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At Redbrick, high-tech patents are our bread and butter (software, hardware, mobile, cloud, & social networking to name a few tech areas). But our patent attorneys take a modern approach to intellectual property. Our clients are in high-tech and our patent lawyers have high-tech backgrounds. We think it only makes sense to maintain both the high-tech culture and methodology- from our innovative firm structure to our paperless systems. After all, our approach allows us to easily provide services at lower costs than large general practice firms, while at the same time providing better quality and attention. Learn More

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Speeding up the patent process with "Track One" Prioritized Examination

Applicants may now turn to the Track One Prioritized Examination program, in which the USPTO will prioritize the handling of a patent application with the goal of arriving at a final disposition within 12 months. A prioritized application is "accorded special status and placed on the examiners special docket throughout its entire course of prosecution before the examiner until a final disposition is reached." The program boasts high allowance rates significantly greater than regular exam. Read more...

Twitter's elegant solution to patent trolls and respecting inventors philosophies

"The (IPA)...is a new way to do patent assignment that keeps control in the hands of engineers and designers. It is a commitment from a company to its employees that patents can only be used for defensive purposes. The company will not use the patents in offensive litigation without the permission of the inventors. This control flows with the patents, so if the company sells the patents to others, the assignee (owner) can only use the patents as the inventor intended." Read more...

US adopts the first-inventor-to-file system, leaving the first-to-invent system behind

As part of the America Invents Act, Congress decided to adopt a First-Inventor-To-File system. The change, which brings the US into alignment with all other countries of the world, applies to patent applications having an effective filing date on or after March 16, 2013. Accordingly, a patent will be granted to whoever files a patent application with the USPTO first, regardless of their invention date. However, the applicant can't just be anybody, they must be a true inventor. Read more...