• Posts by Brandon R. Theiss
    Attorney

    Brandon is an independent contractor with Volpe Koenig. He is a technology-first patent attorney with extensive experience in the complete patent lifecycle, from prosecution before the US Patent and Trademark Office through ...

Including a Description of Technical Advantages During Patent Application Drafting May Help Patent Eligibility

Discussing the technical advantages of an invention, a standard practice in many jurisdictions such as before the European Patent Office, has long been disfavored in the US.  However, recent Federal Circuit case law suggests that there may be significant value to be gained by discussing the advantages of the claimed invention in the context of the prior art in order to establish patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. §101.

In the recent Federal Circuit Court of Appeals case of Cooperative Entertainment, Inc. v. Kollective Tech, Inc., the Court reaffirmed the importance of the ... Read More ›

Posted in: Patents

Improving Medical Device Patents Through Better Communication between USPTO and FDA

The April 16th, 2022, New York Times editorial entitled “Save America’s Patent System” recommends that the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) be improved through collaboration with other agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The editorial identified that “[e]xisting regulations allow medical device makers to sidestep burdensome regulatory approvals if their newer products are deemed similar to ones that already exist.”

However, the editorial board of the New York Times recognized that the lack of collaboration between the FDA and the USPTO ... Read More ›

Posted in: Misc, Patents

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