Senators Patrick Leahy, Orrin Hatch, and Chuck Grassley introduced The Patent Reform Act of 2011, which has been placed on the Judiciary Committee’s agenda for their first executive business meeting. The provisions and language of the bill look a lot like items in the long-pending legislation that were part of a compromise that was announced […]

The Ohio Academy of Science (OAS) and The Ohio State Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section (OSBA) announced that March 1 is the deadline for Ohio inventors to apply for Ohio Patent Awards to recognize individuals or organizations and their counsel who have contributed intellectual property in the form of granted patents within Ohio. Ohio […]

On March 23, 2010, after years of deliberation, President Obama was finally able to pass his monumental Health Care Reform bill. The bill was broken up into two separate bills; a Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and a Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act. Some of the effects of the bill have already begun, […]

In September 2009, we reported on an Australian Patent Office (APO) decision relating to an application for an extension of patent term for a trans-dermal patch.  The application for an extension of patent term was denied by the APO on the basis that the claim was not directed to a “pharmaceutical substance” as is required […]

We’ve been quite busy these days and so I wanted to pass along that my firm is currently looking to hire an IP attorney. The Position: Patent Associate with at least 3 years of experience.  Applicants should have a degree in Mechanical Engineering, excellent academic credentials, writing and communication skills and be capable of independent […]