Category Archives: Govt Policy/PTO Policy

Biotech’s PR Problems Continue

Maybe “Fish gotta swim” but the FDA has extended the approval period for transgenic Salmon genetically engineered to reach market weight sooner. No evidence at all has been presented that filets from these fish would present a danger human consumers … Continue reading

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Re-Election of Obama Keeps Patent Law and Policy on Track

At least Director Kappos does not have to clean out his desk. The re-election of President Obama gives him another four years of job security – if he and his hard-working staff don’t burn out first. No matter what you … Continue reading

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Patent Office Broadens “First Action Interview” Pilot Program

On May  17, 2011, the Patent Office issued a press release and guidelines that effectively permit applicants with pending applications in all art areas to request—and be granted– an interview with the Examiner prior to the first office action.  Of … Continue reading

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