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Federal Circuit revisits the question of “what is analogous art?”

USA - August 17 2015 In the recent Federal Circuit decision in Circuit Check v. QXQ Inc., the Court discusses the bounds of analogous art when considering the scope and

Assignments in the United States do not always pass muster in Europe

European Union, USA - January 15 2013 In the United States, where an inventor must assign ownership of patent rights to his or her employer or another company, he or she signs an

USPTO releases new proposed rules governing patent review proceedings

USA - August 20 2015 On August 19, 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released a set of proposed rule changesthat affect the post-issuance patent review

USPTO now gives applicants two months to reply to restriction requirements and other actions without applicants having to pay a fee

USA - January 15 2014 In our November issue, we highlighted some patent rule changes that have since taken effect as part of the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of

Google Patent Starter Program said to deter trolls but does it?

USA - August 12 2015 Google recently announced a "Patent Starter Program" that may prove a boon to emerging companies looking to kick-start development of patent

“Initial interest confusion” trademark doctrine still has legs in Ninth Circuit

USA - August 26 2015 The doctrine of “initial interest confusion,” scorned by many legal commentators and rejected by numerous courts, is alive and well in the

Latest in the 101 saga: Sequenom requests en banc rehearing, indicating biomedical research will be stymied otherwise

USA - August 20 2015 Arguing that its invalidated diagnostic patent claims were "collateral damage in what is properly a war on frivolously broad claims directed to

USPTO releases new proposed rules governing patent review proceedings

USA - August 20 2015 On August 19, 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released a set of proposed rule changesthat affect the post-issuance patent review

Federal Circuit revisits the question of “what is analogous art?”

USA - August 17 2015 In the recent Federal Circuit decision in Circuit Check v. QXQ Inc., the Court discusses the bounds of analogous art when considering the scope and

Google Patent Starter Program said to deter trolls but does it?

USA - August 12 2015 Google recently announced a "Patent Starter Program" that may prove a boon to emerging companies looking to kick-start development of patent