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October 31, 2011 Webinar Hosted by Senior Officials of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to Discuss the America Invents Act
By: Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that it would host a webinar on October 31, 2011 at 1 p.m. with senior agency officials to discuss the USPTO...
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U.S. Patent Office Conducts Two Studies Pursuant to the America Invents Act
October 21, 2011
By: Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is seeking comments regarding prior user rights and international patent protection for small businesses pursuant to the Leahy-Smith America...
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Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Summarizes the Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
October 12, 2011
Today, Scott Pierce and Mary Murray summarized provisions of the new Patent Act, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, as part of our firm’s breakfast seminar series. The Act...
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America Invents Act - Prioritized Examination at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Effective September 26, 2011
September 2011 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
The Smith-Leahy America Invents Act was enacted into law by President Obama on September 16, 2011. A provision in the Act permits Applicants to file a request for prioritized examination...
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Owning What You Think You Own - Avoiding Pitfalls in IP Rights and Assignments
September 21, 2011
Patent protection can be critical to a company’s ability to compete in the marketplace and secure financing for its growth.  Pitfalls lurk at every stage of the patenting...
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Limited Period for Trademark Owners to Block .XXX Domain Names
September 2011 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
The new .XXX generic top-level domain namespace has been designed specifically for the adult industry. Registered trademark owners who want to protect their marks from being used...
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Senate Passes Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
September 2011 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: N. Scott Pierce
Yesterday, the Senate passed a new patent statute and it is expected to be promptly signed into law. Known as the “Leahy-Smith America Invents Act” (Act), it is the most...
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Isolated Nucleic Acids Are Patentable - Is The Debate Over?
August 2011 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
Recently, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in the Myriad case (The Association for Molecular Pathology, et al. v. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Myriad Genetics...
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October 31, 2011 Webinar Hosted by Senior Officials of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to Discuss the America Invents Act
By: Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that it would host a webinar on October 31, 2011 at 1 p.m. with senior agency officials to discuss the USPTO...
More »
 
U.S. Patent Office Conducts Two Studies Pursuant to the America Invents Act
October 21, 2011
By: Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is seeking comments regarding prior user rights and international patent protection for small businesses pursuant to the Leahy-Smith America...
More »
 
Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Summarizes the Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
October 12, 2011
Today, Scott Pierce and Mary Murray summarized provisions of the new Patent Act, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, as part of our firm’s breakfast seminar series. The Act...
More »
 
America Invents Act - Prioritized Examination at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Effective September 26, 2011
September 2011 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
The Smith-Leahy America Invents Act was enacted into law by President Obama on September 16, 2011. A provision in the Act permits Applicants to file a request for prioritized examination...
More »
 
Owning What You Think You Own - Avoiding Pitfalls in IP Rights and Assignments
September 21, 2011
Patent protection can be critical to a company’s ability to compete in the marketplace and secure financing for its growth.  Pitfalls lurk at every stage of the patenting...
More »
 
Limited Period for Trademark Owners to Block .XXX Domain Names
September 2011 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
The new .XXX generic top-level domain namespace has been designed specifically for the adult industry. Registered trademark owners who want to protect their marks from being used...
More »
 
Senate Passes Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
September 2011 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: N. Scott Pierce
Yesterday, the Senate passed a new patent statute and it is expected to be promptly signed into law. Known as the “Leahy-Smith America Invents Act” (Act), it is the most...
More »
 
Isolated Nucleic Acids Are Patentable - Is The Debate Over?
August 2011 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
Recently, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in the Myriad case (The Association for Molecular Pathology, et al. v. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Myriad Genetics...
More »
 

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