Patent

At Elman Technology Law, we are passionate about enabling our clients to pursue their business ideas, from concept to reality.  See below for pointers to our articles about patents.

Don’t Let a Defective Provisional Sink Your Patent

By |2019-06-02T17:07:30-04:00October 8th, 2015|Featured, Inventing, Patent, Patent Enforcement|

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.

Supreme Court, snowed by ACLU smear campaign, resurrects archaic requirement of “invention” as a test of patent eligibility.

By |2018-09-29T13:37:14-04:00June 14th, 2013|Biotechnology, Intellectual Property, Patent|

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 [...]

State of Vermont Declares War on “Patent Trolls”

By |2019-06-02T16:52:04-04:00May 25th, 2013|Patent, Patent Enforcement, Patent Legislation|

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 [...]

US PTO to Hold Hearings on Effects of Patents on Genetic Testing

By |2012-02-16T08:06:31-04:00February 16th, 2012|Biotechnology, Intellectual Property, Patent, Patent Legislation|

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 [...]

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012

By |2018-04-27T12:29:50-04:00December 28th, 2011|Cyberlaw, Internet Business, Patent, Patent Legislation, Privacy|

 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 [...]

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011

By |2019-05-04T13:14:26-04:00January 1st, 2011|Events, Intellectual Property, Patent Legislation|

World Technology Network During the past year, Elman Technology Law, P.C. (“ETL”) sponsored two programs of the World Technology Network.  Earlier this month, we participated in a World Technology Summit, an annual event that I first attended in London in 2001 as a founding member of the WTN.  Each Summit is a two-day conference with [...]