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The New Derivation Proceedings Deadlines--More Traps For The Unwary?

The new derivation proceedings enacted by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act include one-year deadlines for instituting derivation proceedings, based on the publication or issue date of a relevant patent claim. To the extent that these deadlines were intended to mirror 35 USC § 135(b), they may include an unintended trap for the unwary based on … Continue reading this entry

USPTO To Remain Open--At Least For Now

Applicants facing USPTO deadlines over the next few days should not assume that the USPTO will be closed in the event of a federal government shutdown. Quite to the contrary, Director Kappos has informed USPTO personnel that the USPTO will remain open, at least in the near term. The Director’s message also indicates that, even in … Continue reading this entry