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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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Assuring Clear Assignment of Employee Inventions
December 13, 2011 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
In a prior alert that referred to the Stanford v. Roche U.S. Supreme Court Decision, we noted the importance of drafting employee agreements that avoid mere promises to assign rights...
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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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After Cybersource - Software Inventions Still Patentable - Precise Claim Wording Ever More Crucial
August 2011 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Joshua S. Matloff
Patent claims that recite a “computer readable medium … containing program instructions for a computer to perform” a sequence of steps have become a popular way...
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New Challenges and New Opportunities in Enforcing Method of Treatment Claims
July 2011 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Brian T. Moriarty, Deirdre E. Sanders, and Lawrence P. Cogswell III, Ph.D.
The U.S. Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit have made and are continuing to make significant changes in the law of multi-party patent infringement – namely, induced infringement...
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How the New Multi-Party Patent Infringement Rulings Will Affect Pharmaceutical Treatment Claims - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Brian T. Moriarty, Deirdre E. Sanders, and Lawrence P. Cogswell III, Ph.D.
The very recent and continuing focus by the U.S. Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit sitting en banc on multi-party infringement issues – namely, induced infringement and divided...
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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...
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 »
 
Assuring Clear Assignment of Employee Inventions
December 13, 2011 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
In a prior alert that referred to the Stanford v. Roche U.S. Supreme Court Decision, we noted the importance of drafting employee agreements that avoid mere promises to assign rights...
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 »
 
After Cybersource - Software Inventions Still Patentable - Precise Claim Wording Ever More Crucial
August 2011 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Joshua S. Matloff
Patent claims that recite a “computer readable medium … containing program instructions for a computer to perform” a sequence of steps have become a popular way...
More »
 
New Challenges and New Opportunities in Enforcing Method of Treatment Claims
July 2011 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Brian T. Moriarty, Deirdre E. Sanders, and Lawrence P. Cogswell III, Ph.D.
The U.S. Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit have made and are continuing to make significant changes in the law of multi-party patent infringement – namely, induced infringement...
More »
 
How the New Multi-Party Patent Infringement Rulings Will Affect Pharmaceutical Treatment Claims - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Brian T. Moriarty, Deirdre E. Sanders, and Lawrence P. Cogswell III, Ph.D.
The very recent and continuing focus by the U.S. Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit sitting en banc on multi-party infringement issues – namely, induced infringement and divided...
More »
 

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