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Promises Made, Promises Not Kept: Even an Implied License Requires Compliance With Its Terms

BITMANAGEMENT SOFTWARE GMBH v. UNITED STATES Before NEWMAN, DYK, and O’MALLEY, Circuit Judges.  Appeal from the United States Court of Federal Claims. Summary: The U.S...

Collateral Estoppel in AIA Trial Proceedings

Inconsistency Across Related Cases is Precluded When challenging related patents at the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB), it is not uncommon to present similar grounds of...

Patexia Insight 100: Patents Down in 2020 and the downtrend May Continue

Last year we wrote about the impact of the pandemic on the US patent activity and the patent prosecution practice (Patexia Insight 79). We estimated a drop of 2 to 4 percent in the...

Fresh From the Bench: Latest Federal Circuit Court Cases

CASE OF THE WEEK John Bean Technologies Corporation v. Morris & Associates, Inc., Appeal Nos. 2020-1090, -1148 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 19, 2021) Our Case of the Week this week focuses on ...

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In a few short years China’s patent system has gone from an IP rights wannabe to one of the most responsive and patent-friendly systems in the world... Read More »
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