This column highlights some of the more notable recent internet notices, newsletters and blogs dealing with IP prosecution issues.
The Wegner Red Letter – Hal Wegner posts the Wegner’s Red Letter at the website of the  Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association .

  • The April 2015 Wegner Red Letter discussed in detail the USPTO’s “Glossary Initiative” along with related rules and regulations.PDF here

Wenger’s Writings – Hal Wegner still posts discussions on patent law – View here

  • The May 2, 2015 post to “Wegner’s Writings”  discusses an upcoming en banc Federal Circuit case, Lexmark International, Inc. v. Impression Products, Inc., No. 2014-1617. The case may decide on the issue of international patent exhaustion. Hal wrote a paper on the topic, “Will Lexmark Introduce International Patent Exhaustion to America?” Read PDF here. C.J. Clugston also wrote a paper on the topic in the Beijing Law Review, “International Exhaustion, Parallel Imports, and the Conflict between the Patent and Copyright Laws of the United States” Read PDF here.

Patently-O – a blog written by Dennis Crouch –

  • On April 14, 2015 Professor Crouch discussed proposed legislation, the “Grace Period Restoration Act of 2015.” In preliminary descriptions, the proposed act would partially restore the pre-AIA grace period or at least clarify the present grace period. Details here.

Miscellaneous –

  • The Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA) is offering its Spring Seminar 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Beach, California May 29, 2015 to May 31, 2015 More info
  • The USPTO’s Glossary Pilot Program failed to attract the minimum 200 participants, requiring an extension through June 2, 2015. More info .
  • The Chisum Patent Academy holds an upcoming patent law seminar on August 12-14, 2015 (Seattle, Washington). More info here.
    Another seminar is in Washington, D.C. on September 24-25, 2015. More info here.
    And one next year in Cincinnati, Ohio in March 2016.  More info here.
    There are a possible 18 CLE credits for these seminars. More info here.

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