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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 ...

You Missed a Spot: The PTAB Should Consider All Presented Arguments and Evidence in Obviousness Determinations

CANFIELD SCIENTIFIC, INC. v. MELANOSCAN, LLC Before Newman, Dyk, and Reyna.  Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary:  The PTAB’s refusal to consider...

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CASE OF THE WEEK Uniloc 2017 LLC v. Hulu, LLC, Appeal No. 2019-1686 (Fed. Cir. July 22, 2020) In this appeal, the Federal Circuit held for the first time that ... Read More »
Coronavirus and its global impact have affected almost every sector of the economy. With all of the job losses and the continued lockdown in more than 80% of US... Read More »
On January 15, 2020, President Trump signed a lengthy “Economic and Trade Agreement Between the Government of the [US] and the Government of [P. R. of... Read More »
A couple of weeks ago, we reported the quarterly numbers for patent litigation. To our surprise, we noticed a 22 percent jump in district court patent litigation in... Read More »
A federal court in Wisconsin recently awarded Ultratec, Inc. and Captel, Inc. more than $5.4 million in damages, based on a patent infringement claim brought against... Read More »
CASE OF THE WEEK Lone Star Silicon Innovations LLC v. Nanya Technology Corporation, Appeal No. 2018-1581, -1582 (Fed. Cir. May 30, 2019) In the only... Read More »
An Illinois jury awarded football equipment manufacturer, Riddell, $5 million in patent damages against Kranos Corporation, doing business as Schutt Sports.  The ... Read More »
Subcommittee to Tackle 101? Late last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee announced the formation of an Intellectual Property (IP) Subcommittee. The Senate... Read More »
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a report on an investigation of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology ... Read More »
On June 25th, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug, Epidiolex, for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare forms of... Read More »
Federal Circuit Summary Before Lourie, Dyk, and Hughes.  Appeal from the United States District Court for the Central District of California Summary: (1) ... Read More »
Senseonics recently received Premarket Approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Eversense® Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System... Read More »
Moldex-Metric, Inc. filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against McKeon Products.  Moldex-Metric asserted that McKeon infringed its unregistered trade dress... Read More »
Nike filed a lawsuit against Puma on May 3, 2018 in the District Court of Massachusetts accusing Puma of infringing over 40 claims of seven utility patents.  The ... Read More »
Federal Circuit Summary Before Prost, Newman, Lourie, Dyk, Moore, O’Malley, Reyna, Wallach, Taranto, Chen, Hughes, and Stoll. On petition for rehearing en... Read More »
Federal Circuit Summary Before Lourie, Reyna, and Chen.  Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”). Summary: Nothing in §... Read More »
Federal Circuit Summary Before Reyna, Taranto, and Hughes. Appeal from the Northern District of California. Summary: Failure to use the word... Read More »
In vitro gametogenesis (IVG) is a recent development in reproductive technology, and has been used for creating mouse embryos in vitro. IVG includes obtaining cells... Read More »
In Core Wireless Licensin g S.A.R.L. v. LG Electronics, Inc., the Federal Circuit held that user interface claims are patent eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101... Read More »
On March 6, 2018 the USPTO announced that it has started a pilot program that makes it easy to report specimens that have been digitally created, altered or... Read More »
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