The Federal Circuit, in Function Media v. Google, has determined that use of “means” language in a claim can lead to indefiniteness.
Functional Media sued Google for infringement of three patents regarding advertising on...more
In Arkema Inc. v. Honeywell Int’l, Inc., the Federal Circuit reversed a District Court’s finding of no justiciable controversy under Article III for a declaratory judgment suit over indirect infringement liability. Arkema...more
The Delaware District Court dismissed a declaratory judgment action in favor of a later-filed patent infringement suit on the same patent. The ruling provides a roadmap for patent owners to pursue a settlement without the...more
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has finalized new fees to take effect in March 2013. The PTO believes these fees will aid in reducing pendency of patent applications within the agency.
The PTO is relying on...more