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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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Senate Passes Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
September 2011 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: N. Scott Pierce
Yesterday, the Senate passed a new patent statute and it is expected to be promptly signed into law. Known as the “Leahy-Smith America Invents Act” (Act), it is the most...
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Isolated Nucleic Acids Are Patentable - Is The Debate Over?
August 2011 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
Recently, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in the Myriad case (The Association for Molecular Pathology, et al. v. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Myriad Genetics...
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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
By: Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
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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Prioritized Twelve-Month Examination Begins at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on May 4, 2011
April 14, 2011 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
Beginning May 4, 2011, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will initiate a prioritized examination procedure referred to as “Track One.” The Track One procedure...
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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...
More »

Senate Passes Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
September 2011 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: N. Scott Pierce
Yesterday, the Senate passed a new patent statute and it is expected to be promptly signed into law. Known as the “Leahy-Smith America Invents Act” (Act), it is the most...
More »

Isolated Nucleic Acids Are Patentable - Is The Debate Over?
August 2011 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
Recently, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in the Myriad case (The Association for Molecular Pathology, et al. v. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Myriad Genetics...
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
By: Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
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 »

Prioritized Twelve-Month Examination Begins at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on May 4, 2011
April 14, 2011 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Mary K. Murray, Ph.D.
Beginning May 4, 2011, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will initiate a prioritized examination procedure referred to as “Track One.” The Track One procedure...
More »

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