Monday, August 27, 2012
Google is also now searching patents from the European Patent Office. For more information about the international patent search and the prior art search tool, see the Google blog entry, Improving Google Patents with European Patent Office patents and the Prior Art Finder.
For a more definitive classification search of international patents, Fondren Library is now offering a one-hour introductory class about how to search for international patents online using the European Patent Office Espacenet interface directly. For class times call 713-348-5483 or access the patent searching class schedule.
A tutorial for using PubWest to search for both U.S. and international patents is also loaded on a library computer used for accessing PubWest.
Friday, August 24, 2012
- September 12 – Researcher’s Life After Invention Disclosure Topics: Working with university TTOs, agreements, within the context of AIA
- October 10 – Working with a Patent Attorney/Agent and USPTO Topics: Working with the right TT Officer and law firm, addressing the documents needed for a proper application submission, drafting proper specification/drawings/claims, effective use of interview, understanding a final and non-final rejection
- November 14 - Patent Trial and Appeal Board Topics: Post-final rejection, post-grant review, appeal process, inter partes re-exam
- December 12 – Protecting IP in Global Markets: Understanding a PCT, international issues on IP procurement, markets and competitors
- January 9, 2013 - Picking the Right Global Markets Topics: To where and how do I export? What programs are out there to help?
- June 13 - Patents 101 Topics: Overview of the patent process with examination of each of the statutory requirements for patentability: useful, novel, non-obvious, enabling, and acceptable patentable subject matter
- August 8 – Intellectual Property, non-patented Topics: Trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
For more information see the August 16, 2012 Federal Register Final Rule.
For more information see the August 16, 2012 Federal Register Comment Request.
For more information, see the August 16 Federal Register notice.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
- Robert Metcalfe, 2007 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductee
- Karen C. Parker, Director and International Trade Specialist, Austin U.S. Export Assistance Center
- John Calvert, Acting Associate Commissioner for the Office of Innovation Development
- Elizabeth Dougherty, Director of Inventor Education, Outreach and Recognition, Office of Innovation Development
- Darnell Jayne, Supervisory Patent Examiner, Technology Center 3600
- Catherine Cain, Trademark Staff Attorney
To register, access http://www.invent.org/iic/. To view the agenda, speakers, topics, lodging, and directions, access the USPTO's conference page.
- Changes to Implement the Inventor’s Oath or Declaration Provisions
- Changes to Implement the Supplemental Examination Provisions
- Changes to Implement Inter Partes Review Proceedings, Post-Grant Review Proceedings, and Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents
- Rules of Practice for Trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and Judicial Review of Patent Trial and Appeal Board Decisions
- Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents – Definitions of Covered Business Method Patent and Technological Invention
- Office Patent Trial Practice Guide
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
SUMMARY: The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) expands the scope of information that any party may cite in a patent file to include written statements of a patent owner filed in a proceeding before a Federal court or the United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) regarding the scope of any claim of the patent, and provides for how such information may be considered in ex parte reexamination, inter partes review, and post grant review. The AIA also provides for an estoppel that may attach with respect to the filing of an ex parte reexamination request subsequent to a final written decision in an inter partes review or post grant review proceeding. The Office is revising the rules of practice to implement these post-patent provisions, as well as other miscellaneous provisions, of the AIA.
DATES: Effective date: The changes in this final rule are effective on September 16, 2012.
For more information see the text of the final rule.
Friday, August 3, 2012
The request for comments pertains to examination guidelines to implement the first-to-file provisions of the AIA. See details at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-07-26/pdf/2012-17898.pdf.