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2014 Articles

"Madrid Filing and Registration: Process, Basic Requirements, and Benefits" Yulia Dovgaya and Bruce Margulies, July 18, 2014.
"Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int'l, and Computer-Implemented Inventions" Rick Neifeld, June 19, 2014.
"Expediting Patent Application Examination in the USPTO" Rick Neifeld and Robert Mihail, June 4, 2014.
"Representative Orders, Decisions, and Notices, in PTAB Trials" Rick Neifeld, of Neifeld IP law, PC, and Ben Davidson, of the Davidson Law Group, May 29, 2014.
"The USPTO Deems Changes to 35 USC 119(e)(3) Made in the PLTIA Automatic and Retroactive" Rick Neifeld, May 22, 2014.
"Kill Rate of the Patent Death Squad, and the Elusory Right to Amend in Post-Grant Reviews - Part II of II" Rick Neifeld, published in Intellectual Property Today, May, 2014.
"Kill Rate of the Patent Death Squad, and the Elusory Right to Amend in Post-Grant Reviews - Part I of II" Rick Neifeld, published in Intellectual Property Today, April, 2014.
"When Is a Parent Company Deemed to Be a Real Party-In-Interest or Privy to a Subsidiary Company, for Purposes of an Inter Partes Review?" Rick Neifeld, March 26, 2014.
"US Patent Prosecution and Litigation Advice in View of Post Grant Reviews" Rick Neifeld, published at ip4all.com, March 5, 2014.
"Problems with HR 3309 and S 1720 for Claims in Covered Business Method Patents that Define a Technological Invention" Rick Neifeld, February 26, 2014.
"IPR Claim Kill Rate and Motions to Amend, Raw Data in xlsx Form" Rick Neifeld, February 24, 2014.
"Changes to Implement the Patent Law Treaty, 78 FR 21788" Rick Neifeld, February 18, 2014.
"Response to "Request for Comments and Notice of Roundtable Event on the Written Description Requirement for Design Applications," 79 FR 7171 (February 6, 2014)" Rick Neifeld, February 14, 2013.
"Restoration Of Priority: AIPLA Webinar" Rick Neifeld, February 12, 2014.
"Does Interthinx, Inc. v. Corelogic Solutions, LLC Break New Legal Ground?" Rick Neifeld, February 5, 2014 republished at Intellectual Property Today, March, 2014.
"Comments In Response to the Request for Comments on 'Changes To Require Identification of Attributable Owner,' 79 FR 4105 (January 24, 2014)" Rick Neifeld, January 30, 2014.
"Restoration of Priority" Rick Neifeld, January 29, 2014.
"When do Restoration or Benefit Claims reset PCT time Limits?" Rick Neifeld, January 27, 2014.
"Discussions at the USPTO Public Forum Held January 14, 2014, on Implementation in the United States of Hague Design Registrations" Rick Neifeld, January 14, 2014.

