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USPTO Seeks Public Input on Application Pendency

Earlier this month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a notice in the Federal Register (79 Fed. Reg. 38854) requesting comments from the public regarding optimal patent first action and total pendency target levels…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Software Sector Leads Pack in 2Q Venture Funding and Biotech Sector Finishes Second

Last week, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), a trade association representing the U.S. venture capital industry, released the results of its MoneyTree Report on venture funding for the second quarter of 2014. The…more
| Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

House Tries One More Time: Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters Act of 2014 ("TROL Act")

U.S. Representative Lee Terry (R-NE) opened a recent subcommittee meeting by quoting Thomas Edison: "The most certain way to succeed is to try one more time." The occasion was the meeting of the House's Energy and Commerce…more
| Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property

USPTO Proposes Rules Changes in View of Novartis v. Lee

Last month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (79 Fed. Reg. 34681) discussing changes to the rules of practice to implement the Federal Circuit's decision in…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Deputy Directory Lee Announces the Request for Written Comments to Help Improve PTAB Proceedings

In a post from yesterday entitled "Help Improve our AIA Trial Proceedings," Michelle Lee, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, announced on the…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Digitech Image Technologies, LLC v. Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

Less than four weeks after the Supreme Court handed down its opinion in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, the Federal Circuit has used the holding of that case to strike down a patentee's claims under 35 U.S.C. ยง 101…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Guest Post: Overview of First Published Comments on Myriad-Mayo Patent Eligibility Guidance

As readers will be aware, members of the public have been invited to submit written comments to the U.S. Patent and Trademakr Office that present their interpretation of the impact of relevant Supreme Court precedent on the…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

AbbVie Deutschland GmbH v. Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014) - Absent Description of Representative Species to Support Entire Genus, Functionally Defined Genus Claim Lacked Adequate Written Description

Last week, in AbbVie Deutschland GmbH v. Janssen Biotech, Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed judgments by the District Court for the District of Massachusetts in infringement and interference actions involving AbbVie Deutschland…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

USPTO Holds Forum on Subject Matter Eligibility -- Part IV

On May 9, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office held a four-hour long forum to receive public feedback on the Myriad-Mayo Guidance, which was issued by the Office on March 4. According to the Office's Guidance webpage, the forum…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Continued Chaos in Obama Administration Patent Policy

President Obama has reportedly decided against nominating Johnson & Johnson executive Philip Johnson in the face of political pressure from the hi-tech industry and Members of Congress, including Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY),…more
| Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property

Docs @ BIO: The Rest of the Story - Bloomberg BNA Hosts Panel on Subject Matter Eligibility

Last month at the BIO convention, Randy Kubetin, Managing Editor of Bloomberg BNA's Life Sciences Law & Industry Report moderated a panel entitled "Patent Eligibility from the Trenches: Practical Implications of the Supreme…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

IPO Releases List of Top 300 Patent Holders for 2013 - IPO Releases List of Top 300 Patent Holders for 2013

Last month, the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) announced the release of its 31st annual list of the top 300 organizations receiving U.S. patents. Patent Docs Readers may recall that the U.S. Patent and Trademark…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Court Report -- Part II - July 2014

About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. v. Par Pharmaceutical Inc. 1:14-cv-00789; filed June 20, 2014 in the District Court of…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Court Report - July 2014 #2

About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Eli Lilly and Company et al. v. Panacea Biotec, Ltd. 1:14-cv-01064; filed June 26, 2014 in the Southern District of…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Docs @ BIO: Hello, I Must Be Going - Judge Randall Rader Says Goodbye at BIO

Last week, Judge Randall R. Rader, until recently Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, opened a day-long session on Intellectual Property Law by saying farewell. In a speech at varying times passionate…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property
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