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How Can the Updated USPTO Guidance on Determining Obviousness Help You?

March 7, 2024 | Blog | By Peter Hecker, PhD, Jenny Chen, PhD, Ken Jenkins, Christina Sperry

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Another Implementer Hold Out Door Closes: The Death of the Anti-Suit Injunction?

February 28, 2024 | Blog | By Daniel Weinger, Andrew DeVoogd, Courtney Herndon, Laura Petrasky

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released the web-based Patent Public Search tool ("PPS") in late 2021. This useful tool is comparable to the search tool that the PTO’s own examiner’s use to find prior art. That said, PPS has a real learning curve in developing effective search queries. In this article we offer a starting point in developing search queries that will return relevant results.
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How Your Trade Secret Could Help to Defend Against Claims of Patent Infringement

February 1, 2024 | Blog | By Adam Samansky, Peter Cuomo, Nicholas Armington, Stephen Chen

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How Compulsory Licenses Can Affect Domestic and Foreign Prosecution

January 24, 2024 | Blog | By Michael Van Loy, Sophia Petrichenko

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Year in Review: The Most Popular IP Posts of 2023

January 4, 2024 | Blog | By Christina Sperry

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Basics – How an Inventor’s Own Work Affects Patent Applications

December 6, 2023 | Blog | By Peter Hecker, PhD, Lee Johnson, PhD

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The Impact of Venture Capital Funding on Entity Status

November 10, 2023 | Blog | By Michael Van Loy, Jessica Zhang, Qi Zhang

Understanding the implications of venture capital funding on a company’s size classification is crucial, especially when it jeopardizes its “small entity” status and raises concerns with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Member Michael D. Van Loy, PhD and Associates Jessica Zhang and Qi Zhang break down these complexities, underscoring the importance of accurately determining entity status to avoid pitfalls such as patent invalidation.
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AI-Based Patent Applications: Recent History and the Future

October 30, 2023 | Blog | By Vishak Ganesh, Frank Gerratana

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Federal Circuit Puts the Onus on Patent Owners to Disclaim Patent Term or Face Double-Patenting

September 7, 2023 | Blog | By Peter Cuomo, Thomas Wintner, James Whittle, PhD

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Picture Claims as an Effective Patent Strategy: Top 10 Reasons to Precisely Tailor Your Patent Claim

September 6, 2023 | Blog | By James Whittle, PhD, Terri Shieh-Newton, Dean Farmer, PhD

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Can Enablement and Written Description Bars be Lower for Method-Of-Treatment Patent Claims?

August 21, 2023 | Blog | By Lei Xu, PhD, Dean Farmer, PhD, Christina Sperry

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Distinguishing Patent Protection from Patient Safety – A Role for the FDA

August 21, 2023 | Blog | By Peter Hecker, PhD, Lee Johnson, PhD

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Steven Andersen from LINE interviews Michael Renaud and Marguerite McConihe for the Spring 2023 issue.
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Mintz members Lisa Adams and Marguerite McConihe contributed to Super Lawyers article titled, “How Do You Protect Intellectual Property in a Business Transaction?” The article helps give insight into the process of protecting your company's IP in a business transaction, including due diligence and getting legal help.

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