2013 Articles

"Review of the United States Statutory Implementation of the Hague Agreement Concerning International Registration of Industrial Designs" Rick Neifeld, December 1, 2013.
"Rule by Rule review of "Changes To Implement the Hague Agreement Concerning International Registration of Industrial Designs; Proposed Rule" 78 FR 71870, published 11/29/2013" Rick Neifeld, November 30, 2013.
"The "Pertinence of Each Reference, If Not Apparent, must Be Clearly Explained" in a Rejection of Claims in an Office Action" Rick Neifeld, November 30, 2013.
"Who Can Sign a Substitute Statement?" Rick Neifeld, November 20, 2013.
"Review of United States Statutory Implementation of the Patent Law Treaty" Rick Neifeld, November 18, 2013.
"Rule 1.46(e) Compliance in Patent Prosecution; Another Trap for the Unwary" Rick Neifeld, November 15, 2013.
"Two Bites at the Apple in IPRs" Rick Neifeld, November 11, 2013, republished at Intellectual Property Today, January, 2014.
"Statistics For Adversarial PTAB Proceedings for FY 2013" Rick Neifeld, October 2, 2013.
"PCT Improper Applicant Issues" Rick Neifeld, August 19, 2013.
"The Contemplated WIPO "Centralized System for Performing Most of the Tasks Related to National Phase Entry"" Rick Neifeld, August 18, 2013.
"Ex parte Talkowski" Rick Neifeld, June 2013, republished at Intellectual Property Today, August, 2013.
"Real Parties and Privies in PTAB Trials" Rick Neifeld, Intellectual Property Today, June 2013.
"PTAB Guidance on the Statutory Time Bar to an Inter Partes Review" Rick Neifeld, Intellectual Property Today, May 2013.
"Debrief on USPTO Design Day Information" Rick Neifeld, April 23, 2013.
"Review of Changes to IPR Law, Statute and Rule" Rick Neifeld, April 4, 2013.
"Review of Changes to Patent Term Adjustment, Statute and Rule" Rick Neifeld, April 2, 2013.
"Additional Discovery Before the PTAB" Rick Neifeld, Intellectual Property Today, April 1, 2013.
"Brief Summary of “Examination Guidelines for Implementing the First Inventor To File Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act” 78 FR 11059" Rick Neifeld, February 19, 2013.
"Changes To Implement the First Inventor To File Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act Final Rules" Rick Neifeld, February 19, 2013.
"Patent Drawings and the USPTO's Electronic Framework" Rick Neifeld, September 8, 2012; republished in the APLA's Patent Law Committee newsletter, "Teachings and Suggestions," Summer 2013, at http://www.aipla.org/committees/committee_pages/Patent-Law/Committee Documents/July 2013 PLC Newsletter.pdf.
"Comparison of the Technical Corrections to the AIA as Introduced November 30,2012 and as Enacted as Public Law 112-274 on Jan. 14, 2013" Rick Neifeld, February 7, 2013.
"Guidance Provided by Notices Issued in PTAB Trials as of November 26, 2012" Rick Neifeld, Intellectual Property Today, January 2013.

2012 Articles

"AIA Changes to Patent Law and Practice" presented by Rick Neifeld at joint symposium sponsored by Perkins Coie LLP; University of Washington School of Law; IEEE; and the Washington State Patent Lawyers Association, December 7, 2012.
"A review of HR 6621, dated November 30, 2012" Rick Neifeld, December 5, 2012.
"PTAB Trials Time Line and Docketing Assistant" Rick Neifeld, December 4, 2012.
"RCES Have No Impact on PTA if Filed After the Three Year Deadline Has Passed" Rick Neifeld, Intellectual Property Today, December 2012.
"Guidance Provided by Notices Issued in PTAB Trials as of November 26, 2012" Rick Neifeld, November 27, 2012.
"Problems with the Rules for Derivation Proceedings" Rick Neifeld, November 26, 2012.
"Why the Shield Act, HR 6245 is a Bad Idea" Rick Neifeld, November 16, 2012.
"Guidance Provided by Papers Issued in PTAB Trials" Rick Neifeld, November 15, 2012.
"Overview of the Statutory and Regulatory Structure Implementing PTAB's AIA Proceedings" Rick Neifeld, November 15, 2012.
"Summary of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs" Rick Neifeld, November 5, 2012.
"US Patent Law Update" Presented by Rick Neifeld at PIUG Northeast, New Brunswick, NJ, October 23, 2012.
Supplemental Comments on "Examination Guidelines for Implementing the First-Inventor-to-File Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act" published at 77 FR 43759 (2012)
, Rick Neifeld, October 20, 2012.
"Company Perspectives, Procedures and Best Practices in View of the AIA" video of presentation by Rick Neifeld at IEEE-USA, Arlington, VA, October 19, 2012.
"Company Perspectives, Procedures and Best Practices in View of the AIA" Presented by Rick Neifeld at IEEE-USA, Arlington, VA, October 19, 2012.
Comments on Examination Guidelines for Implementing the First-Inventor-to-File Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, published at 77 FR 43759 (2012), Rick Neifeld, October 12, 2012.
"The New PCT Request Form Promulgated for Use On and After September 16, 2012" Rick Neifeld, September 10, 2012.
"Patent Drawings and the USPTO's Electronic Framework" Rick Neifeld, September 8, 2012.
"Using the New PRPS Electronic Filing System for Filings in Trials Before the PTAB" Rick Neifeld, September 6, 2012.
Presentation: Review of "Changes to Implement the Inventor's Oath or Declaration Provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act" 77 FR 48776 (8/14/2012)
Presented by Rick Neifeld, September 5, 2012.
"CAFC Broadens Scope of Induced Infringement" Rick Neifeld, August 31, 2012.
"Is it Applicable? The Conditional New Rules Coming Into Effect September 16, 2012" Rick Neifeld, August 30, 2012.
"Preview of the Patent Review Processing System for the AIA Board" Rick Neifeld, August 21, 2012.
"Comments on "Changes to Implement Micro Entity Status for Paying Patent Fees" Rick Neifeld, June 19, 2012.
"Case law Update and Changes to the Board" Rick Neifeld, for PIUG 5/1/2012.
"Comments on Proposed Rules of Practice Before the Board for AIA Proceedings" Rick Neifeld, March 27, 2012.
"Summary of Selected Patent Cases from 2011 through 3-22-2012" Rick Neifeld, March 22, 2012.
"The Supreme Court Decision in Mayo v. Prometheus" Rick Neifeld, March 22, 2012.

