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Preissuance Submissions Can Derail Your (Or Your Competitor’s) Patent


Preissuance Submissions Can Derail Your (Or Your Competitor’s) Patent

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In the old days of patent prosecution, some IP attorneys would perform only a perfunctory prior art search—or forego a prior art search completely—with the rationale that determining whether a proposed invention infringed on prior art was the job of a USPTO patent examiner.

4 Implications of AIA and ‘First-to-File’ for Patent Practitioners

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Drafting a high-quality patent application has always been important, but the two years since the United States switched to a first-to-file standard have shown that patent application quality can cost—or generate—untold amounts of money for IP-driven companies.

Prior Art Search: Four Ways to Avoid Section 102 & 103 Rejections

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Sections 102 and 103 of the U.S. Patent Act, which govern the novelty and obviousness of proposed inventions, are the two most frequent grounds on which new patent applications are rejected by USPTO examiners.

U.S. Joins Europe in New International Patent Classification System

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When the U.S. Patent Classification (USPC) first was introduced as the taxonomic system with which the country’s patent office would categorize all new inventions, Andrew Jackson was president of the United States. There were only three states west of the Mississippi River, and the hot invention of the year was Samuel Colt’s eponymous revolver. For […]

What is Prior Art Research and How is it Done?

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Prior art research is a critical step in the patent application process. It can help determine whether an existing patent is valid or, if you are considering filing a new patent, can help you estimate the likelihood that the application will be granted. In either situation, LexisNexis® IP Solutions can help you get the job done. Prior […]