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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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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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The "Boomerang" Summary Judgment Rule
March 2010 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Brian T. Moriarty
If You File a Weak Motion For Summary Judgment, Your Motion Will Be Denied and Summary Judgment May Even Be Entered Against You In a decision this week by a federal court in Boston...
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New Patent Suit Explosion: False Patent Marking Claims
March 2010
By: Brian T. Moriarty and Deirdre E. Sanders
Within the last month, dozens of lawsuits have been filed under the false patent marking statute, 35 U.S.C. §292, claiming that many well-known companies have violated the patent...
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Good Intentions are Not Enough to Avoid Sanctions for Inadequate Preservation of Electronic Files in Litigation
March 2010 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: David J. Brody
Good faith is not sufficient to protect a litigant from severe sanctions for failure to preserve electronically stored information (ESI), according to a decision recently issued by...
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European Patent Office Rules Set to Change on April 1, 2010
February 23, 2010 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Keith J. Wood
In a development that will require careful consideration by patent applicants and practitioners, the European Patent Office will be implementing a number of changes in patent practice...
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PTO to Accelerate Review of Green Technology Patent Applications
December 2009 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Keith J. Wood
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has announced a pilot program allowing accelerated review of “green” technology patent applications. The announcement...
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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...
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 »

The "Boomerang" Summary Judgment Rule
March 2010 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Brian T. Moriarty
If You File a Weak Motion For Summary Judgment, Your Motion Will Be Denied and Summary Judgment May Even Be Entered Against You In a decision this week by a federal court in Boston...
More »

New Patent Suit Explosion: False Patent Marking Claims
March 2010
By: Brian T. Moriarty and Deirdre E. Sanders
Within the last month, dozens of lawsuits have been filed under the false patent marking statute, 35 U.S.C. §292, claiming that many well-known companies have violated the patent...
More »

Good Intentions are Not Enough to Avoid Sanctions for Inadequate Preservation of Electronic Files in Litigation
March 2010 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: David J. Brody
Good faith is not sufficient to protect a litigant from severe sanctions for failure to preserve electronically stored information (ESI), according to a decision recently issued by...
More »

European Patent Office Rules Set to Change on April 1, 2010
February 23, 2010 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Keith J. Wood
In a development that will require careful consideration by patent applicants and practitioners, the European Patent Office will be implementing a number of changes in patent practice...
More »

PTO to Accelerate Review of Green Technology Patent Applications
December 2009 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Keith J. Wood
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has announced a pilot program allowing accelerated review of “green” technology patent applications. The announcement...
More »

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