Lisa Mandrusiak and the Oblon Trademark Department have secured two federal service mark registrations on behalf of Bryanna's Love, Inc. a charitable organization dedicated to helping children suffering from cancer.
USPTO to Accept New Applications to IP5 PCT Collaborative Search and Examination (CS&E) Pilot
The USPTO issued a release stating:
Beginning July 1, the USPTO will again accept new international applications to the IP5 Offices Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Collaboration Search and Examination (CS&E) pilot.
Oblon's Patent Prosecution practice and partners from the firm's Chemical, Electrical & Mechanical and Litigation practices have received top national rankings in the 2019 edition of IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals.
Invalidity of Broad Claims for Lack of Enablement in the Absence of Sufficient Disclosure of the Structure/Function Correlation and Unpredictability in the Art
Enzo Life Sciences, Inc. ("Enzo") appealed the decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware granting summary judgment against Enzo and holding that the asserted claims were invalid for lack of enablement. The Federal Circuit affirmed.
USPTO Publishes its Second PTAB Trial Practice Guide Update
On July 16, 2019, the Patent Office published its 2019 Trial Practice Guide Update, a copy of which can be found here. This follows on the heels of last August's Trial Practice Guide Update (here) which, perhaps most importantly, provided patent owners with a sur-reply to petitioner's reply brief as a matter of right.
ATHENA DIAGNOSTICS - THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT AGAIN ABDICATES ITS RESPONSIBILITY
In denying the petition for rehearing en banc the majority of the Federal Circuit abdicated its responsibility to define the limits of the Supreme Court's Mayo decision. Judge Dyk on the 25th birthday of the Federal Circuit noted that:
Circuit and Optics Group Partnership Meeting at USPTO
The USPTO is hosting a combined Circuit and Optics group Partnership meeting on August 15, 2019. Aldo Martinez has been invited to present on the topic "Interview Practice for Productive Prosecution" and to speak as a panel member alongside TC Directors, Quality Assurance Specialist, a PTAB Judge and practitioners.
Jacob Doughty and Grace Kim will attend this forum as IP consultants to other participants of the conference. They are attending this event to network and introduce Oblon to other conference participants and attendees.