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September 22, 2021 | By Mehdi D. Sheikerz
Posted in: S&H IP Blog | USPTO News

DOCX AND USPTO!

By:  Mehdi Sheikerz, Partner DOCX is a word processing file format based on open standards and is supported by word processing applications. According to the USPTO, as a part of their continuous efforts to modernize and streamline their patent application systems, applicants have had the ability to file patent application-related […]

September 22, 2021 | By Sunil Chacko
Posted in: S&H IP Blog | U.S. District Courts

A CLAIM RECITING AN ABSTRACT IDEA PERFOMED BY GENERIC COMPONENTS MAY NOT RECITE PATENTABLE SUBJECT MATTER

By: Sunil Chacko, Associate In Zyrcuits IP LLC v. Acuity Brands, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware invalidated US Patent. No. 6,667,307 under 35 USC §101 for claiming ineligible subject patent matter. Patent 6,667,307 Patent ‘307 is directed to method for sending data over a communication channel. […]

September 22, 2021 | By Gene M. Garner II
Posted in: S&H IP Blog | U.S. Supreme Court

DOCTRINE OF ASSIGNOR ESTOPPEL LIMITED TO REPRESENTATIONS MADE IN ASSIGNING A PATENT

By:  Gene M. Garner II, Partner In a June 29, 2021 opinion in Minerva Surgical, Inc., v. Hologic, Inc., et al., 594 U.S. __(2021), on Writs of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit), the United States Supreme Court (“the Court”) upheld the […]

September 22, 2021 | By Gene M. Garner II
Posted in: S&H IP Blog | U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. SUPREME COURT REQUIRES USPTO DIRECTOR TO HAVE DISCRETION TO REVIEW DECISIONS BY PATENT TRIAL AND APPEAL BOARD (PTAB)

By:  Gene M. Garner II, Partner In a June 21, 2021 opinion in United States v. Arthrex, Inc., et al., Smith & Nephew, Inc., et al. v. Arthrex, Inc., et al., and Arthrex, Inc. v Smith & Nephew, Inc., et al., 594 U.S. __(2021), on Writs of Certiorari to the […]

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