This column highlights some of the more notable recent internet notices, newsletters and blogs dealing with IP prosecution issues.
- On September 21, 2014, Hal provided his opinions on the role of the “count” system for examiners at the USPTO
IPWatchdog – a patents and patent law blog IPWatchdog.com
- The September 7, 2014 post discusses Professor Mark Lemley’s views on the law relevant to software patenting.
- A September 18, 2014 entry discusses the “Past, Present and Future of Post Grant Administrative Trials.”
- The October 3, 2014 article provides guidance for understanding China’s patent system.
Patent Docs – a patent blog – patentdocs.typepad.com/patent_docs
- In the September 3, 2014 post, Andrew Williams discusses litigation prosecution bars and proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board.
- The September 30, 2014 article describes the USPTO’s announcement of changes to Myriad-Mayo guidance at the BIO Symposium.
- The October 6, 2014 guest post introduces the Purple Book, FDA’s list of biologically produced drugs, commonly called “biologics.” The question posed is: Will purple become the new orange?
Patently-O – a blog written by Dennis Crouch – www.patentlyo.com.
- On October 1, 2014, a post referenced a story that a company discovered that its in-house IP counsel farmed out expensive patent searches to his own corporation that never did the work. Word is that he was in-house, but now he is out-house.
- On October 2, 2014 Professor Crouch discussed the double patenting concerns when there is one common assignee but no common inventors.
- TThe Chisum Patent Academy holds an upcoming patent law seminar on March 5-6,
2015 (Cincinnati, Ohio). There are a possible 12 CLE credits for this seminar.
More info here.
- Third Annual Naples Midwinter Patent Experts Conference, the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, February 7-10, 2015, Naples, Florida, under auspices of the Akron Law IP Program. For conference information, contact Shannon F. Aupprele here.
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