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Scott Hogan asks readers, “Can We Just Be Reasonable?”

Scott Hogan contributed a chapter to The International Comparative Legal Guide to Patents 2019, 9th edition. The chapter is entitled Can We Just Be Reasonable? and explores the Broadest Reasonable Interpretation standard used by U.S. Patent Office personnel during patent examination. Scott offers the reader a guided tour of the BRI standard, explaining what it […]

Patent Confidential — On-Sale Bar and Secret Sales in America Invents Act Era

Patent Confidential — On-Sale Bar and Secret Sales in America Invents Act Era, this article first appeared in IAM Yearbook: Building IP value in the 21st century 2019, a supplement to IAM, published by Globe Business Media Group – IP Division.  To view the guide in full, please go to IAM-media.com.  October 2018.    

US design patents – no longer second chair

After a lifetime of deference to utility patents, in recent years design patents in the United States are enjoying a place of prominence. Design patent filings at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) have increased sharply and design patents are finding a more important role in corporate patent portfolios. Much of the attention stems […]

The great divide – sorting out method claims and multiple actors

The great divide – sorting out method claims and multiple actors by E. Colin Cicotte and Scott A. Hogan, first appeared in IAM Yearbook: Building IP value in the 21st century 2017, a supplement to IAM, published by Globe Business Media Group – IP Division, October 2016. To view the guide in full, please go […]