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Could AI be the Largest Pharma Co.? USPTO Requests Public Comments on Patenting AI

September, 17th, 2019

By Mackenzie L. Long Earlier this year the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released eligibility guidelines for AI-related inventions. However, there still remains multiple questions regarding the ability to patent AI inventions. Late [Read More…]

Ford Proves Design Patents are Built Tough

August, 1st, 2019

By Christopher J. Stankus and Jacob J. Alexander In a recent case, Ford showed that design patents are an effective way to prohibit third-party manufacturers from making “knock-off” replacement parts. In Automotive Body Parts Association [Read More…]

Patents: A Way to Attack, Defend, and Diplomacy

June, 27th, 2019

By Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr. and Jacob J. Alexander In recent years the number and use of patents has grown exponentially. There were nearly 4 times as many patent applications filled in 2013 than in [Read More…]

Federal Circuit Guidance on Trademark Webpage Specimens

May, 7th, 2019

By Walter B. Welsh A webpage qualifies as use in commerce if it is a point-of-sale. A recent precedential decision, In re Siny Corp., provides guidance on what constitutes a point-of-sale. This article discusses that [Read More…]

Stop Infringers At The Border

April, 18th, 2019

By Christopher J. Stankus Section 337 Investigations at the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) can be a vital weapon for patent owners to protect their U.S. intellectual property against infringing imports. Section 337 Investigations are resolved [Read More…]

Claiming Software Patents in 2019

April, 4th, 2019

By Andrew P Siuta Rapid innovation makes it difficult to create a computer technology system that is not obsolete 20 years from its conception. However, with proper drafting techniques a patent attorney can write a [Read More…]

TC Heartland: The End of Patent Venue as We Know It (But Patent Owners are Doing Fine)

April, 2nd, 2019

By Benjamin N. Luehrs Odds are, if you work at all in the patent space, you’ve heard a bit about the Supreme Court’s 2017 decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, [Read More…]

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…]

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…]

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