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2011 Articles

"Should you initiate a Trademark Opposition or Trademark Cancellation?" Bruce Margulies, December 6, 2011.
"How to Hire an Attorney to Defend your Trademark Rights in a Trademark Opposition" Bruce Margulies, December 6, 2011.
"How to Win a Trademark Opposition" Bruce Margulies, December 6, 2011.
"Why you Need an Attorney to Defend a Trademark Opposition" Bruce Margulies, November 30, 2011.
"How to Respond to a Trademark Opposition" Bruce Margulies, November 30, 2011.
"What is a Trademark Petition to Cancel (Trademark Cancellation)" Bruce Margulies, November 29, 2011
"What is a Trademark Opposition?" Bruce Margulies, November 29, 2011.
"Trademark Cancellation Proceeding Business Considerations" Bruce Margulies, November 29, 2011.
"Trademark Opposition Proceeding Business Considerations" Bruce Margulies, November 29, 2011.
"How long will a Patent Application Appeal Take?" Rick Neifeld, September 24, 2011.
The New Patent Law Enacted September 15, 2011” Rick Neifeld, September 15, 2011.
Comments to the USPTO on the Notice of Proposed Rule Making_5-3-2011” Rick Neifeld, May 3, 2011.
Ex Parte Smart Expands the Agilent Doctrine” Rick Neifeld, April 4, 2011.
Considerations While Defending A Trademark Opposition” Bruce Talbot Margulies, February 28, 2011.

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2010 Articles

Impact of the En Banc Hyatt v. Kappos Decision on Patent Prosecution” Rick Neifeld, November 9, 2010.
Ex Parte Moncla Helps, but does not Resolve, Uncertainty in Appeal of Applications Including Provisional Double Patenting Rejections” Rick Neifeld, August 1, 2010.
The Supreme Court Decision in Bilski” Rick Neifeld, June 28, 2010.
Ex parte Quist” Rick Neifeld, June 21, 2010.
EPO Patentability of Computer Related Inventions, an Update” Rick Neifeld, May 12, 2010.
Updates on US Patent Law and Practice” Rick Neifeld, PIUG, Baltimore, MD, May 3, 2010.
Comments on Final Rules for Ex parte Appeals” Rick Neifeld, February 25, 2010.
35 USC 103(b) and Biotechnology Process Inventions” Rick Neifeld and Robert Hahl, February 10, 2010.

