Patrick Stafford

Patrick Stafford

McDermott Will & Emery

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Federal Government May Be Liable for Patent Infringement by Private Companies Performing Quasi-Governmental Functions

IRIS Corp. v. Japan Airlines Corp.; SecurityPoint Holdings, Inc. v. TSA - Addressing the jurisdiction of a patent infringement claim against the U.S. government, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit...more

12/1/2014 - Appeals Japan Airlines Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents TSA

Doctrine of Equivalents Requires Full Analysis

EPOS Technologies Ltd. v. Pegasus Technologies Ltd. - Addressing doctrine of equivalents, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated a finding of no infringement by a lower court, explaining that such a...more

11/5/2014 - Doctrine of Equivalents Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

Petitioner Barred from Raising Arguments Not in Petition

TRW Automotive US LLC v. Magna Elecs., Inc. - Addressing the petitioner’s request for rehearing of a denial for review, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB, the Board) denied the...more

10/29/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents USPTO

Patent Owner Bears Burden of Proving Proposed Claims Patentable

Harmonic, Inc. v. Avid Tech., Inc. - Addressing the patent owner’s burden of showing non-obviousness in an inter partes review (IPR), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (PTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB, or...more

9/8/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Obviousness Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents USPTO

Product May Acquire Non-Infringing Status, Even as to Adjudicated Method Claims, After a Prior Finding of Non-Infringement of...

Brain Life, LLC v. Elekta Inc. - Addressing the Kessler Doctrine, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed-in-part, vacated-in-part and remanded a district court’s summary judgment barring assertion...more

5/2/2014 - Kessler Doctrine Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

Statements Describing “the Present Invention” Limit Claim Scope - AstraZeneca AB v. Hanmi USA Inc.

In a non-precedential decision addressing the weight given to a patentee’s statements concerning “the present invention,” the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the district Court’s construction, finding...more

1/31/2014 - Inventions Patent Litigation Patents Prescription Drugs

IP Update, Vol. 16, No. 11, November 2013

Appellate Decision Sets Stage for Next Skirmish In The Apple vs. Samsung Smart Phone Wars - A unanimous panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has concluded that the district court was within its...more

11/26/2013 - Apple Apple v Samsung Fresenius Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Samsung SCOTUS Smartphones Standards-Essential Patents

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