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Dell Inc. v. Acceleron, LLC

by Knobbe Martens on

Federal Circuit Summaries - Before Moore, Reyna, and Taranto. Appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Summary: A party in an inter partes review proceeding may not present new evidence or arguments at oral...more

STRONGER Patents Act Being Introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives

by Jones Day on

On March 20, 2018, Reps. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) and Bill Foster (D-Ill.) announced in an article that they would introduce the STRONGER Patents Act to the U.S. House of Representatives. More formally referred to as The...more

For Fate Of IPR Use, We Can Look To Dr. Seuss

My first presentation about the creation of inter partes review was to a group of Stanford students in 2011. In that presentation, to the amusement of the class, I analogized IPRs to Dr. Seuss’ classic 1961 children’s book...more

Recent Development on Patent Eligibility of Method of Treatment Claims

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently published a new revision to the Ninth Edition of the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) (Revision 08.2017). This revision added a number of chapters...more

MBHB Snippets: A review of developments in Intellectual Property Law - Volume 16, Issue 1

Fair Use and Social Media Sites like BuzzFeed - Fair use, an evolving doctrine and a very popular fallback for those on the Internet, has continued to be “the most troublesome in the whole law of copyright.” Its goal has...more

Orange Book-Listed Patents Challenged in AIA Trial Proceedings

The USPTO recently issued a study concerning AIA trial proceedings challenging Orange Book-Listed patents. The study was presented by the PTAB in a webinar entitled “New PTAB Studies in AIA Proceedings: Expanded Panels and...more

Are Invention Disclosure Documents Protected By Attorney-Client Privilege?

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A common first step in the patent filing process is the completion of an invention disclosure form. The form asks the inventors to provide basic details about the invention, including who invented it, what problem does the...more

Recent Guidance on Whether the PTAB is Bound by a Prior Claim Construction

Recent decisions from the Federal Circuit provide guidance on whether the PTAB must adopt a prior claim construction that is affirmed by the Federal Circuit. The answer depends on whether the doctrine of collateral estoppel...more

Improved User Interface Survives Section 101 Challenges

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In Core Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L. v. LG Electronics, Inc., the Federal Circuit held that user interface claims are patent eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101 because they “recite a specific improvement over prior systems,...more

An Economic Test For Patent Eligibility?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In the non-precedential decision issued in Exergen Corp. v. Kaz USA, Inc., Judge Moore considered the time and money it took to develop the invention at issue when deciding that the claims satisfy the patent eligibility...more

Showdown at SCOTUS Looms as SDNY Judge Certifies Her Opinion on Embedded Tweets for Interlocutory Appeal

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On February 15, 2018, U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest rejected defendants’ motion for partial summary judgment in a case involving the embedding of an image online and called into question the applicability and...more

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Recognizes ‘Innovator Liability’

On March 16, 2018, in a matter of first impression in Massachusetts, the Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) joined a minority of states in recognizing a tort theory of “Innovator Liability” – namely, that brand-name drug...more

Can embedding a tweet make you a copyright infringer?

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Is it illegal to use an embedded link that causes an image on another website to appear on your site? Well, it depends on the court. A federal judge in New York recently held that online publishers who embed tweets that...more

Accounting of profits offers significant benefits to patent owners

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The Canadian “accounting of profits” remedy for patent infringement, which is not available in the U.S., provides a potentially significant opportunity for companies with Canadian IP rights. Recent court decisions have...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

Novartis Sues Regeneron Regarding EYLEA® (aflibercept) and ZALTRAP® (aflibercept)

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On March 19, 2018, Novartis and Grifols sued Regeneron in the Southern District of New York, asserting that Regeneron’s manufacture of its EYLEA® and ZALTRAP® products infringes U.S. Patent No. 5,688,688. Previous cases in...more

Eyetalk365, LLC v. Zmodo Technology Corp. (D. Nev. 2018)

Video Doorbell Patent Found to Be Patent Eligible - Plaintiff Eyetalk365, LLC sued Defendant Zmodo Technology Corp. for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 9,432,638, entitled "Communication and Monitoring System," which issued...more

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

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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

Loved By Many, Cloud-Based Remote DVR Programming Functionality Falls Victim As Rovi Files Second Patent Infringement Strike...

In another example of cloud-based technologies and services falling victim to increased patent litigation surrounding the cloud space, Rovi Guides, Inc. (a TiVo subsidiary) filed another patent campaign against its...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

Recent Federal Circuit Decisions Emphasize Effect of Factual Questions on Patent Eligibility

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In two recent cases, the Federal Circuit addressed the role of factual questions in resolving patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The first case was Berkheimer v. HP Inc. and the second was Aatrix Software v. Green...more

Patent IPRs and Allergan’s Sovereign Immunity Defense

In an age of rising healthcare costs, pharmaceutical companies can be an easy target in calls for patent reform. Patent protection helps drug manufacturers recoup their investment in developing the new drug,. It also...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

AAM Publishes White Paper on Need for Increased Access to Biosimilars

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A recent white paper from the Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM) highlighted the continued need to lower prescription drug prices. According to the paper, up to half of all patients fail to adhere to their medication...more

UK Supreme Court Decision In Actavis V. Eli Lilly – Doctrine Of Equivalents Recognized

by Ladas & Parry LLP on

In its decision of July 12, 2017 in Actavis v. Eli Lilly, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom for the first time formally adopted the concept of a doctrine of equivalents when considering what constituted an infringement...more

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