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The Amazing Story of the Unsinkable Claim 8: How Many Lives Does a Patent Claim Have?

USA - July 11 2019 The Federal Circuit affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (“PTAB”) determination in IPR2016-00204 that the challenged claims of U.S. Reissue…

Adriana L. Burgy, C. Collette Corser, Thomas L. Irving, Tyler B. Latcham, Stacy Lewis, Amanda K. Murphy, Alexander Newkirk, Antoinette E. Nibbs, Ph.D.

Only Having the Pieces of a Jigsaw Puzzle Isn’t Enough - They Have to Be Assembled Together

USA - March 4 2019 Brigham’s U.S. Patent No. 5,229,137 (’137 patent) (now expired) claimed a method for treating episodic heartburn, in particular, by co-administering…

Mareesa A. Frederick, Thomas L. Irving

Is the first-inventor-to-file system constitutional?

USA - March 26 2013 Signed into law by the president in September 2011, central provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA) recently went into effect on March 16, 2013…

Anthony J. Lombardi

Timeline of declaration filing/using an ADS

USA - March 28 2013 The chart above and the information below provide guidance for filing an inventor’s oath or declaration and submitting an Application Data Sheet…

Adriana L. Burgy

The impact of the effective filing date under the AIA

USA - April 12 2013 The effective filing date of a claimed invention is a central concept relevant to several key provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA). It…

Anthony J. Lombardi