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NEW PATENT APPEAL RULES TO TAKE EFFECT DEC. 10, 2008

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New rules concerning ex parte patent appeals are set to take effect Dec. 10, 2008.  In response to their publication in June 2008, many in the field are characterizing them as making the process more costly and cumbersome, while proponents claim they provide much needed standardization to the process.  (Article Here)

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Peter Matos

As a Registered Patent Attorney with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a law degree from the University of Miami, Mr. Matos is a Partner with the Firm, is Board Certified as an Expert in Intellectual Property Law, and concentrates his practice in the areas of Patent Prosecution, Litigation, Licensing, and Infringement Opinions. He has been rated as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, also receiving a Judicial AV Preeminent Ranking, and presently serves as an adjunct professor in Intellectual Property Law at Florida International University, as well as the Vice Chair of the Miami Beach Convention Center Advisory Board. In addition to serving as an expert witness in the field of patent law, he has appeared on several national and local television programs discussing intellectual property, guest-lectured for business associations, law school and paralegal courses, and spoken at various professional conferences.  Mr. Matos is a published author in the field of Intellectual Property Law and is fluent in Spanish.