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Sreenivasarao Vepachedu

Sreenivasarao Vepachedu’s Legal Guides

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  • OBVIOUSNESS (The Aftermath of KSR Intl Co. v. Teleflex Inc.(1))

    A lot has been written and thousands of hours have been spent discussing the aftermath of KSR and its implications in the past 8 years, since the KSR decision by the SCOTUS chastised the CAFC invalida

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  • Quantity over Quality at the USPTO

    Intellectual property (IP) protection affects the economy by providing incentives to invent novel products and technologies that create jobs and boost the economy through the short-term monopolies to

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  • Novelty

    Novelty is the quality of being new(2). However, this simple and clear definition is the tip of the iceberg of a complexity that confuses all. Novelty Item For example, a “novelty item” is a novel obj

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  • OBAMACARE and BIOSIMILARS

    An innovator biologic drug maker files a biologics license application (BLA) with the FDA for the grant of a license for commercial marketing of the novel biologic drug. For the first time, now Obamac

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  • The Expedited Patent Appeal Pilot (EPAP)

    The USPTO is providing a temporary basis (the Expedited Patent Appeal Pilot) under which an appellant may have an ex parte appeal to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board) accorded special status i

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  • USPTO Delegates Green Technology to JPO under PCT

    A Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) application has the effect of a national application for a patent in any of the designated PCT States. For consistency in examination across Offices leading to more c

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  • HR9 MIGHT DAMAGE THE INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM

    HR 9 legislation would weaken our patent system and harm the inventors it was designed to protect. Introduction [0001] A patent owner - whether a non-practicing entity (NPE), troll or competing practi

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  • INDUCED INFRINGEMENT

    A patent owner or licensee can recover damages when exclusionary intellectual property rights are violated. A patent can be infringed directly and indirectly, because it is unlawful to make, use, sell

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  • SAFE HARBOR FROM DOUBLE PATENTING

    A safe harbor from double patenting rejections against a patentee. 35 USC Section 121 35 USC section 121 provides a safe harbor from double patenting rejections against a patentee on claims that were

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  • INTERFERENCE ESTOPPEL

    There are two main types of interference estoppel. INTERFERENCE If a party loses on an issue, it may not re-litigate the issue before the examiner or in a subsequent Board of Patent Appeals and Interf

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