Patent Law News + Insights

Strategic insights and updates on US patent prosecution and global patent portfolio development, for proactive patent professionals and savvy technology executives.

How to Avoid Applicant Admitted Prior Art In Your Patent Applications

July 17, 2019

When drafting their patent applications, inventors often want to be very gratuitous in explaining what others before them have developed. 

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How Many Claims Should My Patent Have?

July 12, 2019

Inventors often wonder whether the number of claims can affect the overall strength and value of their patent.

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Ariosa v. Illumina: Do Provisional Patent Applications Count as Prior Art?

October 05, 2018

In a previous blog post, we discussed whether secret sales should count as prior art under the AIA. The Supreme Court will address this question shortly, in Helsinn v. Teva.

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How to Slow Down Patent Prosecution With the USPTO

May 10, 2018

This is the second in a two-part blog series on controlling the speed of the patent process. (Read part one here.)

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Should We File a Provisional Patent Application?

July 13, 2017

Depending on who you talk to, you might hear that filing a provisional patent application is always a mistake, or that it’s the right move every time. Many businesses have questioned whether filing a provisional application is worthwhile — or...

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