Posts Tagged: patent prosecution


IP Due Diligence in the Life Sciences: Key Considerations for 2019

The success of a life science product, and thereby the company, rests heavily upon a combination of patent protection, regulatory exclusivity and product life cycle management. A …

Canada Patent Law Changes Are Bad News for Patent Owners

The effects of changes made to Canada’s patent law at the end of 2018 won’t be fully clear for some time, but Canadian patent owners and …
By Steve Brachmann
2 months ago 1

Federal Circuit Again Considers USPTO Calculation of PTA in Supernus Pharmaceuticals v. Iancu

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, …
By Gene Quinn
2 months ago 0

Techniques for Patenting Blockchain in Europe, the United States, China and Japan

Patentability of Blockchain is a hot topic primarily because of the tremendous expectations around this emerging, disruptive and promising technology. On December 5, 2018, the European Patent Office (EPO) …
By Andrea Perronace
2 months ago 0

Director Iancu Should Personally Conduct Video Training Explaining Section 101 Guidance

During the interview with Technology Center Director Tariq Hafiz we discussed whether it is realistic to expect patent examiners to perform a complete Section 101 analysis, including comparing …
By Eli Mazour
2 months ago 25

The Supreme Court Should Grant Cert in Zup to Correct Obviousness Doctrine

On behalf of nonprofit, U.S. Inventor, Inc., and over a dozen other amici, Flachsbart & Greenspoon, LLC has submitted a Brief of Amici Curiae urging the Supreme …
By Robert P. Greenspoon
2 months ago 29

Getting Past NO at the Patent Office

Joining Gene Quinn will be Steve Kunin, a partner with Maier & Maier, and former Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy at the USPTO, and Megan McLoughlin, a …
By Gene Quinn
2 months ago 0

Dear Examiner: I am an Imposter

That feeling that you are a fraud and that, one day, people will find out you have no idea what you are doing has a name—Impostor …
By Rebecca Tapscott
2 months ago 14

The IP Counselor’s Checklist for Adding Value During Patent Prosecution

As the new year begins, I’ve been reflecting on what makes patent practitioners highly valuable to their clients. In a prior IPWatchdog article, I asserted that …
By Carlo Cotrone
3 months ago 2

Patent Practice Training 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 months ago 0

Artificial Intelligence Technologies Facing Heavy Scrutiny at the USPTO

Artificial intelligence technologies are transforming industries and improving human productivity and health. Unfortunately, the stark reality appears to be that artificial intelligence technologies are likely to be …
By Kate Gaudry & Samuel Hayim
4 months ago 4

MIT Prior Art Archive: An Overstated Solution to Patent Examination

According to statistics provided by the USPTO, since the beginning of fiscal year 2012, the Office has received a total of only 1,584 third-party submissions of prior art for …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
5 months ago 11

USPTO Announces Access to Relevant Prior Art Initiative to Import Prior Art Citations into Patent Applications

The USPTO recently announced the implementation of the first phase of the Access to Relevant Prior Art (RPA) Initiative. The initiative is being designed to reduce the …
By Steve Brachmann
5 months ago 1

Patent Prosecution Experience Gap: Getting 2 Years Experience

For people starting out in the patent field, virtually all job announcements require some patent prosecution experience. A typical requirement is, for example, at least 2 years of …
By John White
5 months ago 9

Webinar: Best Practices for Avoiding Patent Prosecution Malpractice

This Webinar is Sponsored by Clarivate Analytics Malpractice concerns for patent practitioners are on the rise. As patents become more valuable and the intricacies of patent practice …
By Renee C. Quinn
5 months ago 0