October 2014 Patent Prosecution Lunch Presentation

November 7, 2014

October’s patent prosecution practice luncheon included discussion of a new Patent Document Exchange (PDX) program with China and adoption of the Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) system in Korea. Recent Federal Circuit cases regarding inequitable conduct, prosecution history estoppel, and means-plus-function claims were also reviewed. The presentation can be downloaded here.

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.
You can download the presentation here.

June 2013 Patent Prosecution Group Luncheon

June 17, 2013

Topics covered in this month’s patent prosecution luncheon include the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad, the USPTO’s new Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) system, and the After Final Consideration Pilot Program 2.0. You may download the presentation from here.