It is remarkable how many patents get
issued, either (i) just before the calendar year closes or (ii) within
90 days before the application is pending 36 months. Due to postulate
(i), many patents (over 3500 last year) actually have an issue date of
December 25th. At this time of giving and remembering, recall a [...]
It should be presumed that every patent
attorney and agent developed some degree of skill in the art of
assemblages made from Lego, Erector Set, perhaps Lincoln Logs - but,
expertise? That perceived set of skills can be challenged when the side
of a toy box depicts marvelous and majestic assemblages, which ‘you can
The gap between the Chinese Patent Law and the United States patent law will widen after KSR v. Teleflex, unless the next amendment to the Chinese Patent Law adopts some significant changes.
An overview of the joint FTC/DOJ report, Antitrust Enforcement and Intellectual Property Rights: Promoting Innovation and Competition.
In McKesson Information Solutions, Inc. v. Bridge Medical, Inc.,
the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit emphasized several
categories of information that a patent prosecutor must disclose to the
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in order to satisfy a patent
applicantâ€™s duty of candor.