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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 […]

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.

Introducing PAIR Watch

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Let’s say it has been more than six months since your team filed a Request for Continued Examination (RCE) with the U.S Patent and Trademark Office. The RCE has been making its way through the backlog, and for the past couple of weeks, you have been checking the application’s status every single day. Your company’s […]