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Colombia and Mexico Enter the Madrid Protocol for the International Registration of Marks
February 13, 2013 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: John L. DuPré and Christopher K. Albert
Filing trademark registrations via the Madrid Protocol permits low-cost filing and renewal of trademark registrations in nearly 90 countries Accession by Mexico marks a further...
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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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Two Months and Counting: Patent Applications Filed Before March 16, 2013 Avoid Certain Provisions of the AIA and Reap Benefits of the Current Patent Law
January 16, 2013 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
On March 16, 2013, most of the remaining significant changes to U.S. patent law under the America Invents Act (AIA) will become effective.  Well in advance of March 16, 2013,...
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Transitional Program for Covered Business Methods: Scope and Distinctions from Post-Grant Review
January 8, 2013 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: N. Scott Pierce
A new method for challenging certain business method patents related to the financial industry, known as the "Transitional Program for Covered Business Methods" ("CBM...
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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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Applicants Need Not Fear New Preissuance Submission Law
December 7, 2012 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
Third Party Ability to Submit and Explain Relevant Documents in Patent Applications Should be Welcomed by Applicants Preissuance Submission Law Replaces and Expands Previous...
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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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Colombia and Mexico Enter the Madrid Protocol for the International Registration of Marks
February 13, 2013 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: John L. DuPré and Christopher K. Albert
Filing trademark registrations via the Madrid Protocol permits low-cost filing and renewal of trademark registrations in nearly 90 countries Accession by Mexico marks a further...
More »
 
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 »
 
Two Months and Counting: Patent Applications Filed Before March 16, 2013 Avoid Certain Provisions of the AIA and Reap Benefits of the Current Patent Law
January 16, 2013 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
On March 16, 2013, most of the remaining significant changes to U.S. patent law under the America Invents Act (AIA) will become effective.  Well in advance of March 16, 2013,...
More »
 
Transitional Program for Covered Business Methods: Scope and Distinctions from Post-Grant Review
January 8, 2013 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: N. Scott Pierce
A new method for challenging certain business method patents related to the financial industry, known as the "Transitional Program for Covered Business Methods" ("CBM...
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 »
 
Applicants Need Not Fear New Preissuance Submission Law
December 7, 2012 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
Third Party Ability to Submit and Explain Relevant Documents in Patent Applications Should be Welcomed by Applicants Preissuance Submission Law Replaces and Expands Previous...
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 »
 

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