Patent Office tries "Stack Overflow for patents" to find prior art

New site allows the general public to submit evidence of patent invalidity. by Timothy B. Lee - Sept 20 2012 The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) hopes to improve patent quality by soliciting greater feedback from the general... Read more →

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USPTO announces publication of proposed rules and proposed examination guidelines for the first-inventor-to-file provision of the AIA

On Thursday, July 26, 2012, the USPTO announces publication in the Federal Register of proposed rules and proposed examination guidelines for the first-inventor-to-file provision of the AIA. The first-inventor-to-file provision converts the United States from a "first-to-invent" to a "first-inventor-to-file"... Read more →

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USPTO Withdraws Proposed Rules on First to File before Official Publication

The USPTO has withdrawn the purposed rules that circulated last week without comment. The pre-publication administrative rules indicated that were to be published on July 23, 2012. Read more →

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USPTO Set to Publish Proposed First to File Administrative Rules on July 23, 2012

The USPTO is expected to publish a set of proposed administrative rules on Monday (July 23, 2012) in order to implement the first-to-file system enacted by the America Invents Act (AIA). Once final, the rules are scheduled to become effective... Read more →

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USPTO issues preliminary guidance to the Patent Examining Corps

"Yesterday, in a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court held that the claims in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometlreus Laboratories, Inc. (Mayo) effectively claim a law of nature and are not patent-eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The purpose ofthis memorandum... Read more →

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Congress deals funding blow to Patent Office

Budget strips $100 million provision for backlogged agency By John Schmid of the Journal Sentinel Posted: Dec. 29, 2009 The $1.1 trillion spending bill that Congress passed this month bankrolls thousands of pet projects: the World Food Prize in Iowa,... Read more →

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