Monthly Archives: December 2011

A Continuing Obligation to Disclose Information to the Patent Office

Under 37 C.F.R. § 1.56, each inventor and her attorney have a duty to disclose all information that is “material to patentability.” 37 C.F.R. § 1.56 (a) states that: “A patent by its very nature is affected with a public interest. The public interest is best served, and the most effective patent examination occurs when, […]

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