PATENT PROSECUTION & COUNSELING

Biotechnology is the use of cellular and biomolecular processes to develop products…

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Chemistry & Materials Science is the study of matter, the substances that comprise matter,..

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Medical Technology is an interdisciplinary field encompassing a wide range of sub-fields,..

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The pharmaceutical field relates to the discovery and development of small molecules,..

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PATENT PROSECUTION & COUNSELING

To be patentable, a product or method must be both novel and non-obvious over prior products and methods.

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POST-GRANT PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE USPTO

Once a United States patent has issued, it can be challenged at the USPTO by filing a request for ex parte…

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LATEST BLOG POSTS

  • MMWV celebrates three years of successes

    FREDERICK, Md. (January 17, 2019) – In January 2016, four founding partners and twelve employees came together to form a new patent law firm with improved client service as the ultimate goal: McBee Moore Woodward & Vanik IP, LLC (“MMWV”).  Three years later, that firm is thriving.  Since its formation, MMWV has focused on the

    January 16, 2019
  • USPTO Releases 2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility

    Background The USPTO’s 2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance clarifies the Office’s view of what constitutes an “abstract idea,” and proposes a revised procedure for how the Office will determine whether claimed subject matter is directed to a judicial exception (Step 2A, of the Mayo/Alice test for eligibility).  The goal is to increase predictability

    January 10, 2019
  • Breeders Protection Act

    New Patent Protection Is Now Available for “Essentially Derived” Assexually Produced Plants and Hemp As of new legislation signed Decemeber 20, 2018, Plant Variety Protection now allows protections for asexually reproduced plants under the U.S. Plant Patent Statute 35 U.S.C. Section 161, when the variety is “essentially derived”.  Previously coverage for an ornamentals or other

    January 10, 2019
  • The Technology Behind New Year’s

    Happy New Year on behalf of MMWV! It is great to ring in the New Year in style with fashionable accessories, such as stylish glasses. Patented in 1990 by Richard E. Sclafani and Peter S. Cicero, the new year glasses have evolved over time and are associated with numerous other patents, including the incorporation of

    January 7, 2019

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