New Patent Rules Will Dramatically Impact Nanotechnology Patenting
Volume 4, Issue 4
J. Steven Rutt, Foley and Lardner
Leon Radomsky, Foley and Lardner
Andrew Baluch, Foley and Lardner
Stephen B. Maebius, Foley and Lardner
Foley & Lardner hosted an exclusive “webinar” on the controversial U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) rules that will—to the extent they survive a court challenge—dramatically affect how patent applications are filed and prosecuted in the United States. The webinar featured USPTO Director John W. Dudas, USPTO Senior Patent Counsel Robert Bahr, and a panel of Foley attorneys including Steve Maebius, Courtenay Brinckerhoff, and Steve Fox (former chief patent counsel at Hewlett-Packard). The following article explains how the new USPTO rules will impact the nanotechnology sector and presents practical strategies for nanotech companies to consider when grappling with this new patent system.
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