BPAI Definition of Email Found Unreasonable by CAFC
Last February NTP appealed the invalidity
findings of the USPTO to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
(CAFC). At that time I predicted that the case would shift back to the USPTO on...
New Therasense Guidelines to Invite Extrinsic Evidence Abuse?
As discussed yesterday, the USPTO has proposed to modify asepcts of Rule 1.56(b) and Rule 1.555 (b) to comport to the materiality standard of the recent Therasense decision of the CAFC ...
Did Therasense Moot Supplemental Examination?
Supplemental Examination, as currently proposed in the patent reform legislation ,
would enable Patentees to effectively cure inequitable conduct for all
but the most offensive conduct. This reform...
Is Appeal Pendency Really Reflected in USPTO Pendency Figures?
In considering whether or not to stay a parallel litigation in view of a pending patent reexamination the court will consider several factors .
One of the more hotly contested factors...
Enactment of Patent Reform Legislation to Trigger Immediate Changes
Yesterday, USPTO Director Kappos
participated in a Q&A session with the public on the pending patent
reform legislation and its anticipated impact on the USPTO. A replay of...
Weak June Job Report Spurs Interest in Passage of Patent Reform
Last Friday's disappointing June Jobs
Report has ratcheted up the already significant pressure on the Obama
Administration to address the struggling economic recovery. Meanwhile...
Claim Interpretation Practices in Patent Reexamination
As discussed over the past few months, the USPTO is considering
various proposals in an attempt to streamline patent reexamination. The
proposals of the speakers at the June 1 public meeting,...