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Patent Eligibility Challenges in Post-Grant Proceedings
Witnesses in Post-Grant Proceedings
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The U.S. Department of Defense issued final rulemaking on November 18, 2013 that will require DOD contractors to protect from attack confidential technical information on their computer systems, and to report and cooperate...more
The opportunity to use Open Source software also offers leverage in the context of technology procurement.
In November 2003, the Brazilian government issued a policy encouraging the use of Open Source. By 2005, 300,000...more
Last week, the National Institutes of Health denied a petition from a coalition of "public interest" groups who petitioned the agency to exercise so-called "march-in rights" under provisions of the Bayh-Dole Act against...more
In its August 29, 2013 edition, the New England Journal of Medicine saw fit to print two "perspective" pieces attacking the Bayh-Dole Act. The primary article is by Dr. Howard Markel entitled "Patents, Profits, and the...more
In a perspective published in the August 29 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Howard Markel outlines the events leading up to the enactment of the Bayh-Dole Act and states that "a review of [the Act's] origins...more
Brief in opposition to defendants' post-Akamai motion for summary judgment on the ground of non-infringement....more
From the preliminary statement:
Plaintiff David Tropp (“Tropp”), owner of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,021,537 and 7,036,728 (the patents-in-suit), submits this memorandum of law in opposition to the motion by Travel Sentry and...more
In a July 12, 2013 letter to Dr. Francis S. Collins of the National Institutes of Health (“NIH”), Senator Patrick J. Leahy urged the NIH to exercise its march-in rights under the Bayh-Dole Act to directly license the genetic...more
Connecticut Supreme Court Decision...more
The FY-2012 National Defense Authorization Act reauthorized the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs through 2017. Administered by the U.S. Small Business...more
Since 1980, the Bayh-Dole Act has encouraged, facilitated, and required universities and other recipients of Federal grant money to license inventions resulting from funded research for commercialization. While this has been...more
A recent Order (MO-2786) of a Senior Adjudicator of the Office of the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner provides a useful guide for organizations wishing to protect confidential and financial information submitted...more
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has issued its first decision interpreting the new Right-to-Know Law, requiring a municipal stadium authority to produce bids in possession of its private management company, but setting forth a...more
California based IronKey is being slapped with two lawsuits in federal court. One is for patent infringement, the other copyright infringement.
Most companies that do business in the technology area are global in reach,...more
Last week the United States Supreme Court clarified the respective invention ownership rights between federal contractors and their employee-inventors under the Bayh-Dole Act (35 U.S.C. §§201(e), (c), 202(a)) (the “Act”) in...more
In its decision announced yesterday in Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., 563 U.S. ___ (2011), the Supreme Court clarified the ownership of inventions resulting from...more
A great deal of discussion has transpired regarding recent legislation that reportedly could alter significantly the established “follow-the-funds” test used for the allocation of intellectual property rights in data...more
An Overview of PRC Contract Law and Tips on Risk Management in Legal Drafting for the China Market...more
Listing on the United States Central Contractor Registry (CCR)is a prerequisite for obtaining government contracts and research grants. This article presents the steps to take in order to be listed....more
This article discloses how to become eligible for government contracts and research grants. It does not address getting on the GSA schedule....more