Archives for September, 2020

Defending the Patent Case – Make Sure to Serve This Interrogatory

Patent cases are very discovery intensive, and many courts now have “patent local rules” that provide regulated process by which plaintiffs disclose their infringement contentions (i.e., explanations of why the defendant’s acts infringe the plaintiff’s patent) and by which defendants disclose their invalidity contentions (i.e., explanations of why the plaintiff’s patent claims are invalid). These…

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Can I Patent a New Way of Using an Existing Product?

Lately, we have had several inquiries about whether it is possible to patent a new way of using an existing product.  The answer is “yes”.  This type of patent is typically called a “method of use” patent.”  A method of use patent has claims that recite a sequence of steps, and in some cases, the…

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