- Over at PharmaPatents, Courtenay Brinckerhoff has a post "Pharma Cases Dominate New USPTO Obviousness Examination Guidelines." Courtenay doesn't just summarize the pharma cases in the guidelines, she also provides her insight.
- At the Intellectual Property Directions blog, Bruce Horwitz has an interesting post "Summary Judgment - What should your application include?" Bruce makes a case for including Background and Summary sections in patent applications.
- Bruce writes the post in reaction to a recent opinion, from patent searcher Greg Aharonian, that Background and Summary are nothing but trouble. Greg's "Internet Patent News Service” newsletter is distributed via listserv – subscription instructions are here.
- On a recent comment thread on PatentlyO, I ran across a very insightful statement about claim drafting: "the art of claim drafting is being vague to exactly the right extent." (Read the full comment here.) I'll add my own variation: the art of claim drafting is being vague to exactly the right extent and in areas that have been carefully considered. In other words, using the word "connected" is good if you've considered that it might be interpreted as directly or indirectly connected. If you haven't thought about this, it's vague in a bad way.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Interesting blog posts