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Inventive step at the UK IPO – Report of CIPA seminar

cipalogoIt is one thing to argue against an inventive step objection. It is quite another thing to construct the inventive step objection in the first place.

That was the premise behind this seminar, in which two experienced examiners from the UK IPO, Stuart Purdy and Andrew Hole, offered the opportunity for attorneys to see patent examination from an examiner’s perspective, in a friendly and accessible manner. (more…)

Twitter – Pull to refresh patent grants; Innovator’s Patent Agreement v1.0

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In previous posts we have looked at both Twitter’s proposed Innovator’s Patent Agreement and the “Twitter” patent (1, 2). In the last week or so Twitter has obtained a further granted US patent (to the “pull to refresh” feature) and has released version 1.0 of their Innovator’s Patent Agreement (IPA).

Down below we take a look at the latest granted patent and the first version of the IPA.