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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


PPC Broadband, Inc. v. Corning Optical Communications RF, LLC

Docket No. 2015-1361, -1366, -1368, -1369 (IPR2013-00340, -00345, -00346, -00347)

February 22, 2016

Brief Summary: Certain Board claim constructions found not to be unreasonable under Cuozzo (broadest reasonable interpretation) even though it is “not necessarily the correct construction under the framework laid out in Phillips”. 465 more words

Claim Construction