IP News & Strategy

PATENT LAW UPDATE RUSSIAN FEDERATION: The Hague Agreement is designed to facilitate the protection of industrial designs in multiple countries or regi...

PATENT LAW UPDATE Cayman Islands (KY) (BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORIES)1: The Patents and Trade Marks (Amendment) Law 2016 is expected to come into force...

Cardinal Intellectual Property (CIP) representatives Ron Andermann and Les Williams attended the AIA roadshow on March 7th at the Chicago Public Libra...

In January 2012, Cardinal received a ten-year contract renewal from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to perform Patent Cooperatio...

Inequitable conduct is an equitable defense to patent infringementii. Intent and materiality must be separately establishediii. The standard for the m...

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 relev...

Small entity status became law through Public Law 97-247, when the USPTO increased patent fees and allowed small businesses a discount. Congress autho...

Disclosure of a prior art reference, whether express, implicit or inherent, may be relied upon to reject claims for lacking novelty under 35 USC secti...

On September 16, 2011, President Obama signed the AIA into law to bring the patent system into the 21st century.  Several key provisions of the AIA w...

35 USC section 121 provides a safe harbor from double patenting rejections against a patentee on claims that were a result of an earlier restriction r...

The micro entity provisions of 35 U.S.C. 123 are currently in effect (see current fee schedule: http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/qs/ope/fee031913.h...

A patent owner or licensee can recover damages when exclusionary intellectual property rights are violated. A patent can be infringed directly and ind...

President Obama signed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA)-the most significant change to U.S. patent law in almost 60 years – on Friday, Sept...

If a party loses on an issue, it may not re-litigate the issue before the examiner or in a subsequent Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (Board...

Innovation—the process, through which new inventions are generated and successfully introduced in the marketplace—is a primary driver of U.S. econ...

In an effort to expand coverage of worldwide patent collections, the USPTO announced the launch of the Global Patent Search Network (GPSN) to make the...

A primary driver of US economic growth and national competitiveness is innovation through which new inventions are generated and successfully introduc...

Effective Date and Duration of AFCP 2.0: May 19, 2013 until September 30, 2013, a request to consider an amendment after final rejection under AFCP 2....

Prepare for the First-Inventor-to-File Regime The new First-Inventor-to-File Regime created by the America Invents Act of 2011 begins on March 16, 201...

Novelty is the quality of being new(2). However, this simple and clear definition is the tip of the iceberg of a complexity that confuses all. For exa...

Launched by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in 2011, the Patent Pro Bono Program is currently being offered in all 50 states. Regional pr...

Abstract An innovator biologic drug maker files a biologics license application (BLA) with the FDA for the grant of a license for commercial marketing...

Intellectual property (IP) protection affects the economy by providing incentives to invent novel products and technologies that create jobs and boost...

PATENT LAW UPDATE Canada (CA)[1]: Effective 11 October 2016, Canadian patents will be issued 6 weeks after the payment of the final fee (issue fee) in...

Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Ken Hyatt yesterday (January 11, 2017) announced the final approval of the Swiss-U.S. Priva...