November 2017

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Where is that Anticipation Rejection? Isn’t it Obvious!

Where is that Anticipation Rejection? Isn’t it Obvious! by Dennis Crouch The USPTO released a new data set of office action rejections, including an action-by-action breakdown of the basis for each rejection and the prior art…



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Alice and TRIPS Compliance

Alice and TRIPS Compliance I asked Prof. Daniel H. Brean for this guest post that stems from his new paper on international patent law issues titled Business Methods, Technology, and Discrimination.  Brean is an assistant professor at Akron…







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The Play’s the Thing…That Could Get you Fired

The Play’s the Thing…That Could Get you Fired Jealous co-worker. Criminal charges. Destroyed evidence. This sounds like the makings of a great made-for-TV movie, but unfortunately, this is the sad reality for a Utah theater…


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Apple Files for a Foldable Phone Patent

Apple Files for a Foldable Phone Patent Now, during Thanksgiving, this might have been confirmed after the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple relating to a possible foldable iPhone model….









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Reckitt, Generics Makers Settle Mucinex Antitrust Case

Reckitt, Generics Makers Settle Mucinex Antitrust Case Reckitt Benckiser Inc. has reached a settlement with a generic-drug maker that had accused the British company of unfairly cutting out competition for an extended-release version of Mucinex…