The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is an agency of the United States Department of Commerce that serves a fundamental role in the U.S. intellectual property system by issuing patents and registering... more +
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is an agency of the United States Department of Commerce that serves a fundamental role in the U.S. intellectual property system by issuing patents and registering trademarks.
AIA Impact on Start Up Capital
Oral Arguments Before the USPTO Patent Trial & Appeal Board
Patent Office Litigation Update: Impact on Timing
Patent Office Litigation Update: Lessons Learned from Contested Proceedings at the USPTO
PTAB Judges and Hearings at the USPTO Satellite Offices
Patent Office Litigation Update: Stays at the U.S. District Court
Obviousness-Type Double Patenting May Exist When There Is Neither Common Ownership nor Common Inventorship -
Addressing an obviousness-type double patenting rejection, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit...more
Reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its sixth annual list of top biotech/pharma patent stories. For 2012, we identified fifteen stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year that...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
..Is It Time to Take a New Look at Appellate Review of PTO Claim Construction?
..Limits on the Use of the Disclosure-Dedication Rule Under Doctrine of Equivalents
I. INTRODUCTION -
On September 16, 2011, President Obama signed the Leahy Smith America Invents Act (AIA) (H.R. 1249). The AIA is the most sweeping modification of the Patent Act since 1952. Among the various objects...more
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