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The Business of Patents

Have Your Cake and Eat It Too - Obtaining Broad Claims That Define a Device or Apparatus Based on How it Works

Pros and Cons of Apparatus and Method of Use ClaimsDevices or apparatuses can often be protected by using two kinds of patent claims: apparatus and method of use claims. Each approach has its benefits and drawbacks. In general, apparatus claims expand the class of direct infringers relative to method...

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Are You and Your Patent Attorney Challenging Each Other?

Since we have been living with managed medical care for some time, many people have become accustomed to the idea that they need to act as their own advocate when dealing with medical professionals.  Thus, we have become more comfortable with questioning our doctor's opinions and the bases for them and with the...

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Recent Federal Circuit Decision Limits ITC Authority to Block Importation of Goods Used to Infringe U.S. Patents

Last month, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion that could have a significant impact on patent owners who seek International Trade Commission (ITC) exclusion orders to block the importation of goods used to infringe their patents.  In a 2-1 decision in Suprema, Inc. v. ITC, the Court held that the...

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Expediting Patent Examination

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) has had a variety of procedures to enable applicants to speed up the examination of their applications.  However, they've generally been limited in some fashion or had burdensome requirements.  That has changed with the introduction of "Track One Prioritized Examination." With this program, applicants can get...

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Top 5 Reasons for Getting Patents

This time of the year it is common to publish lists of everything ranging from the top songs to the top movies to the best and worst dressed people. Last year we published a list of the top 10 misconceptions about patents which we encounter in our work. This year we thought we...

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