Category Archives: Patent and Trademark Office

Myriad, Prometheus and life science patents: The End of Days?

The Supreme Court decision in Mayo v. Prometheus and the Court’s remand of Myriad have provoked a lot of angst on the part of those in the life sciences. Still, the degree to which these cases might prove cataclysmic is…

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Patent reform in search of respect

We who scribble for a living find it easy to go off on those who do not, and today’s bulls-eye is on the patent reform bill recently signed into law, the America Invents Act of 2011. One of the interesting…

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Fee diversion alive and well in H.R. 1249

Those with a keen eye trained on the patent reform bill now under consideration in the House of Representatives might universally hold a dim view of fee diversion even if they see first-to-file and the prior user defense through profoundly…

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Patent reform: All aboard, the train has left the station

The U.S. House of Representatives is expecting a vote this week on its patent reform bill, but unlike passage of the Senate bill, the House bill has to deal with a potentially crippling conflict. This conflict was set up by…

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