Melissa Hunter-Ensor, Ph.D.

Melissa Hunter-Ensor, Ph.D.

Saul Ewing LLP

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Supreme Court Rules that Good-Faith Belief in Patent Invalidity is Not a Defense to Induced Infringement

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a defendant’s good-faith belief in the invalidity of a patent is not a defense to an induced infringement claim. The Court also affirmed its previous holdings that an induced infringement...more

6/1/2015 - Cisco v CommilUSA Good Faith Induced Infringement Patent Infringement Patent Invalidity Patent Litigation Patents SCOTUS

Federal Circuit Decision Extends Potential Patent Term by Months for Many Patents

On January 15, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that patentees are eligible for patent term adjustment (PTA) for the period between a Notice of Allowance and issuance if the period occurs more than...more

1/20/2014 - Patent Reform Patent Term Adjustment Patent Terms Patents

First Post-AIA PTAB Ruling Opens Doors to More Patent Challenges

On Tuesday, June 11, 2013, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB; or “the Board”) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued its first decision in a post-grant review proceeding. The PTAB ruled that a...more


Next Steps in Light of Myriad

On June 13, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its highly awaited ruling in Ass’n for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. (the “Myriad case”), unanimously holding that isolated, naturally occurring DNA was not...more

6/17/2013 - AMP v Myriad DNA Gene Patenting Human Genes Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents

U.S. Supreme Court Qualifies Patent Exhaustion

On May 13, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court, in the case of Bowman v. Monsanto, decided whether a soybean farmer infringed Monsanto’s patent by replanting patented soybeans harvested from previous crops. The Court unanimously...more

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

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