2019 USPTO Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance

In Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. V. CLS Bank Int’l, 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014) (“Alice Corp.”), the Supreme Court made clear that it applies the framework set forth in Mayo Collaborative Servs. v. Prometheus Labs., Inc., 132 S. Ct. 1289 (2012) (“Mayo”) to analyze claims directed to laws of nature and abstract ideas. Alice Corp. Also… Read more

Category: Patents

Patent Application Boilerplate Language Not Sufficient to show Enabling Disclosure

Unlike early patent applications, most patent applications now include closing “boilerplate language” designed to broaden the scope of patent coverage.  Here is an example: Persons having ordinary skill in the art will recognize certain modifications, permutations, additions and sub-combinations therefore.  It is therefore intended that the following appended claims hereinafter introduced are interpreted to include… Read more

Category: Copyright , Non Disclosure

The Drawing Requirement for a U.S. Trademark Application

by Michael Goltry, Registered Patent Attorney (480-991-3537; A U.S. trademark application must include a drawing of the mark sought to be registered.  The drawing must be clear, and must be filed with the original application to receive a filing date.  The purpose of the drawing is to provide notice of the mark sought to… Read more

Category: Trademark

A Brutal Provisional Problem – D Three Enterprises, LLC v. SunModo Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2018) – by Patent Attorney Michael W. Goltry

A Brutal Provisional Problem – D Three Enterprises, LLC v. SunModo Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2018) by Michael Goltry, Registered Patent Attorney Writing patent applications is tricky, even for skilled and experienced patent practitioners. The crux of patent protection often turns on one word, and the D Three case is an exemplary illustration of this. Claims… Read more

Category: Patents

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