Meaghan Hemmings Kent

Meaghan Hemmings Kent

Venable LLP

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IP Buzz - Post Grant Practice - June 2014

In this issue: - Terminal Disclaimer Cannot be Used to Circumvent IPR Review Standard - IPR Spotlight Series: Evaluating Whether to File a Preliminary Patent Owner Response - Unscathed by Review: Recent...more

6/19/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Post-Grant Review

Terminal Disclaimer After Institution of IPR Cannot Be Used to Circumvent Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Standard

One of the main reasons to challenge a patent at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in inter partes review (IPR) instead of at the district court is that the PTAB will construe claims more broadly, using the broadest...more

6/16/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Terminal Disclaimer

Unscathed by Review: Recent IPR Results Temper PTAB's Overall Record

The PTAB has been labeled an anti-patent "death squad" because of the high percentage of unpatentability findings in early AIA trials. Through March 2014, all 28 Final Written Decisions decided on the merits held at least one...more

6/16/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents

The Potential Impact of Nautilus v. Biosig Instruments on AIA Trials

The Supreme Court recently clarified the standard for determining invalidity of a patent claim for indefiniteness under 35 U.S.C. § 112, second paragraph. Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc., 572 U.S. _ (June 2,...more

6/13/2014 - America Invents Act Definiteness Indefiniteness Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

IPR Spotlight Series: Evaluating Whether to File a Preliminary Patent Owner Response

Inter partes review (IPR) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) became available on September 16, 2012 as a post-grant review procedure to challenge the patentability of issued claims based on prior art patents and...more

6/13/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents

IP Buzz - May 2014

In this issue: - Octane and Highmark: Supreme Court Decisions Give District Courts Greater Discretion to Award Fees - The USPTO Grants Two Patents Claiming Diagnostic Methods Post the Supreme Court's Mayo v....more

6/5/2014 - Allcare Health Managment Attorney's Fees Diagnostic Method Highmark Highmark v. Allcare Laches Mayo v. Prometheus Octane Fitness v. ICON Patent Litigation Patent Reform Patents SCOTUS USPTO

Supreme Court Gives a Primer on Laches in Intellectual Property Cases

In a recent copyright case revolving around the film Raging Bull, the Supreme Court held that the equitable doctrine of laches, which generally prevents claims where there was an unreasonable delay, does not bar a claim...more

6/2/2014 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Estoppel Laches MGM Petrella v. MGM SCOTUS Statute of Limitations

IP Buzz - Post Grant Practice

In this issue: - IPR Spotlight Series: Preparing and Filing a Petition - AIA Trials By Fire: How to Protect Your Patent Portfolio Against PTAB "Death Squads" - Should I Stay or Should I Go [to the PTAB]...more

5/19/2014 - America Invents Act Covered Business Method Patents Design Patent Inter Partes Review Proceedings IPR Patent Portfolios Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents USPTO

First Design Patent Falls Victim to Inter Partes Review

Since the inter partes review (IPR) process became available on September 16, 2012, over 1,100 IPR petitions have been filed. But only eight petitions have challenged design patents, representing less than 0.8% of all...more

5/19/2014 - Design Patent Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patents

IPR Spotlight Series: Filing a Petition for IPR

Inter partes review (IPR) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) became available on September 16, 2012 as a post-grant review procedure to challenge the patentability of issued claims based on prior art patents and...more

5/19/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents

AIA Trials By Fire: How to Protect Your Patent Portfolio against PTAB "Death Squads"

Under the America Invents Act (AIA), patent challengers now have three new kinds of post-grant review with which to attack a patent's validity: inter partes review (IPR), post-grant review (PGR), and covered business method...more

5/19/2014 - America Invents Act Covered Business Method Patents Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Litigation Patent Reform Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents

AIA Statistics: A Closer Look at the Outcome of AIA Trials Based on the Year of Patent Issue

Since September 16, 2012, inter partes review (IPR) and covered business method (CBM) review have been available as proceedings to challenge the validity of patents before the PTO. This article looks at how the Patent Trial...more

5/16/2014 - America Invents Act Covered Business Method Patents Patent Litigation Patent Reform Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents USPTO

Should I Stay or Should I Go [to the PTAB] Now? Stays of Litigation Pending Inter Partes Review Are Likely to Increase

