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Hoping 2019 Brings Clarity to Patentable Subject Matter

January, 2nd, 2019

By Christopher J. Stankus We find ourselves reflecting on 2018’s patent law developments as we welcome the New Year. One notable advancement is the USPTO’s efforts to aid examiners and clarify the law on Section [Read More…]

Trademark Registration: An Essential Step to Protecting Your Business

December, 21st, 2018

By Walter B. Welsh In today’s internet-based economy, achieving and maintaining brand exclusivity is critical to driving customer traffic to your business. A recent analysis of consumer products sold through e-commerce sites shows 75% of [Read More…]

Extending Your Patent’s Life Utilizing Appeals

December, 18th, 2018

By Michael J. Kosma Once issued, the life of a patent extends twenty years from the date it was filed. While the time between filing and issuance is generally lost because the patent is not [Read More…]

Apples Are The New Jingle Bells

December, 5th, 2018

By Christina L. Winsor We’re entering into the season of hope and forgiveness.  But is that the reason Apple and Amazon have decided to put their years of feuding aside and come together… just in [Read More…]

Video Gaming: Patent Law’s 12-Figure Secret

November, 27th, 2018

By Andrew P. Siuta   Consumers are estimated to spend over $135 billion dollars on video games in 2018.  Over half of this 12-figure industry is expected to be spent on mobile gaming.  This is [Read More…]

Case Dismissed: How Pleading May Affect 101 Analysis

November, 20th, 2018

By Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr. Motions to dismiss, also called 12(b)(6) motions, have been used to eviscerate patent rights on the basis that a patent is allegedly directed to an “abstract concept” and thus lacks [Read More…]

Supreme Court Petition Highlights Split at Federal Circuit Concerning Role of the Specification in Claim Construction

November, 15th, 2018

By Patrick D. Duplessis In a petition filed this month with the U.S. Supreme Court, patent owner Cave Consulting Group (CCGroup) draws attention to a persistent split at the Federal Circuit concerning foundational claim construction [Read More…]

“OMG. How’d They Get a Patent on a Thing Like That?” (Part 1 of 2)

November, 13th, 2018

By Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. I have been asked this question hundreds of times. You can probably guess that the person doing the asking has just been accused of patent infringement. What you probably can’t guess [Read More…]

Things Crisp Up in the CRISPR-Cas9 Case

October, 30th, 2018

By Mackenzie L. Long In a recent decision, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals (“CAFC”) handed a win for one CRISPR researcher and a loss for a rival. CRISPR stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short [Read More…]

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