Patent Office Introduces Deferred Responses for Subject Matter Eligibility Rejections

The Patent Office recently introduced a new pilot program called the Deferred Subject Matter Eligibility Response pilot program going into effect on February 1. As detailed in a Federal Register notice, the program permits applica… Read More

Federal Circuit Lets Patent Office Use Prosecution Laches Against Prolific Filer Hyatt

The Federal Circuit recently ruled in favor of the Patent Office asserting the rarely used doctrine of prosecution laches against serial patent applicant Gil Hyatt. Hyatt had brought an action in district court to order the Patent… Read More

Patent Office Responds to Senators’ Questions About Representation of Women in the Patent Bar

The Patent Office recently sent a reply to a group of senators asking about the gender diversity of the patent bar, the patent agents and patent attorneys licensed to practice before the Patent Office. The Patent Office’s letter… Read More

No Stay for Supreme Court Petition in American Axle & Mfg. v. Neapco Holdings

In the latest episode of the closely watched case American Axle v. Neapco, the Federal Circuit denied American Axle’s motion to stay pending its petition for writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court. The case started as an infrin… Read More

Case Dismissed Because Lack of Direct Infringement of Patent Claims Requiring a Mobile Device: Garrett v. TP-Link Research

A district court recently dismissed a complaint for failing to properly allege direct infringement with the mobile device recited in the patent claims. Garrett v. TP-Link Research America (N.D. Cal.). An app for installation on a… Read More