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2009 Articles

Review of Legal Framework for Electronic Filing System-Web (EFS-Web), 74 FR 55200-211 (2009)” Rick Neifeld, October 27, 2009.
Compact Prosecution and Examiner Interviews” Rick Neifeld and Robert Hahl, October 16, 2009.
Integrated Electronic Filing and Processing” Rick Neifeld, October 16, 2009.
Integrated Assignment Filing and Processing” Rick Neifeld, October 16, 2009.
United States Patent Law and Practice, with Practical Advice” Rick Neifeld and Robert Hahl, October 16, 2009.
In re Lister, Docket No. 2009-1060 (Fed. Cir. 9/23/2009) and the Doctrine of Waiver of New Arguments On Appeal” Rick Neifeld, September 23, 2009.
The Decision on Rehearing in Amgen, Inc. v. Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (HGS) - Interference 105,613 - Teaching Points on Interference Practice” Rick Neifeld, July 2, 2009.
Who Says Trademark Law Can't be Sexy?” Bruce Margulies, Maryland State Bar Association Second Annual IP Law Update, June 2009.
The CAFC Decision in Tafas v. Doll (Fed. Cir. 3/20/2009)” Rick Neifeld, March 21, 2009.
Summary of United States Law Respecting Design Patents” Rick Neifeld, and Suzanne Ziska, March 12, 2009.
The 'Serious Burden' Requirement Has Teeth - A Prohibition on Restriction Requirements Later in Prosecution” Rick Neifeld, Intellectual Property Today, February 2009.
Status of the BPAI Decisions Relying Upon the Bilski Machine or Transformation Test, as of 1/29/2009” Rick Neifeld, January 29, 2009.
Questions Submitted in Advance of the Patent Inter Partes Proceedings Committee Meeting of the ABA, April 1, 2009, for Response at the Meeting by the Panel of APJs” Rick Neifeld, January 28, 2009.
Why Did China Adopt an Absolute Novelty Standard for Patentability(?), and Other Issues in the New Chinese Patent Law” Rick Neifeld, January 19, 2009.
Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") Requests in the USPTO” Rick Neifeld, January 11, 2009.
Will the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences Rely Upon Dictionary Definitions Newly Cited in Appeal Briefs? Answer: It Depends” Rick Neifeld, Intellectual Property Today, January 2009.

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2008 Articles

The BPAI's Position on 35 USC 101 Patentable Subject Matter in Computer Implemented Inventions” Rick Neifeld, November 9, 2008.
A Review of the BPAI's Informative Decisions” Rick Neifeld, November 9, 2008.
An Informal Discussion Regarding BPAI Practice With Some Nuggets of Useful Information” Rick Neifeld, November 7, 2008.
Summary of In Re Bilski” Rick Neifeld, October 30, 2008.
Updates On Patent Law and Practice” Rick Neifeld, PIUG, October 15, 2008.
Personal Interviews With Examiners at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)” Robert Hahl and Rick Neifeld, August 27, 2008.
When it Comes to Wikipedia Evidence, Consider the Source” Bruce Margulies, Maryland State Bar Association First Annual IP Law Update, June 2008.
Ding Dong, the Rules are Dead! and Other Updates on Patent Law” Rick Neifeld, PIUG, May 21, 2008.
The Proposed New Rules for Ex Parte Appeals, Appeals Data, and Practice Advice” Rick Neifeld, May 14, 2008.
New Rules of Practice Before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences” Rick Neifeld, AIPLA, May 2008.
Letter to the Honorable Arlen Specter, United States Senate, Opposing the AQS Provisions of the Proposed Amendment to the Patent Laws in S. 1145.” Rick Neifeld, April 8, 2008.
Is it a Continuation If You File it on the Parent Application's Issue Date?” Rick Neifeld, February 12, 2008.
WHY SOME PATENT APPLICATIONS GET "VERY" PROMPT ACTION, AND OTHERS DO NOT” Rick Neifeld, January 17, 2008.
Failure to Timely Enter the U.S. National Stage in a PCT Application May Be Fatal” Rick Neifeld, January 2, 2008.

