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Provisional Patent Application: How to Write a PPA

Patent Trademark Blog

What is the purpose of a provisional patent application? To know how to write a provisional patent application (PPA) well, you must first understand its purpose. If the disclosure in your provisional is scant, then your provisional application will not be worth much from a legal perspective.

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IPO Rejects Janssen’s Secondary Patent Application for the Fumarate Salt form of Bedaquiline 


Image from here As many of our readers would know, recently the Patent Office rejected Janssen’s patent application for a treatment of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis drug treatment on the grounds that it failed to cross various patentability thresholds. You can view our older posts around Bedaquiline here.


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US Utility Patent Application Status.


This updated chart groups patent applications by filing date and then divides each group into three categories: Patented, Abandoned, and Pending. This may be due to the movement among patent attorneys to draft more technical and detailed patent applications. Look at the applications filed in early 2021).

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Why we think AI can be an inventor on a patent application

JD Supra Law

On April 18, 2023, we submitted a Supreme Court amicus brief expressing our encouragement for the justices to rule on the question of whether it is proper for an artificial intelligence (AI) to be an inventor on a patent application. The issue has arisen in the Petition for Writ of Certiorari recently filed by Dr. Stephen Thaler.

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CAFC Says USPTO Arguments for Rejecting Google Patent Application Lack Support in Record

IP Watchdog

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in a precedential decision today vacated a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) finding that certain claims of Google, LLC’s U.S. Patent Application No. 14/628,093 were obvious. The CAFC opinion, authored by Chief Judge Moore, said the U.S.

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All About Provisional Patent Applications


For easing the mode of filing a patent and claiming the subject matter contained therein, there are two basic approaches, namely provisional patent application and complete patent application. What is a Provisional Patent Application? Why Should an Inventor File a Provisional Patent Application?

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How to Win a Patent Application Argument

Patent Trademark Blog

Will arguments be necessary in your utility patent application? Nine out of ten utility patent applications will get rejected at least once. So, yes, arguments will be required in the vast majority of utility patent applications. Many will get rejected multiple times.