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The Cooperative Patent Classification System Becomes The Official Patent Classification System At The U.S. And European Patent Offices

March 26, 2013
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By Morgan Heller II: Just this past January, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the European Patent Office (EPO) each announced the launch of the Cooperative Patent Classification system (CPC) as the official system for classifying patent documents at both patent offices.  In this post, I provide a bit of an introduction to the [...]

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Supporting Claim Amendments Around The World – Seriously

January 2, 2013
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This post takes us down a road we don’t frequently travel here at the IP Stone.  So, to those who don’t consider themselves patent geeks (excluding closet patent geeks who refuse to acknowledge their true nature), my apologies in advance.  But one of those overly-minutiae-oriented patent strategies that patent attorneys love to argue about seems [...]

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