Patents for a Small Planet

Protecting Innovations in Software, Electrical, Mechanical, and Consumer Arts

Welcome to North Shore Patents

North Shore Patents, P.C. is a virtual IP law firm offering expertise on the protection of inventions in the software, electrical, mechanical, and consumer arts, by leveraging U.S. and foreign intellectual property processes to meet business goals. If you are looking for a law firm in a fancy building who passes their high overhead on to their clients, then we are not the firm for you. We instead spend our time and resources focusing on our clients. Working virtually with innovators throughout the US and abroad, we provide high-quality, common sense, and customized solutions for your IP needs. Effective IP protection does not come from volume; it comes from being smart about what to patent and when. Each client is unique, so we provide a customized IP road map that will support your particular business goals.

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Inventive Step:  USPTO Numbers – June 2013

Inventive Step: USPTO Numbers – June 2013

The blog Inventive Step today posted the latest USPTO numbers. "Significant progress is being made on first office action pendency. The problems begin, however, once an application reaches a final office action. RCE filings are stabilizing, but at a very high rate."...

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Supreme Court May Hear Joint Infringement Case

Supreme Court May Hear Joint Infringement Case

The Supreme Court this week called for the views of the Solicitor General on petitions to review the Federal Circuit's decision on joint infringement of process patents. (See Federal Circuit single per curiam opinion for Akamai Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight...

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USPTO After Final Pilot 2l0 began May 19, 2013

USPTO After Final Pilot 2l0 began May 19, 2013

The wait time for an action from the USPTO after the filing of a Request for Continued Examination (RCE) has become quite lengthy, sometimes to 2 years. The number of applications waiting for an action after RCE has been steadily increasing. The USPTO's latest attempt...

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“Micro Entity” Fees Now Available

The USPTO has now made available a 75% discount on most fees for "micro entites". A micro entity is an applicant who: (1) qualifies as a "small entity"; (2) neither the applicant nor the inventor nor any joint inventor has been named as the inventor on more than four...

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