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Can Your Company Benefit from the USPTO’s Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program?
Date: July 15, 2020
The USPTO’s latest program, the “Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program,” seeks to speed up the resolution of ex parte appeals. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) continues to roll out new pilot programs. Its latest, the “Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program,” seeks to speed up the resolution of ex parte appeals. The Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program […]
Supreme Court Rules USPTO Can’t Recover Attorney Fees in §145 Actions
SCOTUS recently ruled in Nantkwest, Inc. v. Iancu that 35 U.S.C. § 145 does not require patent applicants to pay the USPTO’s attorneys’ fees when challenging a USPTO decision in federal district court… In a rebuff to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in Nantkwest, Inc. v. Iancu that 35 U.S.C. § […]
Will Your Design Patent Hold Up in Court?
The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Recently Held that the Scope of a Design Patent can be Limited by the Claim Language In Curver Luxembourg, SARL v. Home Expressions Inc., the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals held that the scope of a design patent can be limited by the claim language where the language solely […]
Why is the STRONGER Patents Act of 2019 So Controversial?
Last Month, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property Held a Hearing on the Stronger Patents Act of 2019… On September 11, 2019, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property held a hearing on the STRONGER Patents Act of 2019. The panel that provided testimony on the patent reform legislation was evenly split for […]
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