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Simple Measures for Protecting Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets

USA - April 26 2017 Every day, companies unknowingly give up intellectual property and trade secrets which they could have otherwise protected with simple processes…

Kevin J. Mahoney.

Filing vs. Serving - The PTAB Splits Another Hair

USA - February 14 2017 The admissibility of evidence is an important consideration for many PTAB proceedings. The procedures for objecting to and admitting evidence can be…

Strategic Use of Disclaimers in PTAB Proceedings

USA - January 31 2017 A patentee has several options for responding to a Petition for Inter Partes Review ("IPR") or Covered Business Method ("CBM") petition. The patent…

Remote Software Application Survives Alice Challenge

USA - January 24 2017 Inventions directed to "pure software" have arguably had the most difficult time surviving Alice challenges. Software is often characterized as an…

Financial Patent Resurrected After Court Sua Sponte Reverses Alice Decision

USA - December 20 2016 Since the Supreme Court Bilski case, financial patents have been routinely denied patentability by the Patent Office, or have been invalidated before…