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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

Supreme Court Interprets the On-Sale Rule Under AIA

Takeaway: Even secret sales and licenses of a product could count against you under the on-sale bar. Make sure to file a provisional application sooner than later to preserve your rights in an invention if you plan on marketing the product for funding.
Feb 08, 2019