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2007 Articles

The USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board is on Board with On-line Commerce” Bruce Margulies, November 16, 2007.
The USPTO's Notice Published 10-11-2007, Relaxing Some of the Requirements of the New Rules Published 8-21-2007” Rick Neifeld, October 13, 2007.
The Impact of the New Patent Rules on Patent Practice” Rick Neifeld, presented to the PIUG in New Brunswick, NJ, October 9, 2007.
The Effects of KSR on Patent Practice” Rick Neifeld, part of a panel discussion made at the PIUG in New Brunswick, NJ, October 9, 2007.
Comments on Proposed Rules to Limit Alternative Claiming, Published at 72 Fr 44992” Rick Neifeld, September 21, 2007.
The Benefits and Drawbacks of Smaller Patent Applications In View of the New Rules Published August 21, 2007” Rick Neifeld, August 29, 2007.
The Benefits and Drawback to Filing an SRR In View of the New Rules Published August 21, 2007” Rick Neifeld, August 29, 2007.
Notification to the USPTO of Errors in the New Rules Published August 21, 2007” Rick Neifeld, August 28, 2007.
THE NEW PATENT RULES PUBLISHED AUGUST 21, 2007” Rick Neifeld, August 28, 2007.
Notes from Robert Bahr's 8-23-2007 Presentation Explaining the New USPTO Rules Limiting Patent Continuation Applications and Claims in a Patent Application” Rick Neifeld, August 23, 2007.
Costs, Likelihood of Success, and Timing for a Trademark's International Branding” Bruce Margulies, July 19, 2007.
Can You Sue "the State" For Patent Infringement?” Rick Neifeld, May 11, 2007.
Summary of the Meeting of the Interference Committed Meeting of the AIPLA on 5-10-2007” Rick Neifeld, May 10, 2007.
Advice From the Interference Bench and my Comments” Rick Neifeld, April 24, 2007.
The New Disincentive in the U.S. to File a U.S. National Application Prior to, and in addition to, a PCT Application, and the Increased Incentive to Elect KIPO as the ISA” Rick Neifeld, February 19, 2007.

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2006 Articles

Review and Analysis of Pfizer, Inc. v. Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, F.3d 1284; 2006 U.S. App. LEXIS 19416; 79 USPQ2d 1583 (Fed. Cir. August 2, 2006)” Rick Neifeld, September 27, 2006.
Review and Analysis of Lab. Corp. of Am. Holdings v. Metabolite Labs., Inc., No. 04-607 , SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES, 2006 U.S. LEXIS 4893; 74 U.S.L.W. 4431; 79 USPQ2d 1065; 19 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. S 311, Decided June 22, 2006” Rick Neifeld, August 10, 2006.

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2005 Articles

Inefficient and Unnecessarily Costly CAFC Rules Requirements that Should be Changed” Rick Neifeld, Letter to the CAFC, October 3, 2005.
The Changes to the United States Prior Art Law Implemented by PL 108-453 Enacted December 10, 2004” Rick Neifeld, JPTOS 87, no. 8 (August 2005), 646.
Review of FDA Law Related to Pharmaceuticals: The Hatch-Waxman Act, Regulatory Amendments and Implications for Drug Patent Enforcement” Laba Karki, JPTOS 87, no. 7 (July 2005), 602.
Obtaining Protection for Mask Works in the U.S.” Rick Neifeld, October 15, 2005.
What a Foreign Patent Attorney Needs to Know to File a U.S. Provisional Application” Rick Neifeld, January 2, 2005.