For a variety of reasons, not least of which is resources, parties do not typically want to fight the same battle in two venues. So when a defendant in patent litigation initiates an inter partes review (IPR) challenging the...more

5/16/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Stays

Advertising News & Analysis - May 2014

In this issue: - Leave Your Claims at the Border - Delaware Suit Shows You Can’t Escheat the Tax Man - FDA Sets Limit on Fishy Omega-3 Nutrient Value Claims - Your Guide to Post-Grant Patent...more

5/12/2014 - Advertising False Claims Act FDA Food Labeling Patents Post-Grant Review State Taxes

IP Buzz - April 2014

In this issue: - 10 Reasons Every Defendant in Patent Litigation Should Consider Inter Partes Review - Reasons to Think Twice Before Initiating Inter Partes Review - First AIA Roundtable Hints at More...more

4/28/2014 - America Invents Act Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Hurry Up and Settle! Settling Early to Avoid PTAB Refusal to Terminate IPR

In an inter partes review (“IPR”) proceeding, a petitioner challenging a patent and the patent owner often reach settlement before a final decision has been reached. Out of the 117 IPR cases that have settled to date, 45%...more

4/25/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Settlement

Reasons to Think Twice Before Initiating Inter Partes Review

There has been a lot of hype about inter partes review – including by us – and for good reason. The pro-complainant bent of the rules is turning out to be pro-complainant in effect as well, at least when you look at the...more

4/25/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Post-Grant Review

Patent Trial and Appeal Board Statistics

Inter partes review (“IPR”) and covered business method review (“CBM”) became options for challenging issued patents under the America Invents Act on September 16, 2012. These proceedings are turning out to be even more...more

4/25/2014 - America Invents Act Covered Business Method Patents Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Trial and Appeal Board USPTO

Snapshot Overview of Options for Post-Issuance Challenges Before the PTAB

There are three available types of post-issuance challenges to the validity of a patent: (1) Inter Partes review; (2) Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents; and (3) Post-Grant Review. Another option not...more

4/25/2014 - Covered Business Method Patents Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Post-Grant Review

Federal Circuit to Review PTAB Post-Grant Review Proceedings in SAP v. Versata: PTAB Jurisdiction; Grounds on Which Invalidity May...

On September 16, 2012, post-grant proceedings became available as means to challenge patent validity pursuant to the America Invents Act. The post-grant proceedings take place before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board...more

4/24/2014 - America Invents Act Covered Business Method Patents Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Litigation Patent Reform Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Post-Grant Review

First AIA Roundtable Hints at More Conservative Approach to PTAB Review

On April 15, 2014, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) hosted the first in a series of eight scheduled roundtable discussions intended to share information about the new America Invents Act (“AIA”) trials, including...more

4/24/2014 - America Invents Act Covered Business Method Patents Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Post-Grant Review

10 Reasons Every Defendant in Patent Litigation Should Consider Inter Partes Review

Numerous articles and practitioners are touting inter partes review (IPR) proceedings, and for good reason. Here is a quick breakdown of why these proceedings are considered pro-petitioner and why every patent infringement...more

4/24/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents

Business News Digest – February 2014

In this issue: - Securities Enforcement and Compliance - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Food & Drugs - Government Contracts - Healthcare - Intellectual Property -...more

2/6/2014 - CFPB CMS Compliance DaimlerChrysler DaimlerChrysler v Bauman FDA Federal Contractors Food Safety Food Supply Foreign Corporations Healthcare Jurisdiction Medicare SCOTUS SEC

Business News Digest – January 2014

In this issue: - Advertising Law News & Analysis - December 6, 2013 Edition - December 12, 2013 Edition - California Court Continues Ascertainability Trend, Denies Class Certification in Chipotle...more

1/8/2014 - Affordable Care Act Ascertainable Class Cafeteria Plans CFPB Chipotle Grill Class Action Class Certification Enforcement Food Labeling FSA Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Healthcare Reform HSA IRS TCPA US v Windsor

Business News Digest – December 2013

In this issue: - NIST Holds Fifth Workshop on Cybersecurity Framework; Incentives Still Lacking - Advertising Law News & Analysis - November 1, 2013 Edition - November 7, 2013 Edition - November 14,...more

12/6/2013 - Advertising Athletes Bullying CFPB Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework E-Commerce Embezzlement FDA Fraud Grants Hazing Internet Investigations NFL NIST Non-Profits Private Funds Procurement Guidelines Retailers SEC

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