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New Book Regarding Patent Term Extensions: Authors Include MWZB Attorneys

MWZB is pleased to announce the publication of a new book on patent term extension. Patent term extension is a critical factor in protecting the...

New Myriad/Mayo Patent Eligibility Guidance Delayed, but Will Probably Be Improved

Sources tell us that the estimated publication date of the revised Myriad/Mayo Guidance in the Federal Register is the week of November 17, 2014 (previously...

Supreme Court rules that “insolubly ambiguous” standard permits too much ambiguity

Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc. On June 2, 2014, the Supreme Court held that the indefinite standard used by the Federal Circuit – “insolubly ambiguous”...

Supreme Court Holds a Direct Infringement by Single Party is Necessary to Finding Inducement of Infringement

In Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies Inc. the Supreme Court overturned a Federal Circuit Decision wherein infringement was found against party performing all but final...

Highmark Octane: Fuel for Attorney Fees

On April 29, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued rulings in two cases that will affect the recovery of attorney’s fees in litigation–certainly in patent...

A Myriad of Natural Product Claims May Be Toast, With Extra Mayo: The USPTO issues new Examiner Guidance documents expanding the scope of patent-ineligibility

On March 4, 2014, the USPTO issued a document entitled “Guidance For Determining Subject Matter Eligibility Of Claims Reciting Or Involving Laws of Nature, Natural...

New Rules Resulting from the Patent Law Treaty

As a result of the recent Patent Law Treaty Implementation Act (PLTIA), Final Rules (78 FR 62368) have been implemented to modify USPTO practice in...

New After Final Consideration Pilot Program (AFCP 2.0)

The USPTO recently announced an updated version of an earlier pilot program, seeking to find ways to reduce the number of Requests for Continued Examination...

USPTO’s Fee Schedule Effective March 19, 2013

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published its first Fee Schedule (click here to view) under the America Invents Act (AIA) that will...

PTO’s Final Rules on First Inventor to File Provisions Effective March 16, 2013

The PTO has issued proposed rules regarding implementation of the first inventor to file provisions of the AIA Patent Reform Act to take effect on...
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