Simon J. Elliott

Simon J. Elliott

Foley & Lardner LLP

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The USPTO Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance TRIPS Over Treaty Requirements

The “Myriad-Mayo” patent subject matter eligibility guidance issued March 4, 2014 reflects the USPTO’s interpretation of Supreme Court cases interpreting and applying 35 USC § 101 to claims involving laws of nature, natural...more

7/30/2014 - AMP v Myriad Mayo v. Prometheus Myriad Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents SCOTUS USPTO

Public Comments on USPTO Proposed Attributable Ownership Rules

The USPTO proposed attributable ownership rules would require the public disclosure of the “attributable owner” of patent applications and patents. In this article, I outlined some of my concerns with the proposed rules....more

5/29/2014

FTC PAE Study Would Collect Detailed Confidential Business Information From 25 PAEs

In the May 19, 2014 Federal Register, the Federal Trade Commission published a Notice and Request for Comments concerning its proposal ”to collect information about Patent Assertion Entity (‘‘PAE’’) organization, structure,...more

5/24/2014 - Confidential Information FTC FTC PAE Study Patent Assertion Entities Patents Real Party in Interest USPTO

The Complexities of the USPTO Proposed Attributable Ownership Rules

The USPTO proposed attributable ownership rules would require the public disclosure of the “attributable owner” of patent applications and patents. As discussed in this article, the proposed definition of “attributable owner”...more

4/11/2014 - Assignments Corporate Veil Disclosure Requirements FTC Patent Applications Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents RPI SEC Securities Trade Secrets USPTO

HR 6621 Would Torpedo Submarine Patents

HR 6621 (introduced by Representative Lamar Smith on November 30, 2012) proposes several changes “[t]o correct and improve certain provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act,” but also includes provisions that would...more

12/7/2012 - America Invents Act HR 6621 Patent Reform Patents Pre-GATT

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