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Lesson Learned: Contrasting the Canadian and European Patent Experiences with Key AIA Provisions
Spring 2012 - Boston Patent Law Association Newsletter
By: Deirdre E. Sanders and Alexander Adam, Ph.D
The recently-amended Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”) will bring about significant reform to the U.S. patent system, including changes to the conditions for patentability...
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A Great Invisible Crashing: The Rise and Fall of Patent Eligibility through Mayo v. Prometheus
2012 - Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal (Volume XXIII)
By: N. Scott Pierce
ABSTRACT Title 35 of the United States Code at Section 101 states that “[w]hoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of...
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The Effect of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act on Collaborative Research
August 27, 2012 - Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society
By: N. Scott Pierce
ABSTRACT Requirement under subsection 102(f) of Title 35 of the United States Code that a person “himself invent the subject matter sought to be patented” has been removed...
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Supreme Court Ruling Will Cause Patent Strategy Shift
May 10, 2012 - Jurist - Sidebar
In March 2012, the US Supreme Court issued its decision in the case of Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. The Court unanimously held that the claims of the...
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Worldwide Trademark Protection: Coverage versus Costs - IAM magazine
By: John L. DuPré
When it comes to international trademark protection, business people are rightfully concerned about two things. The first is having protection in countries where it is critical to...
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Invention Rights Do Not Automatically Vest to a Federal Contractor Under the Bayh-Dole Act
By: Rob D. Pyatt
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed the provisions of the Bayh-Dole Act to determine ownership rights of an invention developed using federal funds. Passed by Congress in 1980...
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What Did I Do Wrong To Harm the Value of My Patents: Consequences of Inattention in License Negotiations and in Corporate Acquisitions and Reorganizations
June 2011
By: David J. Brody
Congratulations! You just won a major victory against your competitor: after years of a hotly contested court battle, the jury found that your competitor’s product infringes...
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Employee Invention Assignment Agreements: Issues in Getting Them Right
June 2011
By: David J. Brody
Employee invention assignment agreements are among the most common agreements that companies have. In spite of their pervasiveness, there are a remarkable number of pitfalls that can...
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Lesson Learned: Contrasting the Canadian and European Patent Experiences with Key AIA Provisions
Spring 2012 - Boston Patent Law Association Newsletter
By: Deirdre E. Sanders and Alexander Adam, Ph.D
The recently-amended Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“AIA”) will bring about significant reform to the U.S. patent system, including changes to the conditions for patentability...
More »
 
A Great Invisible Crashing: The Rise and Fall of Patent Eligibility through Mayo v. Prometheus
2012 - Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal (Volume XXIII)
By: N. Scott Pierce
ABSTRACT Title 35 of the United States Code at Section 101 states that “[w]hoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of...
More »
 
The Effect of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act on Collaborative Research
August 27, 2012 - Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society
By: N. Scott Pierce
ABSTRACT Requirement under subsection 102(f) of Title 35 of the United States Code that a person “himself invent the subject matter sought to be patented” has been removed...
More »
 
Supreme Court Ruling Will Cause Patent Strategy Shift
May 10, 2012 - Jurist - Sidebar
In March 2012, the US Supreme Court issued its decision in the case of Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. The Court unanimously held that the claims of the...
More »
 
Worldwide Trademark Protection: Coverage versus Costs - IAM magazine
By: John L. DuPré
When it comes to international trademark protection, business people are rightfully concerned about two things. The first is having protection in countries where it is critical to...
More »
 
Invention Rights Do Not Automatically Vest to a Federal Contractor Under the Bayh-Dole Act
By: Rob D. Pyatt
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed the provisions of the Bayh-Dole Act to determine ownership rights of an invention developed using federal funds. Passed by Congress in 1980...
More »
 
What Did I Do Wrong To Harm the Value of My Patents: Consequences of Inattention in License Negotiations and in Corporate Acquisitions and Reorganizations
June 2011
By: David J. Brody
Congratulations! You just won a major victory against your competitor: after years of a hotly contested court battle, the jury found that your competitor’s product infringes...
More »
 
Employee Invention Assignment Agreements: Issues in Getting Them Right
June 2011
By: David J. Brody
Employee invention assignment agreements are among the most common agreements that companies have. In spite of their pervasiveness, there are a remarkable number of pitfalls that can...
More »
 

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