U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Seeks Comment on Proposed Fee Schedule as Mandated by America Invents Act

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Seeks Comment on Proposed Fee Schedule as Mandated by America Invents Act

Schedule is Based on Cost-Recovery Model and Extensive Public Input

Schedule is Based on Cost-Recovery Model and Extensive Public Input
SUPREME COURT EXPRESSES INTEREST IN STANDARD OF REVIEW FOR CLAIM CONSTRUCTION

SUPREME COURT EXPRESSES INTEREST IN STANDARD OF REVIEW FOR CLAIM CONSTRUCTION

SUPREME COURT EXPRESSES INTEREST IN STANDARD OF REVIEW FOR CLAIM CONSTRUCTION  Today, the Supreme Court indicated an interest in reviewing whether claim construction is a purely legal question. This is a very important issue of which you should be aware.  Why is this a very important issue? Whether claim construction is a purely legal question […]

USPTO Adds Advancement of Examination Option to the Patent Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program

USPTO Adds Advancement of Examination Option to the Patent Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program

Washington – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), working in conjunction with the Patent Office Professional Association (POPA) announced today that the Patent Law School Clinic Certification Pilot Program will add a Petition to Make Special component. Schools participating in the program will be allowed a set number of applications to be advanced […]

USPTO Extends After Final Consideration Pilot to Sept. 30, 2012

USPTO Extends After Final Consideration Pilot to Sept. 30, 2012

Washington – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has extended its After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) to Sept. 30, 2012. Originally scheduled to end on June 16, 2012, the extension of the AFCP will give more stakeholders the opportunity to have their patent applications given enhanced consideration after a final rejection. The extension […]

Caraco Pharmaceutical v. Novo Nordisk

Caraco Pharmaceutical v. Novo Nordisk

The Supreme Court rendered a decision yesterday, in Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, LTD. v. Novo Nordisk A/S, 566 U.S. ___ (2012). This case deals with the right to contest patent information submitted to the FDA to support market exclusivity. The holding, copied below, is self explanatory: When the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) evaluates an application […]

Roundtable on USPTO's Practice Regarding Identifications of Goods and Services

Roundtable on USPTO’s Practice Regarding Identifications of Goods and Services

As part of the Trademark Operation’s continuing series of roundtable discussions to gather stakeholder views on important issues, a roundtable on USPTO’s practice regarding identifications of goods and services will be held at the USPTO on February 24 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The session, entitled “Future Plans for USPTO ID-Class Practice,” will be […]

Creativity Key to Executing Toughest IP Survey Projects

Swimming in Shark-Infested Waters

A New Survey Protocol for Proving/Disproving Design Patent Infringement

Marketing Perspectives on Brand Valuation

The Descriptive/Suggestive Conundrum in Trademark Surveys

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When NOT To Do An Intellectual Property Survey

Introducing the Internet/Telephone “Hybrid” Survey

Introducing the Internet/Telephone “Hybrid” Survey

New Challenges to the IP Survey Process

New Challenges to the IP Survey Process

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