Is Your Business CyberSecure? Click above for full-size image. Many of our clients have been asking whether they should be seriously concerned about cybersecurity, or if maybe it's just a bunch of media hype. Unfortunately, this is one area where what you don't know can hurt you. Companies large and small continue to [...]
Invest the time and money in crafting a complete provisional patent application. It will be the foundation for a strong and enforceable patent. Avoid the pitfall of filing a “quick and dirty” provisional.. Whatever you imagine you’ll save upfront will be wasted in the long run when the patent turns out to be worthless.
Gerry Elman was interviewed on Money Matters TV on February 4, 2015. He discussed the latest developments in cybersecurity law and best practices for businesses and consumers to protect themselves.
Supreme Court, snowed by ACLU smear campaign, resurrects archaic requirement of “invention” as a test of patent eligibility.
In their decision June 13, 2013, in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, the Supreme Court seems to have been snowed by an anti-patent publicity campaign engineered by a brilliant but diabolical law professor and gullible lawyers at the venerable ACLU. The opinion of the Court resurrects an archaic requirement of "invention" that was [...]
Update Submitted on 2015/10/01 at 3:25 PM On September 28, 2015, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied an appeal by MPHJ of a (second) federal district court order denying removal of Vermont's State Court case to federal court. Click here for the CAFC opinion. ------------------------------------------------------------------- Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) spearheaded the Leahy-Smith America Invents [...]
On May 30, 2012, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ("CAFC") put further gloss on the term "common sense" as used by the Supreme Court in the 2007 case of KSR v. Teleflex. This new case (Mintz v. Dietz & Watson) involved a patent on casings for hot dogs with a woven mesh [...]
Gerry Elman has been listed in the Super Lawyers 2012 magazine for Pennsylvania in the intellectual property category. [HTML2] Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer [...]
Two hearings have been scheduled by the US PTO on the effect of patents for Genetic Testing, to support the study that the PTO is mandated by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act ("AIA") to generate for Congress. The first of the hearings is today. It will be broadcast via the Web. The second of the [...]
With hundreds of pages of documents published during in the Federal Register during the last few days, the USPTO has issued a series of proposed rules and an upcoming fee schedule to take effect next year. See America Invents Act implementation micro website.
Congress Passes “Patent Reform”—The America Invents Act As the editor of Elman’s Patent Reform News and chair of the Patent Legislation Committee of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA) for much of the past decade, I had a ringside seat this year as Congress gave a painful birth to the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act [...]
WITHOUT A TRANSFORMATION OF THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTING PATENT EXAMINERS, "PATENT REFORM" WOULD BE LIKE REARRANGING THE DECK CHAIRS ON THE TITANIC