Posts Tagged: USPTO


Artificial Intelligence: Intellectual Property Policy Considerations

Six panels featuring IP specialists from around the world — including experts from the United States, Canada, China, and Europe. Patents and Trade Secrets:  How can AI-related inventions …
By Gene Quinn
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In Support of the Right of Dissatisfied Parties to Appeal Adverse IPR Decisions

On January 11th, Askeladden LLC (Askeladden) filed an amicus brief in support of the Supreme Court accepting certiorari from JTEKT Corp. v. GKN Automotive Ltd., No. 2017-1828 (…

International Trademark Filing Strategies: How, When & Where to File a Trademark Outside the U.S.

International trademarks were once only necessary for large scale businesses and corporations. In today’s global marketplace, however, nearly any business, especially a business with online exposure, …
By Josh Gerben
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Limiting Section 325(d) Delegation Will Ensure a More Predictable Inter Partes Review Process

Congress created Inter Partes Review (IPR) to weed out clearly invalid patents that would not have been issued had the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) …
By Russell Slifer
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PTAB Grants Additional Briefing to Consider the Impact of USPTO’s Revised 101 Guidance

The PTAB not only assented to Mirror Imaging’s suggestion that a five-page brief be entered in advance of the hearing but added that parties may submit …

Federal Circuit Relies on Printed Matter Doctrine in Affirming Examiner’s Rejection of Claims Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

The examiner concluded the claims were directed to the abstract idea of rules for playing a game, which fell within the realm of methods of organizing human …

Iancu v. Brunetti: the Briefs Examined

The U.S. Supreme Court on January 4th granted certiorari to take up Iancu v. Brunetti on appeal from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. …
By Steve Brachmann
11 days ago 2

PTAB Says Alphabet is No Real Party-in-Interest With Google

Who stands to gain if Google prevails? Well, Google certainly, but so too does Alphabet, which is precisely why Alphabet is a real party-in-interest under any fair …
By Gene Quinn
15 days ago 14

Revised Patent Eligibility Guidance Effectively Defines What is an Abstract Idea

In essence, by narrowly identifying certain subject matter groups as being those that properly qualify for characterization as abstract ideas the USPTO is effectively defining what is …
By Gene Quinn
17 days ago 30

Even If New Matter, Entire Application Relevant to Assessing Compliance with Written Description Requirement

Several weeks ago, in a non-precedential opinion, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in In re: David Tropp, which vacated and remanded …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
17 days ago 1

Intellectual Property Basics and SBA Resources

Join the Midwest Regional USPTO in Detroit, Michigan as we discuss intellectual property basics and learn about potential ways to protect your invention as you transition from …
By Gene Quinn
18 days ago 0

The Year in Patents: The Top 10 Patent Stories from 2018

Before proceeding it is worth noting two things. First, that my list focuses on specific and identifiable events. Second, there are a number of stories worth mentioning, …
By Gene Quinn
23 days ago 14

Five Patent Law Lessons Learned in 2018

As we look ahead towards 2019, it is worth reflecting on several high-profile patent cases and brewing developments from the past year. Here are five lessons we learned …

Girl Scouts File Trademark Complaint Against Rival Boy Scouts

The Girl Scouts of the United States of America have filed suit to force the Boy Scouts of America to put the “Boy” back into “Boy Scout.” …
By Tiffani Otey & Phil Gura
25 days ago 0

Supreme Court Asked to Decide if AIA Creates Standing for Any Party to Appeal PTAB Decisions

Japanese manufacturer JTEKT Corporation recently filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court asking he nation’s highest court to determine whether …
By Steve Brachmann
25 days ago 10