A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet…But Would It Satisfy 35 U.S.C. § 112?
Posted on May 13, 2010 in Articles
Shakespeare’s words are timeless: “A rose by any other name is just as sweet.” But, what is in a name? Does it really matter? The Board of Appeals for the Federal Circuit says, “yes it does.” A US Patent concludes with claims. But, what are the words in those claims? And, what do those words mean?Read More
Does Your Appeal Have Appeal? A Guide To Arguing Before The Board Of Patent Appeals And Interferences
Posted on Jan 8, 2008 in Articles
In order to proceed to appeal, it is necessary that there have been either a final rejection or a second non-final rejection in the application. Thus, within three months of the mailing date of the rejection, a Notice of Appeal is filed with the requisite fee. Upon payment of appropriate extension fees, the filing of the Notice of Appeal may be delayed for up to an additional three months.Read More