Posts Tagged: manual of patent examining procedures


Federal Circuit Hears Oral Arguments in Case Involving Question of Joint Inventorship Under Section 102(f)

In a prior abandoned patent application, VerHoef listed himself as joint inventor of the dog mobility device with Dr. Lamb, the veterinarian making the suggestion; this joint …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 5

USPTO Changes Format and Links to MPEP

Not only can't you find the relevant MPEP sections you are looking for through a Google search, but you also cannot find the relevant statutes or CFR …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 7

Summer 2011: The PLI Approach to the New Patent Bar Exam

It has always been my belief that the PLI course is the best, and now I think there is absolutely no doubt. Yes, there are some competitors …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 8

Top 10 Reasons to Take the PLI Patent Bar Review Course

Effective April 12, 2011, the USPTO has dramatically updated the patent bar examination. As a result, the PLI Patent Bar Review Course has been completely updated – overhauled really. We …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 1

Patent Office Launches Online Forum to Discuss the MPEP

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has recently launched an online forum titled Discuss the MPEP, which as the title suggests will allow interested individuals to …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 1

Kappos Asks for Patent Bar Input on Reengineering the MPEP

The process that would make the most sense to me would be to have the USPTO create a first draft of MPEP chapters. To the extent there …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 8