Posts Tagged: patent prosecution


Introduction to Patent Prosecution: Patent Practice for Beginners

You’ve passed the patent bar exam. Now what? Having a license to practice is just the beginning. This is why Gene Quinn and John White designed …
By Gene Quinn
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Introduction to Patent Prosecution: Patent Practice for Beginners

You’ve passed the patent bar exam. Now what? Having a license to practice is just the beginning. What you need is a bridge between passing the …
By Gene Quinn
4 days ago 0

Update on 101 Rejections at the USPTO: Prospects for Computer-Related Applications Continue to Improve Post-Guidance

The Supreme Court’s 2014 decision in Alice v. CLS Bank made it significantly more difficult to obtain patents for some computer-related technologies. it is, at best, questionable …
By Kate Gaudry & Samuel Hayim
5 days ago 6

Claimed Method As a Whole Must Be Described to Satisfy Written Description Requirement

The Federal Circuit recently affirmed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board) decision finding that Dr. Stephen Quake and Dr. Christina Fan’s (collectively, “Quake”) asserted claims …

Are All Safety-Related Inventions Obvious After Celgene?

The case of Celgene Corp. v. Peter, Nos. 2018-1167 et al. (Fed. Cir. July 30, 2019) has drawn attention for its decision that inter partes review (IPR) may be …
By Daniel Hanson
7 days ago 17

Federal Circuit Vacates and Remands PTAB Decision on Public Accessibility

The Federal Circuit recently vacated and remanded a decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), finding that the PTAB applied the wrong legal standard for …

Artificial Intelligence Inventor Asks If ‘WHO’ Can Be an Inventor Is the Wrong Question?

Recently a group out of the University of Surrey provided a new challenge to the definition of inventor, asking “who what may be an inventor on a …
By Benjamin Ford
13 days ago 7

Submit Your Comments: USPTO Proposes to Raise Inter Partes Review and Other Fees

On Wednesday, July 31, Acting Chief Financial Officer of the USPTO Sean Mildrew posted an announcement on the USPTO’s blog explaining the Office’s reasoning for its …
By IPWatchdog
14 days ago 26

Other Barks & Bites, August 2: VirnetX Patent Claims Revived, AIA Trial Fees Increased, and CAFC Rules in Celgene that AIA Trials Do Not Violate the Fifth Amendment

This week in Other Barks & Bites: The Federal Circuit issues several precedential decisions, including one reviving the patent claims in VirnetX and another determining that America Invents …
By IPWatchdog
16 days ago 7

Tips for Filing Divisional/Continuation Applications in China Versus the United States

Over the past decade—and likely for the rest of our lifetimes—China has become a favored venue for patent filings due to its increasing GDP and …
By Weibin Shi & Bradley Lytle
17 days ago 2

Designing Around a Patent as an Alternative to a License

Whenever a company finds itself in the cross-hairs of a cease-and-desist letter or patent infringement lawsuit, a license may not be a viable option. That is often …

Mistakes to Avoid When Filing Computer-Implemented Invention Patents at the EPO

In the final installment of my interview with three examiners at the European Patent Office (EPO), we wrap up our conversation about their approaches to examining computer …
By Gene Quinn
24 days ago 4

Evidentiary Hearing Held in Engineer’s Suit Against U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Alleging Bad-Faith Patent Examinations

The extent to which the existence of a patent system will promote “the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to ... inventors the …
By Kate Gaudry
1 month ago 36

The Federal Circuit Must Revisit Its Imprudent Decision in Chargepoint v. SemaConnect

I recently authored an article for IPWatchdog arguing that the Federal Circuit in ChargePoint Inc. v. SemaConnect, Inc., (2018-1739) effectively overruled the new U.S. Patent and …
By Russell Slifer
1 month ago 21

Congress Must Work to Understand the Language of Inventors

One of the more dramatic moments in my $20 million dollar patent brawl occurred in the pivotal preliminary injunction hearing at the courthouse in downtown Tyler, Texas. I …
By Josh Malone
2 months ago 26