Is it the bread or the slicer? “It’s the greatest thing since sliced bread.” We have all heard it before, but most of us have no idea where this expression really came […]
Bob Gunderman et al.
Have Brain, Will Invent: Who Owns Your Inventions?
The Law – Our U.S. Constitution provides that inventors shall have “the exclusive right to their discoveries.” Accordingly, Federal statute 35 USC 111 states that, “An application for patent shall be made, […]
Challenging Business Method Patents Under Section 18 of the AIA
Patent Reform – This is our ninth article describing the various sections of the America Invents Act (AIA)1. Section 18 of the AIA legislates what is called a transitional program for covered […]
The Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court
Extreme Changes are Coming to Europe – A Revolution in European IP – From 2015 or 2016 on, the patent landscape in Europe will undergo a significant change which by many has been […]
The America Invents Act (AIA)
Some Effects on International Patent Practice Through the PCT – The America Invents Act and the PCT – Patent reform in the United States, known as the America Invents Act (AIA), was […]
Intellectual Property Valuation
This article discusses the valuation of intellectual property assets, including patents, for purposes such as intellectual property management, the sale and purchase of patents, mergers and acquisitions, and technology licensing. Applications of […]
International Patent Law: PCT Applications – Amendments and Demands
This article discusses what happens after you file an international patent application under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The PCT is a patent application process, rather than a patent granting process. Patents […]
International Patent Applications – Tuning In To The Patent Cooperation Treaty
Essentially, there are three different ways to file international patent applications… Contact patent agents in each foreign country where you plan to do business and file in each of these countries at […]