Monthly Archives: May 2011

Posted by Jeff Shieh on

Back in my prosecution days, one lesson drilled into my head regarding prior art was “when in doubt about a reference’s materiality, send it to the Examiner and let him/her figure it out”.  Fear of omitting a reference which could … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

On Monday, the USPTO’s Office of Policy and External Affairs (OPEA) Administrator, Al Tramposch, wrote a guest blog article on David Kappos’ Public Blog.  He provided a nice overview of the OPEA and highlighted two of their key functions:   … Continue reading

Posted by Jeff Shieh on

It seems that one initiative at the USPTO did manage to escape the chopping block following the USPTO budget announcement last month.   The USPTO announced yesterday that they would be expanding the Enhanced First Action Interview Pilot Program. Under the … Continue reading

Posted by Cara Verwholt on

Yesterday, inovia announced the addition of Chile to our foreign patent filing capabilities and welcomed HarneckerCarey to our global agent network.  Francisco Carey, an attorney at HarneckerCarey, offers the following general information about PCT national phase entry into Chile: In … Continue reading