Ryan Edmond Vachon

Ryan Edmond Vachon

McDermott Will & Emery

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The PTAB Is Unimpressed by Unsupported Attorney Argument

BAE Systems Info. and Electronic Sys. Integration, Inc. v. Cheetah Omni, LLC - In a final written decision, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) found several claims of the patent at issue unpatentable as...more

8/13/2014 - Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents

Dissent at the PTAB Leads to … Unpatentability

Smith & Nephew, Inc. v. ConvaTec Technologies, Inc. - In its final written decision, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) found that 13 claims of the patent-at-issue were anticipated or obvious and rejected the...more

8/12/2014 - Obviousness Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents

The PTAB Was Right the First Time

EMC Corp. v. PersonalWeb Technologies, LLC - In a final written decision in an inter partes review (IPR), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) determined that under the broadest reasonable interpretation claim...more

7/9/2014 - Claim Construction Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents

Expert Testimony Must Be Supported by Evidence

Corning Inc. v. DSMIP Assets B.V. - The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued final written decisions in 10 inter partes review (IPR) challenges. Although early IPR decisions generally have sustained...more

7/9/2014 - Evidence Expert Testimony Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents

PTAB Permits Substitution of New Claims in Challenged Patent

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. v. The United States - In a move unprecedented in any inter partes review (IPR), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) allowed the patent owner—the U.S. Department of...more

7/8/2014 - Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents USDA

Keeping Score at the PTAB

Motorola v. Mobile Scanning; Adidas v. Nike; Berk-Tek v. Belden; Munchkin, Inc. v. Luv N' Care, Ltd. - In the final written decisions of five inter partes reviews (IPRs) the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)...more

6/16/2014 - Adidas Inter Partes Review Proceedings Motorola Nike Obviousness Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Prior Art

A Minor Shift in Patent Term Adjustment Calculations - Novartis AG v. Lee; Exelixis, Inc. v. Lee

Presented with a challenge to patent term adjustments as determined by the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) under 35 U.S.C. § 154(b), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that post-allowance delays are ...more

2/28/2014 - Novartis Patent Litigation Patent Reform Patent Term Adjustment Patents USPTO

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