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Supreme Court rejects deference to PTO in Hyatt

USA - April 23 2012 On April 18, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States affirmed the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and clarified the evidentiary rules and procedures for a 35 U.S.C. 145 proceeding before a district court....

Heather N. Mewes, Enia Titova.


Patent litigation alert: Federal Circuit issues en banc decision in Marine Polymer: no reexamination intervening rights absent textual amendment to claim language

USA - March 19 2012 Should intervening rights apply to claims that were not textually amended during a reexamination proceeding but were effectively narrowed by the patentee’s arguments?...

Heather N. Mewes, Betsy White.


Seven sins intellectual property mistakes start-up technology companies should avoid

USA - February 23 2010 The start-up company often is an exciting and fast moving entity....


Top ten patent issues for the new Director of the Patent and Trademark Office

USA - May 15 2009 Imminently, the Obama Administration will be naming a new Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”)....

Stuart P. Meyer.


FAQ on international patent strategy and execution

Global, USA - March 11 2009 Patent rights are territorial....