One hundred and seventy-one—that is the number of patent lawsuits that have been filed against Apple since the beginning of 2009. While Apple was sued for patent infringement more than any othe
...an accelerated examination procedure that is growing in its use at the USPTO; however, this requires the allowance of at least one claim in a...
...executive order to combat NPEs, prescribing greater measures of scrutiny for the USPTO to follow when examining software patents. Also in June, the chairwoman of...
Implemented on September 16, 2012, by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, inter partes review is a new proceeding that permits a party to challenge the validity of a patent on the basis of prior ar
As has been widely reported in the press, in the ongoing battle between Apple and Samsung, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, acting on behalf of the president, engaged in a policy evaluati
It is not intuitive that an offer to manufacture a product made by a patent owner's own supplier could be a commercial offer for sale that would start the clock ticking on the one-year deadline for f
...In Kappos, a patent applicant brought a challenge to the USPTO's rejection of an application in district court, under 35 U...
By now, virtually everyone who represents business clients has heard of the America Invents Act (AIA) and understands that it has changed the landscape for acquiring both utility and design patents i
...because provisions of the CFR govern standards of attorney conduct before the USPTO. Defendants correctly noted that the provision of the CFR identified by Steinberg...
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