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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has proposed to modify the fees associated with all aspects of patent filing and maintenance. The proposal includes an increase — by about 25% — of the petition fees and institution fees for all post-grant proceedings.  Post-Grant Proceeding Fee Increases The total fees due will bring the […]

The Senate IP subcommittee recently held three public hearings on the state of patent eligibility. It clearly appeared that relatively recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions have left companies, universities, and investors confused and unable to understand what is patentable and what is not. The consequences are very important because currently, companies are reluctant to start […]

A series of recent Supreme Court cases have left the state of patent law in flux, and what happens next is really anyone’s guess. The Court’s decisions in Bilski v. Kappos, Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. and Association For Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. have resulted in scores of patent applications being rejected […]