’s Up to You” to Fix Arthrex

“It’s up to you to do the right thing and fix this,” said Professor Arti Rai of The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke University School …
By Eileen McDermott
24 days ago 19

The Most Common Design Patent Application Rejections (and How to Avoid Them) – Part I

As one of about 46,000 registered practitioners in the United States, most of us are unfortunately too well acquainted with Section 101, 102, and 103 rejections from the U.S. Patent …
By Kevin Prince
25 days ago 4

One Way or Another, Arthrex Promises to Put the PTAB on Trial

For weeks now I have been asking the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to confirm how many Administrative Patent Judges (APJs) are currently employed by …
By Gene Quinn
25 days ago 22

Federal Circuit Reverses District Court Finding that ‘Check Data’ Patent is Abstract

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), in an opinion authored by Judge Chen, on Friday November 15 reversed a ruling of the District …
By Butch Laker
26 days ago 37

Lessons from an Independent Female Inventor: Today’s Patent Laws Preclude ‘SUCCESS’

It has been one year since my software patent was invalidated in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Now, this intellectual …
By Paula Murgia
27 days ago 16

Recent PTAB Decisions Provide a Roadmap for Combating Broadest “Unreasonable” Interpretation

As I have previously reported on KSJ Law, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued 80 decisions on appeals in October, and reversed the examiner in 24 of …
By Kim Jordahl
1 month ago 12

A Look at the Chrimar Amici: Inventors and IP Organizations Advocate for Rehearing En Banc as Federal Circuit Calls for ALE Response

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) invited ALE USA Inc. to respond to Chrimar System Inc.'s petition for rehearing en …
By Nancy Braman
1 month ago 5

It Matters: A Former Administrative Patent Judge’s Take on Arthrex

As most of us know by now, in Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., entered on Halloween 2019, a panel of the Federal Circuit held that the administrative …
By Richard Torczon
1 month ago 20

Patent Rights at Risk, En Banc Review Needed in Chrimar v. ALE

Jury verdicts are supposed to be sacrosanct. The biggest opposition to the ratification of our Constitution in 1788 was due to its lack of protection for jury trials …
By Andy Schlafly
1 month ago 18

Some Overlooked Holiday Treats in the STRONGER Patents Act

It’s that time of the year—Halloween candy is still lingering in bowls, turkey and dressing is tantalizingly close, holiday cheer abounds. While winter skies are …
By Paul Vickers Storm
1 month ago 11

Other Barks & Bites, Friday, November 8: SCOTUS Hears Allen v. Cooper Copyright Case, U.S. Government Sues Gilead, Amici Submit Briefs to CAFC in Chrimar

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Trump Administration sues Gilead for infringement over HIVE PrEP treatment patents; Senators Inhofe and Wicker ask President Trump to show …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 0

Constitutional Law Scholars Weigh in on Arthrex

The Arthrex decision caused considerable confusion and excitement among the patent bar last week, partly because the issue decided by the Federal Circuit was a constitutional, and …
By IPWatchdog
1 month ago 3

The Final Plea for 101 Sanity? Athena Amici Ask Supreme Court to Clean Up U.S. Patent Eligibility Mess

November 1 was the deadline for filing amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court, which is considering whether to grant a petition for writ of certiorari to …
By Steve Brachmann
1 month ago 5

What to Know About the 2019 European Patent Office Guidelines for Examination

The European Patent Office (EPO) recently published its Guidelines for Examination 2019, which came into force on November 1. Compared to previous years, the volume of changes is much …
By Andrea Perronace
1 month ago 0