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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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The Final Score: USPTO Rescinds the New PTO Rules Package -- Applicants WIN!
October 2009 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
The USPTO, under the new leadership of David Kappos as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, has decided to rescind the controversial New...
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Post-Recession Planning for Your IP: Rescuing Your Company's IP Value from the Budget Hatchet
May 2009 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Susan G. L. Glovsky
Memoranda from coast-to-coast read, “Your patent budget has just been slashed, execute kill instructions now.”* IP patent portfolio managers and in-house patent counsel...
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March Madness: Court of Appeals Issues Decision on the Validity of New PTO Rules Half-Time Score: USPTO-3 Applicants-1 (But It's Not Over Yet)
March 2009 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
The First Half: The Lead Changes Back and Forth August 21, 2007: PTO Leads The USPTO issues the final version of four new PTO Rules. Final Rule 78 limits the Applicant to two continuation...
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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...
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 »

The Final Score: USPTO Rescinds the New PTO Rules Package -- Applicants WIN!
October 2009 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
The USPTO, under the new leadership of David Kappos as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, has decided to rescind the controversial New...
More »

Post-Recession Planning for Your IP: Rescuing Your Company's IP Value from the Budget Hatchet
May 2009 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
By: Susan G. L. Glovsky
Memoranda from coast-to-coast read, “Your patent budget has just been slashed, execute kill instructions now.”* IP patent portfolio managers and in-house patent counsel...
More »

March Madness: Court of Appeals Issues Decision on the Validity of New PTO Rules Half-Time Score: USPTO-3 Applicants-1 (But It's Not Over Yet)
March 2009 - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Alert
The First Half: The Lead Changes Back and Forth August 21, 2007: PTO Leads The USPTO issues the final version of four new PTO Rules. Final Rule 78 limits the Applicant to two continuation...
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