Monthly Archives: May 2009

GETTING TO ALLOWANCE – SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE CLIENTS

1. Tell Your Patent Attorney What You Want Your Patent To Do. IP attorneys are continuously told that we should be business partners with our clients, not just patent scribes. But there are lots of ways to protect an invention. … Continue reading

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BIO/CHEM/PHARMA CUSTOMER PARTNERSHIP CONTINUES – REPORT FROM 3/3/09 MEETING

Although this report (see link below) is of the March meeting, I hope to have current reports of meetings soon after they occur – if they continue to occur. It also gives me a chance to visit memory lane. In … Continue reading

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The Myriad Lawsuit: “Products Of Nature” And “Natural Phenomena” – Turning Back The Clock On Biotech To Erase The Future

On May 12, 2009, a coalition of interested parties, lead by the Association for Molecular Pathology, and including researchers and breast cancer patients, filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to invalidate certain … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Janice M Mueller, Patent Law, Third Edition, Aspen Publishers (2009), 613 pages, paper.

I thought I would take time out from my rants about the written description requirement, and patentable subject matter, to let you know about this important addition to IP education tools. In 2003, Professor Mueller, now at the University of … Continue reading

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