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Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione: Prioritized Examination Under Leahy-Smith
Posted on 18 Jun 2012 by Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

The America Invents Act, signed into law on September 16, 2011, finally established funding for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) "Track One" prioritized patent examination procedure that was announced in May 2011. With the... Read More

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP: Presumption of Enablement Extended to Prior Non-Patent Publications
Posted on 6 Sep 2012 by Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery

By Kendrew H. Colton On July 27, 2012, in In re Antor Media Corporation , the Federal Circuit held in a case of apparent first impression that a prior printed publication cited as prior art by a patent examiner is presumptively enabling, absent any... Read More

Fitch Even IP Alert: USPTO Initiates Incentives for Examiners to Reduce RCE Backlog
Posted on 16 Apr 2013 by Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery

by Eggerton A. Campbell On April 1, 2013, Deputy Commissioner Faile sent an email message to all U. S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) patent examiners regarding a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Patent Office Professional... Read More

USPTO Issues Update to KSR Examination Guidelines
Posted on 7 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Patent Community Staff

From the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office : Guidelines include additional examples in response to stakeholder feedback Washington - The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is providing an update to its examination guidelines concerning... Read More

USPTO Issues Update to KSR Examination Guidelines
Posted on 7 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Patent Community Staff

From the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office : Guidelines include additional examples in response to stakeholder feedback Washington - The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is providing an update to its examination guidelines... Read More

NTP’s Last Stand: The Remnants of Patent Reexamination
Posted on 13 Jul 2010 by Scott A. McKeown

As we detailed previously, the NTP patent portfolio has been eviscerated in patent reexamination with over 2200 claims rejected across 8 patents. All 8 patents are now on appeal to the CAFC, based on my reading of the rejections, it appears unlikely... Read More