Regarding USPTO Proposal 2: Automated Pre-Examination Search

Regarding USPTO Proposal 2: Automated Pre-Examination Search Adam J. Gianola Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP We generally support … Continue Reading

Proposal: Training for Examiners on Compact Prosecution—Interview/Mediation Training

Proposal: Training for Examiners on Compact Prosecution—Interview/Mediation Training Adam J. Gianola Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP To reduce … Continue Reading

Pre-Search Interview Program

Pre-Search Interview Program Kate S. Gaudry Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Compact prosecution—that is, reaching a final disposition … Continue Reading

Comment Regarding USPTO Proposal 3: Clarity of Record

Comment Regarding USPTO Proposal 3: Clarity of Record Matthew T. Kitces Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP An efficient … Continue Reading

Improving Patent Examination at the US Patent and Trademark Office

Perfect Examination The U.S. Patent Office has never aspired to provide perfect examination. Under the old law, the … Continue Reading

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On behalf of the United Inventors Association of America (“UIA”), the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic of the … Continue Reading

Provisional Patent Applications as Prior Art

By Dennis Crouch Quality patent examination demands that patent examiners first identify the closest and most applicable prior … Continue Reading

Common Knowledge and Non-Patent Literature in the Internet Age

Jorge L. Contreras May 6, 2015 Prior to 2002, U.S. patent examiners were permitted to reject claims for … Continue Reading

Opening the Prosecution History’s Black Box

By Bernard Chao In its recent “Request for Comments on Enhancing Patent Quality,” the Patent Office specifically asked … Continue Reading

Use PTO’s Critics to Enhance Patent Quality

A submission to the Berkeley Technical Law Journal In response to the USPTO’s Request for Comments on Enhancing … Continue Reading