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Securing basic rights of ownership through the procurement of patents, registered trademarks, and copyrights is the foundation of an effective intellectual property strategy. Our clients know that their procurement strategy is in good hands. We always make sure our clients and their intellectual property assets are well-protected.

We craft prosecution strategies focused on our clients' business goals. We are skilled in all aspects of prosecution, including patent interference, re-examination, reissue, and opposition proceedings, as well as trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, both in the United States and internationally. Our patent attorneys and patent agents are adept in all aspects of patent procurement, including drafting applications and prosecuting them before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and abroad.

Our attorneys provide patent prosecution and counseling services in a wide range of technical areas, including biotechnology, business methods, chemical, computing, electrical, mechanical and materials, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, and telecommunications. Our broad patent litigation experience in enforcement and defense gives us an advantage in prosecution situations. We understand all sides of the issues that our clients face, so we are always ready to aggressively pursue and defend their rights.

At MBHB, our attorneys have unparalleled prosecution experience and technical knowledge.

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Upcoming Events

July 30, 2015
MBHB Partner James M. McCarthy Is the Featured Presenter

Past Event

June 26, 2015
MBHB Partner Bradley Hulbert Is a Featured Co-Speaker for a Panel Presentation
June 25-26, 2015
MBHB Partners James Suggs and Nicole Reifman are Featured Course Leaders for this Management Forum-Sponsored Program
June 12, 2015
June 3, 2015
May 28, 2015
MBHB Partner Patrick G. Gattari is the Featured Presenter

Publications

Spring 2015 (snippets)
The recent interpretation of patent eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101 by the Supreme Court in Alice v. CLS Bank in June 2014 has caused confusion in the patent world regarding the validity and practicality of software and business method patents. In Alice, the Supreme Court held that claims directed towards a computer-implemented means of mitigating settlement risk by using a third-party intermediary did not qualify as eligible subject matter.
Spring 2015 (snippets)
The America Invents Act (AIA) created several adjudicative proceedings within the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, including inter partes review, post-grant review, and covered business method review (IPR, PGR, and CBM, respectively). The AIA also provided explicit estoppel provisions with respect to District Court litigation for those proceedings.
Spring 2015 (snippets)
The patent statute makes it clear that subject matter that would have been obvious to one of ordinary skill in the art as of the effective filing date of a patent application is not patentable. The considerations relevant to obviousness have been set for some time: (1) the scope and content of the prior art; (2) the level of ordinary skill in the art; (3) the differences between the claimed subject matter and the prior art; and (4) secondary considerations of non-obviousness. There has, however, been much litigation on how courts are to apply these considerations to determine whether an invention would have been obvious and therefore not patentable.
May 26, 2015 (snippets Alert)
MBHB snippets Alert - May 26, 2015

The Supreme Court issued its decision today in Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc. In a nutshell, the Supreme Court held that a good faith belief in invalidity (or presumably unenforceability) is no longer a defense against inducement (and presumably contributory infringement).
March 27, 2015 (snippets Alert)
MBHB snippets Alert - March 27, 2015

On Friday, March 27, Director Lee issued a statement on the PTO Blog, indicating several current and proposed “quick-fix” rule changes. Immediate changes include nearly doubling the number of pages for a motion to amend to up to 25 pages, along with the addition of a claims appendix. Opposition briefing and reply briefing will get a commensurate amount of additional pages. Judges will begin implementing these changes through scheduling orders effective immediately.
Winter 2015 (snippets)
Anticipation is easy enough to establish if the prior art expressly sets forth each of the elements of the claims. However, more interesting issues of proof arise when one or more elements of the claims are not expressly stated in the prior art, but following the prior art necessarily yields the missing elements of the claim.
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