Publications

New USPTO Examination Procedures May Help Software-Based Ideas

January 7, 2019

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) made it easier for patent applicants to obtain patents. The USPTO published new examination procedures (https://www.uspto.gov/about-us/news-updates/us-patent-and-trademark-office-announces-revised-guidance-determining-subject) regarding how patent examiners determine if a patent application is directed toward an abstract idea under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The new examination procedures particularly help applicants seeking patent protection for software-based […]

Brian Parke

The Battle Between Big Pharma and Generics Heats Up in 2018

November 26, 2018

The Hatch-Waxman Act (1984) made it easier for generic drugs to enter the market by relieving a manufacturer from having to conduct clinical tests to prove the safety and efficacy of the generic. Instead, the manufacturer need only submit an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) proving the bioequivalence of the generic to the original branded […]

Brent A. Johnson, Ph.D.

Michael I. Katz

A Spotlight on Young Innovators

September 7, 2018

This summer, Maschoff Brennan launched an Orange County student innovator scholarship as part of the OCBJ’s Innovator of the Year Award. We will award up to three $2500 scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students who demonstrate outstanding innovation in any field. We invite nominations through August 20, through our website, www.mabr.com/student-innovator. In this inaugural essay, […]

Michael I. Katz