Is the Patent Litigation Boom Coming to an End?
Intellectual Property Law Issues for Health Care Providers
IP|Trend: Inter Partes Review: What to Consider When Filing Your Petition
Inter-Partes Review of Patents: The Case So Far (CLE)
IP|Trend: New Era in Protection of Software by Intellectual Property Law?
Inter Partes Review: Validity Before the PTAB
IP|Trend: Discovering Source Code
Ropes & Gray: Advantages of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Post-Grant Insights: The Significance of a Three-Judge Panel
IP|Trend: The Importance of Consumer Surveys in Patent Litigation
Post-Grant Insights: The Need for Seamless Coordination of District Court & PTAB Litigation
IP|Trend: Inter Partes Review: Is it Litigation or Something Else?
Post-Grant Insights: The Preparation and Pace of the PTAB
Controlling the Cost of Patent Litigation
Post-Grant Insights: The Impact of PTAB Appeals on the Federal Circuit
Post-Grant Insights: Key Considerations in PTAB Oral Hearings
Post-Grant Insights: What claims to include in your PTAB petition
What are the Implications of Alice v. CLS?
What Does the Supreme Court Ruling in Alice v. CLS Mean to a Software Entrepreneur?
Derivation Proceedings: What You Need to Know
Information about patent and trademark applications, processes and maintenance requirements is much more accessible to the public than it used to be. In particular, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has...more
Scientists often confuse “authorship” in a manuscript with “inventorship” in a patent application or a patent. More often than not, scientists will list everyone involved with an invention or a manuscript describing the...more
For inventors, start-ups and established business, patents are a key tool in protecting valuable assets. However, it is not always economically feasible to incur costs of preparing and filing one or more applications at the...more
The European Patent Office (EPO) has been a desirable venue for seeking patent protection in Europe. For instance, a patent application granted by the EPO can provide patent protection in many European countries, such as the...more
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U.S. design patents and their international counterparts (generally termed “industrial designs”) protect the ornamental appearance of an article of manufacture. Design protection has been the subject of increased attention...more
Continuing our discussion on patents and when and whether to file one…
So, is it too late to file?
As we have emphasized over the last few posts, it is crucial for inventors to keep the novelty of their...more
Ronald J. Schoenbaum is a partner in Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP's Orange County and Silicon Valley, Calif., offices. He focuses on patent prosecution, strategic patent portfolio management, and infringement/validity...more
"There is no requirement in 35 USC 112 that an applicant point out which of his embodiments he considers his best mode; that the disclosure includes the best mode contemplated by the applicant is enough to satisfy the...more
On March 25, the Federal Circuit in Dawson v. Dawson affirmed a determination by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences that the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) failed to establish sole conception by Dr....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
When should a patent application be filed? Should it be filed prior to submission of a manuscript or abstract for peer-review or just prior to publication? In highly competitive technologies, it is prudent to file as soon as...more
“A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die without publicizing it, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.” ~ Thomas Edison
As any inventor or innovator will tell you, an...more
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