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USPTO Extends & Expands Full First Action Interview Pilot Program

Recently the United States Patent Office announced that it is extending and expanding the Full First Action Interview Pilot Program. The program provides for the Patent Applicant and the Examiner to conduct an interview prior to the issuance of the first Office Action on the merits. The program has been extended until May 16, 2012 … Continue reading »

False Marking – the Issue of Damages

Section 292 of Title 35 of the United States Code relates to false marking of unpatented articles/goods as “patented” or “patent pending.”  Specifically, the 35 USC 292 states: “Whomever marks upon, or affixes to, or uses in advertising in connection with any unpatented article the word “patent” or any word number importing the same is … Continue reading »

False Marking – the Issue of Damages

Section 292 of Title 35 of the United States Code relates to false marking of unpatented articles/goods as “patented” or “patent pending.”  Specifically, the 35 USC 292 states: “Whomever marks upon, or affixes to, or uses in advertising in connection with any unpatented article the word “patent” or any word number importing the same is … Continue reading »