Archive for 'Patent'
Kenneth N. Nigon, Shareholder at RatnerPrestia, Co-Chairs PLI’s Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2013: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing
Kenneth N. Nigon, a familiar contributor of the Practising Law Institute and Shareholder at RatnerPrestia, will co-chair and speak at PLI’s Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2013: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing.
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Monsanto – The Doctrine of Patent Exhaustion Does Not Apply in a Patent Infringement Action Where the Accused Products are Reproduced Through Planting and Harvesting without the Patent Holder’s Permission
Today’s unanimous ruling by the Supreme Court sends a message to would be copiers of self-replicating products, such as Monsanto’s genetically modified, Roundup Ready soybean seeds – and that message is — tread carefully.
Posted: May 13th, 2013 under Patent.
RatnerPrestia Shareholder, Christopher R. Lewis, Delivers Patent Presentation to Students at AIM Academy
7th grade students at AIM Academy (Conshohocken, PA) were given a lesson in patents on April 29 by Christopher R. Lewis, Shareholder at RatnerPrestia.
Written By: Robert A. McKinley On February 27, 2013, new legislation was introduced that proposes shifting attorneys fees to non-practicing entities (NPEs or trolls) if they lose patent infringement cases. The proposed legislation is referred to as the SHIELD Act of 2013, and is a welcomed improvement to targets of NPE litigation.
RP Shareholder Brian P. O’Shaughnessy Will be a Panelist at the Upcoming ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit
RatnerPrestia Shareholder Brian P. O’Shaughnessy will be a panelist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fourth Annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit to be held February 25-27, 2013, in Washington, DC.
Written By Andrew J. Koopman As part of the new American Invents Act (AIA), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is changing many patent prosecution fees. This article outlines the most important changes, and provides our comments on how these changes will impact patent prosecution strategies.
Posted: January 22nd, 2013 under Patent.
Written By Thomas G. Southard and Brian S. Seal As financial institutions race to capture a portion of the increasingly popular online and mobile banking markets, they are going to be targeted by patent owners in litigations across the country. There are, however, approaches they can take to protect themselves and their customers.
By Stephanie S. Kelly The AIA amends 35 U.S.C. § 32 by adding between the third and fourth sentences the following language: “A proceeding under this section shall be commenced not later than
Written By Stephen D. Harper, Ph.D. and Brett J. Rosen Both the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recently issued new rules for bringing prior art publications to the attention of an examiner during examination of a patent application.
By Kenneth N. Nigon and Stephen J. Weed In CLS Bank International v. Alice Corporation Pty., decided on July 9, 2012, a split federal circuit panel addressed patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101, and in particular what is an “abstract idea,” as it relates to computer-implemented inventions.
Posted: July 12th, 2012 under Patent.