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Understanding Priority Claims for U.S. Patent Applications: Part 2

This article is second in a two-part series focusing on various issues related to priority claims in U.S. patent applications ... the domestic application is required by the statute and by 35 U.S.C. § ... read more

Different Types of U.S. Patent Applications

A divisional application or “divisional” is a later filed patent application for an independent or distinct invention, which has been carved out of a pending patent application and which further discl... read more

Guest Post by Eric Sutton: Do You Know What your Provisional Application Did Last Summer?

Different people will have different comfort levels between 0% and 100% depending on their own experiences and understanding ... room for the patent bar to either improve provisional application quali... read more

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Australia: Australian patent law set to change

7(2) For the ... or the claims of which have a priority date before the commencement date (e.g. divisional applications or applications converted from a standard to an innovation patent). Innovation p... read more


Indian Patent Office issues draft guidelines on examination of biotech applications

The details of wording of claims, clarity, support and sufficiency of the disclosure are provided. However, for better understanding ... of priority of the patent application. For the purpose of exami... read more

Benefit of Earlier Filing Date or Gaining Patent Term? Patentee Can’t Have Its Cake and Eat It Too

Affirming a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) priority determination invalidating a patent, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found that amending the priority claim ... the fifth appl... read more

News from Abroad: A Strict Approach to Priority Entitlement by the UK Court of Appeal

The case, in part, related to whether the second of these priority documents, namely United States patent application number 267689 (hereinafter referred to as 'the priority document'), disclosed the ... read more

PTO to Effectively Extend Provisional Applications to 24 Months

The United States Patent and Trademark ... written by Congress a nonprovisional patent application must be filed within 12 months of the filing of a provisional patent application in order for you to ... read more

Top 5 Patent Due Diligence Red Flags

The claim scope ... the term of a US Patent is 20 years from the date of filing. From the moment an application is filed, the clock is ticking for an application, and any subsequent application claimi... read more

The fate of Australia’s innovation patent - It’s like the death penalty for jaywalking

For example, the fact that there are a relatively high proportion of self-filed innovation patent applications ... patent claim having a priority date on or after date-X cannot be validly certified. T... read more

Humira: Will AbbVie's Patents Keep Out Biosimilars For Its TNF-Blocker Blockbuster?

With the blockbuster accounting for over 60% of AbbVie's sales, and the U.S. accounting for 40% of Humira's sales, analysts have fretted that expiration of a crucial United States ... claim priority t... read more

Guest Post -- The Emergent Microbiome: A Revolution for the Life Sciences -- Part X, The Big Data Component

Moreover, the United States ... the claims that are presented have often resulted from and rely on these kinds of advancements. As patents related to software and computing become more accessible, we ... read more



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