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Latest Federal Court Cases - May 2024 #4

LKQ Corporation v. GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Appeal No. 2021-2348 (Fed. Cir. May 21, 2024) - In a rare en banc opinion, the Federal Circuit overruled decades of prior precedent concerning the standard to...more

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New IDS Requirement In USPTO Fee-Setting Proposal

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO’s) proposed rulemaking that focuses on “fee adjustments” for 2025 includes a trap for the unwary related to Information Disclosure Statements (IDSs) that could complicate...more

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NIH Seeks Comments on Patient Access Plan Requirements in Patent License Agreements

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The Situation: The National Institutes of Health ("NIH") proposed a new policy requiring entities that receive licenses from the NIH to certain taxpayer-funded inventions to submit Access Plans for ensuring broader patient...more

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Are Attorneys Fees Recoverable When Suing on Trade Secret Claims?

Are attorney fees recoverable when suing on trade secret claims? In some cases, yes. In Arkansas, attorneys’ fees are recoverable in a breach of contract case...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Anti-Obesity Medications: Noteworthy Developments as Policymakers Weigh Coverage Considerations

Key Points - GLP-1 agonists have ushered in a new era in anti-obesity medication policy considerations against the backdrop of a continued focus by policymakers on both drug access and pricing. CMS has taken steps to clarify...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

XZ Utils Supply Chain Attack Sheds Light on Vulnerabilities in Widely Adopted Open Source System

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In a reminder that open source products can carry significant risks beyond intellectual property, a vulnerability in a compression tool commonly used by developers has triggered widespread concerns....more

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Unclean Hands and Inequitable Conduct: Dishonesty Is Not the Best Policy

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Before Reyna, Hughes, and Stark.  Appeal from the Western District of Louisiana. Summary: The district court correctly found unclean hands, but erred by finding no inequitable conduct without addressing the collective weight...more

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

AI News Roundup – Scarlett Johansson “shocked” over new ChatGPT voice, AI for dating apps, bypassing safeguards for AI models, and...

To help you stay on top of the latest news, our AI practice group has compiled a roundup of the developments we are following....more

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Infringement Judgement Is Only Final When There’s Nothing Left to Do but Execute

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Before Lourie, Hughes, and Stark. Appeal from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Summary: An infringement judgment is only sufficiently “final” to be immune from a later finding of unpatentability if...more

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Destiny developer obtains first of its kind jury verdict against hackers

In January, Jake Lee and I wrote an article about the merits of using 17 U.S.C. § 1201 to sue video game hack developers. Importantly, § 1201 can be asserted separately from traditional copyright infringement under 17 U.S.C....more

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Legal Lens on the Unified Patent Court - May 2024

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The Unified Patent Court (UPC) is revolutionizing the way patents are enforced in Europe, and McDermott’s intellectual property team is here to help you navigate this dynamic landscape. Our Legal Lens on the Unified Patent...more

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Mylan Pharms. Inc. v. Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH, C.A. - Xarelto® (Rivaroxaban)

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Case Name: Mylan Pharms. Inc. v. Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH, C.A. No. 23-556-RGA, 2024 WL 359468 (D. Del. Jan. 31, 2024) (Hatcher, M.J.) - Drug Product and Patent(s)-in-Suit: Xarelto® (rivaroxaban); U.S. Patents Nos....more

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Canadian Drug Importation May Undermine Intellectual Property Protection

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The Situation: Earlier this year, Florida became the first state to receive authorization for its Section 804 Importation Program ("SIP") from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA"). This initial step toward the legal...more

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Fresenius Kabi Announces FDA Acceptance of aBLA for Prolia® / Xgeva® (denosumab) Biosimilar Candidate FKS518

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On May 27, 2024, Fresenius Kabi announced the FDA acceptance of its aBLA for FKS518 (denosumab), a proposed biosimilar of Amgen’s Prolia® / Xgeva® (denosumab). ...more

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USPTO Issues Updated Examination Guidance After Federal Circuit Overhauls Test for Design Patent Obviousness

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Memorandum to the Corps of Patent Examiners (the “Guidance”), attempting to provide clarity in the wake of the Federal Circuit’s highly anticipated en banc...more

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Federal Circuit Overrules Rosen-Durling Test for Design Patent Obviousness

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Now a more flexible Graham v. John Deere analysis applies. On May 21, 2024, the en banc Federal Circuit overruled the Rosen-Durling test for design patent obviousness, holding that Supreme Court law dictates "a more...more


IOENGINE v. Ingenico: Are Electronic Communications Fair Game for the Printed Matter Doctrine?

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In IOENGINE, LLC v. Ingenico Inc.,2021-1227 (Fed. Cir. May 3, 2024), the Federal Circuit reversed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) determination that certain claim features did not carry patentable weight under the...more

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WIPO Adopts New IP Treaty on Genetic Resources & Traditional Knowledge

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After nearly a quarter of a century, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has approved the passage of a new IP treaty: the WIPO Treaty on Intellectual Property, Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional...more

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How Much Searching is “Non-Exhaustive”?: Judge Gardephe Invalidates Claims as Indefinite

On April 24, 2024, United States District Court Judge Paul G. Gardephe (S.D.N.Y.) construed claims of three patents asserted by Network-1 Technologies, Inc. against Google LLC and YouTube, LLC. The court found the asserted...more

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Black Widow Versus OpenAI and What it Means for Singers and Voice Actors

It seems like every week brings a new dispute over artificial intelligence (AI), mostly focused around new features and uses of generative AI.  Last week was no exception, with OpenAI unveiling human-like voices soon being...more


Patent Poetry: How to Get Your Patent Examined Sooner

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The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently extended its First Time Filer Expedited Examination Program. This pilot program is “designed to increase accessibility to the patent system for inventors who are new to...more

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PTAB Denies IPR Petition for Failure to Construe Claims

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The PTAB recently denied 10x Genomics, Inc.’s (Petitioner) IPR petition (IPR2023-01299) against President and Fellows of Harvard College (Patent Owner) challenging claims of U.S. Pat. No. 11,098,303. Patent Owner identified...more

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A Brief Analysis of Determining Similar Goods in Trademark Infringement Cases people

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The determination of similar goods, as a constituent element in determining whether infringement exists in trademark infringement cases, has consistently garnered significant attention, and remains a contentious issue. This...more

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The Limit Does Not Exist: No Time Limitation on Copyright Damages  

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Warner Chappell Music v. Nealy, No. 22-1078, 601 U.S. (2024) - On May 9, 2024, the Supreme Court held that copyright owners may obtain damages beyond the three-year statute of limitations under the Copyright Act. As this...more

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Full Federal Circuit Ditches Decades-Old Design Patent Test

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Last week, the full Federal Circuit overruled its decades-old test for deciding whether a design patent is invalid as obvious. LKQ Corp. v. GM Glob. Tech. Operations LLC, No. 2021-2348, 2024 WL 2280728 (Fed. Cir. May 21,...more

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