Michael A. Sartori, Ph.D.

Michael A. Sartori, Ph.D.

Venable LLP

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Supreme Court Aiding Fight against Patent Trolls: Alice, Nautilus, Limelight, Octane Fitness and Highmark

The Supreme Court may be making up for where Congress has left off. Legislation designed to curb abuse from patent assertion entities, or so-called patent trolls, has been shelved indefinitely. The legislation passed the...more

7/1/2014 - Attorney's Fees CLS Bank v Alice Corp Highmark v. Allcare Indefiniteness Induced Infringement Limelight v Akamai Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Octane Fitness v. ICON Patent Litigation Patent Trolls Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Popular SCOTUS

Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank: Another Unpatentable Business Method Patent

On June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court unanimously decided Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int'l. and held that the claimed computer-implemented business method did not recite patent-eligible subject matter. The Alice decision examines...more

7/1/2014 - Alice Corporation CLS Bank v Alice Corp Mayo v. Prometheus Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Risk Mitigation SCOTUS Software

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

Advertising News & Analysis - March 28, 2013

In this issue: - FTC Reopens Comment Period on Proposed Changes to EnergyGuide Labels - Venable’s Advertising Practice Named to Chambers USA Shortlist - Protect Your Brand Against New Top-Level Domain...more

4/1/2013 - Brand Class Action EnergyGuide Labels FTC gTLD TCPA Telemarketing Trademark Clearinghouse Trademarks

What You Need to Know about the USPTO’s Final Rules and Examination Guidelines for the First-to-File Provisions of the Leahy-Smith...

The USPTO’s final rules and examination guidelines for the first-to-file provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, which was issued on February 14, 2013, contain several provisions that require Applicant action or...more

3/25/2013 - America Invents Act First-to-File Foreign Priority Applications Patent Applications Patent Reform Patents USPTO

IP Buzz - February 2013

In this issue: - New USPTO Patent Fees Take Effect March 19, 2013 - Federal Circuit Clears a Path for Defendant Motions to Transfer with In re EMC Corp. Order - Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: A Brief...more

2/28/2013 - Patent Fees Patents Transfer of Venue USPTO

New USPTO Fees Effective March 16, 2013

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) recently revealed a revised fee schedule which changes the fees for any fee paid on or after March 19, 2013. While this is the first time the USPTO has set its own fees since...more

2/8/2013 - America Invents Act Filing Fees Patent Fees Patent Reform Patents USPTO

IP Buzz - January 2013

In this issue: - The Patent-Antitrust Interface: Are There Any No-No's Today? - The U.S. First-to-File Patent System Takes Effect March 16, 2013 - An Overview of the Key Substantive Changes Implemented by...more

1/31/2013 - America Invents Act First-to-File Patent Reform Patent Term Adjustment Patents

The U.S. First-to-File Patent System Takes Effect March 16, 2013

What You Need to Know - March 16, 2013 is a critical cross-over date in the U.S. patent law which changes from a first-to-invent system to a first-to-file system. Under the current first-to-invent system, the first...more

1/14/2013 - First-to-File Patents USPTO

IP Buzz - November 2012

In this issue: - A Major Change in Patent Term Adjustment Calculus: How "A Valuable Tool in the Patent Prosecution Process" (RCEs) May Now Be Even More Valuable - Finding a Home for Orphan Works: Copyright Office...more

11/20/2012

A Major Change in Patent Term Adjustment Calculus: How "A Valuable Tool in the Patent Prosecution Process" (RCEs) May Now Be Even...

A recent U.S. District Court ruling will likely have far-reaching implications for determining Patent Term Adjustment (PTA). On November 1, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued a decision...more

11/19/2012 - Applications Patent Term Adjustment Patents USPTO

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