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

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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

  • What is a “Printed Publication?”

    In a November 1, 2018 modification of an earlier opinion, the Federal Circuit has provided additional guidance on what constitutes a “printed publication” for prior art purposes.  GoPro, Inc. v. Contour IP Holding LLC (Fed. Cir. 2018). Under (pre-AIA) 35 U.S.C. § 102(b), if an invention was described in a printed publication more than one

    November 6, 2018
  • USPTO’s Patents for Patients Program – A Good Way to Expedite Patent Grant of Cancer-Related Applications

    The USPTO’s Patents for Patients program or Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program (“the program”) represents a good option for those looking to expedite prosecution of U.S. patent applications in the cancer immunotherapy space.  The program was initiated in mid-2016 in order to support the one-billion-dollar National Cancer Moonshot initiative and is slated to run through at least

    November 2, 2018
  • USPTO releases revision to Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure

    The USPTO released the October 2018 revision to the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP) yesterday, which marks the most recent revision to the TMEP since October 2017.  In addition to providing numerous clarifications, supplementary examples, and stylistic edits throughout the TMEP, the October 2018 revision also incorporates new case law and relevant precedential decisions

    November 1, 2018

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