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Speeding Up Invalidity Using Procedures at the USPTO

September 4, 2013

The presentation below discusses different techniques for using US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) invalidity proceedings to invalidate issued patents. The presentation specifically discusses the new procedures available under the America Invents Act (AIA). Topics include Post-Grant Review (PGR) and Inter Partes Review (IPR) and cover business method review (CBM) programs. Deadlines as well as specific scheduling orders for these programs are discussed as well as how best to use the new programs at the USPTO.
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Speeding Up Issuance of Patents at the USPTO

August 28, 2013

The presentation below discusses techniques for speeding up the issuance of patents at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The presentation mainly focuses on the newly implemented Quick Path Information Disclosure Statement (QPIDS) Program which allows applicants to submit Information Disclosure Statements (IDSs) without the expense and delay of submitting a Request for Continued Examination (RCE). The presentation discusses requirements of the program as well as illustrates possible outcomes using the QPIDS.
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Speeding Up Allowance of Patent Application at the USPTO

August 21, 2013

The presentation below discusses some techniques for speeding up allowance of patent applications at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In particular, the presentation discusses the After Final Consideration Pilot Program 2.0 which can help applicants avoid Requests for Continued Examination (RCEs).
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Speeding Up Patent Examination at the USPTO

August 14, 2013

The presentation below discusses the different techniques for speeding up examination at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Topics covered in this presentation include petitions to make special, accelerated examination, prioritized examination, Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH), and the First Action Interview Pilot Program. In addition, some different filing scenarios using these techniques are discussed.
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Speeding Up Patent Filing at the USPTO

August 7, 2013

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has proposed rules for the implementation of the Patent Law Treaty (PLT) that will help filers speed up patent filing. The presentation below discusses the proposed rules which allow applications to be filed without claims as well as facilitate incorporating prior filings by reference. In addition, a proposed two-month grace period is provided for foreign filing and provisional applications.
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Speeding Up Patent Searching at the USPTO

July 31, 2013

In order to speed up searching, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has a number of new programs that not only help searchers speed up the patent searching process but also have an impact on examination. The presentation below discusses the new Global Patent Search Network (GPSN) in which Chinese patent applications in English are available at the USPTO website. In addition, the presentation describes the new Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) system which has been implemented at the USPTO and will be the sole patent classification system effective January 1, 2015.
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October 2012 Patent Prosecution Group Luncheon

November 5, 2012

Topics covered in this month’s patent group presentation include information about the current backlog of patent applications at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), new rules regarding derivation proceedings, a practice tip for releasing search results to the European Patent Office, proposed USPTO ethics rules codifying with the ABA rules, patentability of computer software, and recent cases about inter partes reexamination. To download a copy of this presentation click here.


November 2011 Patent Group Luncheon

November 22, 2011

Topics covered in this month’s patent group presentation include prioritized examination, discussion of a case regarding the De Novo standard of review, and discussion of recent case law following the Bilski decision.  To download a copy of this presentation click here.


October 2011 Patent Group Luncheon

October 28, 2011

Topics covered in this month’s patent group presentation include proposed federal trade secret legislation, recent case law regarding the presumption of irreparable harm, and recent case law regarding factual findings and new grounds for rejections.

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September 2011 Patent Group Lunch

September 28, 2011

Topics covered: America Invents Act

-Effective Dates

-Major Changes to 102 & 103

-Derivation Proceedings

-Post Grant Review Citation of Art

-Prior Use Defense

-Miscellaneous Provisions

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