Posts Tagged: patent prosecution


PolarityTE stock tumbles, harassed by activist short seller misrepresenting Public PAIR data

Whether the Citron report is intentionally wrong for the purpose of causing PolarityTE stock to tumble, which it has, or whether it is recklessly wrong, or just …
By Gene Quinn
5 days ago 19

Understanding U.S. Patent Prosecution

The journey to a patent begins much before actually filing the patent application, but this article, however, provides an overview of the patent application and patent prosecution …
By Gene Quinn & Michael Benson
16 days ago 4

Blockchain Patenting Strategies in view of the Berkheimer Decision

The same factual analysis required in Berkheimer under step 2B should apply to fundamental economic practice analysis of claims under step 2A. The questions have similar factual …
By Thomas Isaacson
19 days ago 1

Federal Circuit Denies Petition for Rehearing En Banc in Xitronix Appeal on Walker Process Claims

On Friday, June 15th, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied a petition for panel rehearing and rehearing en banc in Xitronix Corporation v. KLA-Tencor …
By Steve Brachmann
25 days ago 0

Creating Better Applications Through Patent Strengthening

Events along the prosecution process create multiple windows of opportunity for strengthening a portfolio. Decisions are based on indications of market adoption using evidence from specialized technical …
By Martin Bijman
26 days ago 1

Patent Practitioner Training

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
28 days ago 0

Alternative Routes to Protection of Innovation

Every year different groups provide rankings of patent prosecution law firms and a company’s patent count for the year.  Patent law firms will tout their rankings …
By Robert Stoll
1 month ago 59

Predicting Future Patent Outcomes

In this article, I compute a “three-year grant rate” that shows the probability of obtaining a granted patent within three years of the first office action. This …
By Jeff O’Neill
2 months ago 15

Strategic Prosecution: Mining Your Competitors Portfolio for Your Strategic Benefit

In this free webinar we will take a look at several examples of pre-emptive claiming, which when done properly can allow your client to obtain a set …
By Gene Quinn
2 months ago 0

Incorporation By Reference Does Not Establish Priority

In an IPR brought by E*Trade in response to an infringement suit by Droplets, the Board found that the Droplets ‘115 patent was invalid due to obviousness. …

Patent Practitioner Training: Everything Patent Practitioners Need to Know

You’ve passed the patent bar exam. Now what? We have heard that question too many times to count over the years as we have collectively spent …
By Gene Quinn & John White
3 months ago 8

USPTO issues 101 guidance limiting examiner ability to merely conclude elements are well-known, convention or routine

The Notice is significant because in a 101 rejection, an examiner cannot simply assume that elements or a combination are "well understood, routine or conventional." Examiners will be …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 22

Patent Prosecution Strategies for Building a Strong Patent Portfolio

Joining Gene will be Bob Stoll, former Commissioner for Patents at the USPTO and current partner at Drinker Biddle, Meredith Addy, a patent litigator and appellate attorney …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 0

Federal Circuit Decisions Breathe New Life Into Alice Responses by Patent Prosecutors

While most commentary to date has focused on the implications for litigation, two recent Federal Circuit decisions have promising implications for patent prosecutors struggling to overcome conclusory …

Practical Tips for Increasing Patent Allowance

The first commandment of patent prosecution should be to know your patent examiner. To do this patent practitioners need to take into account examiner time constraints and …
By Gene Quinn
5 months ago 0

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