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Top Three Stories of 2013

Reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its seventh annual list of top biotech/pharma patent stories. For 2013, we identified fourteen stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year...more

1/6/2014 - America Invents Act AMP v Myriad Biotechnology Bowman v Monsanto DNA First-to-File First-to-Invent Genetic Materials Genetically Engineered Seed Human Genes Inventors Monsanto Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Reform Patents Pharmaceutical SCOTUS

Coalition Opposes Expansion of AIA ยง 18

Last week, a coalition of more than 100 companies and organizations including the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the California Healthcare Institute (CHI), and Eli Lilly & Company, sent a letter to Congressional...more

9/24/2013 - America Invents Act Biotechnology First-to-File First-to-Invent Patent Reform Patents

Op-Eds in The Scientist Debate Impact of the AIA

Two Op-Eds appearing in The Scientist over the summer present competing views on the impact of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. In an article published in July, Dr. George Lewis, the Chief Scientific Officer and...more

9/6/2013 - America Invents Act Biotechnology First-to-File First-to-Invent Patent Reform Small Business

MBHB Snippets: Review of Developments in Intellectual Property Law - Spring 2013 - Volume 11, Issue 2: Comments on New AIA Rules

On March 16, 2013, the final (and most significant) portion of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) took effect, and the United States broke from a first-to-invent regime to a first-inventor-to-file (FITF) regime. Of...more

5/14/2013 - America Invents Act First-to-File First-to-Invent Patent Applications Patent Reform Patents

MBHB Snippets: Review of Developments in Intellectual Property Law - Spring 2013 - Volume 11, Issue 2

In This Issue: Comments on New AIA Rules; Implementing the New Micro Entity Status at the U.S. Patent Office; Obama Administration Focuses on Chinese Trade Secret Misappropriation; and Tiffany & Co. v. Costco Wholesale...more

5/13/2013 - America Invents Act China Costco Fees First-to-File Generic Inventors Micro Entity Status Misappropriation Patent Reform Patents Tiffany and Company Trade Secrets Trademarks USPTO

USPTO Issues First-Inventor-to-File Examination Guidelines and Final Rule

In a press release issued earlier today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced that examination guidelines and the final rule for implementing the first-inventor-to-file (FITF) provisions of the Leahy-Smith America...more

2/14/2013 - America Invents Act EPO Filing Deadlines First-to-File First-to-Invent JPO KIPO Patent Reform Patents Prior Art USPTO WIPO

Preparing for the Final Phase of the America Invents Act Going Into Effect March 16, 2013

The final phase of the America Invents Act (AIA) takes effect on March 16, 2013. This means that any patent application filed in the U.S. on or after that date, which, at any time during its pendency, contains a claim that is...more

2/12/2013 - America Invents Act Continuing Applications First-to-File First-to-Invent Patent Reform Patents Provisional Applications USPTO

USPTO Extends Missing Parts Pilot Program Again

In a Federal Register notice published earlier today (78 Fed. Reg. 2256), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced that the Extended Missing Parts Pilot Program that was implemented two years ago would be extended for...more

1/11/2013 - Extended Missing Parts Pilot Program First-to-File Patent Term Adjustment Patents USPTO

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