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PTO Increases Annual Limit of Track One Prioritized Examination to Keep Pace with Applicant Interest

USA - September 4 2019 In recognition of the high interest level in the program, the PTO recently announced it is increasing the annual limit on Track One Prioritized…

International IP Expansion Considerations

European Union, Global, USA - August 12 2019 Businesses must balance the desire for intellectual property protection throughout the world with budget management goals. There is no “one size fits…

Patent Holders, Protect Your IP with These Tips on Patent Term Adjustment

USA - June 25 2019 The importance of patent term, or the period of time during which the exclusive nature of a patent is in effect, cannot be overstated. The patent…

Licensee Challenges Ruling that a Standard Language Forum Selection Clause Bars PTAB Proceedings

USA - June 17 2019 In a case that could have a significant impact on the interpretation and drafting of patent licensing agreements, a patent licensee filed an appeal…

Privity and Immunity: The Federal Circuit Issues Two Precedential Decisions Addressing Who Can Petition for and Who Can Be Subject to Inter Partes Review

USA - June 17 2019 Late last week, the Federal Circuit issued Power Integrations, Inc. v. Semiconductor Components Indus., LLC and Regents of the Univ. Of Minnesota v…

5 Patent Law Petitions to Watch at the Supreme Court

USA - May 28 2019 As the 2018-2019 Supreme Court term nears its end, several consequential patent law petitions still await certiorari rulings before the Justices…

Racketeering Not Just for Mobsters Anymore: Patent Proceedings Too

USA - March 19 2019 What began as a run-of-the-mill patent lawsuit for a popular sportswear company spiraled into a six year litigation war; one that, when the dust of…

Proper Use of Trademarks and Trademark Symbols

USA - February 8 2019 A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, design, color, sound, or a combination thereof, that serves to identify the source of goods or services from…

New USPTO §101 Guidelines Adopt Policies Favorable to Patent Applicants

USA - January 29 2019 Decisions by the Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit over the past decade have wrestled with the question that 35 U.S.C. §101 was intended to…

Revised Guidance is a Promising Step for Subject Matter Eligibility Examination

USA - January 28 2019 Bob Dylan famously sang that “[y]ou don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows,” and we don’t need a weatherman to tell us that the wind…