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Supreme Court Sanctions Patent Attorney

The Supreme Court denied a petition for writ of certiorari in a patent case and then asked the attorney why he shouldn’t be sanctioned for his poorly-written brief. Continue reading

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Patent Office Issues New Internal Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility

Patent Office Issues New Internal Guidance on Subject Matter Eligibility Continue reading

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Marty Stoneman Passes Away

Phoenix patent attorney Martin Stoneman passed away on February 5, 2014. Marty had a large presence in the Phoenix patent market; he worked on over 250 issued patents and many more patent applications. Cases continue to issue posthumously and likely … Continue reading

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Huge Step for PTO Online

Patent on the Web Upgrade The USPTO has upgraded the USPTO Full Text and Image Database. It now uses PDF images instead of TIFF images which provides several new benefits including the ability to print full documents. Patent images may … Continue reading

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USPTO Patent Grants Slow with Sequester

In the past 6 months, I’ve noticed in my own practice that the Patent Office has increased the speed with which a first office action is issued, compared to historical numbers.  However, the sequester has had an effect on the … Continue reading

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KFYI Interview

I just finished an interview with KFYI journalist George Lin.  The interview is on the subject of the rise in patent filings in Arizona and the US.  It should air sometime next week.  I’ll post details when I know more.

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Angelo’s, In-N-Out Burger, and their Confusingly Similar Signs

A few weekends ago I competed at Ironman 70.3 Oceanside in California. Oceanside has some restaurants I’ve not seen anywhere else before, in the country or even in California. One of those was a place called Angelo’s, which served everything … Continue reading

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Patent Application Filings Increase Dramatically

Inventors and attorneys rushed to file patent applications before March 16, 2013.  That date marked an important change in patent law, with applications filed before being subject to the old patent law, and applications filed after being subject to the … Continue reading

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Project Salute helps Arizona Veterans this Weekend

I will be participating at Project Salute this weekend.  If you know of a veteran that has had trouble navigating VA benefits, please encourage them to attend. The American Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division will be hosting Project Salute this … Continue reading

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Patent Office Fees Change

We made it through the Mayan apocalypse, and to reward us, the USPTO has raised some of its fees. Beginning January 1, 2013, fees due to foreign offices under the PCT system will change according to: 1701 – International filing … Continue reading

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