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Inventorship, Ownership, and Standing Issues May Be Too Complex For 100-Day Pilot Program

by Jones Day on

In a recent order, the Commission again declined to institute an Early Disposition Pilot Program (100-day Pilot Program), this time citing the complexity of the issues raised in the request. In the Matter of Certain...more

D.C. Court of Appeals Denies Petition Seeking Review of FAA Airworthiness Directive

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) decision to publish an airworthiness directive ordering the removal of certain cylinder assemblies used in piston...more

D.C. Circuit Issues Long-Awaited Decision in ACA Challenge to FCC TCPA Rulemaking

by Goodwin on

On March 16, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued its long-awaited decision in ACA International v. FCC, invalidating several key pieces of the FCC’s 2015 Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)...more

Nestlé USA, Inc. v. Steuben Foods, Inc.

by Knobbe Martens on

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Dyk, Reyna, and Hughes. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: Where the Federal Circuit had previously construed the same claim term in an appeal involving a related...more

Fresh From the Bench: Latest Federal Circuit Court Cases

PATENT CASE OF THE WEEK - SimpleAir, Inc. v. Google LLC, Appeal No. 2016-2738 (Fed. Cir. 2018) - In SimpleAir, Inc. v Google LLC, the Federal Circuit vacated a district court’s motion to dismiss pursuant to Rule...more

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Sets Aside FCC’s Definition of “Called Party” Under the TCPA—What Comes Next?

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) makes it unlawful to make autodialed calls without the prior express consent of the “called party.” 47 USC §227(b)(1)(A). ...more

Break notices when is a tenant not a tenant

by Dentons on

In yet another illustration of the registration gap, the High Court has confirmed in Sackville v. Robertson [2018] EWHC 122 (Ch) that an assignee of a registered lease may be precluded from exercising a contractual break...more

PTAB Institutes Trial on a “Follow-On” IPR Petition Following Two Previous Denials

Sanofi-Aventis LLC and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (“Petitioners”) filed three separate requests for an inter partes review (IPR) of Immunex Corporation’s (“Patent Owner”) patent related to asthma and allergy treatment—U.S....more

PTAB Allows Patent Owner to Subpoena and Depose Internet Archives Employee for Limited Purpose

In a recent order, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) granted Patent Owner’s request to seek a subpoena and cross-examine an office manager at the Internet Archives. The request relates to Petitioner’s submission of an...more

Wastewater Enforcement: Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and Garland County, Arkansas Improvement District Enter into...

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) and the Mountain Top Suburban Improvement District No. 66 (“District”) entered into a February 22nd Consent Administrative Order (“CAO”) addressing alleged violations...more

When Does the Time to Appeal Begin? Check your email.

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

Rule 203(b)(1), South Carolina Appellate Court Rules (SCACR), requires notice of appeal be served within thirty days after receiving written notice of entry of an order or judgment. While the notice of appeal must be served...more

California Courts Narrow the New Motor Vehicle Board’s Jurisdiction to Hear Dealer Protests

by Mulcahy LLP on

The California Legislature established the New Motor Vehicle Board (the “Board”). The mandate of the Board is to enforce the regulatory scheme set forth in the California Vehicle Code and Civil Code meant to regulate the...more

Hologic, Inc., v. Smith & Nephew, Inc.

by Knobbe Martens on

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Newman, Wallach, and Stoll. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: Disclosure of a species may provide written description support for a claimed genus when the field...more

The Department Of Commerce Announces Process For Requesting Product Exclusions to Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

by King & Spalding on

On March 8, 2018, President Trump exercised “his authority to impose a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports” under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. Customs and Border...more

Recent FOIA Decisions Address “Trade Secret” and “Private Information” Exemptions

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The Public Access Counselor (PAC) of the Illinois Attorney General’s office recently issued two binding opinions addressing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Specifically, the opinions found two public entities violated...more

China to revamp central government and various regulators - what does it all mean?

by Hogan Lovells on

Over the past weekend, the Chinese legislature decided on a major restructuring of governmental agencies. The restructuring plan was announced by the State Council on 13 March 2018, and approved by the National People's...more

Drones Inside Retail Spaces

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

As drone technology improves, drone applications are changing the retail landscape. Drones can be used inside of retail spaces for a variety of purposes, including security, advertising, item tracking and in-store delivery....more

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Constitutional Challenge to AML Compliance Program Regulation

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld the decision of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) to issue a cease and desist order against California Pacific Bank (the “Bank”)...more

The Federal Circuit Disagrees Over How to Analyze Patent Eligibility

by K&L Gates LLP on

On March 8, 2018, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in Exergen Corp. v. Kaz USA, Inc., held that patent claims involving body temperature detection were directed to patent-eligible subject matter under § 101. The...more

FAA Plans to Bring LAANC to 500 More Airports by Next Month

On March 6, 2018, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the nationwide expansion of its Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) to 500 more airports, and include 300 air traffic control...more

Federal Circuit Appeals from the PTAB: Summaries of Key 2017 Decisions

In 2016, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit docketed more appeals from the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) than any other venue—a first in its over 30-year history. The post grant proceedings created by the...more

JHUISI Creates New Way to Protect Drones from Cyber-attacks

OnBoard Security, a Wilmington, Massachusetts-based security provider, announced last week that graduate students from Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute (JHUISI) have successfully implemented a secured...more

Stop What You Are Doing: Collateral Estoppel At The PTAB

by Jones Day on

On March 13, 2018, in Nestlé USA, Inc. v. Steuben Foods, Inc., 2017-1193 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 13, 2018), the Federal Circuit confirmed that collateral estoppel may preclude the need to revisit an issue that had already been...more

New USPTO Specimen Pilot Program

by Knobbe Martens on

On March 6, 2018 the USPTO announced that it has started a pilot program that makes it easy to report specimens that have been digitally created, altered or fabricated. Third parties that believe that an application contains...more

USPTO Withdraws Newly Characterized Antigen Test For Written Description Of Antibodies

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The USPTO issued a two page memorandum to the Patent Examining Corps noting that some of the USPTO’s written description guidance pertaining to antibody claims is “outdated.” The memo specifically notes withdrawal of the...more

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