USPTO Seeks Input On Patent Privilege Issues

By | PharmaPatents | February 3, 2015

The USPTO is seeking public comment on patent privilege issues, regarding the legal protections afforded to communications between patent practitioners and clients in the U.S. and foreign countries. The USPTO is hosting a roundtable to discuss these issues on Febraury 18, 2015 at its Alexandria, Virginia campus.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Clarifies “Patent Eligible Subject” Matter in Its Recent Guidance in Light of Alice

By | Intellectual Property Law Blog | December 23, 2014

On December 15, 2014, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) released its updated 2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility (the “ Interim Eligibility Guidance”) in light of the recent Supreme Court decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank (“Alice”)[1], the Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics (“Myriad”) and Mayo Collaborative Serv. v. Prometheus Labs. (“Mayo”). 

USPTO to Host Trade Secret Symposium

By | Trading Secrets | December 17, 2014
USPTO to Host Trade Secret Symposium

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host its first Trade Secret Symposium on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. The symposium will provide an opportunity for members of the public to hear from representatives of academia, government, legal practice and industry on important trade secret issues facing innovators today.