Looking Back to Move Forward: The USPTO’s New Policy Initiative

Earlier this year, the United States Patent and Trademark Office announced an initiative to enhance the quality of patents. This new initiative comes on the heels of previous quality initiatives and the patent office’s efforts to reduce the unexamined application backlog from more than 764,000 unexamined applications in January 2009 to its present level of 566,100 applications. This drop in the application backlog has helped reduce the total pendency from filing of a.. Read More

Come to a Live Markman Hearing in a Current Case in SDNY

On September 30, 2015, in recognition and celebration of the Southern District of New York Court’s 225th Anniversary, the Fordham IP Institute and NYIPLA will host a Markman Claim Construction hearing presided over by the Honorable Jed S. Rakoff. The hearing is part of the case, Wundaformer, LLC v. v. Flex Studios, Inc. et al. (1:15-cv-04508 JSR), which is currently pending before Judge Rakoff. The case involves United States Patent No. 8,602,953, which relates to.. Read More