Posts Tagged: "Kate Gaudry"

Webinar: Holding the USPTO Accountable in District Court – Why the Underutilized 145 Action is a Smart Choice for Patent Applicants – Sponsored By Triangle IP

Section 145 of the Patent Act authorizes patent applicants to bring suit against the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in district court following a loss at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Under Section 145, patent applicants can present new evidence that was not suitable in a Patent Office appeal, including expert testimony. A 145 action can…

IPW Webinar – Facilitating and Augmenting Innovation with Artificial Intelligence

For innovative companies the life blood is having engineers and scientists who produce invention disclosures. Unfortunately, as good as they are at creating, engineers and scientists are generally far less equipped to explain what it is that they have created, which creates an obstacle from the start. As every patent attorney can attest, often invention disclosures lack concrete description at…

IPW Webinar – Exploring the Continuum between Human- and AI-Generated Inventions: How Should Patents and Ownership be Allocated?

With the recent accessibility of big data sets and powerful computing systems, artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly used across industries to generate predictions. A human is always initially involved to program the model and determine any learning objective, but the model may evolve to generate results not foreseen by the human. If the result is new, non-obvious, and useful, should…

Don’t Give Up: Section 101 Allowances Are Up at USPTO

The data shows that Section 101 allowances at the USPTO are on the rise after a long period of decline, but the 101 situation still remains “alarming,” said panelists during IPWatchdog’s webinar—”A Tale of Different Software Innovations: The Uneven Impact of Alice”—last Thursday, March 7. While Congress is currently considering ways to address the patent eligibility problem, the likelihood of a legislative fix this year is slim, said Bob Stoll of Drinker Biddle. “I believe we will see introduction of legislation on 101 as early as this summer, but I don’t anticipate anything being enacted,” Stoll said. “There’s a lot more going on to occupy their interests on the Hill.”

The America Invents Act Five Years Later: Reality, Consequences and Perspectives

At exactly 11:42am on September 16, 2011, President Barak Obama signed the America Invents Act into law. As President Obama put his pen down he said: “All right guys, congratulations, the bill is signed.” It was at this precise moment that U.S. patent laws dramatically changed forever. With this in mind, over the next two weeks we will be examining the AIA in great detail in a special AIA 5th Anniversary series. I’ve invited a number of guests to comment, discuss and/or editorialize about the AIA. Below is a sneak peak of some of the contributions already received. As articles are published this preview article will be updated with links to the entire series.