This column highlights some of the more notable recent internet notices, newsletters and blogs dealing with IP prosecution issues.

Hal Wegner’s email newsletter – some great stuff – Contact: Hal’s blog is also available at

  • On November 4, 2014, Hal mentioned the recent Federal Circuit case awaiting decision, In re Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC, _ F.3d __, 14-1301 considering the standard of claim construction for post-grant proceedings under the AIA. Full info here.
  • The November 6, 2014 post described the finding in Williamson v. Citrix Online, LLC, _ F.3d __ (Fed. Cir., November 5, 2014)(Linn, J.)  that found that the term “module” does not invoke the “means” provision of Section 112(f).

Patent Docs – a patent blog –

  • The November 10, 2014 post discusses in detail the issues in oral argument for In re Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC, _ F.3d __ , 14-1301 which is the first appeal of an inter parties review (IPR) final written decision for the first IPR ever filed (IPR2012-00001).

Patently-O – a blog written by Dennis Crouch –

Miscellaneous –

  • The 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 via email:

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