John Marshall Law School CLEs on Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and European Patent Practice (EPP)

The John Marshall Law School in Chicago is hosting two seminars for patent professionals:Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Seminar

The John Marshall Law School in Chicago is hosting two seminars for patent professionals:

Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Seminar

This two-day seminar offers an examination of current practice with regard to the PCT system for patent professionals. A half-day session will focus on an overview of the PCT system, the most recent and future developments in the PCT system as well as covering some of the most important strategic decisions that need to be taken when using the PCT system. This will be followed by a day and a half looking at a detailed analysis of the PCT system, covering best practices and sophisticated tips about the procedural aspects of the PCT.

When:          Thursday, October 20 to Friday, October 21

CLE:              Up to 12.75 hrs

Register:       https://1020pctsr.eventbrite.com

Co-Sponsors:          World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Bloomberg Law

 

European Patent Practice (EPP)

An IP seminar focused on current and practice-relevant information for those dealing with European intellectual property rights.  This highly successful and intensive program on European Patent Practice has been off ered for over two decades in coorporation with the IP Law Firm of KUHNEN & WACKER, and has been extremely well received by attendees.

When:          Tuesday, November 1 to Wednesday, November 2

CLE:               Up to 12.75 hrs including ethics (approval pending)

Register:       https://110216eppsr.eventbrite.com

Co-Sponsor: Kuhnen & Wacker

These seminars are open to all patent professionals and attorneys.  For your convenience, attached are copies of the informational sheets on both the PCT Seminar (October 20-21) and EPP Seminar (November 1-2).

Patent Office interview request creates a new Automation (air) tools

The USPTO AIR is a new online interview scheduling tool that allows Applicants to request an interview with an Examiner for their pending patent application.

USPTO air is a new online interview scheduling tool that allows the applicant to ask for an interview candidates and examiners for their pending patent applications.

USPTO air forms are available here.

This is 21st century Government is keen for the type. You can fill in a very fast and simple form, offering his examiner interview date and time, digitally sign, and you’re done. Beautiful!

If you have questions or need assistance with the United States Patent and Trademark Office practice of air format or in USPTO interview, you may be contacted to interview experts or send an email to ExaminerInterviewPractice@USPTO.GOV.

Patient advocacy groups are urging Congress to strengthen the patent system

On September 8, a group of more than 100 national and state-based advocacy organizations sent a letter to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees urging Congress to amend H.R. 9 to preserve  protections of the Hatch-Waxman Act and to avoid weakening the patents that sustain medical research.

On September 8, a group of more than 100 national and State-based advocacy group wrote to the House of representatives and the Senate Judiciary Committee, urged Congress to revise human resources 9 maintenance the Hatch Waxman Act protection, undermine the maintenance of patents for medical research.

In the letter, arguing that innovations are no threat to drug price competition and patent term Restoration Act (Hatch Waxman Act) and biological agents, price competition and innovation (BPCIA) in addition to the parties to review (IPR) during current violations.

According to this letter:

In addition to the parties to review (IPR) lawsuits aimed at more effective ways of dealing with patent challenges, but the abuse of intellectual property rights under the threat of drug price competition and patent term Restoration Act (commonly referred to as the Hatch Waxman Act) and biological agents, price competition and innovation (BPCIA) unique and specific mechanism to open the door. Congress established the uncompromising generic innovation patent dispute resolution framework to balance the interests of and generic manufacturers, and most important of all, individuals waiting for treatment or cure. This system is generally working well. Many generic drugs enter the market at the same time, innovative research and development to provide new treatments on patients. These trends are to help individuals with chronic illness and complex conditions of a longer, healthier life.

The letter states:

Congress never intended to damage intellectual property litigation in the Hatch-Waxman patent dispute resolution framework and BPCIA. We urge Congress to retain the hatch gaiweikesiman and BPCIA to avoid weakening the maintenance of medical research’s patented design is a detailed and complex system for big brother 9 includes language. Strong patent will ensure that innovative ideas from the lab to the people who need them most.

See the entire letter.

Patient advocacy groups are urging Congress to strengthen the patent system

Independent comedy film ‘ trolls ‘ showing a patent troll

A new film, tentatively entitled ‘TROLLS‘, is currently in pre-production and into fundraising on Indiegogo.  Apparently, the film is a feature length comedy (comedy? really?) about start-ups, crowdfunding, and patent trolls.


Independent comedy film trolls showing a patent troll

A new film, tentatively entitled ‘ giant ‘, is currently in pre-production and into Indiegogo fundraising. Apparently, the movie is a feature-length comedy (comedy? Are you serious? ), Startups, funding, and patent trolls.

This is understandable, the working title of patent assertion entity! Probably not a great idea. Whether you believe patent trolls (reference) is a United States legal system (and so) ugly, bad acne on the face, I would like to commend their Moxie.

Indiegogo:

Filmmakers are using the funds in Austin, Texas, brought to life new comedy movie. ‘ Troll ‘ will be a technology venture, destroyed a patent troll, but figure out creative ways to counter the story!

Faillon, new comedy feature film for writer-director, writes:

Play after a few months of research, including first-hand information from Marshall, TX, stories from entrepreneurs, residents have been (or are still), prosecution, and from a variety of podcasts that, over the past few years involvement with the troll story. I hope bright light shone throughout the development of the industry and the film’s absurd.

Input, troll.

According to the press release issued by:

Troll story (fictional) science and technology in Austin, Texas, has created a stunning new–NeverCharge battery. Their equipment to use magnets with Wireless charging will be any cell phone battery is fully charged … Combination ever. Naturally, their invention of the world turmoil and they shatter fund-raising records. Everything was great until they were served with the lawsuit by patent trolls. They lost everything, Marshall, TX judge cool using outdated intellectual property law or interpretation of strong troll patents.

This sounds ridiculous, but it happens every day.

Trolls purpose this issue brings a wide range of audiences, Yong hopes his satirical overview industry will help Congress to move in the right direction. “What I can’t do, legally … … But maybe if I can then do what people would do something.

You can find out more today at Indiegogo campaign contributions: http://www.indiegogo.com/at/TrollTheTrolls.

Here is the press release for the film: http://www.prlog.org/12465997-indie-comedy-film-trolls-takes-on-patent-trolls-via-indiegogo.html