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MBHB Snippets: Review of Developments in Intellectual Property Law - Volume 11, Issue 4 (Fall 2013)

In This Issue: The Blurred Lines of What Constitutes Copyright Infringement of Music: Robin Thicke v. Marvin Gaye’s Estate; Terminology in a Computer Readable Medium Claim —“Physical,” “Tangible,” or “Storage”— Can...more

10/31/2013 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Inter Partes Reexamination Inter Partes Review Proceedings Music

MBHB Snippets: Review of Developments in Intellectual Property Law - Volume 11, Issue 4 (Fall 2013): Inter Partes Review and Inter...

On September 16, 2012, Inter Partes Review (IPR) replaced Inter Partes Reexamination (IPX) as an avenue for third party patentability challenges in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). Arising from the 2011...more

10/30/2013 - America Invents Act Inter Partes Reexamination Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Applications Patent Reform Patents USPTO

Rambus Inc. v. Rea (Fed. Cir. 2013) - A Little Reminder to the PTO about Due Process and the Importance of Objective Evidence of...

In its decision on September 24th, the Federal Circuit reminded the Patent Office that the principles of due process are still alive and kicking and cannot be ignored by the Patent Office's judiciary. The case came to...more

10/1/2013 - Claim Construction Due Process Evidence Inter Partes Reexamination Obviousness Patents USPTO

Fresenius USA, Inc. v. Baxter International, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2013)

Just before the July 4th holiday, the Federal Circuit issued its ruling in Fresenius USA, Inc. v. Baxter International, Inc. ("Fresenius II"). The Federal Circuit framed the question at issue as: "Whether under the reexam...more

7/11/2013 - Fresenius JMOL Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents USPTO

Changes in the Rules for ITC Section 337 Investigations Are Now In Effect

On May 20, 2013, new rules of practice and procedure go into effect for International Trade Commission Section 337 Investigations, 19 C.F.R. Parts 201 and 210.1 Many of these rule changes were made for the purposes of making...more

5/21/2013 - Discovery Investigations ITC Section 337 Termination

MBHB Snippets: Review of Developments in Intellectual Property Law - Winter 2013 - Volume 11, Issue 1: InterDigital Communications...

On January 10, 2013, the Federal Circuit in InterDigital Communications v. ITC denied a combined petition for panel rehearing and for rehearing en banc, holding that InterDigital’s patent licensing alone met the domestic...more

2/22/2013 - Foreign Patent Holders InterDigital Communications v ITC ITC Nokia Non-Practicing Entities Substantial Investment Tariff Act of 1930

MBHB Snippets: Review of Developments in Intellectual Property Law - Winter 2013 - Volume 11, Issue 1

In This Issue: Federal Courts Debate Safe Harbor Exemption for Patent Infringement Under 35 U.S.C. § 271(e) Following Merck v. Integra; If I Prioritize Examination of My Application, Should the Patent Office?;...more

2/19/2013 - Biotechnology Discovery Exemptions FDA Hatch-Waxman Infringement Integra InterDigital Communications v ITC Merck Non-Practicing Entities Patent Litigation Patents Pharmaceutical Prioritized Examination Safe Harbors

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