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In a recent case, Horizon Pharma, Inc. v. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Inc., the Federal Circuit reviewed the claim construction de novo, and agreed with the District Court holding of indefiniteness.

The USPTO is ending the unpopular “First Action Interview Pilot Program” effective January 15, 2021. According to the program, an applicant could have requested an interview before receiving a first office action on the merits. The examiner would have performed a search and would have provided the applicant with a short communication including potential rejections. 

In the Federal Register Notice published August 3, 2020, the USPTO notified the final rule on fee changes.  This final rule is effective from October 2, 2020, except for the surcharge for non-DOCX filings, which is effective from January 1, 2022.  As detailed in the Table of Patent Fee Adjustments the final rules includes three […]