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Federal Circuit Overrules the Rosen-Durling Test for Determining Obviousness of Design Patents

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On May 21, 2024, the Federal Circuit overruled the longstanding Rosen-Durling test for evaluating the obviousness of design patents.  LKQ Corp. v. GM Global Tech. Operations LLC, No. 21-2348, slip op. at 15 (Fed. Cir. May 21,...more

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Trade Secret Protection Plans Provide Certainty to Employers

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Baker Donelson recently published an article called "The End of Non-Competition Agreements? Not so Fast!" The article summarizes the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) final rule prohibiting most employers from binding the...more


The Quality of Patents – Opportunities and Concerns in the AI Era

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The rise of artificial intelligence in the patent space brings both promises and challenges. With its potential to enhance drafting and examination processes, AI offers the prospect of improving patent quality. Join Sakari...more

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Gavel to Gavel: Limits on copyright infringement not limited

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Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court resolved a split between the circuit courts over whether the Copyright Act’s three-year statute of limitations limits the amount of damages a plaintiff may recover to a three-year...more

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Regeneron Files Second BPCIA Complaint Against Celltrion’s Proposed EYLEA® Biosimilar CT-P42

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On May 17, 2024, Regeneron filed a second infringement litigation against Celltrion’s proposed EYLEA® (aflibercept) biosimilar CT-P42, Case No. 1:24-cv-00053 (N.D.W. Va.). The aBLA for CT-P42 was submitted to the FDA in June...more

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The First Biosimilar Disputes at the Unified Patent Court (UPC)

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As the era of biologics and biosimilar litigations heats up in the United States, Europe’s Unified Patent Court (UPC) is also taking center stage with the first two biosimilar disputes filed in March and April....more

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Federal Circuit Sets Forth a More “Flexible” Approach to Obviousness of Design Patents in Two Key Ways

In a dispute over the validity of design patents covering the fenders of GM’s 2018-2020 Chevrolet Equinox, the Federal Circuit overturned its own long-standing Rosen-Durling “rigid” standard for assessing obviousness of...more


3 Key Takeaways - What Corporate Counsel Need to Know About Patent Damages

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Kilpatrick’s Ted Mayle and Kevin Bell recently presented “What Corporate Counsel Need to Know About Patent Damages” at the ACC Colorado In-House Counsel Forum. With reports of nine-figure jury awards in patent cases being...more

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Designing a New Framework: Federal Circuit Sets New Standards for Obviousness Test for Design Patents

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In a recent en banc decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overturned the Rosen-Durling test for assessing the non-obviousness of design patents and adopted a more flexible test which is...more

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Kicking Around the Post-Sale Confusion Doctrine in English and US Courts

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Leigh Smith and H. Straat Tenney of Locke Lord provide a comparative analysis of the handling of pre- and post-sale confusion of trademarked goods by jurisdiction to draw interesting conclusions for corporations to consider...more


5 Key Takeaways - Rolling with the Legal Punches: Resetting Patent Strategy to Address Changes in the Law

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Kilpatrick partners Tina McKeon, Michael Bertelson, and Michael Turton recently joined Laura Fritts (Vice President, Intellectual Property, Legal, Azurity Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) to present at the annual Kilpatrick...more


The Appeals Review Panel’s In Re Xencor Decision: The USPTO Provides Its Position on Written Description and Means-Plus-Function...

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On May 17, 2024, an Appeals Review Panel (ARP) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) released its decision in Ex parte Chamberlain (referred to in Federal Circuit proceedings as In re Xencor;...more

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China Section 301 Additional Tariffs

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On May 22, 2024, the United States Trade Representative (“USTR”) announced the publication of a Federal Register Notice (“the FRN”) setting forth additional and increased Section 301 tariffs for specific Harmonized Tariff...more

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Federal Circuit Revamps Obviousness Test for Design Patents

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In a recent en banc panel decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overruled a decades-old test for obviousness of design patents. Reasoning that the old test was “improperly rigid,” the Federal Circuit...more

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How Are The USPTO’s Proposed Rule Changes For Terminal Disclaimers Problematic?: Let Me Count The Ways

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On May 10, 2024, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Notice) proposing changes to terminal disclaimer (TD) practice....more

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Webinar | Preparing Your Company for Hatch-Waxman

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The Hatch-Waxman Act regulates the relationship between branded and generic drugmakers and attempts to strike a balance between two competing policy interests — encouraging pioneering drug development and facilitating market...more


Federal Circuit Upends Design Patent Validity Test

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Unlike utility patents, which are frequently invalidated on obviousness grounds, design patents historically faced a rigid test making obvious findings rare. The Federal Circuit has just issued an en banc decision that upends...more

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LKQ v. GM: What In-House Counsel Needs to Know About This Change in Design Patent Law

On May 21, 2024, the Federal Circuit issued an en banc decision (full court, instead of the typical three-judge panel) in LKQ Corp. et al. v. GM Global Technology Operations LLC, overturning the long-standing obviousness test...more

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Supreme Court Holds Invalid Cholesterol Drug Patent That Covered Millions of Undisclosed Antibodies

In Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi, the Supreme Court unanimously held that “[i]f a patent claims an entire class of processes, machines, manufactures, or compositions of matter, the patent specification must enable a person skilled in...more


Federal Circuit Patent Watch: Section 285 Does Not Extend to Recovery of IPR Fees

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Precedential and Key Federal Circuit Opinions - 1.  ZIRCON CORP. v. ITC (2022-1649, 05/08/2024) (Lourie, Bryson, and Stark) - Bryson, J. The Court affirmed the Commission’s determination regarding the domestic...more

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Enabling AI-Assisted Inventions and the Black-Box Problem

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Earlier this year, the U.S. Patent Office issued its Inventorship Guidance for AI-Assisted Inventions.The main takeaway is that “[w]hile AI systems . . . cannot be listed as inventors on patent applications,” the “use of an...more


3 Key Takeaways - Corporate Perspectives on Intellectual Property

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Kilpatrick partners Brian Axelrad, Jeff Hechtman, and Brenda Holmes recently presented to clients at the Kilpatrick Intellectual Property Seminar on the topic of “Corporate Perspectives on Intellectual Property.” They...more

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District Court Adopts Broad View of Copyright Preemption in Data Scraping Case

The recent California district court decision dismissing the complaint in X Corp. v. Bright Data Ltd. could have significant implications for companies that rely on their terms of use to prohibit unauthorized “data scraping”...more

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Redrawing the Obviousness Standard: Graham Factors Overrule Rosen-Durling for Design Patents

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Brooks Kushman serves as design patent counsel for Ford Motor Company and has closely followed this case. Attorneys Frank Angileri and Marc Lorelli from Brooks Kushman filed an amicus brief on Ford’s behalf in the en banc...more

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FDA Approves First Two Interchangeable EYLEA® Biosimilars – Biocon’s Yesafili™ (aflibercept-jbvf) and Samsung Bioepis’s Opuviz™...

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On May 20, 2024, the FDA approved the first two interchangeable biosimilars of Regeneron’s EYLEA® (aflibercept) – Biocon Biologics and Mylan’s Yesafili™ (aflibercept-jbvf) and Samsung Bioepis’s Opuviz™ (aflibercept-yszy). ...more

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