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Streamlining design patent applications internationally USPTO to start accepting applications next month

April 30 2015 Effective May 13, 2015, applicants can file international design patent applications in a single, standardized application via the USPTO designating…

Snapshot: the essentials of pharmaceutical trademarks in USA

November 24 2020 A brief overview of the framework governing pharmaceutical trademarks in USA.

Alice one year later – litigation trends in districts courts and the PTAB

June 10 2015 Almost one year ago, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Alice v. CLS Bank, a decision that fundamentally changed the way software claims are…

Changes to inventors oath or declaration

September 27 2012 The America Invents Act (AIA), passed in 2011, significantly changes who may file for patent applications and the inventor’s oath or declaration filed with an application.

New law simplifies worldwide industrial design protection

January 2 2013 Industrial design protection took a major step forward when President Obama signed the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act (the “PLTIA”)…

Snapshot: the essentials of pharmaceutical trademarks in USA

November 24 2020 A brief overview of the framework governing pharmaceutical trademarks in USA.

Q&A: pharmaceutical trademark enforcement in USA

November 24 2020 A Q&A guide to the enforcement of pharmaceutical trademark infringements in USA, covering the various enforcement proceedings, remedies, border enforcement and online pharmacy regulation.

New USPTO Mega-Sequence Listing Fees

December 4 2017 On November 14, 2017, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a rule on “Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees During Fiscal Year…

U.S. Supreme Court Hears "Oil States" Oral Arguments Regarding Constitutionality of the Patent Office Review Board

November 29 2017 On November 27, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene's Energy Group, LLC, Civ. No. 16-712…

Federal Circuit Ruling Makes It Possible To Move For A Change In Venue Even In Patent Infringement Cases In Which The Deadline For Such Motions Previously Had Passed

November 16 2017 On November 15, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision that could provide opportunities for defendants in pending…