Patent Prosecution Update
April 2010

Patent Reform Continues to Focus on
Post-Grant Challenges

Congress’s long-running efforts toward a compromise on patent reform legislation took another turn last month.  On March 4, the Senate Judiciary Committee released an amendment to that legislation.  The amendment replaces the bill approved by the Committee on April 2, 2009, without requiring any further Committee action.  More

EPO News
On February 19, 2010, an Enlarged Board of Appeals (Board) at the European Patent Office (EPO) concluded that Swiss-style claims will no longer be acceptable at the EPO.  Prior to the Board’s decision, two types of medical-use claims were accepted by the EPO.  The first and broadest type—the first medical-use claim—typically took the following form:  “compound [X] for use as a medicament.”  More

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PTA Still Pestering USPTO

The Federal Circuit Says

Did You Know?

Finnegan’s Annual Brussels Seminar - U.S. Patent Law Update

SpringPosium 2010

European and U.S. Patent Portfolio Management

On the Horizon: A New Federal Circuit—Part I

On the Horizon: A New Federal Circuit—Part II

Patent Term After Wyeth v. Kappos


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