IP Buzz - October 2012


In this issue:

- Fashion and IP Roundup – Recent Cases Provide Tips That Can "Make or Break" the Winning Strategy

- USPTO Increases Fees, More Fee Adjustments to Come

- Legislative Update – What's Next for Protection of Fashion Design in the United States?

- Changing Induced Infringement: The Federal Circuit’s Akamai/McKesson Decision

- Chain Reaction

- Marketing to Teens: Not All Fun and Games

- Announcements And Reminders

An excerpt from "USPTO Increases Fees, More Fee Adjustments to Come"

On October 5, 2012, the USPTO implemented a modest fee increase. The USPTO is also contemplating a more comprehensive fee adjustment based on the AIA, which would increase the large entity fees for a utility patent application by approximately 27%, decrease the large entity issue fee by approximately 46% and increase the three maintenance fees are increasing by approximately 43%. These further fee adjustments are expected to be implemented before the first to-file crossover date of March 16, 2013.

Please see full newsletter below for more information.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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