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DABUS Denied: Only Natural Persons can be Named as Inventors on US Patents

USA - April 28 2020 The question of who, or rather what, can be an inventor has taken a front-row seat as use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) becomes increasingly…

William Gvoth

New patent fees may impact strategies

USA - February 20 2013 Effective March 19, 2013, the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) will implement a new patent prosecution fee schedule, raising many of the most…

Cameron K. Kerrigan, Bryan J. Jaketic, A.J. Moss

US Supreme Court holds diagnostic patents invalid for claiming laws of nature

USA - March 22 2012 On March 20, 2012 the United States Supreme Court invalidated two diagnostic patents for reciting no more than laws of nature.

David Elkins, Nathan Lane III, Rahul Pathak

Patent reform legislation brings host of changes to US patent law

USA - September 16 2011 The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, signed by President Obama into law on September 16, 2011, is the culmination of patent reform efforts taking years.

Alicia M. Choi, David Elkins, Peter Flanagan, Keith Mullervy

USPTO announces helpful options for patent applicants

USA - April 8 2011 In June 2010 the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced plans to provide patent applicants with different "tracks" that they can select based on the speed with which they want their patent applications examined.

Alicia M. Choi, David Elkins