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Written By: Stephen J. Weed & Thomas G. Southard In October 2013, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (“PTO”) began issuing the first patents under the new first-to- file rules of the America Invents Act (“AIA”), which went into effect on March 16, 2013. In addition to changing the U.S. patent system from a first [...]


Written By: Joshua L. Cohen Everyone knows that you can’t add the flour after the cake is baked. The result is more than just a failed recipe. It represents wasted time, money and resources — the baker has no choice but to start over from scratch. Like the cake’s flour, IP strategy is a crucial [...]


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 Paul F. Prestia China intellectual property protection: not too many years ago that would have been considered an oxymoron. Then the Chinese government announced its future economy would be based on innovation, not manufacturing. With the pump primed by government subsidization, the flow of domestic Chinese patent applications soared from 380,000 in 2005 to [...]

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