Richard Hung

Richard Hung

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Patent Quality: Shining Through

A New Review Process Shows the Importance of a Good Application - The newly available procedure for challenging patent validity known as inter partes review, or IPR, is forcing patent players to raise their game—from...more

6/17/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

Supreme Court Rejects Federal Circuit’s Indefiniteness Standard in Nautilus v. Biosig

On June 2, 2014, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc., No. 13-369 (June 2, 2014) (“Nautilus”), that a patent is invalid for indefiniteness “if its claims, read in light of the...more

6/3/2014 - Indefiniteness Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Reasonable Certainty Standard Reasonableness Factors SCOTUS

Supreme Court Unanimously Overrules the Federal Circuit’s Fee-Shifting Framework in Patent Cases

Today, the Supreme Court issued two unanimous decisions that considerably relax the standard for awarding attorney’s fees against plaintiffs who bring meritless patent suits. These decisions are timely given the ongoing...more

4/30/2014 - Attorney's Fees Brooks Furniture Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents SCOTUS

Will the Supreme Court Save Business Method Patents? Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l, No. 13-298

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l (No. 13-298) to decide “[w]hether claims to computer-implemented inventions . . . are directed to patent-eligible subject matter...more

4/9/2014 - CLS Bank CLS Bank v Alice Corp Covered Business Method Patents Patent Litigation Patents SCOTUS

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