Intellectual Property Law Issues for Health Care Providers
IP|Trend: Inter Partes Review: What to Consider When Filing Your Petition
Inter-Partes Review of Patents: The Case So Far (CLE)
IP|Trend: New Era in Protection of Software by Intellectual Property Law?
Inter Partes Review: Validity Before the PTAB
IP|Trend: Discovering Source Code
Ropes & Gray: Advantages of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Post-Grant Insights: The Significance of a Three-Judge Panel
IP|Trend: The Importance of Consumer Surveys in Patent Litigation
Post-Grant Insights: The Need for Seamless Coordination of District Court & PTAB Litigation
IP|Trend: Inter Partes Review: Is it Litigation or Something Else?
Post-Grant Insights: The Preparation and Pace of the PTAB
Controlling the Cost of Patent Litigation
Post-Grant Insights: The Impact of PTAB Appeals on the Federal Circuit
Post-Grant Insights: Key Considerations in PTAB Oral Hearings
Post-Grant Insights: What claims to include in your PTAB petition
What are the Implications of Alice v. CLS?
What Does the Supreme Court Ruling in Alice v. CLS Mean to a Software Entrepreneur?
Derivation Proceedings: What You Need to Know
What is Graphene? Fenwick Patent Attorney Has the Answer
Summary On December 15, 2014, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) released its updated 2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility (the “Interim Eligibility Guidance”) in light of the recent Supreme...more
Last Thursday, the European Court of Justice rendered a decision in International Stem Cell (ISCO) Corporation v. Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (UK) that significantly modified the landscape for human...more
Since the very beginning of America’s revolutionary patent system, inventors in the life sciences have been granted patents for discovering and purifying natural products. It was taken as a given that a purified natural...more
Testimony from a witness in a prior reexamination, or other, proceeding may be useful information to a party in inter partes review proceedings. The party propounding such testimony should be prepared, however, to produce...more
Through its recent decision in Stryker Corp. v. Zimmer, Inc., the Federal Circuit gave Zimmer an early Christmas gift worth approximately $140 million by reversing a district court’s determination of willfulness and vacating...more
Just last week, the USPTO released its revised subject matter eligibility guidance (2014 Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility “Interim Guidance” reviewed in my prior post of December 16th, 2014). The Interim...more
The University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law has created an infographic that provides some highlights in the history of patent law, starting at around 500 B.C. and including the first ever recorded document...more
Eagle Parts & Products, Inc. (“Eagle”), a Georgia corporation with its principal place of business in Augusta, Georgia, filed a patent infringement action on October 3, 2014 against Custom Golf Car Supply, Inc. (“Golf Car”),...more
Petitions Filed (3) -
Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC filed IPR 2015-000396, challenging U.S. Patent No. 7,218,313, assigned to APLIX IP HOLDINGS CORPORATION....more
Intellectual Ventures II LLC v. JP Morgan Chase & Co., et al.
Case Number: 1:13-cv-03777-AKH -
Judge Hellerstein resolved a number of discovery-related motions. First he found that defendants’ motion to strike...more
In Univ. of Utah Res. Foundation et al. v. Ambry Genetics Corp., No. 2014-1361 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 17, 2014), the Federal Circuit once again has weighed in on the patent eligibility of Myriad Genetics, Inc.’s patents related to...more
The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has handed down a landmark judgment concerning the patentability of stem cells in Europe. Stem cells have the potential to revolutionize the treatment of human disease because of their...more
On December 16, 2014, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) published new guidelines for determining patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101. These guidelines do not have the force of law, but nevertheless...more
About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases.
Eli Lilly and Company et al. v. Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC 1:14-cv-01474 filed December 11, 2014 in the District Court...more
The recent interim guidance issued by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) provides applicants and practitioners with more helpful information about which types of claims the USPTO will find to satisfy subject matter...more
Patents directed to genetic material have been the subject of significant public discourse and legal challenge worldwide, leading to a divergence of governing law between jurisdictions and heightened industry uncertainty...more
The Supreme Court’s Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l decision has had a significant impact on the prosecution of software-based patent applications, on the institution of 101-based covered business method patent reviews, and on...more
We’ve all heard of Google.
But have you heard of Google X?
Google X is Google’s super somewhat secret research facility, a la Q Branch of Ian Fleming’s 007 spy novel fame, which has as its mission the...more
Institution Decisions (1) -
In Jiawei Technology (USA) Ltd. v. Simon Richmond, IPR2014-00935, Paper 11 (December 22, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 1–7, 9, 10, 14, 17–20, 23, 28, 43, 45 and...more
The USPTO’s latest Guidance on subject matter eligibility takes some positive steps toward stabilizing the examination rules in the context of complex and dynamic case law. The USPTO is accepting comments about the Guidance...more
In This Issue:
- Fundamental Reform Ahead For European Patent Law
- Patentability of Isolated Nucleic Acid
- Patent Reform – Is It Working?
- Right To Privacy In Japan
- Supreme Court Corner
- The FTC...more
Adrea, LLC v. Barnes & Noble, Inc., et al.
Case Number: 1:13-cv-04137-JSR -
After trial, a jury found that defendants Barnes & Noble, Inc., BarnesAndNoble.com, and Nook Media, LLC infringed claims 7, 8, 9, 18...more
Patent Claims on Media Distribution Over Internet Not Patentable -
In ULTRAMERCIAL, INC. v. HULU, LLC, Appeal No. 2010-1544, the Federal Circuit affirmed a motion to dismiss under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) because a...more
Whether a Petitioner breached a contract, that limited its ability to challenge a patent, is an issue outside the purview of the PTAB, per a recent decision in Ford Motor Company v. Paice LLC & The Abell Foundation, Inc.,...more
KIMBLE V. MARVEL ENTERPRISES, INC.
Patent Licensing - Cert. Pending -
Issue: Whether the Supreme Court should overrule Brulotte v. Thys Co., which held “a patentee’s use of a royalty agreement that projects...more
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