Posts Tagged: patent office


Examining the Data: Billions to Be Spent on Patent Renewal Fees in 2021 and Beyond

Around $8 billion is set to be spent this year on patent renewals at the top 10 patent offices. That total jumps to a staggering $184 billion due on all …
By William Mansfield
31 minutes ago 0

WIPO Revises and Expands AI Policy Issues

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has published a Revised Issue Paper on Artificial Intelligence and IP Policy. The Revised Issues Paper updates the Draft Issues Paper …
By James Nurton
5 days ago 0

ALE Responds and Baxter Weighs in on Chrimar Bid for High Court to Consider ‘Soundness’ of Fresenius/ Simmons Principle

In March, Chrimar Systems, Inc. filed a petition for certiorari asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide: 1) whether the Federal Circuit may apply a finality standard …
By Eileen McDermott
10 days ago 1

Defensive Publications: A Cost-Effective Tool to Supplement Your Patent Strategy

In a world of unlimited resources and intellectual property (IP) legal department budgets, all invention disclosures would lead to patent application filings. But this was not the …

File Your Patents and Trademarks NOW! COVID-19 Paves the Way for Filings at the USPTO

As businesses and offices prepare to reopen, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) shows its ongoing support for innovation and entrepreneurship during the novel coronavirus …

Dear USPTO: Patents for Inventions by AI Must Be Allowed

On July 29, 2019, U.S. patent application serial number 16/524,350 was filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), with the sole inventor identified as artificial intelligence …
By Kirk Hartung
16 days ago 36

PTAB Institution Data Analysis Proves That Reforms Have Failed

Despite rumors that changes have been made at the USPTO to bring balance to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), a hard look at the data …
By Josh Malone
16 days ago 13

Patent Filings Roundup: The Return of the Founder, Retailers Target Wireless LLC, European NPE Revives 2G/3G Patent Wars

There were only 16 new PTAB filings—all inter partes reviews (IPRs)—this week, with a whopping 70 new district court complaints filed.  Those numbers were driven primarily by: 1) …
By Jonathan Stroud
17 days ago 0

Plants and Animals Exclusively Obtained by Biological Processes Not Patentable at EPO

The Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) of the European Patent Office published opinion G 3/19 “Pepper” on Thursday, May 14, holding that plants and animals exclusively obtained by means …
By James Nurton
19 days ago 9

District Court Blocks Attempt to Bar New Prior Art References Based on IPR Estoppel

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts on May 4 denied a motion for partial summary judgment by Palomar Technologies, Inc., holding that the estoppel …
By Eileen McDermott
23 days ago 13

Patent Filings Roundup: Forum Selection Clause Ends an IPR; Vape Wars: Philip Morris Strikes Back; Fortress Subsidiary Gets an NHK Spring Bounce

It was another business-as-usual week for patent filings in the District Courts and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, with 54 suits and 29 petitions (two post grant …
By Jonathan Stroud
24 days ago 1

Assessing the Impact of American Axle Six Months Out

Since the Supreme Court’s Alice decision in 2014, many patent prosecutors in Industrial & Mechanical Technologies practice groups have been spared the headaches that the decision created for …

Why We Need USPTO Examiners to Attend Inter Partes Reviews

Whoever wrote the America Invents Act (AIA) left out the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) examiners. The examiner on any given patent at issue in …
By Paul Hayes
25 days ago 39

USPTO COVID-19 Pilot Program Will Benefit Small Companies and Individual Inventors

On May 7, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a Notice in the Federal Register regarding the implementation of a new pilot program for COVID-19 …
By Rebecca Tapscott
26 days ago 1

Practice at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board During a Pandemic

The business of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) continues on as most practitioners transition into another month of working from home. Like many courts, the …
By Christopher Douglas
27 days ago 0