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Cardinal Intellectual Property (CIP) representatives Rao Vepachedu, Ron Andermann and Les Williams attended the AIA roadshow on March 7th at the Chicago Public Library. The USPTO explained its proposed rules for various new provisions required under the AIA including supplemental examination, inter partes review, and...

By Rao Vepachedui Inequitable conduct is an equitable defense to patent infringementii. Intent and materiality must be separately establishediii. The standard for the materiality required to establish inequitable conduct is “but-for” materialityiv. Therefore, the defendant must prove inequitable conduct by clear and convincing evidence that the...

Third-Party Art Submission for Pre-grant Review   For the first time in the history of U.S. patent law, the AIA now allows third parties to submit relevant materials to patent examiners in any given examination. Submission of proposed prior art helps examiners determine whether the innovation in...

By Dr. Rao Vepachedu, JD, PhD, LLM Small entity status became law through Public Law 97-247, when the USPTO increased patent fees and allowed small businesses a discount. Congress authorized the Small Business Act (SBA) to define the small entity entitled to get the discount. In...

By Dr. Rao Vepachedu[i] Disclosure of a prior art reference, whether express, implicit or inherent, may be relied upon to reject claims for lacking novelty under 35 USC section 102 or PCT Article 33(2)[ii]. Determination of lack of novelty is simple when the prior art reference...