Goldstein: Expect More Litigation in Wake of Myriad Gene Patent Decision
Patent Series: Protecting inventions
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Are Human Genes Patentable? Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Myriad Case
AIA Impact on Start Up Capital
Can You Patent Human Genes? ACLU Says No
AIA Impact on University Innovation and Tech Transfer
Yours, Mine and Ours (not yet!): An Update on the Patentability of Human Genes -
Oral Arguments Before the USPTO Patent Trial & Appeal Board
Patent Office Litigation Update: Impact on Timing
The Perfect Patent Office Litigator
Patent Office Litigation Update: Lessons Learned from Contested Proceedings at the USPTO
PTAB Judges and Hearings at the USPTO Satellite Offices
Patent Office Litigation Update: Stays at the U.S. District Court
Yours, Mine and Ours (not yet!): An Update on the Patentability of Human Genes
The Decision Maker's Guide to Contested Proceedings Under the American Invents Act
Will the SHIELD Act Accomplish Its Goal of Effectively Combatting Patent Trolls?
Patent Office Litigation Update: Recommendations Following First Five IPR Trials Instituted
Prior Art Challenges After First-Inventor-to-File
What the First-to-File Patent Change Means (And What IP Strategists Should Do About It)
In Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association v. Monsanto Co., the Federal Circuit dismissed the plaintiffs’ declaratory judgment action against Monsanto, but in so doing held that Monsanto would be judicially estopped from...more
On June 10, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that Monsanto’s representation that it would not pursue farmers and seed sellers for patent infringement if they inadvertently use Monsanto’s patented...more
Since our last article on the topic of design patent reexaminations (see “All or Nothing Design Patent Reexaminations: On the Rise,” June 8, 2010), design patents are more popular than ever.
Interest in design patents...more
President Barack Obama has announced a new executive and legislative initiative aimed at curbing patent infringement suits by “patent trolls,” who generate revenue through extortionate litigation, not real innovation....more
The Court of Appeal recently heard a case relating to Genentech's patent, which claimed the use of human vascular endothelial growth factor (hVEGF) antagonists for the treatment of non-cancerous diseases which are...more
It has been less than three months since the remaining provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) took effect, and just short of five months since the AIA Technical Corrections Act was enacted to "correct and...more
In This Issue:
News from the Bench:
- Six Ways to Sunday: Recent Federal Circuit Opinion Highlights Uncertainty in the Patent Eligibility of Computer-Implemented Inventions
- The Federal Circuit Affirms...more
The Leonard, Street and Deinard patent litigation team helps clients on a daily basis to defend against and resolve threats of patent infringement by Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs, often referred to as "patent trolls")....more
With two deft strokes, Vermont simultaneously increased the tools in its enforcement toolbox and dealt a significant blow to a well-known patent assertion entity (PAE)....more
Janet Cord and Ray Diperna, partners at Ladas & Parry LLP, discuss the pros and cons of patents in protecting inventions....more
DataTreasury Corporation (“DataTreasury”) has filed a new round of lawsuits against banks and their service providers relating to two patents which claims systems and methods for remotely capturing and centrally processing...more
Recognizing a problem that has long plagued Silicon Valley technology companies, on June 4, 2013, President Barack Obama issued executive actions and legislative recommendations "to protect innovators from frivolous...more
License agreements often contain indemnities. An indemnity is a contractual obligation to step in and reimburse some financial obligation such as a liability, loss, or damage. In essence, the party giving the indemnity will...more
When considering the optimal forum for bringing a patent infringement case in the US, litigators may find it useful to take into account not only client exposure and received wisdom, but also statistical information about the...more
In this issue:
- Software Patents Put to the Test – a Bad Sign for Trolls?
- Sowing the Seeds of Patent Infringement
- FTC vs. POM Wonderful: Trench Warfare
- Anything You Can Clean, I Can Clean...more
In a case styled The Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, the Supreme Court is confronting the question of whether or not human genes are patent eligible under 35 U.S.C. 101. A decision is expected in the...more
Over the past eight months, thousands of businesses across the United States received the same five-page letter from "The Licensing Team" of any one of 40 shell companies affiliated with MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC...more
About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases.
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. et al. v. Impax Laboratories, Inc. 3:13-cv-02416; filed May 29, 2013 in the Northern District...more
On May 13, 2013, the Supreme Court delivered a unanimous decision determining that the doctrine of patent exhaustion does not provide a safe haven for a farmer to create new seeds by reproducing patented seeds through...more
Patent Exhaustion Rejected: Patented Seed Purchaser Has No Right to Make Copies: Bowman v. Monsanto Co. -
In a narrow ruling that reaffirms the scope of patent protection over seeds, and possibly over other...more
In This Issue:
• Patent Office Must Prove Prior Art Reference Is Enabling
• Complaint Was Adequate Despite Non-Infringing Possibilities
• FDA Approval Not Relevant to Obviousness Analysis
- Excerpt from...more
Ronald J. Schoenbaum is a partner in Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP's Orange County and Silicon Valley, Calif., offices. He focuses on patent prosecution, strategic patent portfolio management, and infringement/validity...more
In Dey, L.P. v. Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the Federal Circuit vacated the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Sunovion, and remanded for further consideration of whether Sunovion’s clinical trial...more
In This Presentation:
Top 10 Q’s & A’s About Patent Litigation:
- 1. Can I Infringe a Patent If I Am Not Aware of It?
- 2. How Do I Tell Whether a Patent is Infringed?
- Novelty/Validity vs. Infringement...more
The EU Patent Package (the Patent Package) consists of two related, but independent parts: a Unitary EU Patent (the Unitary Patent or UP) and a Unified Patent Court (the UPC). The new system is expected...more
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