This column highlights some of the more notable recent internet notices, newsletters and blogs dealing with IP prosecution issues.
Patently-O – a blog written by Dennis Crouch –

  • In the April 15, 2016 post, Professor Crouch presented a histogram of reissue patent pendency, featuring an average reissue pendency of 28 months and a median of 22 months.
    Details here.
  • On April 21, 2016, Professor Crouch discussed three patents claiming priority pre-GATT (before June 8, 1995), entitled to the old 17-year term from issuance. Details here.
  • In three posts in April 2016 post, commenters discussed the law behind the current bane of a patent prosecutor’s practice – Section 101 subject matter eligibility rejections: April 21, 2016 April 22,2016 April 24, 2016.

The IP Law Blog – a blog providing counsel a forum to discuss IP strategies.

  • A May 31, 2016 post discusses the new trade secret law, Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) permitting federal civil claims for misappropriation of trade secrets click here.

Patent Docs – A patent blog.

  • On May 12, 2016 the post discussed Federal Circuits opinion, Enfish, LLC v Microsoft Corp. (Fed. Cir., May 12, 2016), wherein the panel found the subject matter eligible under 35 U.S.C. Section 101 (a rare instance) (Details here.).

Miscellaneous –

  • The Chisum Patent Academy holds an upcoming patent law seminar in Seattle, Washington on August 4-5, 2016 and August 8-9, 2016 (two identical seminars). There will be two seminars in Washington, D.C. on September 29-30 and October 3-4, 2016 respectively (two identical seminars). There are a possible 18 CLE credits for these seminars. Each seminar is limited to ten attendees. More info here.

For more information about any of the patent topics mentioned consult Patent Application Practice. Trademark topics are discussed in Trademark Registration Practice. Both are published by West and updated twice a year. For litigation questions, contact Fred Douglas at 949-293-0442 or by email at