Am I a Small Entity for Patent Fees?

Prosecuting and maintaining a patent can get expensive on government fees alone.  Luckily, some applicants can qualify for discounts on patent prosecution expenses. Prior to the America Invents Act (AIA), the largest reduction of fees an applicant can have is 50%, and this only happens if the applicant qualifies as a “small entity” as defined [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Articles, Patents, Patents Articles|0 Comments

The Devil is in the Details

While the Supreme Court’s 2014 decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International redefined what is eligible subject matter for patents, it was not very explicit about how to spot such subject matter in the wild.  Early applications of the two-step test provided in Alice left practitioners feeling helpless, as the USPTO and the lower courts [...]

By | February 10th, 2017|Articles, Patents Articles|0 Comments