Obviousness and the “Secondary” Considerations: Novartis v. Torrent

By Adrian SanchezShumaker & Sieffert, P.A.

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Do “Processor” and “Controller” Invoke 35 U.S.C. § 112(f)? Ensuring structural support for arguably means plus function limitations

By Ambar Nayate, Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A.

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Shumaker & Sieffert 2nd among "Firms with the Highest Alice Allowance Rates," according to Juristat

In 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Alice v. CLS Bank, which has reshaped the patent eligibility landscape and led to an unprecedented rate of patent invalidation and application rejection. Patents and patent applications relating to software and other computer-related inventions have been particularly affected.

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Intellectual Asset Magazine Recognizes Shumaker & Sieffert in the IAM Patent 1000

In its newly updated IAM Patent 1000, Intellectual Asset Magazine recognizes Shumaker & Sieffert as one of the world's leading patent firms. Shumaker & Sieffert has “tremendous lawyers and attorneys with a lot of talent," said IAM.

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Stating the Obvious: Personal Web Technologies, LLC v. Apple, Inc.

By Sarah Myhrom EisenmanShumaker & Sieffert, P.A.

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Shumaker & Sieffert Ranked 16th Best Overall Patent Firm in the 2017 Juristat “Top 100”

Juristat published its latest list of Top 100 Patent Firms, which ranks U.S. patent prosecution firms “based on objective measurements of firm performance.”  Shumaker & Sieffert ranked 16th best overall according to a weighted average that accounts for the number of applications filed, allowance rate, average number of office actions to allowance, and average time to allowance during the time period analyzed.

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Shumaker & Sieffert a Top 10 Firm in Technology Center 3700

Technology Center 3700 at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office provides examination for medical devices, manufacturing devices and processes, and mechanical engineering.  According to Juristat, of those patent firms having more than 500 applications pending in TC 3700 during the 10-year period analyzed, Shumaker & Sieffert ranks 8th by allowance rate (77.0%).

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Shumaker & Sieffert Ranked Among Top 10 Firms at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

In a recent article identifying firms that “perform quite exceptionally” at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Juristat ranked Shumaker & Sieffert 4th in a list of 10 firms with the highest PTAB win rates. 

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Revisions to Patent Examination Guidelines in China

By Al W. VredeveldShumaker & Sieffert, P.A.

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Claim Drafting to Support Latent Infringement

By Carl G. PetersonShumaker & Sieffert, P.A.

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