by Dennis Crouch
Patent attorney Aaron Feigelson named his occasional blog 12:01 Tuesday. The inside-reference is directed to the USPTO’s standard practice for the past several decades “like clockwork, every Tuesday after midnight” the USPTO issues a new set of patents. These are released to the USPTO web servers and rapidly distributed through various other mechanisms — automatically being incorporated into various public and private databases.
Some readers will notice that no patents issued yet today, Tuesday June 19, 2018. Do not worry though, the PTO has delayed the issuance until 9:00 am EST so that the release of U.S. Patent No. 10,000,000 can be done while the masses are awake.
One question though, for patentees seeking infringement damages going back to the patent’s issuance — will the day’s earnings be prorated?