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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Ensuring Public Access to Results of Federally Funded Research

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The Obama administration has taken a step towards its goal of ensuring public access to federally funded research.  In a policy memorandum released on February 22, 2013 (see “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research (pdf)”), the Office of Science and Technology Policy  has directed Federal agencies with more than $100M in … Continue Reading

Announcing the Winter 2013 IP & Technology Newsletter from Bond, Schoeneck & King

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The Intellectual Property & Technology Group at Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC is pleased to announce the Winter 2013 IP & Technology Newsletter (pdf).  This edition of Bond’s quarterly newsletter includes the following articles: “Supreme Court Decisions Will Have Major IP Impact in 2013″ (by Jeremy P. Oczek) “Protecting Trade Secrets and Other Confidential Business … Continue Reading

Copyright and the Public Domain in 2013

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Like patent protection, copyright protection is limited in time.  For example, a work published in the United States is eligible for copyright protection for the life of the author plus 70 years.  Anonymous works, pseudonymous works, and works made for hire are eligible for a term of the shorter of 95 years from publication or … Continue Reading

The United States Patent and Trademark Office Issues Final Rules and Examination Guidelines for First-to-File System

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On February 14, 2013, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) published final rules and guidance in the Federal Register implementing the first-inventor-to-file provisions of the America Invents Act (“AIA”), which become effective on March 16, 2013. The Proposed Rules Last summer, the USPTO published proposed rules and examination guidelines to implement the first-inventor-to-file … Continue Reading