Paul Rivard

Paul Rivard

Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

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Intellectual Property Alert: USPTO Announces Expedited Patent Appeal Pilot Program

Yesterday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office announced the “Expedited Patent Appeal Pilot” to provide a temporary basis for an applicant to have an ex parte appeal to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board accorded...more

6/17/2015 - Ex Parte Federal Register Intellectual Property Litigation Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Trademarks USPTO

U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Definiteness Standard

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc. involving the definiteness requirement of 35 U.S.C. § 112 (b). The patent at issue relates to a heart rate monitor capable of...more

6/4/2014 - Claim Construction Indefiniteness Medical Devices Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents SCOTUS

Justices Set to Rule on Test for Patent Indefiniteness

On April 28, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Nautilus Inc. vs. Boisig Instruments, Inc... Please see full alert below for more information. ...more

4/30/2014 - Indefiniteness Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Patent Litigation Patents SCOTUS

Intellectual Property Alert: En Banc Federal Circuit to Revisit Cybor No-Deference Rule

September 16, 2013 – The Federal Circuit heard arguments on Friday in Lighting Ballast Control LLC v. Philips Electronics North America. In March, the court granted a petition for rehearing en banc to reconsider its 1998...more

9/16/2013 - Agency Deference Appeals Claim Construction Standard of Review Trial de Novo

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