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USPTO Announces COVID-19 Deferred-Fee Provisional Patent Application Pilot Program

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Adjusted USPTO Patent Fees Effective October 2020

The USPTO has recently reported fee increases to take effect on October 2, 2020 relating to the filing and prosecution of patent applications and the maintenance of patents.

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Nine Oblon Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers 2021

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Fed. Circ. Constraints On PTAB Expertise Are Problematic

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The USPTO Strikes Again: More First Action Final Rejections = More Money + Diminished Quality

While looking at a first action final rejection after an RCE that I received this week from an Examiner that I respect, I was asking myself why I had received what appeared to be such a shockingly improper action. The answer was provided to me during part of the on-going IPO annual meeting.

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USPTO Launches National Council for Expanding American Innovation

On Monday, September 14, 2020, the USPTO issued a press release announcing the launch of "a major initiative aimed at expanding invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the United States." As the USPTO describes, the initiative stems from recommendations to facilitate women and minority participation in innovation and invention because the USPTO's own 2018 "Success Act" study found that both women and minorities were underrepresented in patents as inventors.

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2020 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference

Lisa Mandrusiak, Chris Riccuiti and Michael Casey will be virtually-attending the 2020 PTAB Bar Association Annual Conference on September 24-25th, 2020.

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2020 Association Francais des Specialistes en Propriete Industrielle (ASPI)

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BIO Alabama Virtual Annual Conference

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Oblon Named a "Best Law Firm 2020"

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Nine Oblon Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers 2020

Nine Oblon attorneys have been named to the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

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Oblon Ranked Again in IAM Patent 1000

Oblon's Patent Prosecution practice and partners from the firm's Chemical, Electrical & Mechanical and Litigation practices have received top national rankings in the 2019 edition of IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals.

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