Patent Series: Protecting inventions
What the First-to-File Patent Change Means (And What IP Strategists Should Do About It)
In its first “final” decision under the America Invents Act (AIA), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has invalidated and cancelled all five challenged claims of U.S....more
Janet Cord and Ray Diperna, partners at Ladas & Parry LLP, discuss the pros and cons of patents in protecting inventions....more
In This Presentation:
Top 10 Q’s & A’s About Patent Litigation:
- 1. Can I Infringe a Patent If I Am Not Aware of It?
- 2. How Do I Tell Whether a Patent is Infringed?
- Novelty/Validity vs. Infringement...more
An employer may have rights in a patent on its employee’s invention in three situations...more
You can't patent it all. Inventors often want to patent every potentially novel detail of their technologies and patent attorneys are sometimes willing to help them do it. However, this type of unfocused, shotgun approach...more
At TexasRestaurantLaw.com, we have covered “Who Owns Your Restaurant Name?” and “Is Your Restaurant Recipe Safe?” However, we have not previously discussed the many parts of restaurant intellectual property. This post shows...more
The use of means-plus-function language has been a settled matter in Australia – such language allows a feature of an invention to be claimed, broadly, as being all ways to achieve some function or result. An article on this...more
Last month the Vermont Legislature kicked off its 2013-2014 Legislative Session, and already a couple of bills have our attention here at the IP Stone....more
On March 16, 2013, the "first-to-file" provisions of the America Invents Act ("AIA"), will take effect, replacing the current first-to-invent system. Here we provide specific recommendations to optimize protection of your...more
Patent attorneys are expecting a flurry of patent filing activity by March 15, 2013. This is because under the American Invents Act, U.S. Patent Laws will change on March 16, 2013 and the U.S. will convert to a first-to-file...more
On March 16, 2013, the United States patent system will change fundamentally when we switch from a "First to Invent" to "First to File" system, thanks to the America Invents Act.
What will it mean for businesses and...more
On November 12, the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) released the Draft Measures on Service Invention«????????(?????)»(the “Draft Measures”) for public comments. Generally speaking, the Draft Measures enhance the...more
[T]he commercial success of the embodiment with additional unclaimed features is to be considered when evaluating the obviousness of the claim, provided that embodiment's success has a sufficient nexus to the claimed and...more
The FY-2012 National Defense Authorization Act reauthorized the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs through 2017. Administered by the U.S. Small Business...more
In its decision announced yesterday in Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., 563 U.S. ___ (2011), the Supreme Court clarified the ownership of inventions resulting from...more
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