by Frederic M. Douglas and James E. Hawes
This column highlights some of the more notable recent online notices, newsletters, and blogs dealing with IP prosecution issues.
IPWatchdog – a patents and patent law blog – IPwatchdog.com
* On March 25, 2019, Dustin Weeks, Robert Schaffer, and Joseph Robinson discussed the Federal Circuit opinion, Natural Alternatives Int’l, Inc. v. Creative Compounds, LLC, No. 2018-1295, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 7647, slip opinion (Fed. Cir., Mar. 15, 2019) (http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/18-1295.Opinion.3-15-2019.pdf). The opinion examined patent eligibility at the pleading stage, to find that a specific method of using a specific compound at specific doses to achieve a specific result is a treatment claim and thus patent eligible. (https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2019/03/25/cafc-reverses-patent-ineligibility-finding-at-pleading-stage/id=107709/).
* On May 21, 2019, Sanjeev Mahanta discussed guidance on how to determine when a printed publication is publicly accessible for prior art bars. (https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2019/05/21/determining-printed-publication-publicly-accessible/id=109393/).
Patently-O – a blog written by Dennis Crouch – www.patentlyo.com.
* In as April 24, 2019 post, Sarah Burstein considers whether Section 101 applies to design patents. (https://patentlyo.com/patent/2019/04/%c2%a7-design-patents.html)
AIPLA – the profession’s national organization – see AIPLA.org
* AIPLA will hold its 2019 Annual Meeting October 24-26, 2019 in Washington, D.C. More information on this meeting and other events is available at https://www.aipla.org/home/meetings-education/upcoming-events/expand/2019-annual-meeting.
* The Chisum Patent Academy holds upcoming patent law seminars in Seattle, Washington on August 8-9, 2019. Complete syllabi for all Chisum seminars are available at http://chisum-patent-academy.com/past-seminars/. There are a possible 18 CLE credits for these seminars. Each seminar is limited to ten attendees. More info at https://chisum-patent-academy.com/upcoming-patent-law-seminars/.
For more information about any of the patent topics mentioned consult Patent Application Practice. Trademark topics are discussed in Trademark Registration Practice. Both are published by West and updated twice a year. For patent prosecution or litigation questions, contact Fred Douglas at 949/293-0442 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.