K. Scott O'Brian

K. Scott O'Brian

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

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Supreme Court Reverses Federal Circuit on Two Key Patent Issues

On June 2, 2014, the Supreme Court decided two closely-watched patent cases, unanimously reversing the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and making it easier to defend some claims of patent infringement....more

6/5/2014 - Akamai Technologies Appeals Claim Construction Direct Infringement En Banc Review Indefiniteness Induced Infringement Limelight Networks Miniauction Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents SCOTUS

Supreme Court Rules in Patent Exhaustion Case: Farmer’s Use of Second Generation Seed Constitutes Infringement

On May 13, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that patent exhaustion does not bar an infringement claim in a case involving a farmer who reproduced patented seeds by planting and harvesting second generation seeds...more

5/16/2013 - Bowman v Monsanto Genetically Engineered Seed Infringement Monsanto Patents SCOTUS

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