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Micro Entities: the Birth of New Genre of Patent Applicants


Micro Entities: the Birth of New Genre of Patent Applicants

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One of the lesser talked about aspects of the America Invents Act (AIA) is the creation of a new type of filing entity before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Traditionally, all inventors or companies filing patent applications fell into either the small or large entity designation. To be considered “small,” the individual […]

Changes in Patent Infringement Litigation

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On December 1, 2015, a new set of amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure became effective after a lengthy rule-change process.  As part of the new regime of rules, a widely used form for filing patent infringement actions has been eliminated.  In the past, a form patent complaint would be used to allow patent holders […]

Five Key Aspects of a Patent Landscape

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For especially competitive technology fields, patent research can be used to shape the earliest stages of research and development. In pharmaceuticals, electronics and many other high-tech industries, a thorough understanding of the patented technologies that already are in play—or soon will be—is vital to a company’s business strategy and market position.

Large Law Wields Its Weight Over IP Litigation Matters [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The LexisNexis® CounselLink® Enterprise Legal Management Trends Report 2014 year-end results show some shifts in IP litigation work with respect to large firms.

The Effect of Multiple Rejections on Litigation

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Patent prosecution history has always been a part of patent litigation, to some extent.  However, a recent ruling from the Southern District Court of New York has added a new twist to how and when the court will consider the prosecution history of an application in terms of litigation.  On a renewed motion to stay litigation for […]