About Hershkovitz & Associates

We specialize in the prosecution of patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and rely on highly skilled professionals who held senior executive positions in the USPTO, or had many years of experience as former examiners. The Firm counts among its clients highly respected Fortune 500 companies as well as some of the largest foreign Intellectual Property firms. Click to read more . . .


In re Yasuhito Tanaka – An Improper Expansion of Reissue Law and Practice

Feb 27, 2014
Patent Law

In re Yasuhito Tanaka was issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) on April 15, 2011, in an appeal of the precedential decision on reissue patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (“BPAI” or “Board”) in Ex parte Yasuhito Tanaka.

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Patent Law Treaty Changes To U.S. Patent Application Procedures

Jan 13, 2014

Title II of the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 (PLTIA) became effective on December 18, 2013.  The PLTIA implements the provisions of the international Patent Law Treaty (PLT) in the U.S. The PLT was designed to “harmonize and streamline” the patent prosecution procedures of the signatory countries. As a result, notable changes to […]

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