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Prosecution history estoppel presumptively applies to narrowing claim amendments

USA - November 25 2013 Addressing the issue of whether prosecution history estoppel presumptively applies when an amendment narrows the scope of the original claim in…

Cary Chien.

ITC upholds its 100-day pilot program

USA - September 30 2013 In addressing the issue of whether the 100-day domestic industry pilot program launched by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) violates the…

First 100 day domestic industry initial determination from ITC concludes no domestic industry

USA - July 31 2013 In the first ruling under a new pilot program instituted to resolve key issues early in U.S. International Trade Commission investigations (ITC), an…

When can a design patent continuation applications claim priority to a parent?

USA - April 30 2013 Addressing the issue of when and under what circumstances a design patent application can receive the benefit of the written description of its parent…

Section 102(g) is still available as a defense for pre-AIA patents

USA - December 27 2012 Addressing the issue of inventorship under 35 U.S.C. §102(g), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found certain patent claims invalid…