Scott Pierce of Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Quoted in Law360 article on Mistakes to Avoid in Patent Prosecution

October 7, 2015

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On October 7, 2015, Principal Scott Pierce was quoted in Law360, a prominent online publication for the law community, in an article called “5 Mistakes To Avoid In Patent Prosecution.”

The following is an excerpt from the article:

Law360Patent attorneys can also better prepare themselves for the exchanges with examiners by staying on top of the USPTO’s guidelines, particularly its view of patent eligibility under Section 101 of the Patent Act, according to N. Scott Pierce, a principal at intellectual property boutique Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds PC in Massachusetts.

Scott PierceSince the U.S. Supreme Court issued its Alice decision last year making it easier for district courts to invalidate patents for claiming abstract ideas, the ability to predict whether a given patent will survive challenges under Section 101 has diminished considerably, he said.

“It’s a very difficult area of law at this time,” he said, “and it’s important to pay attention to what the patent office has to say because examiners are using those guidelines to make rejections.”

 

The full article can be read here: 5 Mistakes To Avoid In Patent Prosecution

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October 7, 2015

Law360

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On October 7, 2015, Principal Scott Pierce was quoted in Law360, a prominent online publication for the law community, in an article called “5 Mistakes To Avoid In Patent Prosecution.”

The following is an excerpt from the article:

Law360Patent attorneys can also better prepare themselves for the exchanges with examiners by staying on top of the USPTO’s guidelines, particularly its view of patent eligibility under Section 101 of the Patent Act, according to N. Scott Pierce, a principal at intellectual property boutique Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds PC in Massachusetts.

Scott PierceSince the U.S. Supreme Court issued its Alice decision last year making it easier for district courts to invalidate patents for claiming abstract ideas, the ability to predict whether a given patent will survive challenges under Section 101 has diminished considerably, he said.

“It’s a very difficult area of law at this time,” he said, “and it’s important to pay attention to what the patent office has to say because examiners are using those guidelines to make rejections.”

 

The full article can be read here: 5 Mistakes To Avoid In Patent Prosecution

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