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2004 Articles

Introduction to Interference” Rick Neifeld, for IPO Appellate/Interference Practice in the New Millennium, December 2, 2004.
Introduction to Interference” Rick Neifeld, Power Point Presentation for IPO Appellate/Interference Practice in the New Millennium, December 2, 2004.
The Most Important Aspects of the New Patent Rules Supporting the USPTO's 21st Century Strategic Plan that come into Effective in November 2004” Rick Neifeld, October 23, 2004.
Priority Matters(!) in a Patent Portfolio Audit, and the Types of Priority Errors You May Encounter” Rick Neifeld, October 17, 2004.
Patent Portfolio Audits and Priority Claims - The Front Page Priority Data is Not Relevant, at least in the Eyes of the USPTO” Rick Neifeld, October 17, 2004
RE: A 37 CFR 1.193(b)(2)(ii) Request to reinstate an appeal withdrawn by the examiner pursuant to 37 CFR 1.193(b)(2) DOES preserve the PTA for the resulting patent!” Rick Neifeld, Letter to the Editor of the JPTOS, published at JPTOS 86, no. 10, (October 2004), 853.
In Which Countries has a Granted EP Patent been Validated?” Rick Neifeld, October 2004
Letter to the Editor of Intellectual Property Today regarding 102(e) effect of bypass applications” Rick Neifeld, submitted August 16, 2004.
PTO PROCEDURES” Power Point Presented at the "Practical Patent Prosecution Training for New Lawyers," (Rick Neifeld, Arlington, VA, August 12, 2004).
Continuation Applications, RCEs, Appeals, Petitions, Interferences, Public Use Proceedings, Determinations, and Oppositions” Rick Neifeld, published in Proceedings of "Practical Patent Prosecution Training for New Lawyers," (AIPLA 2004).
Redacted decision mailed from the Office of Petitions on April 16, 2004 granting a request for patent term extension relating to a 37 CFR 1.193(b)(2)(ii) request to reinstate an appeal.
Winter, its Impact on Prosecution and Patent Strategy, and Comments on 35 USC 135(b)(2)” Rick Neifeld, Letter to the Editor of the JPTOS, submitted April 2004.
New USPTO Patent Rules Implemented from 7/1/2003 to 1/20/2004 and Corresponding Treaty and Statutory Changes, and Some Judicial Developments on Claim Construction” Rick Neifeld, Power Point Presentation (January 2004). Note: This presentation was approved by the Virginia State Bar for 1 CLE credit hour. Click here to open the supporting documents (8 MB).
PCT Applicants Everywhere Should Continue to File Powers of Attorney from the Inventors, Notwithstanding Changes to the PCT Regulations and Corresponding Changes to U.S. Patent Regulations” Rick Neifeld, first publication at http://www.neifeld.com/advidx.html (February 13, 2004); second publication in "The Patents and Trademarks" of the Korean Patent Attorneys Association (April 4, 2004 edition); third publication "IP Today" (projected for publication October 2004); fourth publication "EPI Information", pp.99, September 2004.
Patent Interference Costs Statistics” Rick Neifeld, JPTOS 86 (2004), 13.
Patent Valuation from a Practical View Point, and Some Interesting Patent Value Statistics from the PatentValuePredictor Model” Original publication in PatentCafe Magazine, www.PatentCafe.com (April 14, 2004), Rick Neifeld.
Patent Valuation from the CPA's Viewpoint”, by Grover Rutter CPA/ABV, CVA, BVAL, Original publication in PatentCafe Magazine, www.PatentCafe.com (April 14, 2004), Rick Neifeld.
A Supplemental Note on the Medical Practitioner's Act” Rick Neifeld, March 18, 2004.
Can you file a U.S. provisional patent application in a language other than English? - Yes!” Rick Neifeld, 2004.
Can You Use a Patent Application Filing in Order to Obtain a Foreign Filing License for "technical data"? - YES!” Rick Neifeld, 2004
What Any Decision Maker Needs to Know about Patent Protection”, Rick Neifeld, Ph.D., Patent Attorney and Robert Crockett, P.E., Patent Attorney, 2004.

