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Title Amendment: Design Patent Limitation?

USA - September 16 2019 Curver originally applied for a design patent directed to an overlapping “Y”-shaped pattern for “Furniture (part of-).” The figures of the…

Back to the Bread and Butter, Unraveling, in Appeals from PTAB and a District Court, How Inventorship Affects a § 102(e) Analysis, Why the Doctrine of Equivalents Does Not Apply, and Reversing a “Too-Narrow” Claim Construction

USA - February 4 2019 This involves two appeals: one by Duncan Parking Technologies (DPT) of IPR2016-00067 from the PTAB and the other by IPS of two district court…

Inherency and Obviousness

USA - December 27 2018 This case provides an example of the use of inherency in an obviousness determination. That is, the Northern District Court of Illinois found that…

Prosecution Pointer 155

USA - December 19 2018 What is a PTRC? Patent and Trademark Resource Centers (PTRCs) are a nationwide network of public, state and academic libraries that are designated by…

Error 101: IP Associations Propose Legislation for Patentable Subject Matter

USA - December 6 2018 Three prominent IP groups propose amending § 101 to clarify what is patentable subject matter. The American Bar Association (ABA) IP Section, and the…

Prosecution Pointer 152

USA - November 28 2018 The USPTO business centers that participate in the e-Office Action program include: Technology Centers, the Office of Patent Application Processing…

Recent Design Decisions Provide Insight for Design Patent Prosecution

USA - September 1 2017 Three recent decisions relating to design patents provide useful insights into design patent prosecution. First, the PTAB recently instituted two IPR…

Patentee-Friendly Claim Construction in the UK Courts?

European Union, USA - July 12 2017 The UK Supreme Court has handed down its judgment at the conclusion of a long-running dispute between Eli Lilly and Actavis. The cases related to Eli…

New EPO Rules For Patenting Plants and Animals

European Union - July 11 2017 The EPO has clarified its approach to the patentability of plants and animals by making changes to its rules. Article 53(b) EPC derives from an EU…

Reissue Basics

USA - July 6 2017 Reissue applications are valuable tools for correcting defects in issued patents. Reissue applications are used to correct a wide variety of errors…