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Authors: Joanna Peak , Naomi Stevens , Jennifer O’Farrell and David Wortley
4 November, 2014

The changing face of US patent prosecution

The last two years have seen a number of significant changes to US patent prosecution. As European practitioners we understand the importance of keeping abreast of developments across the Atlantic to ensure a consistent approach to the management of worldwide patent portfolios. Here we review the most recent US developments and the implications of these to our practice. The issues discussed have had a real impact on our strategies for drafting patent applications intended for prosecution in the US, as well as our approach to prosecuting these applications as we seek to obtain worldwide protection for our clients.

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joanna peak

Joanna Peak
Partner

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Naomi Stevens

Naomi Stevens
Patent Attorney

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Jennifer O'Farrell

Jennifer O’Farrell
Partner

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London
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David Wortley

David Wortley
Patent Attorney

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Email this address dwortley@boult.com

CPC4 Capital Park
Cambridge Road
Cambridge
CB21 5XE