The IPIP Blog is a blog for the practicing intellectual property bar by practicing intellectual property bar. Posts including your practical suggestions and best practices are wanted for publication on this blog. The author, Christopher Paul Mitchell (Chris) is a Washington, DC-based patent attorney providing legal services to clients throughout the world. Chris focuses his practice in all areas of intellectual property law, with an emphasis on client counseling, intellectual property procurement, licensing, and litigation support.
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© 2009 Christopher Paul Mitchell This blog is definitely what many would call an occational blog. While I have enjoyed toy-ing with the blogging concept, I believe my time would be better spent going in a new direction – providing more value to clients. And so, I am discontinuing this blog...
© 2009 Christopher Paul Mitchell The American Bar Association (ABA) Journal has announced an interesting new project featuring those willing to take chances on new ways of practicing law. And, based on my review, these are truly novel approaches! As stated in the announcement: Over the course of...
© 2009 Michael A. Leonard II Introduction On October 30, 2008, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) decided In re Bilski, which pertains to the eligibility of method claims as statutory subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101. This case significantly modified the standard for...
© 2009 Christopher Paul Mitchell (Chris) According to this press release by IFI Patent Intelligence, IBM continued in 2008 as the top corporate assignee of granted patents. The top five corporate assignees were: 1. 4,186 - International Business Machines Corp. 2. 3,515 - Samsung Electronics Co....
© 2008 Christopher Paul Mitchell The American Bar Association (ABA) Journal is doing a survey regarding the current legal recession. Specifically, they are seeking your perspectives about the current state of the legal economy. I personally am hoping this will be a great time for small firms and...
Innovation International Americas Offers IP Owners Key Insights and Best Practices for IP Commercialization
(press release) New York (September 4, 2008) – The road from invention to commercialization can be a difficult one to navigate. To help IP owners overcome the many challenges lining that path, experts from Innovation International Americas (IIA) have developed a set of best practices uniquely...
© 2008 Jeremy J. Thornton The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s litany of holdings in Medinol1 and its progeny make clear that material misrepresentations made during the course of prosecuting or maintaining trademark registrations can result in serious consequences, including the...
© 2008 Christopher Paul Mitchell (Chris) According to this press release by IFI Patent Intelligence, IBM continued in 2007 as the top corporate assignee of granted patents. The top five corporate assignees were: 3,148 - International Business Machines Corp. 2,725 - Samsung Electronics Co....
© 2007 Michael E. Kondoudis, www.patentablydefined.com This post concerns “after final practice,” that is, practice after a final Office Action has been issued in an application. A brief survey of some basics of after final practice follows, along with some suggestions, sample...
© 2007 Christopher Paul Mitchell (Chris) and Michael Kondoudis (www.patentablydefined.com) In McKesson Information Solutions, Inc., v. Bridge Medical, Inc., No. 06-1517 (Fed. Cir. 2007), the Federal Circuit affirmed a dismissal of an infringement suit after finding that the patent in suit was...