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The Final Score: USPTO Rescinds the New PTO Rules Package -- Applicants WIN!
October 2009 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
The USPTO, under the new leadership of David Kappos as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, has decided to rescind the controversial New...
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Post-Recession Planning for Your IP: Rescuing Your Company's IP Value from the Budget Hatchet
May 2009 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Susan G. L. Glovsky
Memoranda from coast-to-coast read, “Your patent budget has just been slashed, execute kill instructions now.”* IP patent portfolio managers and in-house patent counsel...
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March Madness: Court of Appeals Issues Decision on the Validity of New PTO Rules Half-Time Score: USPTO-3 Applicants-1 (But It's Not Over Yet)
March 2009 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
The First Half: The Lead Changes Back and Forth August 21, 2007: PTO Leads The USPTO issues the final version of four new PTO Rules. Final Rule 78 limits the Applicant to two continuation...
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Patent Suits - Massachusetts In, Texas Out
January 2009 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Brian T. Moriarty and Deirdre E. Sanders
Recent developments show that patent litigation will increase in Massachusetts and almost certainly will decline in the popular court in Marshall, Texas, also known as the Eastern...
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You May Have Won the Case, But Those Lost Profits May Not Be Your Own
November 2008 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: David J. Brody
Important patent rights may be lost by careless placement of title to a patent. This pitfall was highlighted recently when a large multinational corporation prevailed in an infringement...
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U.S. Patent Office Initiates a First Office Action Interview Program
April 2008 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
From April 28, 2008 to November 1, 2008, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Patent Office) will conduct a pilot program for non-provisional, non-reissue patent applications in certain...
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Court Ruling Delivers Blow to USPTO - Finds New Patent Rules Invalid
April 2008 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
A judge in the Eastern District of Virginia has granted summary judgment in favor of two parties challenging the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) new rules regarding limitations...
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New Patent Rules and Continuation-in-Part Applications
October 2007 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
Identification Requirements and Compliance Consequences New Patent Rules and Continuation-in-Part Applications On Nov. 1, 2007, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (&ldquo...
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The Final Score: USPTO Rescinds the New PTO Rules Package -- Applicants WIN!
October 2009 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
The USPTO, under the new leadership of David Kappos as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, has decided to rescind the controversial New...
More »
 
Post-Recession Planning for Your IP: Rescuing Your Company's IP Value from the Budget Hatchet
May 2009 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Susan G. L. Glovsky
Memoranda from coast-to-coast read, “Your patent budget has just been slashed, execute kill instructions now.”* IP patent portfolio managers and in-house patent counsel...
More »
 
March Madness: Court of Appeals Issues Decision on the Validity of New PTO Rules Half-Time Score: USPTO-3 Applicants-1 (But It's Not Over Yet)
March 2009 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
The First Half: The Lead Changes Back and Forth August 21, 2007: PTO Leads The USPTO issues the final version of four new PTO Rules. Final Rule 78 limits the Applicant to two continuation...
More »
 
Patent Suits - Massachusetts In, Texas Out
January 2009 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Brian T. Moriarty and Deirdre E. Sanders
Recent developments show that patent litigation will increase in Massachusetts and almost certainly will decline in the popular court in Marshall, Texas, also known as the Eastern...
More »
 
You May Have Won the Case, But Those Lost Profits May Not Be Your Own
November 2008 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: David J. Brody
Important patent rights may be lost by careless placement of title to a patent. This pitfall was highlighted recently when a large multinational corporation prevailed in an infringement...
More »
 
U.S. Patent Office Initiates a First Office Action Interview Program
April 2008 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
From April 28, 2008 to November 1, 2008, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Patent Office) will conduct a pilot program for non-provisional, non-reissue patent applications in certain...
More »
 
Court Ruling Delivers Blow to USPTO - Finds New Patent Rules Invalid
April 2008 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
A judge in the Eastern District of Virginia has granted summary judgment in favor of two parties challenging the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) new rules regarding limitations...
More »
 
New Patent Rules and Continuation-in-Part Applications
October 2007 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
Identification Requirements and Compliance Consequences New Patent Rules and Continuation-in-Part Applications On Nov. 1, 2007, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (&ldquo...
More »
 

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