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Advanced Technology Patent Report 2015

An Executive Guide to Current Trends in U.S. Patent Law and Practice for the Electrical and Computer Technology Fields

April 15, 2015

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Finnegan is pleased to announce the release of the Advanced Technology Patent Report 2015, a complimentary eBook for patent practitioners, in-house counsel, and business managers who are involved in patent issues and disputes for their companies in the electrical and computer technology fields.

The Advanced Technology Patent Report 2015 includes:

  • Trends in patent filings and issuance in the electrical and computer technology classes
  • Reviews of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) pilot programs implemented for faster and improved examination of U.S. patent applications
  • Key trends and developments in post-grant review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)
  • Analyses of significant court decisions impacting patent litigation
  • Decisions addressing standard-essential patents (SEPs) and FRAND-committed patents
  • Updates on patent practice before the International Trade Commission (ITC)

The Advanced Technology Patent Report 2015 eBook is divided into four sections:

I. Patent Prosecution

Examines recent trends in U.S. and worldwide patent filings and issuance, USPTO’s pilot programs for faster and improved examination of patents, USPTO’s practice under the America Invents Act (“AIA”) such as first-inventor-to-file and preissuance submission, the Global Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program, and recent Supreme Court decisions on patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 and indefiniteness.

II. Post-grant Proceedings

Looks at recent trends at the PTAB, the PTAB process, and court and board decisions affecting the PTAB process, including topics such as stays, eligible patents and scope of review, eligible petitioners, multiple proceedings, time bars, common rejections of petitions, PTAB discovery, claim construction and amendments, settlement, appeal, and estoppel.

III. District Court Litigation

Summarizes recent trends in patent litigation, federal and state legislation focused on curbing abusive patent litigation, significant court decisions impacting patent litigation, standards-essential and FRAND-committed patents, and local practice updates such as the Eastern District of Texas “Track B” fast-track program.

IV. ITC Litigation

Examines recent trends in ITC litigation, initiatives at the ITC on case management and discovery, recent decisions on induced infringement of method claims, importation based on electronic transmission of digital data and licensing-based domestic industry, the Presidential veto of a commission decision in an investigation involving standards-essential patents, and trade secret cases at the ITC.

Download a complimentary copy of The Advanced Technology Patent Report 2015 eBook using the form to the right. We welcome your comments and inquiries.

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