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USPTO announces final rule to permit submission of higher-capacity physical media

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a final rule permitting patent applicants to use physical media larger than compact discs, i.e.,...

Ryan Pool to Speak to the JPAA

Ryan Pool has been asked by the AIPLA IPPJ to speak to the Japan Patent Attorneys Association on the topic of holding interviews with US...

MWZB announces Presentation on Patent Appeals

On March 19, 2019, (2PM), Ryan Pool will be presenting his JPTOS publication on Patent Appeals at the US Patent Office (Remsen 1st Floor Conference...

New After Final Program at USPTO

In an attempt to reduce the number of appeals and RCE filings, and streamline after final practice, the USPTO launched a new pilot program on...

USPTO Announces a Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program

In February The White House announced a national $1 billion initiative to achieve ten years’ worth of cancer research in the next five years to...

New Life Sciences Examples to Help Examiners (and Applicants) Interpret and Apply the Subject Matter Eligibility Analysis under 35 USC § 101 in View of SCOTUS and CAFC Case Law: Nothing Much New

 On May 6, 2016, the USPTO issued several documents (http://www.uspto.gov/patent/laws-and-regulations/examination-policy/2014-interim-guidance-subject-matter-eligibility-0), including new Subject Matter Eligibility Examples for Life Sciences (including one that is directed to...

Means plus Function Claims: The Federal Circuit’s Decision in Williamson v. Citrix Online LLC is Like Déjà vu All Over Again

It had all the elements of a pot-boiler thriller: a rogue government official orchestrating a mutiny against the rule of law, individuals in a plucky...

Update: From USPTO Patent Eligibility Guidelines

This is an update from our newsletter of January 2015. On July 30, 2015, the USPTO issued an update regarding the 2014 Interim Guidance on...

USPTO Introduces Expedited Patent Appeal Pilot

The USPTO is providing a temporary basis under which an appellant may have an ex parte appeal to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board)...

Final Patent Term Adjustment Rules Issued

The USPTO issued final rules on January 9, 2015 implementing changes to the way in which Patent Term Adjustment (PTA) is calculated in viewof the recent Federal...
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