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The America Invents Act, a First-to-Invent Patent System, and “Obama-Birther” Accusations

About a month ago, I was asked by some friends about the shift from the first-to-invent patent system to a first-to-file patent system in the… 1,288 more words

Intellectual Property

Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee (USPTO)

No. 14-446

U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS (Justice Breyer))
June 20, 2016

Brief Summary: PTO decision whether or not to institute IPR is non-appealable under §314(d) and PTO’s use of broadest reasonable claim construction standard in IPR is proper. 393 more words

Claim Construction

SAS Institute, Inc. v. ComplementSoft, Inc.

Docket No. 2015-1346, -1347

June 10, 2016

Brief Summary: Board claim constructions affirmed except as to claim 4 since it changed its construction in the final written decision without letting the parties respond. 483 more words

Claim Construction

The ABCs of Patent Kind Codes

Author: Emily R. Florio
Editor: Stephanie M. Sanders

Have you ever wondered what those letters and numbers are at the end of a published patent application or issued patent number? 496 more words

The Patent Office

Innovation Act might be dead, but innovation lives on

As a former patent examiner, I recognize that the patent system, in its purest form, should protect and incentivize innovation through a limited-term contract, offering exclusive monopoly rights covering a technology, product or design element. 1,312 more words


Attend a Free USPTO Webinar On Post-Registration Proceedings Under the America Invents Act

What: Patent Office “Boardside Chat” that will discuss reissue and reexamination post-registration proceedings under the America Invents Act.

When: April 5th, 2016 at 12:00-1 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (U.S.) 193 more words


Patents After the AIA: Evolving Law and Practice

The author of this blog is pleased to announce that she has been recognized as a contributor to a new book, titled, “Patents After the AIA: Evolving Law and Practice.”  The book is a single volume desk-reference and guide to tactical and strategic patenting decisions for patent professionals after the most comprehensive revision to United States patent law since 1952.  45 more words

America Invents Act