Monthly Archives: January 2012

Supplemental Examination Decision Tree – Lots of Dead Branches?

Well, I wish it were that simple, but I keep trying to conjure examples that would lead me to use supplemental examination to “purge inequitable conduct (IC)” that I discover after my patent issues, and which could provide the basis … Continue reading

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PTO Proposes Supplemental Examination Rules – Extremely Expensive and Incredibly Complex

On January 25, 2012, the USPTO published proposed rules to implement the supplemental examination provisions of the America Invents Act (“AIA”). This procedure is intended to be utilized by patent owners to “clean up” patents of iffy validity before, say, … Continue reading

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New Edition of EP/UK Guide to Patent Law Published

The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys recently published the 7th edition of the CIPA “Guide to the Patent Acts”. This treatise is essential for practitioners seeking to track the correspondence between central themes of US and UK/EP patent law, such … Continue reading

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New Blog On AIA Aims For Co-Op Approach

With a tidal wave of proposed regulations implementing the AIA poised to hit IP practitioners – ready or not – it seemed worthwhile to point out a new “Blawg” recently launched to help keep our heads above the murky legal … Continue reading

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