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Rules of the (International) Road, Brexit, PPP as a New Tool for Argentina, and Keeping Non-U.S. Companies Safe from Suit (Expect...

- Post-Daimler: Are Non-U.S. Companies Safe from Suit in U.S. Courts? What if the Non-U.S. Parent Registers to Do Business in a State? - Rules of the (International) Road: Choosing and Appointing a Distributor ...more

Federal Circuit Rubberstamps 50-Year-Old Practice to Save 10,000 Continuation Patents

Addressing the question of precisely when a continuation application must be filed in order to be entitled to its parent application’s filing date, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that the statutory...more

Brexit: European Patent Applications, Unitary Patents and the Unified Patent Court System

The process of Brexit will take many years, and the implications for our clients’ business will unfold over time. Our MoFo Brexit Task Force is coordinating Brexit-related legal analysis across all of our offices, and...more

Brexit: IP Considerations in Light of the UK’s Vote to Leave the EU

While the “Leave” result of the June 23 referendum will not have an immediate impact on intellectual property, the eventual British exit (“Brexit”) from the European Union could have long-term implications for IP protection...more

The US Biosimilar Pathway: What’s Ahead

2015 was a landmark year for biosimilars. It began with the approval of the first US biosimilar, Sandoz’s Zarxio, in March 2015 under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (BPCIA). Zarxio entered the US...more

Know your patent documents

Most are familiar with a U.S. utility patent, have a seven digit number followed by a “B”...more

GUEST POST: David Lisch on the Basics of Intellectual Property Law for Start-Ups (Part 1)

At one point or another, all companies will be faced with the decision if, and how much, to invest in intellectual property protection. Let’s start with trademarks. A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, and/or design...more

[Webinar] Software Patent Eligibility - A Post-Alice Landscape Discussion - Nov. 10th, 10:00am PST

Join our panel of Knobbe Martens partners for this complimentary and informative webinar to discuss the state of software patent eligibility after Alice Corp v. CLS Bank International. Since the Supreme Court's...more

Inter Partes Review Proceedings: A Third Anniversary Report

When inter partes review (IPR) proceedings became effective in September 2012, few people would have predicted the transformative effect it would have on patents and the litigation landscape. Three years in, IPR has become...more

WIPO Releases Data on 2014 International Patent Filings

Last week, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released data on 2014 international application filings under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). WIPO noted that U.S. and Japanese filings accounted for almost...more

Design Protection Goes Global: The Hague Agreement Will Change Industrial Design Strategies

The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs, more commonly known as the “Hague Agreement,” is a treaty that establishes an international filing system for industrial design...more

New Filings for December 30, 2014

New Filings (1) - DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., filed IRP2015-00510 challenging u.S. Patent No. 8,658,710 on OXIDATION-RESISTANT AND WEAR-RESISTANT POLYETHYLENES FOR HUMAN JOINT REPLACEMENTS AND METHODS FOR MAKING THEM,...more

Patent Filings, Institution Decisions and Dispositions for December 24, 2014

New Filings - HM Electronics, Inc. filed IPR2015-00491 challenging U.S. Patent No. 8,694,040 on a REMOTELY CONFIGURABLE WIRELESS INTERCOM SYSTEM FOR AN ESTABLISHMENT....more

Patent Filings, Institution Decisions and Dispositions for December 2, 2014

New Filings - Fike Corporation filed IPR2015-00341 challenging U.S. Patent No. 8,674,260, assigned to U.S. Patent No. 8,674,260....more

Patent Filings and Institution Decisions for December 1, 2014

New Filings - Tissue Transplant Technology Ltd. filed IPR2015-00320 challenging U.S. Patent No. 8,709,494, assigned to Surgical Biologics, LLC....more

Computer and Software Related Innovation – Is There A Rationale For Filing Software Patent Applications in Canada?

Intellectual property law provides a number of avenues to protect investments that innovators make in developing and marketing software. Securing one or more intellectual property rights is critical in acquiring and...more

Patent Filings, Institution Decisions and Dispositions for November 24, 2014

New Filings - Pfizer, Inc. filed IPR2015-00293 challenging U.S. Patent No. 8,173,127, assigned to Intellect/Neurosciences, Inc....more

New Patent Filings and Dispositions for November 21, 2014

New Filings - Microboards Technology, LLC filed IPR2015-00284 challenging U.S. Patent No. 5,866,058 assigned to Stratasys Inc....more

Patent Filings, Institution Decisions, and Dispostitions for November 20, 2014

New Filings - Zetec, Inc. filed IPR2015-00280 challenging U.S. Patent No. 6,823,269, assigned to Westinghouse Electric Co LLC....more

Patent Filings and Institution Decisions for November 7, 2014

New Filings - 2Wire Inc. filed IPR2015-00239 challenging U.S. Patent No, 7,471,721 assigned to TQ Delta, LLC....more

Patent Filings and Institution Decisions for November 6, 2014

New Filings - Lord Corporation filed IPR2015-00246 challenging U.S. Patent No. 8,373,559....more

Patent Filings for November 5, 2014

New Filings - Unified Patents Inc. filed IPR2015-000232 challenging U.S. Patent No. 7,702,781, assigned to Teoco Corporation....more

Fault-Tolerant System

For all of its complexities, the inter partes review system can be fairly fault tolerant. In Debasish Mukhopadhyay v. Veolia Water Solutions & Technology Support, IPR2014-01563, Paper 4 (October 28, 2014), the Board granted...more

Patent Filings for October 31, 2014

New Filings - Nestle USA, Ind., filed IPR2015-00195 challenging U.S. Pat. 6,475,435 assigned to Stork Food & Dairy Systems, B.V.TORK FOOD & DAIRY SYSTEMS B.V....more

Expungement of Unauthorized Filings Under 37 CFR § 42.7(a)

MotivePower, Inc. v. Cutsforth, Inc. - In a sua sponte order concerning an inter partes review (IPR) proceeding, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (Board) expunged from the record in...more

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