Monthly Archives: June 2011

US patent system moves to first-to-file

Today, H.R. 1249, the America Invents Act, passed the US House of Representatives.┬áThe US Senate had passed a similar bill (S. 23) in March. The pair of bills have some differences between them that needs to be resolved, but together … Continue reading

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The drive to determine what is patentable

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal of Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc., on the issue of whether or not methods of medical diagnosis are patentable in the US. Closer to home, tomorrow is … Continue reading

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