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Patent Protection For Graphical User Interfaces

Graphical user interfaces (GUIs) used in electronic devices and computers increasingly are a part of everyday life. Whether through a website or application, GUIs might...

The Value of a Provisional Application – You Get Out What You Put In

 It’s a common occurrence when you’re involved in technology transfer for a corporation or are a patent attorney – an inventor approaches you with an...

Two More District Court Cases Uphold Patent-Ineligibility Of Diagnostic Method Claims

In two recent cases decided on the same day in different District Courts, issued US patents to diagnostic methods were found in preliminary motions to...

Be Careful What You Sell, the Patent Exhaustion Doctrine is Expanded to Cover All Products Sold By a Patentee

The Supreme Court expanded the doctrine of Patent Exhaustion in Impression Products, Inc. v Lexmark International Inc. No. 15-1189. The Supreme Court held that where a patentee...

The Supreme Court Redefines Some Of The Rules In The Game Of Forum Shopping

In TC Heartland LLC v Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, (No 16 -341) May 22, 2017, the Supreme Court concluded that under the patent venue statue,...

Like Some Bad Horror Movie: The Return of the Secret Prior Art

In the first Federal Circuit decision on the meaning of 35 U.S.C. §102 under the new AIA law (Helsinn Healthcare v. Teva (Appeal Nos. 2016-1284 and...

Large Law Firm Realizes What MWZB Has Known for Nearly 50 Years: Patent Applicants are Best Served by a Firm Dedicated to Patent Prosecution

In what Bloomberg Business has termed a “wake-up call,” a national litigation law firm last month decided to spin off into a separate firm nearly...

Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA): What You Need To Know

The DTSA federalizes the misappropriation of trade secrets. Before this Act, trade secret law was conducted only at the state level where each state had...

MWZB found by PTO Analytics Firm to be Top 10 for Allowance Rate in PTO Chemical Technology Group

A PTO analytics firm (Juristat) recently found that Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan was among the Top 10 firms for allowance rate of patent applications...
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