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The Chinese State Intellectual Property Office recently announced that it had received 828,328 patent applications from Chinese applicants in the year 2008. The figure includes invention, utility model and design applications, and represents an increase of 19.4% over the previous...The Chinese...
Maier & Maier, PLLC is pleased to introduce an original video series providing guidance on issues in patent law, patent prosecution & litigation, and other intellectual property topics. We expect that this video series will be a regular feature on...Maier & Maier, PLLC is pleased to...
Federal Circuit Upholds USPTO's Authority to Issue Claims and Continuations Final Rules and Concludes that Certain Final Rules Are Consistent with the Patent Act
On March 20, 2009, the Federal Circuit issued a decision addressing:(i) whether the Claims and Continuation Final Rules fall within the scope of the USPTO's rulemaking authority and(ii) whether the Final Rules are contrary to the Patent Act. The Court...On March 20, 2009, the Federal Circuit issued...
Writing for Patently-O, Charlez Gholz, the head of Oblon Spivak's Interference Section, discussed post-grant review proposals in the Patent Reform Act of 2009.According to Gholz, the PTO officials involved in administering patent interference matters had expected post-grant review proceedings...
The Chinese Legislature approved a number of amendments to the Chinese Patent Law on December 29, 2008, resulting in the third revision of the Law. The revisions dealt with changes to patent application filing, criteria for granting patents, protection of...The Chinese Legislature approved a number...