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Whither the CCPA? The Influence of CCPA Decisions on Anticipation

USA - July 1 2022 One of the requirements for patentability under United States law is novelty, as prescribed by 35 U.S.C. § 102. Under § 102, an invention is eligible…

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USA - June 29 2022 The Patents petitions timeline provides applicants access to petitions that can be submitted during each stage of patent prosecution process and…

Not All Intrinsic Evidence Is Equal

USA - June 24 2022 In Ultra-Mek, Inc. v. United Furniture Industries, Inc., No. 1:18-cv-281, 2022 WL 1799235 (M.D.N.C. June 2, 2022), the United States District Court…

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Global, USA - June 22 2022 With the adoption of ST.26 as the new standard for sequence listings, the USPTO has revised its regulations. On May 20, 2022, the USPTO published a…

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Global, USA - June 15 2022 REMINDER: PCT-SAFE will no longer be supported by WIPO as of July 1, 2022. As such, one can no longer use PCT-SAFE to prep your RO-101 for submission…

Whither the CCPA? Hindsight is 20/20: Examining CCPA Decisions and Their Continued Importance in Modern Obviousness Inquiries

USA - June 10 2022 In United States Patent law, a patent may not be obtained on a claimed invention if the differences between the claimed invention and the prior art…

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USA - June 8 2022 Recently, the USPTO announced a Climate Change Mitigation Pilot Program. Under this pilot program, qualifying nonprovisional utility patent…

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USA - June 1 2022 PCT fees are payable to the receiving Office (RO) with which the international application is filed. The RO then transmits the search fee to the…

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USA - May 25 2022 The USPTO has a Patent Pendency Model (PPM); the PPM is a simulation tool that predicts patent production output based on actual historical data and…

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Global, USA - May 18 2022 The PCT Contingency Upload Service allows the applicant (or his or her agent) to upload PDF documents, including new international applications…