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Federal Circuit Refuses to Broaden Scope of Design Patent

Takeaway: The Federal Circuit ruled in a patent lawsuit that the scope of a design patent can be limited by the claim language where the language solely provides the article of manufacture which does not appear in the drawings.
Sep 30, 2019

Federal Circuit is Not Bound by USPTO Guidance

Takeaway: It is important to follow decisions of the federal courts when dealing with Section 101 issues during patent prosecution as the Federal Circuit has ruled that they are not bound by USPTO guidance.
Jul 25, 2019

Cislo & Thomas Exhibited at INTA 2019 in Boston

We greatly enjoyed catching up with friends and acquaintances and making new ones at the 141st Annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association in Boston! It was a great experience being able to exhibit in Boston, and we plan to do so again next year in Singapore.

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May 26, 2019