Patent Office Trials Blog
  • 7/11/2019

    Building a patent portfolio which can be utilized for monetization and surviving multiple invalidity challenges are important for entrepreneurs and companies, both of large and small. Strong patents are even more important in the life science space where a product is covered by a relatively small number of core patents and a very long R&D period is required prior to launching a product in the market.  This lecture will go through how a patent portfolio can be and should be aligned with business activities including from R&D to marketing in life science space and provide a case study of a blockbuster drug.

    The lecture will take place on July 11th, 2019 at 12:00 PM at Sughrue's Washington, D.C. Office (9th floor). For more information, Click here.

  • 5/30/2019
    Sughrue Mion will be moving from 2100 Pennsylvania Ave NW to their new offices at 2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington D.C. 20006. The move is effective June 1st, 2019. Phone and fax numbers remain unchanged.
  • 5/9/2019

    There are two categories of prior art under the America Invents Act (AIA). 35 U.S.C. §102(a)(1) prior art disclosures, including patents, which are considered prior art as of their grant date; printed publications, which are considered prior art as of their publication date; and evidence that the claimed invention was in public use, on sale, or otherwise available to the public, which are eligible as prior art as of the date of public use or offer for sale. 35 U.S.C. §102(a)(2) prior art includes U.S. patents, U.S. pre-grant patent application publications and WIPO published applications that designate the United States. These patents and patent publications are eligible as prior art as of their effective filing date. Our presentation is directed to the different types of prior art disclosure set forth in §102(a)(1). We will refer to the Manual of Patent Examination Procedure (MPEP) and recent case law.

    The lecture will take place on May 9th, 2019 at 12:00 PM at Sughrue's Washington, D.C. Office (6th floor). For more information, click here.

  • 5/6/2019
    Sughrue is proud to announce the recognition of partners Jody H. Drake and Gary D. Krugman as expert trademark attorneys in the United States for 2019. Legal Media Group's Expert Guides- Best of the Best USA is a guide to the top legal practitioners in the United States across 16 areas of law. "Expert Guides has been researching the world's legal markets for 25 years, and has become one of the most trusted resources for international buyers of legal services." Congratulations to Ms. Drake and Mr. Krugman for this notable acknowledgement of consistently excellent work.
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