Cyrus Morton

Cyrus Morton

Robins Kaplan LLP

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Indefiniteness Before the PTAB [Video]

Recent years have seen an increase in the number of post-grant decisions on the issue of indefiniteness. What does this mean for patent owners and petitioners? Attorneys Seth Northrop and Cyrus Morton discuss the Patent Trial...more

5/12/2015 - Covered Business Method Proceedings Indefiniteness Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Post-Grant Review

Collaborating Before The PTAB [Video]

One of the most important decisions that a patent defendant must make is whether to join with other co-defendants in America Invents Act (AIA) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Attorneys Seth Northrop and...more

4/30/2015 - America Invents Act Collaboration Corporate Counsel Cost-Sharing Joinder Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Popular

Is The Deck Stacked Against Patent Owners In The PTAB? [Video]

Two years after the creation of the America Invents Act post-grant proceedings, many patent owners are facing an uphill battle when attempting to defend their intellectual property before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board...more

4/21/2015 - America Invents Act Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Standard Claim Construction Corporate Counsel Inter Partes Review Proceedings Joinder Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Popular Post-Grant Review Prior Art Young Lawyers

IP|Trend: Inter Partes Review: What to Consider When Filing Your Petition [Video]

Inter partes review (IPR) process is now over two years old. What did we learn from the process and procedures, and what has and hasn’t worked? Attorneys Seth Northrop and Cyrus Morton discuss the issues that parties should...more

11/24/2014 - Applications Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Litigation Patents

Inter Partes Review: Validity Before the PTAB [Video]

The PTAB is beginning to develop a reputation as being harsh towards patent owners and the validity of their patents. Why have patent owners struggled so much before the PTAB? Attorneys Seth Northrop and Cyrus Morton discuss...more

11/4/2014 - Claim Construction Discovery Expert Testimony Inter Partes Review Proceedings Obviousness Patent Applications Patent Infringement Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Validity

Surviving Inter Partes Review: Good Experts Are Key

Inter partes review and covered business method review (collectively IPR) proceedings have now settled in as a new strategic tool for invalidating asserted patents. The early cases that have worked through to a final written...more

10/24/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

IP|Trend: Inter Partes Review: Is it Litigation or Something Else? [Video]

For two years we’ve seen the inter partes review process play out. What are the procedures like? Does it look like litigation or more like a foreign planet that IP litigators would not recognize? Attorneys Cyrus Morton and...more

10/22/2014 - America Invents Act Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Trials

IP|Trend: Inter Partes Review: Is It Still Right For You? [Video]

When we first addressed inter partes review (IPR), it was in its infancy. Now with almost two years under its belt, we’ve learned a lot about how IPR works and how some of the results have played out in practice. Attorneys...more

9/15/2014

Mitigating Risk in Cloud Computing Agreements

Cloud computing is the new reality. A 2013 IDC survey reports that 61% of enterprises have at least one cloud-based application and total enterprise investments in cloud-based solutions have gone up more than 10% since 2012....more

7/2/2014 - Client Data Cloud Computing Cloud-Based Services Data Protection Data Use Policies Portability Privacy Policy Risk Mitigation Service Contracts

The Art of Communicating to a Jury [Video]

Whether it’s business, politics or in the courtroom, knowing your audience is essential to success. This is particularly important in intellectual property law because the issues being communicated are often highly complex....more

6/24/2014 - Corporate Counsel Jury Trial Litigation Strategies Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Popular

Is the PTAB a Death Sentence for Patent Rights?

In September 2012, inter partes review (IPR) and covered business method (CBM) patent review procedures launched at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Proponents of these processes believed that a PTO-affiliated forum...more

6/23/2014 - Expert Testimony Inter Partes Review Proceedings Obviousness Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Popular

Advanced Intellectual Property Strategies for Defending Your Life Sciences IPO [Video]

One of the greatest fears of a life sciences company is the possibility of being sued for intellectual property violation shortly before their IPO. Such a lawsuit can destabilize market confidence in the company, raise...more

5/22/2014 - Intellectual Property Litigation IPO Life Sciences Risk Assessment Risk Management

Interpartes Review: Is it Right for You? [Video]

The America Invents Act (AIA) created a number of changes in how we obtain and enforce patents. But perhaps more substantially it changed the way that individuals can challenge the validity of patents. The AIA created a...more

5/15/2014 - America Invents Act Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Litigation Patent Reform Patents

Three Reasons PTAB Litigation Costs More Than We Thought

The America Invents Act (AIA) has been in effect from more than a year and half. Now, many have begun to ask if the patent office trials the AIA created are living up to their promise of lowering patent litigation costs and...more

5/8/2014 - America Invents Act Inter Partes Review Proceedings Litigation Strategies Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Stays USPTO

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