Fast Track Patent Examination
On December 1, 2014, amendments to various federal rules of practice and procedure took effect. The only amendment to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure made three substantive changes to Rule 6, which deals with...more
New Petitions -
Wright Medical Technology, Inc., filed IPR2014-00908 challenging U.S. Patent No. 6,440,138 assigned to ORTHOPHOENIX, LLC.
Intel Corporation filed IPR2014-00910 challenging U.S. Patent No....more
New Petitions -
Ford Motor Company filed IPR2014-00884 challenging U.S. Patent No. 7,104,347 assigned to Paice LLC.
HTC Corporation IPR2014-000905 challenging U.S. Patent No. 8,400,926 assigned to Patentmarks...more
As far as the outcome is concerned, it should make no difference which party chooses to file the petition. However, one of the parties is able to control the process, the person filing (known as the Petitioner) is ultimately...more
Materials illustrate the damage the scheme would inflict on millions of savers and retirees and the Richmond and U.S. housing markets -
San Francisco, CA – Important new documents were filed today in the lawsuit to...more
Following passage of the America Invents Act, the US Patent Office now provides ways to fast track or accelerate patent examination. In this video, Michael V. Messinger, director at the intellectual property law firm Sterne,...more
On June 28, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) adopted a proposed rulemaking to codify its longstanding informal procedures for voluntarily withdrawing and refiling an HSR filing and, more significantly, to mandate that...more
U.S. District Judge Rakoff ruled on whether copying legal filings amounts to copyright infringement. His verdict: it does not. Judge Rakoff granted summary judgment to defendants Lexis and Westlaw, dismissing plaintiffs’...more
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