Robert Matthews, Jr. – Matthews Patent-Law Consulting

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Forest, VA 24551, United States

Patent Happenings; Multiple False Marking Suits

With the explosion of patent false marking suits filed in 2010, courts must face many issues of first impression. One such issue is what to do when two or more plaintiffs bring different qui tam false marking suits for the same…more
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Patent Happenings, April 2010

The April 2010 edition of Patent Happenings,® written by the author of the Annotated Patent Digest, presents concise summaries of important developments in U.S. patent law occurring during the months of January through March…more
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Resurgence of the Need for Opinions of Counsel

This article describes the impact in the willful infringement analysis of a failure of an accused infringer to obtain an opinion of counsel under post-Seagate cases. Although the Federal Circuit held in Seagate that there no…more
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Obstacles to Correcting Patent Term Adjustments

With the much anticipated opinion of Wyeth v. Kappos, No. 2009-1120, 2010 WL 27184 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 7, 2010), the Federal Circuit overturned one aspect of the PTO’s methodology of calculating the amount of a patent term…more
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Patent Happenings, January 2010

The January 2010 edition of Patent Happenings,® written by the author of the Annotated Patent Digest, presents concise summaries of important developments in U.S. patent law occurring during the month of December, 2009. …more
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Forest Group: A Roulette Wheel for Patent False Marking Claims

The Federal Circuit's opinion in Forest Group dramatically alters the way in which the district courts must assess the penalty under Section 292 for defendants found guilty of falsely marking an unpatented article as if it were…more
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On-going Royalty for Product Redesigned Post-Verdict

In a case of first impression, Eastern District of Texas applies on going royalty to an accused infringer's product redesigned after the jury verdict finding infringement by the original patent. Court borrows from the law of…more
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Patent Happenings, December 2009

The December 2009 edition of Patent Happenings,® written by the author of the Annotated Patent Digest, presents concise summaries of important developments in U.S. patent law occurring during the month of November, 2009. …more
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Patent Happenings, November 2009

The November 2009 edition of Patent Happenings,® written by the author of the Annotated Patent Digest, presents concise summaries of important developments in U.S. patent law occurring during the month of October, 2009. …more
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Patent Happenings, October 2009

The October 2009 edition of Patent Happenings,® written by the author of the Annotated Patent Digest, presents concise summaries of important developments in U.S. patent law occurring during the month of September, 2009. …more
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Patent Happenings, September 2009

The September 2009 edition of Patent Happenings,® written by the author of the Annotated Patent Digest, presents concise summaries of important developments in U.S. patent law occurring during the month of August, 2009. …more
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Special Report - Exergen's Impact on Pleading Inequitable Conduct

This Special Report of the newsletter Patent Happenings,® written by the author of the Annotated Patent Digest, presents an analysis of Exergen Corp. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: the opinion the Federal Circuit handed down on Aug…more
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Patent Happenings, August 2009

The August 2009 edition of Patent Happenings, written by the author of the Annotated Patent Digest, presents concise summaries of important developments in U.S. patent law occurring during the month of July, 2009. Developments…more
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Patent Happenings, June 2009

The June 2009 edition of Patent Happenings,® written by the author of the Annotated Patent Digest, presents concise summaries of important developments in U.S. patent law occurring during the month of May, 2009. Developments…more
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Patent Happenings, May 2009

The May 2009 edition of Patent Happenings,® written by the author of the Annotated Patent Digest, presents concise summaries of important developments in U.S. patent law occurring during the month of April, 2009. …more
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