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Federal Circuit Says PTO Submissions can Waive Privilege to Future Communications

USA - August 15 2017 On July 20, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in In re OptumInsight denied OptumInsight’s petition for writ of mandamus…

Update on Federal Register Notice on Artificial Intelligence (AI) Patent Issues

European Union, USA - January 21 2020 As noted in our previous post, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a request for comments for a list of questions regarding…

Marc T. Morley, Michael T. Renaud

Second Circuit Declines to Decide if Human Skin Can Be a Tangible Medium of Expression under Copyright Law and Affirms Dismissal of Makeup Artist’s Lawsuit

USA - June 22 2020 In a recent decision from the Second Circuit, Judges Parker, Chin, and Carney side-stepped a novel question: whether human skin can be the kind of…

Susan Neuberger Weller

USPTO Provides Guidance on Conducting an Effective Patent Examiner Interview

USA - March 25 2021 Examiner interviews are often indispensable to advance prosecution of a U.S. patent application, and interviews can help advance prosecution in the…

Christina Sperry

Recap of Federal Register Notice on Artificial Intelligence (AI) Patent Issues

USA - September 17 2019 Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly becoming important across a diverse spectrum of technologies and businesses. As AI grows in importance in…

Marc T. Morley, Michael T. Renaud