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Activist Director Moves On – What’s Next for the PTAB?

Agency Left to Defend Unsettled Legacy Upon taking the reins at the USPTO, Director Iancu made clear that he believed the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) was cancelling too...

Illumina v. Ariosa – Ariosa Petitions for Cert.

The first panel decision below can be found at 952 F . 3d 1367 (Fed. Cir. 2020). I posted on this decision on June 1, 2020, days before the Fed. Cir. issued a modified panel decision...

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Royal Philips NV acquired BioTelemetry, Inc. for $2.8 billion US dollars. Headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, BioTelemetry provides cardiac... Read More »
VECTURA LIMITED v. GLAXOSMITHKLINE LLC Before Prost, Bryson, and Wallach.  Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Delaware... Read More »
C R BARD INC. v. ANGIODYNAMICS, INC. Before Reyna, Schall, and Stoll.  Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Delaware... Read More »
BIO-RAD LABORATORIES, INC. v. 10X GENOMICS INC. Before Newman, O’Malley, and Taranto.  Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of ... Read More »
Medtronic recently announced that it received clearance from the FDA and CE Mark approval for its LINQ II insertable cardiac monitor (ICM). The announcement notes... Read More »
COVID-19-related web applications have been popping up from the very start of the pandemic, and many, including Apple and others, have stepped up to contribute to the ... Read More »
COCHLEAR BONE ANCHORED SOLUTIONS AB V. OTICON MED. AB Before Taranto, O’Malley, and Newman.  Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board... Read More »
Traditionally, it has been fairly uncommon to see new legislation in intellectual property (IP) law, compared to other areas of law.  Instead, courts have... Read More »
Written by: Tom Cowan Shutdown orders due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic have created economic disruption, causing companies to scale back on intellectual... Read More »
In the realm of software development, the Open-Source movement emphasizes a decentralized development model predicated on making source code freely available for... Read More »
MYCO INDUSTRIES, INC. v. BLEPHEX, LLC Before Newman, O’Malley, and Taranto. Appeal from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan... Read More »
On March 3, 2020, Exact Sciences announced completion of its acquisition of Paradigm Diagnostics, Inc. and Viomics, Inc., privately held companies based in Phoenix... Read More »
ILLUMINA, INC. v. ARIOSA DIAGNOSTICS, INC. Before Lourie, Moore, and Reyna. Appeal from the Northern District of California. Summary: Use of a natural... Read More »
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) allows for a trademark application to be filed on an “Intent to Use” basis to establish a priority date... Read More »
PHARMA TECH SOLUTIONS, INC. v. LIFESCAN, INC. Before Moore, Reyna, and Stoll. Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Nevada... Read More »
Wearable fitness products company Fitbit Inc. announced Friday it entered a definitive agreement to be acquired by Alphabet Inc.-owned Google for $7.35 per share in... Read More »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued two new guidance documents related respectively to an “abbreviated” and a “special”... Read More »
On June 11, 2019, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) instituted inter partes review (IPR) of U.S. Patent No. 6,306,141... Read More »
In July 2018, Citroën, the French car manufacturer, unveiled glasses that aid in alleviating motion sickness.  The “Seetoën” glasses... Read More »
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