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USPTO Incentive Policies Influence Patentability Decisions
  • Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, PC
  • USA
  • July 23 2018

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office human resource policies influence patentability decisions, potentially increasing the rate at which examiners issue

Can Juries Decide Patent Eligibility Under 35 U.S.C. 101?
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • USA
  • December 5 2017

No provision of the Patent Act has been more frequently litigated over the last several years than 35 U.S.C. 101. After not having decided a 101 case

AIPLA Legislative Proposal to Overrule Recent 101 Caselaw
  • Knobbe Martens
  • USA
  • June 22 2017

With the continuing uncertainties regarding application of the subject matter eligibility standard enumerated in 35 U.S.C

Is it time to reform 35 USC Section 101?
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
  • USA
  • June 7 2017

Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution specifies that the powers of Congress include the power to "promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts

Proposal for change to US Patent Law
  • Dehns
  • USA
  • May 18 2017

The American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (AIPLA) has just released a proposal to change the law on what kinds of inventions may be

Reflections on USPTO Design Day 2017: What’s Next?
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA, Global
  • April 27 2017

Each April, the design patent community gathers at the USPTO to discuss design prosecution and protection. This year, on April 25, another sell-out

Potential Intellectual Property Issues on the Table in the 115th Congress
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA
  • February 6 2017

Over the past decade, intellectual property issues have often taken center stage in Congress. The America Invents Act, passed in 2011, changed patent

Exploring the Legal Contours of Patent Subject Matter Eligibility
  • Fenwick & West LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2016

I'd like to go back to some first principles and history. Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution neatly divided the promotion of, on the one hand:

Antitrust Scrutiny in China of FRAND-Committed Standard Essential Patents
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • China
  • October 31 2015

Technical standards can enable multiple companies and other organizations in a competitive field to collaboratively develop platforms for new products

USPTO urged to revise Interim 101 Guidance to require examiners to present a proper prima facie case supported by factual evidence
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • March 23 2015

As previously reported, on December 15, 2014, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a document titled "2014 Interim Guidance on