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January 2014 Prosecution Practice Group Luncheon

In our monthly Prosecution Practice Group Luncheon we discussed recent changes at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) including key filing fee reductions and changes to the rules necessary to implement the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act (PLTIA). These rule changes include allowing utility applications to be filed without claims, increasing some of the minimum deadlines for responding to the USPTO, and allowing parties to restore priority if they miss the one year filing deadline for provisional, foreign, or PCT applications. We also discussed the recent extension to the missing parts pilot program and reviewed the result of some recent patent related court cases and appeals. To download a copy of the presentation, click here.

January 2014 Prosecution Lunch Presentation from Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett and Henry LLP