USPTO Proposal Forces Patentee Cooperation in Violation of Statute?
Last Monday, I proposed managing petition practice in inter partes patent reexamination based on the patent interference model already in place. As a reminder, this proposal is responsive to the proposed collection of working concepts...
By Kendrew H. Colton
On February 7, 2012, in Adair v. Carter , the Federal Circuit provided an important clarification to the law of patent interferences.
Interferences in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are proceedings in which the USPTO determines which of two applicants who have...
n Dawson v. Dawson
[ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com
subscribers ], the Federal Circuit considered an unusual case with a
question that often arises in interferences: when did the inventor invent the
subject matter at issue. While the decision does not break new ground...