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Law firm targeted by science publisher answers copyright infringement complaint

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 3 2012

The law firm that was sued for copying and disseminating copyrighted articles from scientific journals for submission with its clients’ patent applications to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has filed its response to the copyright infringement claims

Science publisher claims submission of prior art to USPTO involves copyright infringement

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 15 2012

A New Jersey-based publishing company has filed copyright infringement lawsuits in federal courts in two states against law firms that submitted citations to or copies of copyrighted articles from scientific journals to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) with their clients’ patent applications

USPTO General Counsel issues paper on fair use of non-patent literature in examination process

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 2 2012

The Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has released a position paper after receiving a number of inquiries about copyright infringement and the use of non-patent literature (NPL) in the patent examination process