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USPTO Revises Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance -

On January 7, 2019, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office released the “2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance” to assist USPTO personnel in evaluating subject matter eligibility. (84 FR 50, Jan. 7, 2019, “Guidance.”) The Guidance revises the procedures for determining whether or not a patent claim or patent application claim is directed to […]

Enfish Decision Breathes New Life Into Computer-Implemented Patents -

In the Supreme Court’s pivotal decision in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank, Int’l (2014), computer-implemented inventions were considered unpatentable if they were directed to an abstract idea. Since that time, many applications have been rejected and issued patents invalidated on the grounds that they were directed to an abstract idea and therefore contained […]

Inventor’s Purchase Order to Supplier May Place Invention On Sale -

The patent statutes provide that an invention cannot be patented when the inventor has placed the invention on sale more than a year before the filing date of the patent application. The so-called “on-sale bar” is clearly applicable when an inventor manufactures an item and sells it directly to others, but its application is less […]

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LGJ Attorneys Selected for 2016 Washington Super Lawyer Listing -

Lowe Graham Jones attorneys David Lowe, Larry Graham, Mark Lorbiecki, and Mark Walters have again been included in the Washington Super Lawyers list for 2016. Larry Graham has been included in the listing every year since 2006, while David Lowe has been listed each year since 2008. Mark Walters has been named either to the […]

LGJ Attorneys Selected for 2015 Washington Super Lawyer Listing -

Lowe Graham Jones attorneys David Lowe, Larry Graham, Mark Lorbiecki, and Mark Walters have again been included in the Washington Super Lawyers list, while attorney Ben Dugan is listed among the Rising Stars list. Larry Graham and Mark Walters have been included in the listing every year since 2006, while David has been listed each […]

Larry Graham Featured in King County Bar Association Profile -

LGJ attorney Larry Graham has been honored as the attorney profiled this month in the King County Bar Association’s monthly periodical, the Bar Bulletin. The King County Bar Association publishes a profile each month for a prominent lawyer within King County, and the firm is excited that the March, 2015 edition chronicles the career of […]

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