USPTO Fees Are Rising Drastically in 2025: What to Do Now to Save Thousands of Dollars
Intellectual Property | JD Supra Law News
by Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C., Aydin Harston Ph.D., Alexander Shaver Ph.D.
13h ago
Heading into 2025, patent applicants should prepare for significant fee increases at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). These fee increases can significantly impact patent applicant behavior, leading prudent applicants to evaluate and adjust their patent protection strategies. Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in particular should plan and budget for new and drastically increased fees that impact large and long-lived patent estates.... By: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C ..read more
Visit website
USPTO Issues Guidance on AI Use to Patent Professionals — AI: The Washington Report
Intellectual Property | JD Supra Law News
by Mintz - Antitrust Viewpoints, Christian Fjeld, Alexander Hecht, Terri Shieh-Newton, PhD, Bruce Sokler
13h ago
Pursuant to President Biden’s October 2023 executive order on AI, on April 11, 2024, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) published “Guidance on Use of Artificial Intelligence-Based Tools in Practice Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office” in the Federal Register. This notice provides insight into the USPTO’s current stance towards the use of AI services in connection with matters appearing before the Office.... By: Mintz - Antitrust Viewpoints ..read more
Visit website
Federal Circuit Patent Watch: District Court’s “Seemingly Siloed and Inflexible Approach” to Obviousness “Ran Afoul” of KSR
Intellectual Property | JD Supra Law News
by WilmerHale, Arthur Coviello, Kim Do, Jennifer Graber, Omar Khan, Haixia Lin, Laura Powell
15h ago
Precedential and Key Federal Circuit Opinions - 1.  JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. v. TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA, INC. [OPINION] (2022-1258, 2022-1307, 4/1/2024) (Dyk, Prost, and Hughes) - Prost, J. The Court affirmed the district court’s indefiniteness determination but vacated and remanded its nonobviousness determination as to the asserted patent.... By: WilmerHale ..read more
Visit website
How Can I Defend Myself Against a Claim of Misappropriation of Trade Secrets?
Intellectual Property | JD Supra Law News
by Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C., Devin Bates
17h ago
How can you defend yourself if you are accused of misappropriation of trade secrets? This is a complex area of the law and there is no one-size-fits-all defense. Developing a strategy to successfully defend against a claim that you have allegedly violated trade secret laws involves careful inquiry into the facts and circumstances of each case, and involves understanding the unique goals of each client’s situation.... By: Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard ..read more
Visit website
Will “Success Kid” Owner Continue to Succeed on Appeal in Copyright Dispute?
Intellectual Property | JD Supra Law News
by Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Jonathan Montcalm
18h ago
Years ago, Laney Griner took a picture of her then toddler son, Sam, at the beach clenching his fist in what appeared like a celebratory gesture. The photo went viral, and later became a widely used meme on the internet known as “Success Kid.”... By: Dorsey & Whitney LLP ..read more
Visit website
USPTO Issues Updated Guidance on Obviousness
Intellectual Property | JD Supra Law News
by Foley & Lardner LLP, Courtenay Brinckerhoff, Rebecca Kimmelfield
18h ago
For the first time in nearly 15 years, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued “Updated Guidance for Making a Proper Determination of Obviousness” under the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in KSR Int’l Co. v. Teleflex Inc., 550 U.S. 398 (2007). The new guidance is said to reflect Federal Circuit decisions since KSR and “serves as a reminder to USPTO personnel of the flexible approach to obviousness that is required under KSR.” As with most USPTO guidance, the examples focus on... By: Foley & Lardner LLP ..read more
Visit website
Fifteenth Anniversary Update: Annotated Local Patent Rules for the Northern District of Illinois
Intellectual Property | JD Supra Law News
by Jones Day, Marc Blackman, John Marlott, Sasha Mayergoyz
19h ago
Almost 15 years ago, in an effort to create greater predictability for patent litigation in the Northern District of Illinois, the District enacted Local Patent Rules (“LPR”).1 This annotated version of the LPRs is released in honor of the upcoming 15th anniversary of the LPRs. In the approximately 15 years since the District enacted LPRs, a substantial body of case law has been developed interpreting and applying the rules. This annotated version of the LPRs collects decisions interpreting and... By: Jones Day ..read more
Visit website
USPTO Issues Proposed Rules on Discretionary Denial in PTAB Proceedings
Intellectual Property | JD Supra Law News
by Fish & Richardson, Kiersten Batzli Ph.D., David Holt, Jennifer Huang, W. Karl Renner, Kristi Sawert, Ph.D., Nicholas Stephens
19h ago
One year ago, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) that set forth several ideas related to America Invents Act (AIA) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). On Friday, the Office published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes to transform some of those ideas into rules of practice before the Board.... By: Fish & Richardson ..read more
Visit website
A
by
ago
A ..read more
Visit website
A
by
ago
A ..read more
Visit website

Follow Intellectual Property | JD Supra Law News on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR