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Gerry Elman named in Super Lawyers 2012

By |2012-05-19T16:37:33-04:00May 19th, 2012|Intellectual Property|

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 [...]

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 [...]

Guest Post: Physicists convert information into energy – info is physical (Greg Aharonian)

By |2010-11-22T13:27:49-04:00November 19th, 2010|Patent|

ALL references to "information" in patent claims should never, ever, never, ever again get 101 rejections for not manipulating something physical. And ALL references to "data" should equally never, ever, never, ever get 101 rejections as well, given the relational connection between data and information. It's all physical - it's all technical.

Department of Justice, FTC, and US Patent and Trademark Office to Hold Workshop on Promoting Innovation

By |2019-05-28T12:27:53-04:00May 10th, 2010|Antitrust, Events, Patent, Patent Legislation|

Workshop on May 26 to Explore the Intersection of Patent Policy and Competition Policy and its Implications for Promoting Innovation WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced today that they will hold a joint public workshop on the [...]