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Saturday, October 22, 2011

The PTO has implemented the Prioritized Examination system authorized by the America Invents Action.  The goal is that the applicant will have either a patent or a decision that no patent can be obtained within 12 months of submission.  The requirements are:

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The America Invents Act was signed September 16, 2011 and became effective September 26, 2011.  It concludes a six-year effort to make reforms to U. S. patent law.  While the reforms are many and some fundamental, the initial impact is an increase in fees paid to the PTO by patent applicants and patent owners. 

 

Monday, September 12, 2011

The value of a registered trademark was reinforced on September 6, 2011 when the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida approved a preliminary injunction in favor of B &W client Intec, Inc.

Monday, June 6, 2011

If you are one of the many who believe that once a commercialized product holds a patent, it is completely protected from any infringement, you need to keep reading.  That’s because a product must be marked with the correct and active patent number to collect on past damages.  Unfortunately and all too often, that is not the case. 

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