Recent Change to the Indiana Code to Address Patent Demand Letters from Patent Trolls

HEA No. 1102 Bad Faith Assertions of Patent Infringement The following presentation describes a recently passed, and soon to be signed, Indiana law regarding how to address the problem of bad-faith assertions of patent infringement by patent assertion entities, sometimes…

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International Symposium on Intellectual Property Financing

Chuck Schmal recently traveled to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to participate in the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group’s International Symposium on Intellectual Property (IP) Financing. The purpose of the symposium was to provide…

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Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Practice Overview

This overview presentation discusses the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and provides some practical guidance about international patent prosecution using both the Paris Convention as well as the PCT process. It also provides a general overview of both the Paris Convention…

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Woodard Attorneys Selected IP Stars

Congratulations to our partners Spiro Bereveskos, Dan Lueders and Chuck Schmal on being selected to appear in the third edition of IP Stars from Managing IP (MIP) magazine.  IP Stars identifies and analyzes the leading IP firms and attorneys in…

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Speeding Up Invalidity Using Procedures at the USPTO

The presentation 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…

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Speeding Up Issuance of Patents at the USPTO

The presentation discusses techniques for speeding up the issuance of patents at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The presentation focuses on the newly implemented Quick Path Information Disclosure Statement (QPIDS) Program which allows applicants to submit Information Disclosure…

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Speeding Up Allowance of Patent Application at the USPTO

The presentation discusses 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…

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Speeding Up Patent Examination at the USPTO

The presentation 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…

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Speeding Up Patent Filing at the USPTO

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 discusses the proposed rules which allow applications to be filed without…

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Speeding Up Patent Searching at the USPTO

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 discusses…

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Woodard Honored in Managing Intellectual Property IP Handbook

Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry LLP is pleased to announce that it has distinguished itself by earning an honored placement in Indiana as a Highly Recommended Intellectual Property Law Firm in the Managing Intellectual Property IP Handbook.  In addition,…

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Partner Chuck Schmal Presents on the Final Rules for the AIA and is Featured by the Indiana Lawyer

Woodard Emhardt partner Chuck Schmal along with Eli Lilly patent counsel Andrea Castetter recently presented to other patent attorneys at a CLE event on the final rules and guidelines for implementing the AIA and how to embrace these requirements for…

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