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Golfing a round with analogous art

USA - August 31 2015 The Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB") and the Federal Circuit have each recently addressed the standard for determining whether a reference…

How to protect company IP in the age of social media

USA - June 25 2012 Companies increasingly use social media to foster business, interact with clients and vendors and hire employees.

Paul A. Ragusa.

Revitalizing a dead patent family with continuing reissue patents: In re Staats

USA - April 30 2012 In a precedential panel opinion, In re Staats, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a decision of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (“PTO”) and held that a continuing reissue application can be filed to add broadening claims after the two-year limit imposed by 35 USC § 251 has lapsed.