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 that NTP will
be successful in reversing the applied...
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 the law of obviousness under
35 U.S.C. 103...
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 AIA funding, the Track One procedure has been available...
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 showing to the contrary by a patent applicant or...
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 Association
(POPA), the union that represents patent...