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2003 Articles

Electronic Notebooks and the Requirements to Prove Date of Invention in Patent Interferences” Rick Neifeld, December 16, 2003.
Comments on United States Patent Assignment Information” Rick Neifeld, 2003.
The New PTO Patent Rules Published 6/30/2003” Rick Neifeld, Power Point Presentation given August 28, 2003, Arlington, VA, at the law firm of Kramer and Amado.
Will the PTO accept Signature on an Authorization to Charge a Deposit Account When the Signature is Not that of an Authorized User of the Account?” Rick Neifeld, JPTOS, 85 (November 2003), 925-26 and “The PTO Will Accept a Signature From an Employed Attorney Who Has Not Been Specifically Authorized to Charge a Deposit Account As Long As One of the Stated Authorized Users Is the Firm Name Itself” Joseph Scafetta, Jr., JPTOS, 86 (February 2004), 134 . (Mr. Scafetta can be reached at at the Oblon firm. He kindly agreed to allow our firm to post his reply on our web site.).
PCT Substance, Procedure, and Upcoming Changes” Rick Neifeld, Power Point Presentation given July 2003, Arlington, VA, to Neifeld IP Law, PC as an in house lecture.
Expediting Certificates of Correction” Rick Neifeld, (July 20, 2003).
Comments in response to the Notice of Proposed Rule Making entitled "January 2004 Revision of Patent Cooperation Treaty Application" 68 FR 32441 (May 30, 2003)” Rick Neifeld, Submitted to the USPTO June 6, 2003.
The Hidden Advantages for Foreign Applicants When First Filing United States Provisional Applications” Rick Neifeld, JPTOS, 85 (2003), 687.
Re: 37 CFR 10.23(c)(7) Duty to Disclose to the Office Claims Potentially Interfering with Patented Claims, and Complying with the 35 USC 135(b) Bar” Rick Neifeld, JPTOS, 85 (2003), 100.

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2002 Articles

Strategies for Preparing for an Interference” Rick Neifeld, Power Point presented at the October 17 Advanced Practice Seminar of the AIPLA 2002 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
Strategies for Preparing an Interference” Rick Neifeld, PDF file; published in the Proceedings of the annual meeting of the AIPLA, October 2002.
A Practitioner's View of Ethical Considerations” Rick Neifeld, Power Point Presentation given at the IPO's "Appellate/Interference Practice in the New Millennium," September 2002.
A Practitioner's View of Ethical Considerations Before the Board in Interferences” Rick Neifeld, Published in the program of "PTO Appellate and Interference Practice in the New Millennium," September 2002.
Proposed Changes to Patent Interference Law and Practice” Rick Neifeld, The Patent Journal, Vol. 1, No. 10 (August 2002).
Letter to the Editor of the JPTOS Concerning Corroboration” Rick Neifeld, Submitted July 2002.
Report of the January 2002 meeting of the Interference Committee of the AIPLA” Rick Neifeld, published in the AIPLA Quarterly Bulletin.

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2001 Articles

“A Macro-Economic Model Providing Patent Based Company Financial Indicators and Automated Patent Valuations” Rick Neifeld, 8 Intellectual Property Today 58 (October 2001).
The Standard for the Existence of an Interference” Rick Neifeld, JPTOS, 83 (April 2001), 275.
A Macro-Economic Model Providing Patent Valuation and Patent Based Company Financial Indicators” Rick Neifeld, JPTOS, 83 (March 2001), 211.

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2000 Articles and Articles from Previous Years

Eliminating the Black Hole of Interferences” Rick Neifeld, Intellectual Property Today, Vol. 7, No. 9 (September 2000 at 22).
USPTO Policy on Petitions to Make Special” Rick Neifeld, JPTOS, 82 (July, 2000), 467.
Does Your Company Have the Patent Licenses it Needs?” Rick Neifeld, March, 28, 2000.
Summary and Analysis of the New Patent Laws Enacted November 29, 1999” Rick Neifeld, JPTOS, 82 (March 2000), 181.
Viability of the Hilmer Doctrine” Rick Neifeld, JPTOS, 81 (July 1999), 544.
Who Owns Your Invention?” Rick Neifeld, May 24, 1999.
Intellectual Property (IP) 101” Rick Neifeld, April 26, 1999.
Jump on Your Intellectual Property Rights” Rick Neifeld, April, 15, 1999.
Confusion Over the Prior Art Date of United States Patents Issued from PCT Applications” Rick Neifeld, IP Worldwide (May 1998), p. 25.
The 35 USC 102(e) Date of a Continuation of An International Application” Rick Neifeld, (parts I and II) JPTOS, 80 (January 1998), 71 and JPTOS 80 (February 1998), 141.

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