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Yearly Archives: 2014

Further USPTO Guidance re Patent Subject Matter Eligibility

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 in Blog

In light of the relatively recent Supreme Court decisions in the area of patent subject matter eligibility, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has been attempting to provide guidance to its Patent Examiners to use in determining whether claims are directed to patent eligible subject matter. Further to that end, the Patent Office has released new Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility, which was published in the Federal Register on December 16, 2014.

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Ruling In Your Case May Depend On Whether 112(6) Applies

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 in Articles

Whether prosecuting a U.S. patent application, or litigating a U.S. patent, patent practitioners must consider the implications of 35 U.S.C. §112(6).[1] These implications are significant, because whether or not 112(6) applies to a claim can determine claim construction or can render a claim indefinite and thus invalid.

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Lawrence E. Ashery Joins Caesar Rivise Law Firm as a Partner

Posted on Nov 5, 2014 in News

The intellectual property law firm Caesar Rivise, PC is pleased to announce that Lawrence E. Ashery has joined the firm as a partner. Mr. Ashery joined the firm from the RatnerPrestia firm, where he had been a shareholder.

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Caesar Rivise Client Dr. Sunil Singhal in the News

Posted on Nov 4, 2014 in News

Caesar Rivise client, surgeon Dr. Sunil Singhal, was recently featured on the program The Doctors and on CBS News for his advances in a method of visual identification of cancerous tissue during an operation to remove cancerous tumors.

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Caesar Rivise Earns Top Tier Ranking in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Posted on Nov 4, 2014 in News

On November 3, 2014, U.S. News & World Report released its 2015 “Best Law Firms” list, which identifies law firms “recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.”

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Mediation in the Superior Court of Delaware

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 in News

CRBCP partner R Touhey Myer is now certified as a mediator in the Superior Court of Delaware. Touhey’s mediation practice in Delaware focuses on patent, trademark, trade secret and unfair competition disputes.

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USPTO Launches On-Line Litigation ToolKit

Posted on Oct 14, 2014 in Blog

Last month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) hosted a webinar discussing its Patent Litigation Online Toolkit, which is located at The toolkit was introduced earlier this year to answer frequently asked questions and provide information about patent lawsuits.

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Best Practices for Thwarting Patent Plaintiffs Seeking a Quick Payday

Posted on Oct 14, 2014 in News

R Touhey Myer and Michael J. Cornelison presented to over 70 attorneys at The Legal Intelligencer’s In-House CLE Program today. The presentation titled “Best Practices for Thwarting Patent Plaintiffs Seeking a Quick Payday” examined the rise in patent litigation in the District of Delaware and outlined a process in-house counsel can follow to best position their companies during the early stages of patent litigation.

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Caesar Rivise Law Firm Opens Lehigh Valley Office

Posted on Oct 7, 2014 in News

Caesar Rivise, PC is pleased to announce that it has opened an office in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The office will service the needs of existing clients in the Lehigh Valley and will provide a full range of services in intellectual property law and litigation. The office is located within two blocks of the Federal Courthouse and the Court of Common Pleas of Lehigh County.

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Expediting Software-Related Patent Applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Using Glossary Pilot Program

Posted on Sep 24, 2014 in Blog

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) recently initiated a pilot program that allows software-related patent applications that are accepted in the program to receive expedited processing and examination. Accepted applications are placed on the examiner’s special docket prior to the first Office Action, and receive “special status” up to issuance of a first Office Action.

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