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Canada’s ‘’Sister” Prior Art Law Differs From Ours, Eh!

I recently received a well-written post from Smart & Biggar/Feherstonhaugh in Toronto reminding me that a publication by the inventor only shields a later third-party publication from being a bar if the second publication was derived from the inventor and a … Continue reading

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Hamilton Beach v. Sunbeam Products – “On Sale” Bar Clarified

On Wednesday August 14th, a divided  Fed. Cir. panel affirmed the invalidation of Hamilton Beach’s portable slow cooker under the “on-sale” or “in public use” bars of s. 102(b). Hamilton Beach Brands v. Sunbeam Prods., Inc., Appeal No. 2012-1581 (Fed. … Continue reading

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Marks & Clerk Releases Life Sciences 2013 Report

On Monday, the international law firm Marks & Clerk released it’s 2013 Life Sciences Report at the BIO International Convention in Chicago. This 50-plus page report is wide-ranging, containing both the views of life science leaders on marketplace issues like … Continue reading

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USPTO Publishes Extensive Examination Guidelines for 35 U.S.C. 102 and 103

On February 14, 2013, the PTO published extensive Examination Guidelines for examination of applications filed after March 16, 2013, under 102 and 103 as amended by the AIA. Given the debates, if not confusion, that arose following the publication of … Continue reading

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