Patently-O Bits and Bytes

e-Office Action:

  • Thirty Percent (30%) of all USPTO patent correspondence is now communicated electronically. Up to three e-mail addresses can be identified for each pending application. Rather than sending paper, applicants receive an e-mail notification of an office communication that can then be accessed via Private PAIR.
  • The e-Office Action system can help streamline docketing. In addition, attorneys receive the communication a few days earlier and in a form that can be easily communicated to their clients.
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Blogs to Check-Out:

Recent Patently-O Job Posting:

  • In Seattle, the Miller Nash firm is seeking a medical devices patent attorney with at least four years of IP practice experience. [Link]
  • The DC Area firm McGinn IP (located in Tysons Corner, Virginia) seeks an experienced patent attorney with an electrical engineering background. [Link]
  • The Denver based firm Holland & Hart is seeking a licensing and technology transactional attorneys. Potential to join any of the H&H offices (Denver, Boulder, Salt Lake, Boise). [10+ years Experience][5+ years Experience]
  • Holland & Hart is also seeking an associate for their trademark enforcement practice. Must have outstanding academic record, superior writing and communication skills. [Link]
  • Pfizer is seeking an Assistant General Counsel for Patents to support its Vaccines Research Unit and Center for Integrative Biology and Biotheraputics. [Ph.D. J.D. and 10+ years Experience]
  • The bio/pharma company Gilead Sciences seeks a patent attorney to work with it respiratory therapeutics area in Seattle, Washington. 8+ years IP experience including in-house experience. [Link]
  • Kroger is looking to hire a patent counsel to help develop a corporate patent strategy, oversee Kroger’s patent portfolio and manage liability. [Link]

9 thoughts on “Patently-O Bits and Bytes

  1. 9

    “China, the putative future superpower, now has a much higher rate of patent creation than the United States, as well as a higher number of engineers being graduated. And because most American R&D spending comes from a handful of U.S. multinationals, some experts fear the companies will eventually shift their funding to China”

  2. 6

    >>>It is a sad day in patent land.

    The day the USPTO hired 6, or at least the day 6 decided to take MM as his mentor.

  3. 4

    “Kroger is looking to hire a patent counsel to help develop a corporate ptaent strategy, oversee kroger’s patent portfolio and manage liability.”

    It is a sad day in patent land.

  4. 3

    Yo DDC- when are we going to see the results of your accelerated examination poll? (link to

    I hope this one doesn’t get ignored like the practitioner Inequitable Conduct poll of last year.

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    e-Office Action has been a “good” addition to the USPTO system. The e-mail notifications are far better (and “green”) way for us to retrieve pending Office Actions.

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