Lori M. Brandes, Ph.D.

Lori M. Brandes, Ph.D.

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

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Federal Circuit Holds a Defective Restriction Requirement Ends Patent Term Adjustment

In Pfizer v. Lee, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that a “defective” restriction requirement was sufficient to stop the period of patent term adjustment granted when the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office...more

2/2/2016 - Delays Examiners Notification Requirements Patent Applications Patent Litigation Patent Term Adjustment Pfizer USPTO

Latest Options for Fast-Tracking Clean Technology Patent Applications

The grant of a patent can be delayed by years due to backlogs at patent offices around the world. However, recognizing the urgent need to address climate change, certain patent offices have established programs to expedite...more

12/18/2015 - Clean Tech Fast Track Process Foreign Patent Applications JPO KIPO Patent Applications Patent Prosecution Highway Patents Popular USPTO

USPTO Launches Public Global Dossier Access

On November 20, 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) launched Dossier Access – a public online interface providing access to the file histories of related applications from participating patent offices around...more

11/30/2015 - EPO Global Dossier JPO KIPO Patent Examinations Patents Popular SIPO USPTO

USPTO Extends Pilot Programs for Accelerating Examination

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has extended its After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 and Quick Path Information Disclosure Statement programs through September 30, 2016. The programs are part of the USPTO’s...more

10/7/2015 - AFCP Information Disclosure Statement Patent Examinations Patent Term Adjustment Patents QPIDS Request for Continued Examination USPTO USPTO Pilot Program

Global Initiatives to Accelerate Examination of Cleantech Patent Applications

In an effort to promote the development and commercialization of technologies that conserve natural resources or reduce negative environmental impact, patent offices around the world have adopted programs to expedite the...more

3/20/2015 - Australia Brazil Canada China Clean Tech Fast Track Process Green Technology Israel Japan Patent Prosecution Highway Patents South Korea Sustainability UK USPTO

The U.S. Supreme Court Finds No Liability for Induced Infringement Without Direct Infringement

On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc. et al., holding that a defendant may not be liable for induced infringement of a patent under 35 U.S.C. §...more

6/4/2014 - Akamai Technologies Direct Infringement Induced Infringement Limelight Networks Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents SCOTUS

Federal Circuit Grants Patent Term Adjustment After Allowance When Continued Examination Requested

On January 15, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decided Novartis v. Lee (No. 2013-1160, -1179), holding that time spent in “continued examination” is excluded from a patent term adjustment even where...more

1/16/2014 - Novartis Patent Term Adjustment Patents Request for Continued Examination

USPTO Announces Revisions to Patent Term Adjustment Rules

On April 1, 2013, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published an interim final rule revising several patent term adjustment (PTA) provisions in view of the AIA Technical Corrections Act. 78 Fed. Reg. 19416. In...more

4/5/2013 - Failure To Pay Patent Applications Patents USPTO

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