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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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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Spending Cuts Postpone “Track One” Prioritized Examination
April 22, 2011 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
In response to recent federal budget cuts, Director David Kappos announced this morning several changes at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO.) Among the changes...
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Supreme Court Punts: Bilski and Its Immediate Aftermath
July 2010 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
On June 28, 2010, the Supreme Court decided Bilski v. Kappos, 561 U.S.____ (2010) (“Bilski”). Speaking for the Court, Justice Kennedy affirmed a rejection by the Federal...
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PTO to Expand Green Technology Pilot Program
May 2010 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Keith J. Wood
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has announced that it will expand its Green Technology Pilot Program so that more patent applicants can take advantage of faster...
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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...
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 »
 
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Spending Cuts Postpone “Track One” Prioritized Examination
April 22, 2011 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
In response to recent federal budget cuts, Director David Kappos announced this morning several changes at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO.) Among the changes...
More »
 
Supreme Court Punts: Bilski and Its Immediate Aftermath
July 2010 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
On June 28, 2010, the Supreme Court decided Bilski v. Kappos, 561 U.S.____ (2010) (“Bilski”). Speaking for the Court, Justice Kennedy affirmed a rejection by the Federal...
More »
 
PTO to Expand Green Technology Pilot Program
May 2010 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Keith J. Wood
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has announced that it will expand its Green Technology Pilot Program so that more patent applicants can take advantage of faster...
More »
 

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