Posts Tagged: patent prosecution


Determining When a Printed Publication is Publicly Accessible

Twice during the last year, the Federal Circuit found itself clarifying the meaning of public accessibility of a printed publication for the purposes of prior art under 35 …

Patent Practice Training: An Introduction to Patent Prosecution

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
2 months ago 0

Patent Trend Study Part Twelve: Mobile Phone Industry

Yesterday, we discussed patenting trends in the cleantech industry. Today, we turn to the mobile phone industry, which has matured with fewer reasons for frequent consumer upgrades …
By Thomas Franklin & Kate Gaudry
2 months ago 3

Pinning False Blame of Lack of Enablement In Issued Patents On the USPTO

Last week, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, held an oversight hearing on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) with …
By Ron Katznelson, Ph.D.
2 months ago 19

Patent Trends Study Part Eleven: Cleantech Industry

Yesterday, we discussed patenting trends in artificial intelligence (AI). Today, we turn to the cleantech and green tech industries, which are changing many established industries in different …
By Thomas Franklin & Kate Gaudry
2 months ago 0

Patent Trends Study Part Ten: Artificial Intelligence Industry

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a hot topic in both the tech and political spheres. This technology holds huge widespread potential, and strategic use of AI may …
By Kate Gaudry & Thomas Franklin
2 months ago 0

Patent Trend Study Part Nine: Blockchain

Our last article in this series discussed patenting trends in the Therapeutics and Diagnostic Molecules Industry. Today, we turn to the blockchain industry, which is a foundational …
By Thomas Franklin & Kate Gaudry
2 months ago 0

Patent Trends Study Part Eight: Therapeutic and Diagnostic Molecules Industry

In our last article exploring patent trends across 12 industries, we addressed the industrial design industry. Today’s article pertains to the therapeutic and diagnostic molecules industry. Few …
By Kate Gaudry & Thomas Franklin
2 months ago 2

Independent Inventors to USPTO: We Are All Underrepresented in This Patent System

On Wednesday, the USPTO held the first of three scheduled hearings prompted by the Study of Underrepresented Classes Chasing Engineering and Science (SUCCESS) Act, which requires the …
By Eileen McDermott
2 months ago 59

Patent Trends Study Part Seven: Industrial Design

Yesterday, we looked at trends in the medical device industry. Today’s article pertains to Industrial Design, which was limited to design patent protection. The term of …
By Thomas Franklin & Kate Gaudry
2 months ago 6

Patent Trends Study Part Six: Medical Devices Industry

In the sixth installment of our 13-part patent-trends study (performed in collaboration with GreyB) providing high-level data across industries, we will examine trends in the medical-device industry. …
By Kate Gaudry & Thomas Franklin
2 months ago 0

Patent Trends Study Part Five: Automotive Industry

It has been a wild decade for the automotive industry, with U.S. auto brands almost dying in the Great Recession. Federal government intervention rescued brands and …
By Thomas Franklin & Kate Gaudry
2 months ago 1

Patent Trends Study Part Four: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Industry

In our fourth article studying patent trends data across industries, we turn to the computational biology and bioinformatics industry. Computers have transformed many aspects of our everyday …
By Kate Gaudry & Thomas Franklin
2 months ago 0

Patent Trends Study Part Three: FinTech Industry

In yesterday’s article, we discussed patent trends in the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, as part of our patent-trends study (performed in a collaboration between Kilpatrick …
By Kate Gaudry & Thomas Franklin
3 months ago 0

Patent Trends Study Part Two: IoT Industry

In yesterday’s article, we introduced our patent-trends study (performed in a collaboration between Kilpatrick Townsend and GreyB Services) and provided high-level data across industries. Today’s …
By Thomas Franklin & Kate Gaudry
3 months ago 0