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A “Modest Proposal” For The RCE Crisis

Commentators, including Prof. Hal Wegner, have been sounding the alarm regarding the increasing number of requests for continuing examination that applicants are filing. The PTO projects 325,000 RCE’s by FY 2018. They have gone further in recent posts, in attributing … Continue reading

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Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover And Nine Ways To Attack Patents

As a “quick guide” to the Patent Reform Bill, H.R. 1249, that will soon become law, these are the sections of the Act and of the present statute that will all be, or remain effective, upon enactment, to facilitate blocking … Continue reading

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Microsoft V. i4i – Prosecution And The “Variable Proof Regime”

The Government recently weighed in on this important appeal with its amicus brief, signed by Neal Katyal, Acting Solicitor General. (A copy can be found at the end of this post.) The question posed is simply: “Whether, when the defendant … Continue reading

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Defining the Abstract and Conceptual – USPTO Issues “Guidance” Post-Bilski

Before I write another word, I want to recognize and applaud the intellectual and logistical effort it must have taken for Director Kappos and his helpers to put together six pages of “Interim Guidance For Determining Subject Matter Eligibility for … Continue reading

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