Issue: November 2011
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Table of Contents
The Descriptive/Suggestive Conundrum in Trademark Surveys
By James T. Berger
Is Dilatory Behavior in Provoking an Interference a "Failure to Engage in Reasonable Efforts to Conclude Prosecution of the Application"?
By Charles L. Gholz and Vincent K. Shier, Ph.D. of Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
Dependent Claims, Genus/Species, and Disjunctive Limitations: How to Run Afoul of the Rarely Litigated §112 ¶¶ 3-4
By Gary R. Maze of Berenbaum Weinsheink PC and Richard T. Redano of Richard T. Redano, P.C.
Defensive and Offensive Strategies for Responding to a Cease & Desist Letter
By Shannon M. Vittengl of Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
Changes to Reexamination Under the America Invents Act
By Kevin B. Laurence and Matthew C. Phillips of Stoel Rives LLP
Appeals and RCEs -- the Frequency and Success of Challenges to Specific Rejection Types
By Kate S. Gaudry, Ph.D. of Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton LLP and Joseph J. Mallon, Ph.D. of Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
In re Mostafazadeh: Clarification of Proper Recapture Analysis
By David Raczkowski of Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton LLP
RFC Express: Recently Filed Patent Cases
From the Editor:
Trade Secrets and Patents Are Complementary
By Joseph N. Hosteny of Niro, Scavone, Haller & Niro
Invention Analysis and Claiming:
Thinking Out of the §103 Box
By Ronald Slusky
Trial Lawyer's Notebook:
Walking Out of a Deposition
By Tony Zeuli of Merchant & Gould
Design Patent Perspective:
Understanding Functionality in Design Patent Law -- Part 1
By Robert G. Oake, Jr.
By John L. Rogitz of Rogitz & Associates
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