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PTAB Can’t Find Means-Plus-Function Claims Defective

CAFC Refuses Remand on 112 6th Deficiencies When challenging claims at the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB), Rule 42.104(b)(3) requires a Petitioner to identify the specific...

Proprietary Rights in a Mark Not Required for Standing at the TTAB

AUSTRALIAN THERAPEUTIC v. NAKED TM, LLC Before O’Malley, Reyna, and Wallach. Appeal from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Summary:  Standing to Challenge A Registered...

Fresh From the Bench: Latest Federal Circuit Court Cases

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 in inter partes review...

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Last couple of weeks, we looked at the impact of COVID-19 and recession on IP, specifically patent prosecution. We concluded that there would be at least two to four... Read More »
In BASF Corp. v. SNF Holding Co, Appeal No. 2019-1243 (Fed. Cir., April 8 2020), a Fed. Cir. panel of Judges Lourie, Moore and Chen – Lourie... 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 »
This “Guide” is a 1528 page book published by the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys via Thomson Reuters, and edited by Paul Cole and Richard Davis... Read More »
Today, a divided Fed. Cir. panel reversed the district court’s decision invalidating the claim of two Illumina patents, U.S. Pat. Nos. 9,580,751 and 9,738,931... Read More »
In Galderma Labs. v. Teva Pharm. USA, Inc., Appeal Nos. 2019-2396 and 2020-1213 (Fed. Cir,. January 29, 2020), a Fed. Cir. panel of Judges Moore, O’Malley and... 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 »
Happy New Year! This morning, we released our first ITC Intelligence Report, where we looked at more than 7,000 attorneys, 400 law firms and 1,600 companies, measured ... Read More »
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. vs. CH Cheiljedang Corp. (2018-1590, 2018-1629) In a pair of cross-appeals from the International Trade Commission, the Federal Circuit... Read More »
On April 1, 2019, the Federal Circuit issued a non-precedential decision in Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland HeartLab, Inc. v. True Health Diagnostics LLC... Read More »
A New Jersey jury awarded Mondis $45 million in patent damages, based on LG’s sales of infringing televisions that support the “Plug & Play”... Read More »
  In Natural Alternatives International, Inc. v. Creative Compounds, LLC., Appeal No. 2018-1295, a divided panel of the Federal Circuit reversed and remanded ... Read More »
2018 is over and it is time to review innovation activity for the year. In 2018, there were a total of 341,098 patents issued, which is about 3.3 percent lower than... Read More »
Federal Circuit Summary On September 10, 2018, the Federal Circuit decided Regents of the University of California v. Broad Institute, Inc., affirming the Patent... Read More »
A new infertility technique, mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT), has been used to create so called “three-parent” babies. MRT is used in cases when... Read More »
In two recent cases, the Federal Circuit addressed the role of factual questions in resolving patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101.  The first case was... Read More »
BioArctic AB, a public Swedish biopharma company, recently announced that they received allowance of a patent application directed to a method of promoting axonal... Read More »
Microbot Medical Inc. announced that it entered into an agreement with CardioSert Ltd. to acquire CardioSert’s patented guidewire technology, including R&D... Read More »
In Regeneron Pharmaceuticals v. Merus N.V., [16-1346] the Federal Circuit denied rehearing and rehearing en banc the July panel decision, previously discussed here... Read More »
The Federal Circuit recently faced a patent marking issue in Arctic Cat Inc. v. Bombardier Recreational Products Inc., [2017-1475] (December 8, 2017).  In that... Read More »
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