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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office extends pilot programs

USA - November 18 2014 This past September the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) extended two key pilot programs. The first, the Quick Path Information Disclosure…

Peter Nils Baylor, Kenneth R. Berman, Megan E. Jeans, Konstantin M. Linnik, John J. Penny, V.

Supreme Court ruling renders future uncertain for patenting abstract software inventions

USA - June 19 2014 Today's long-awaited decision by the United States Supreme Court in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, 573 U.S. ___ (2014) may…

Michael P. Visconti, III, David J. Powsner.

New U.S. patent rules effective in December – will they affect my practice?

USA - November 18 2013 On December 18, 2013, a series of new U.S. patent rules will become effective. The rule changes update the U.S. patent rules in view of a 2012 U.S…

Lisa Adams, Peter Nils Baylor, William C. Geary, Megan E. Jeans, Konstantin M. Linnik, Rory P. Pheiffer.

The Supreme Court continues to take on IP issues; is Congress picking up the patent reform torch again too?

USA - November 18 2013 The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to hear two patent-related cases, as well as a copyright case. The copyright case, Petrella v…

Lisa Adams, Peter Nils Baylor, William C. Geary, Megan E. Jeans, Konstantin M. Linnik.

PTAB weighs in on subject matter eligibility of software medium claims in rare precedential opinion

USA - November 18 2013 The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) at the USPTO recently issued a rare precedential opinion in Ex Parte Mewherter that addresses subject matter…

Lisa Adams, Peter Nils Baylor, William C. Geary, Megan E. Jeans, Konstantin M. Linnik.