J. Steven Rutt

J. Steven Rutt

Foley & Lardner LLP

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Update on Nanotechnology Class 977 Patent Filings in 2013 – the Patent Race Slows an Ounce?

2013 is flying by, remarkably fast, so it was time to check how the class 977 patent filings are coming for the new year. Last year provided a record 4,098 nanotechnology publications. ...more

4/24/2013 - Nanotechnology Patents PTO

Myriad’s Impact on Nanotechnology? Nanotechnology’s Impact on Myriad??

On April 15, 2013, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Myriad Genetics v. Association for Molecular Pathology litigation. The patent world is watching, particularly those who focus on emerging technologies. On...more

3/18/2013 - AMP v Myriad Myriad Nanotechnology Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents SCOTUS

One More Patent Jungle – This Time in Nanotechnology?

I saw this recent article on the “nanotechnology patent jungle.” The article refers to another recent article on the subject of making nanotechnology research “open-source.”...more

1/29/2013 - Nanotechnology Patents

What is Cool About Additive Manufacturing? PTO Event Today Shows the Latest for This Economic Engine

I attended today the USPTO partnership meeting on “additive manufacturing” (aka 3D Printing). The content was excellent, covering both talks and demonstrations. The content was excellent, covering both talks and...more

1/24/2013 - Additive Manufacturing Patents USPTO

Final Phases of Patent Reform Now Upon Us – Mark March 16, 2013 on Your Calendar and Plan Now

The final phases of U.S. patent reform become active on March 16, 2013 when the U.S. patent system switches to a “first-to-file” system. The USPTO has to date only issued draft guidance on this switch....more

1/10/2013 - First-to-File Patent Reform Patents USPTO

2012 Remarkable Year for U.S. Nanotechnology Patenting – Over 4,000 Nanotechnology Applications Published

The nanotechnology patent filing boom continues. In 2012, the USPTO published 4,098 nanotechnology class 977 applications, which represents a 19.2% increase over last year....more

1/2/2013 - Bayh-Dole Act Nanotechnology Patents USPTO

University Patenting and Large Damage Awards – Latest Development

This week, press reports show Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) received a large, jury damage award ($1.17B) in a patent infringement lawsuit. This significant development is part of the on-going important policy dialog about...more

12/31/2012 - Infringement Patents Universities

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