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Archives for April, 2013

Improving Patent Quality – Reining in Statements of Intended Use In Patent Claims

There has been a lot of discussion in the patent world recently about how to improve patent quality.  Much of this discussion has been motivated or at least strongly influenced by the surge in patent litigation brought by “patent trolls.”  As we discussed last month, Congress is attempting to reduce the leverage that patent trolls enjoy…

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Pitfalls of Dealing with AIA Transition Applications

In one of our earlier posts we discussed how to determine whether a given patent application or patent is subject to the First Inventor to File Provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA).  In particular, we discussed the complexities involved in determining whether an application filed after March 16, 2013 was subject to the First…

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