Responding to Statutory Double Patenting Rejections

By Andrew Dunlap of Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP posted in patent law on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

When was the last time you received a rejection of patent claims from the U.S. Patent Office that left you scratching your head… so much so, that you had to look up some law to figure out how to handle it? Recently, I had to respond to a

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Best Practice Tip: Who Should Be Named as the “Applicant” for Incoming Foreign-Originated Applications?

By Warren Wolfeld of Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP posted in patent law on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

35 USC 119(a) is the statute that allows one (an individual, entity, etc.) to claim priority to an earlier “priority” application in another country. However, this statute appears to have been written for the pre-AIA regime in which US

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