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A Selection of IP-related Posts by Schott, P.C.

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

www.masterplaques.com The USPTO recently published hypotheticals to help guide applicants when defining patentable subject matter. Instead of just a ...
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The Federal Circuit Breathes More Life Into Claim Preambles

By Stephen B. SchottClaim preambles are given little weight in claim interpretation, which is seemingly incongruous with the amount of ...
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Towards More Reliable Trial Court Decisions On Claim Construction

By Stephen B. Schott The Federal Circuit, which has exclusive domain over patent-related appeals, overrules district court findings at ...
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Can I Get An International Patent? PCT Application Basics

An Article in Schott, PC’s IP Law for Startups Series “Can I file for an international patent?” This ...
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Most (and Least) Popular IdeaEsq Articles of 2014

By Stephen B. SchottIn 2014, I published 39 articles. My goal was one a week so I fell short, ...
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Federal Circuit Identifies Software as Patentable Subject Matter (post Alice)

By Stephen B. SchottSoftware has been patentable subject matter for a long time but following this summer’s Supreme Court Alice v. CLS ...
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