Patent Prosecution Update
October 2012

Of Disparagement, Disavowal, and Unreasonableness at the USPTO
There are many things that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), or a district court judge in litigation, considers during the slippery process of claim construction.  Among the less-sharply defined criteria is whether an applicant or patentee disparaged or disavowed a particular approach to practicing the invention.   More

Potential Pitfalls of Broad Claim Language
When drafting patent claims, patentees generally attempt to draft the broadest set of claims possible in order to benefit from the full scope of their inventive contribution.  To pass muster at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) these broad claims, given their broadest reasonable interpretation, must have sufficient support in the patent specification.   More
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Rule Review
United States Ratifies the PLT

EPO Practice
Using Art. 115 Observations

At the Federal Circuit
Inducement and Claims Drafting

Marine Polymer’s Wake: Understanding Intervening Rights and the New U.S. Patent Office Procedures

Medical Devices Summit Europe

Webinar: America Invents Act Implementation and Its Impact on Asian Corporations

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