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USPTO Left Hand Doesn’t Know What the Right is Doing: An Unexpected Consequence of Recording Combined Declaration/Assignments

The America Invents Act (AIA) introduced several changes to inventor oath/declaration practice that took effect in 2012. One such change is the ability to incorporate an inventor’s required declaration statements into an...more

You Can Wave Your Patent Around, Just Don’t Hold A Stick In Your Other Hand

Mizzi Family Holdings Pty Ltd v Morellini [2013] FCA 1435 - This federal court judgement provides a timely reminder to patent owners to be cautious of their actions, which may be deemed as a threat of infringement...more

NZ Patent Oppositions – What Are The Steps?

In our continuing series of articles on New Zealand patent oppositions, we summarise the procedure. In our earlier article NZ Patent Oppositions – when can I file?, two different types of oppositions are described and the...more

IP 101 – 10 Things You Should Know About Patents to Protect Your Business

1. What is a patent? A patent is a right granted to inventors by the government to exclude others from making, selling, offering for sale, using, or importing an invention. The U.S. Government has issued over eight...more

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