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3 Steps for an Effective Copyright Protection

One of the basic principles of the Berne Convention is that of “automatic protection”, which means that copyright protection exists automatically from the time a qualifying ...

Fresh From the Bench: Latest Federal Circuit Court Cases

CASE OF THE WEEK BOT M8 LLC v. Sony Corporation, Appeal No. 2020-2218 (Fed. Cir. July 13, 2021) In this week’s Case of the Week, the Federal Circuit addressed the stringency of ...

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In Amgen, Inc. v. Sanofi, Appeal no. 2017-1480 (Fed. Cir., Oct. 5, 2017) the Fed. Cir. panel reversed the district court’s finding that Amgen antibody patents... Read More »
In the first nine months of 2017, we saw a continued decline in patent litigation. District court litigation was down 15 percent to 2,921, compared to 3,418 in the... Read More »
Written by Jane Xia, Brenden S. Gingrich, Ph.D., and Joseph Reisman, Ph.D. The U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware recently handed down two important ... Read More »
Written by Peter E. Heuser, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. In almost 150 pages and five separate opinions, a majority of an en banc Circuit remands to the... Read More »
Last September we released the top 25 petitioners in IPRs. Apple was atop the list with almost 5 percent of all cases filed. We reviewed all IPR cases again this year ... Read More »
Written by Marc Chatenay-Lapointe, Ph.D. and Agnes Juang, Ph.D. The recent district court ruling in INO Therapeutics LLC et al v. Praxair Distribution, Inc. et al ... Read More »
Oil States/CAFC to Unravel “Litigation” Premise Sovereign immunity from proceedings of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) has become... Read More »
Written by Peter E. Heuser, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. Intercontinental v. Kellogg involves a fight between two food industry powerhouses, Kraft and... Read More »
On Tuesday, a Delaware district court judge ruled that a group of Mallinckrodt patents failed the Alice/(mostly)Mayo test as claiming a natural phenomenon. The... Read More »
Preserving The PTAB Trial Record An objection operates to preserve errors in admitting evidence. At the PTAB, the manner and timing of making evidentiary... Read More »
Please read my recent post about stage 1 of this proceeding, in which the Judge in 2016 found that the claims to diagnosing Myasthemia Gravis (MG) by adding MuSk to a ... Read More »
Written by Casey D. Donahoe, Ph.D. and Kerry S. Taylor, Ph.D. Hospira (owned by Pfizer) filed five IPR petitions against Genentech patents that Genentech asserted ... Read More »
Before reading this post, please read my post of July 19, 2017 about Millennium Pharms. v. Sandoz, and you will “get” the title. Judges Lourie and Newman... Read More »
Written by Damien Howard and Nathanael Luman, Ph.D. The PTAB recently designated as precedential its 2013 decision that assignor estoppel is not a defense for... Read More »
Written by Peter E. Heuser, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. The Circuit issued only one precedential patent case this week, reversing a determination of... Read More »
In the 2003 panel decision in Schering Corp. v. Geneva Pharm., Inc., the panel rejected “the contention that inherent anticipation requires recognition [of the... Read More »
Previous posts (e.g., here, here and here) discussed the patent enforcement activity of Celgard, a North Carolina company that manufactures specialty membranes and... Read More »
Written by Chang Lim and Michael L. Fuller Introduction On May 23, 2017, the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (“District... Read More »
Ariosa was a decision that essentially held that the novel discovery of a naturally-occurring phenomenon could not per se meet the Mayo/Alice requirement for an... Read More »
Written by Peter E. Heuser, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. In EmeraChem v Volkswagen the Circuit reverses a determination of obviousness because the... Read More »
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