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.

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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