Rebecca Pirozzolo-Mellowes

Rebecca Pirozzolo-Mellowes

Foley & Lardner LLP

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New Guidance From the Federal Circuit on Motions to Stay Litigation Pending a PTAB Proceeding

In VirtualAgility Inc. v., Inc., No. 2014-1232 (July 10, 2014), the Federal Circuit issued its first opinion directed to the issue of when it is appropriate to grant a stay of a district court patent...more

7/23/2014 - Covered Business Method Patents Covered Business Method Proceedings Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents

Considerations If Conceding Infringement Or Designing Around

A decision issued by the Federal Circuit earlier this year raises a few things to have in mind when considering whether to concede infringement and when planning to design around a patent. In Proveris Scientific Corp....more

2/20/2014 - Patent Infringement Patents

Federal Circuit Determines It Does Not Have Jurisdiction to Address Dispute With Heinz

Under the America Invents Act (“AIA”), the Federal Circuit has jurisdiction over appeals based on a civil action “in which a party has asserted a compulsory counterclaim arising under any Act of Congress relating to patents.”...more

9/19/2013 - America Invents Act Counterclaims Federal Jurisdiction Heinz Intellectual Property Litigation Patent Infringement Patent Reform Patents

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