Otis Littlefield

Otis Littlefield

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Brexit: European Patent Applications, Unitary Patents and the Unified Patent Court System

The process of Brexit will take many years, and the implications for our clients’ business will unfold over time. Our MoFo Brexit Task Force is coordinating Brexit-related legal analysis across all of our offices, and...more

7/11/2016 - EU European Patent Convention European Patent Office Intellectual Property Protection Member State Patent Applications Patent Filings Patent Litigation Patents UK UK Brexit Unified Patent Court Unitary Patent

America Invents Act: USPTO Publishes Final Examination Guidelines for the First-Inventor-to-File Provisions

On July 26, 2012, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published proposed Examination Guidelines for Implementing the First-Inventor-to-File Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), which...more

2/20/2013 - America Invents Act First-to-File On-Sale Bar Patent Reform Patents Prior Art USPTO

Anticipating First-to-File: What to do to Prepare for the United States Patent System’s Change to First-to-File

First, if you filed a U.S. provisional patent application or foreign priority patent application on or after March 16, 2012, and you intend to add material to your patent application when you convert to a non-provisional...more

1/24/2013 - America Invents Act First-to-File Foreign Patent Applications Patent Reform Patents

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