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International Design Patent Applications Available Soon
January 24, 2013 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Darrell L. Wong
U.S. applicants will soon be able to file an international design patent application in the U.S. Patent Office. International design patent applications will be published and provide...
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Failure to Raise Patent Invalidity Defenses in Contract Dispute Bars Claims in Subsequent Lawsuit
January 18, 2013 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Brian T. Moriarty and Christopher K. Albert
Even in a licensing dispute, challenges to patent validity should be raised or they may be waived. Litigants must carefully consider all possible defenses and counterclaims in contested...
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Federal Circuit in PerkinElmer Finds Diagnostic Method Claims Patent-Ineligible
December 14, 2012 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Deirdre E. Sanders
Continuing with a recent line of cases directed to fundamental patent eligibility issues, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has recently held in PerkinElmer, Inc. v. Intema...
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Patent Term Adjustment...Adjusted Again - Lower Court Decisions on Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) Favor Certain RCE Filings
November 29, 2012 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
Two district courts rule PTA still accrues in applications where a first Request for Continued Examination (RCE) was filed after a three-year pendency. We suggest a prompt review...
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Federal Circuit Sets New Standard for Inducement of Patent Infringement
September 5, 2012 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Brian T. Moriarty
What You Need to Know “Sweeping change to the nation’s patent policy” Inducement liability may exist even when no single entity performs all the steps of a...
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PTO Issues Final Rules to Implement Declaration Provisions of AIA
August 21, 2012 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: James M. Smith
In rules effective for applications filed on or after September 16, 2012, the Patent Office is separating the requirements for initiating examination of an application by an applicant...
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The Supreme Court Rewrites Patentable Subject Matter... Again
March 23, 2012 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
The Supreme Court has finally issued its anxiously-awaited opinion in Mayo v. Prometheus concerning the fundamental question of whether certain methods relating to medical treatments...
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It's Time For a Reliable System to Determine Who Owns a U.S. Patent
March 2012 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Susan G. L. Glovsky
Patents are far more valuable than they ever have been. Yet, unlike real property, it can be difficult to determine patent ownership or accurately identify encumbrances even though...
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International Design Patent Applications Available Soon
January 24, 2013 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Darrell L. Wong
U.S. applicants will soon be able to file an international design patent application in the U.S. Patent Office. International design patent applications will be published and provide...
More »
 
Failure to Raise Patent Invalidity Defenses in Contract Dispute Bars Claims in Subsequent Lawsuit
January 18, 2013 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Brian T. Moriarty and Christopher K. Albert
Even in a licensing dispute, challenges to patent validity should be raised or they may be waived. Litigants must carefully consider all possible defenses and counterclaims in contested...
More »
 
Federal Circuit in PerkinElmer Finds Diagnostic Method Claims Patent-Ineligible
December 14, 2012 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Deirdre E. Sanders
Continuing with a recent line of cases directed to fundamental patent eligibility issues, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has recently held in PerkinElmer, Inc. v. Intema...
More »
 
Patent Term Adjustment...Adjusted Again - Lower Court Decisions on Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) Favor Certain RCE Filings
November 29, 2012 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
Two district courts rule PTA still accrues in applications where a first Request for Continued Examination (RCE) was filed after a three-year pendency. We suggest a prompt review...
More »
 
Federal Circuit Sets New Standard for Inducement of Patent Infringement
September 5, 2012 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Brian T. Moriarty
What You Need to Know “Sweeping change to the nation’s patent policy” Inducement liability may exist even when no single entity performs all the steps of a...
More »
 
PTO Issues Final Rules to Implement Declaration Provisions of AIA
August 21, 2012 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: James M. Smith
In rules effective for applications filed on or after September 16, 2012, the Patent Office is separating the requirements for initiating examination of an application by an applicant...
More »
 
The Supreme Court Rewrites Patentable Subject Matter... Again
March 23, 2012 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
The Supreme Court has finally issued its anxiously-awaited opinion in Mayo v. Prometheus concerning the fundamental question of whether certain methods relating to medical treatments...
More »
 
It's Time For a Reliable System to Determine Who Owns a U.S. Patent
March 2012 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Susan G. L. Glovsky
Patents are far more valuable than they ever have been. Yet, unlike real property, it can be difficult to determine patent ownership or accurately identify encumbrances even though...
More »
 

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