Patents for Humanity – The perfect blend of social consciousness, technology, and incentives to create

n 2012, the Patents for Humanity initiative was started to encourage innovations and solutions to the numerous challenges of global development such as infrastructure, energy, and medicine to name a few. Under the program a potential applicant can submit an application to the USPTO and upon approval the applicant may be given an acceleration certificate […]

PTAB Designates Five Precedential Opinions aimed at establishing workable body of law

In a desperately needed release on Tuesday May 10th 2016 the USPTO designated five PTAB opinions as precedential in a laudable effort aimed at establishing a workable body of law for post grant proceedings. Per Standard Operating Procedure 2 (Revision 9) “a precedential opinion is binding authority in subsequent matters involving similar facts or issues.” […]

Termination of an OED Disciplinary Proceeding: How a SOL Defense may be Properly Construed

  Steve Lipman – Guest Author of PatentAttorney.com Steve Lipman has practiced for more than 40 years in intellectual property litigation, acquisition, and counseling in DC, VA, NY, and BOS.  Steve began in the Federal Government with the USPTO and then in private practice as an equity partner in four law firms. He has served […]

USPTO Design Day 2016

On April 19, 2016, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) hosted the 10th annual Design Day, a day-long seminar covering updates and developments in the design patent world.  The free event was well attended, drawing practitioners and designers from throughout the country and even internationally, in addition to a number of patent examiners […]