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A Renewed Call: Repeal the Single Sentence Rule for Patent Claims

By Stephen B. Schott | June 12, 2019

Like all elementary school graduates, I learned that a single sentence should be short. One source suggests that…

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New USPTO Director Andrei Iancu’s Pro-Innovation Remarks

By Stephen B. Schott | April 12, 2018

Following the last several years where Congress, the courts, and even the former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director were accused of…

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2 Minute IP: How Can I Get My Patent Faster?

By Stephen B. Schott | March 12, 2016

If you have questions, contact me.If you want IdeaEsq delivered to your inbox, sign up for the daily or…

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How To Tell Someone To Stop Infringing Without Getting Sued

By Stephen B. Schott | September 3, 2015

An Article in Schott, PC’s IP Law for Startups Series Dear Dr. Jones,It has recently come to my attention…

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Four Boilerplate Responses For Responding To Subject Matter Rejections Based On The USPTO Hypotheticals

By Stephen B. Schott | February 25, 2015

This is a summary of the sample argument sections of a longer article based on the USPTO’s subject matter-based hypotheticals.Hypothetical 1: Removing Malicious…

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The USPTO’s Alice-Based Patentable Subject Matter Hypotheticals With Boilerplate Responses

By Stephen B. Schott | February 25, 2015

The USPTO recently published hypotheticals to help guide applicants when defining patentable subject matter. Instead of just a case…

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Can I Get An International Patent? PCT Application Basics

By Stephen B. Schott | January 15, 2015

An Article in Schott, PC’s IP Law for Startups Series “Can I file for an international patent?” This…

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