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Is There a Silver Lining to Patent Trolls? – Casting light on Needed Reforms

Hopefully, the current glut of patent infringement litigation initiated by so-called “Patent Trolls” will result in reforms to our patent system starting from the way in which patents are examined through the way they are litigated. Patent Trolls, a/k/a Non-Practicing … Continue reading

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US Patents – From First to Invent to First to File: What is Prior Art?

When a patent application is filed with United States Patent and Trademark Office, (USPTO) it is assigned to an examiner, who determines if the invention it describes is worthy of receiving patent protection.  Primarily, the examiner decides whether or not … Continue reading

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US Patent Law – From First to Invent to First to File

On March 16, 2013 US patent law will undergo significant changes, as it moves from a first to invent to a first to file system.  This change will harmonize American patent laws more closely with those of the rest of … Continue reading

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