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Grantland Drutchas

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Interim Guidance Status Check

As of Tuesday, June 16th, we have been living with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's "2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility" ("Guidance") for six months. Although the USPTO subsequently issued some...more

6/16/2015 - Patent Applications Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Software USPTO

USPTO Director Announces "Quick-Fix" and Anticipated Changes to PTAB Practice

On Friday, March 27, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Michelle Lee issued a statement on the PTO Blog indicating several "quick-fix" and proposed rule changes. The "quick-fix" rules package will apply to all newly...more

4/1/2015 - America Invents Act Patent Trial and Appeal Board Proposed Standards USPTO

PTO Announces Current and Anticipated "Quick-Fix" Changes to PTAB Practice

On Friday, March 27, Director Lee issued a statement on the PTO Blog, indicating several current and proposed “quick-fix” rule changes. Immediate changes include nearly doubling the number of pages for a motion to amend to up...more

3/30/2015 - Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board USPTO

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 First-to-File First-to-Invent Patent Reform Patents Provisional Applications USPTO

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