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
USPTO News

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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Patent Law Treaty Implemented in the U.S.

Dec 23, 2013
USPTO News

On December 18, 2013, the Patent Law Treaty (PLT) provisions (Title II) of the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 (PLTIA) became effective. Major changes to the U.S. patent laws resulting from the PLT and the PLTIA include: application filing date and reference filing provisions restoration of the right of priority to a foreign […]

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62nd APAA Council Meeting in Hanoi

Nov 5, 2013
International News

Hershkovitz & Associates Founder, Abe Hershkovitz, attended the 62nd Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) Council Meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam on October 19-22, 2013. While in Asia, Mr. Hershkovitz also met with clients and prospective clients in Korea and Malaysia. While there were many serious topics discussed during the APAA meeting, there were opportunities for less […]

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