European IP Office Deadlines Extended:

OGRP continues to follow the evolving changes and challenges to our client’s rights, both in the US and internationally,  during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The following IP Offices have issued statements that deadlines will or may be extended in light of the impact of...

Coronavirus Outbreak Relief

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office(USPTO) issued a notice on March 16, 2020 that it will provide relief to patent and trademark applicants and owners affected by the coronavirus outbreak. For patent applicants or patent owners who were unable to timely reply to an...

Recent Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Decisions

On December 11, 2019, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) designated three decisions as “informative”. These decisions are: Hulu, LLC v. Sound View Innovations, LLC, Case IPR2018-00582 (Aug. 5, 2019) Johns Manville Corp. v. Knauf Insulation, Inc., Case...

Update on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) updated the 2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance (2019 PEG) promulgated in January.   This update (10-2019 PEG Update) provides yet further explanation and clarity on how the USPTO analyzes...