Papers on Intellectual Property Law
The Use of Form Paragraph 7.06
The introduction and application of Form Paragraph 7.06 is analyzed.
A New Approach to Finality: Requisite Number of Office Actions
The second half of the proposed Finality test, focusing on when the Examiner can make an Office Action Final based on the number of Office Actions issued.
A New Approach to Finality: New Ground of Rejection
The first half of the proposed new test for Finality, focusing on whether the Examiner has introduced a new ground of rejection.
A New Approach to Finality: Preliminaries
Some preliminary matters to address before getting into the heart of a proposed new test for Finality at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
The (Pharmaceutical) Door is Open
An analysis of the implications of a recent Supreme Court decision on patent exhaustion.
The Problem with Finality: How I think the Test Should be Applied
Why the inconsistent treatment of Finality at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office is not so easily fixed.
The Problem with Finality: Inconsistent Analysis
How the current interpretation of Finality at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office is not, in my opinion, consistent.
The Problem with Finality: A Historical Perspective
A look at the history of Finality at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: my theory about its origins.
Do You Really Want To Use Social Networking
A look at the risks associated with using social networking (originally published in The Cursor, the Official Publication of the Software Association of Oregon, April 2008).
Circumventing Technical Protection Measures – Is It Legal?
The legality of unlocking a locked wireless telephone (originally published in The Cursor, the Official Publication of the Software Association of Oregon, February 2008).