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First to File Rule for Invention Patent Applications

August 26, 2022
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Walker Weitzel
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The United States Patent Law has applied the first-to-invent patent system for many years. It allows patent inventors to file patent claims based on who invented the patent first, not on who filed for it earlier. In September 2011, a new patent reform bill, AIA (America Invents Act) was signed, changing the patent system to […]

      Claim Construction: “Consisting of”

      August 1, 2022
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      Walker Weitzel
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      Conoco Inc Vs Energy & Environmental International – Federal Circuit No 05-1363,  August 17, 2006 The alleged patent infringement This case discusses whether the term “consisting of” in the patent as a transition word fully excludes the addition of any other elements in the claimed invention. For background, a claim that uses the word “comprises” […]

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