Rubén Muñoz

Rubén Muñoz

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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IP Newsflash - June 2015

FEDERAL CIRCUIT CASES - CAFC: If (No Factual Findings), Then (No Deference) - Two days ago, on remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit in Shire v. Watson again affirmed its reversal of the...more

6/8/2015 - Claim Construction Clear Error Standard De Novo Standard of Review IBM Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Infringement Patent Invalidity Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Pharmaceutical Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Pharmaceutical Patents Remand Safeway Inc SCOTUS Shire Development v Watson

IP Newsflash - April 2015

DISTRICT COURT CASES - Patent Directed to Online Auction Held Invalid Under § 101 - A district court recently granted a defendant’s motion for judgment on the pleadings, holding that a patent directed to an...more

4/6/2015 - Abstract Ideas eBay Internet Auctions Judgment on the Pleadings Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Section 101

IP Newsflash - May 2014 #2

DISTRICT COURT CASES - Judge in the Northern District of California Excludes Damages Expert Opinion that Used the Entire Handset as the Royalty Base - Judge Grewal of the Northern District of California granted...more

5/27/2014 - Cell Phones Daubert Standards iPhone Mobile Devices Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Smartphones

IP Newsflash - May 2014

Supplemental Information Containing Petitioner’s Statements Allowed in IPR - A PTAB panel has granted a patent owner’s (owner) motion to submit supplemental information in an inter partes review (IPR). A motion to...more

5/19/2014 - Evidence Exclusions Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

IP Newsflash - May 2014

Improper Submission of New Evidence Undermines Patent Challenge - In its final written decision, a PTAB panel granted a patent owner’s (owner) motion to exclude evidence submitted by a petitioner in support of its...more

5/12/2014 - America Invents Act Evidence Exclusions Patent Litigation Patent Reform Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents

IP Newsflash - May 2014

District Court Cases - Statistics on Inter Partes Review Proceedings Found Persuasive by Court in Granting Stay - A district court in California has granted a defendant’s motion to stay a patent infringement...more

5/5/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

IP Newsflash - April 2014

Federal Circuit Cases - Denial of Petition for Inter Partes Review Is Not Appealable - A Federal Circuit panel has granted a motion to dismiss an appeal from a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) order denying...more

4/28/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents

IP Newsflash - April 2014

For the First Time, PTAB Rules for Patent Owner After Inter Partes Review Trial Instituted - A PTAB panel has held, for the first time, that all challenged claims of a patent are valid following completion of an inter...more

4/21/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents

IP Newsflash - April 2014

DISTRICT COURT CASES - Rule 11 Sanctions Warranted Due to Plaintiff’s Objectively Unreasonable Claim Construction - A district court in Delaware has granted a defendant’s motion for sanctions against a plaintiff...more

4/14/2014 - Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board USPTO

Objective Indicia of Non-Obviousness Proffered by Patent Owner Deemed Insufficient to Establish Nexus

A PTAB panel has rejected a patent owner’s evidence of objective indicia of non-obviousness because it lacked the proper nexus with the claimed subject matter. In its brief, the patent owner had argued that praise by others,...more

4/7/2014 - Nexus Obviousness Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents

IP Newsflash - March 28, 2014

DISTRICT COURT CASES - In the Eastern District of Texas the Trend of Successful Motions to Dismiss Willful Infringement Allegations Continues, While Similar Attacks on Direct Infringement Allegations Still Face Tough...more

3/31/2014 - Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Willful Infringement

IP Newsflash - Indefiniteness of Claim Language Forces Board to Terminate Inter Partes Review Proceeding

Instead of issuing a final written order regarding patentability, a PTAB panel has terminated an inter partes review proceeding because it was unable to determine the scope of the claims at issue...more

3/17/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents

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