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Aug 14, 2017

John will be working with nineteen other members of the Review Committee within the Upstate Mind Creation Garage at the CNYBAC.  The Upstate MIND, a Medical Innovation and Novel Discovery Center within the CNYBAC, is providing a grant-funded program to assist early stage medical device innovators.  The Upstate MIND MDIC Review Committee will select participants…

Jun 19, 2017

Rochester Business Journal June 9, 2017 High court ruling may aid defendants in patent suits By: Mike Costanza On May 22, the U.S. Supreme Court altered the legal landscape for patent infringement suits … “The argument here that Heartland is making is that 1400 is supposed to limit venue,” says Teige Sheehan, a patent attorney…

Nov 30, 2016

            The United States Copyright Office has adopted a new regulation effective December 1, 2016 and will replace the existing regulation at 37 CFR 201.38.  The new regulation concerns the designation of an agent to receive notification of claimed infringement under the DMCA.  Under the previous method, a service provider would designate an agent through…

Sep 18, 2015

David P. Miranda calls upon Congress to support federal judiciary, on behalf of NYSBA. Without action by Congress, many New Yorkers who turn to federal courts to resolve disputes can expect a disruption of operations when the new federal fiscal year begins Oct. 1. Read Full Article Here

Apr 08, 2012

Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. On March 20, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court, by unanimous decision, handed down its opinion in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. (No. 10-1150), which addressed the issue of patent eligibility of certain types of medical diagnostic patent claims. The Prometheus decision concerned U.S. Patent Nos. 6,355,623…

Apr 02, 2012

Since the enactment of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) last September, the USPTO has been busy creating new rules, procedures, and guidelines as required under the Act. It has also established a helpful AIA implementation website, where updates on its ongoing efforts are continually presented and which also contains a link offering an email…

Oct 08, 2011

The United States Senate passed, and President Barack Obama signed the America Invents Act September 16, 2011, at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va. The Act is the first major overhaul of the United States Patent System in over 50 years and we believe that changes included in the Act…

Apr 26, 2011

This year’s World Intellectual Property Day on April 26th celebrates the role of design in the market-place, in society and in shaping the innovations of the future. Across the world, IP Offices, associations, businesses and technology institutions have announced activities to mark the day, including competitions, exhibitions and public discussions. World Intellectual Property Day has…