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California Environmental Law & Policy Update - February 2018 #3

by Allen Matkins on

Focus - Trump infrastructure plan would speed up pipeline permitting, cut environmental reviews - Reuters - Feb 12 The Trump administration’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure proposal released on Monday would speed up the...more

Unsupported Assertions: Expert’s Persuasive Authority Suffers Without Directly Engaging Claim Limitations

by Jones Day on

An expert asserting that a patent claim reciting different features than the prior art is nonetheless “equivalent” to the prior art must address and account for the recited limitations head-on, or otherwise lose persuasive...more

DJI Software Now Includes Temporary No-Fly Zone for Olympics

Drone manufacturer, DJI, has updated its software in its drones to include a temporary no-fly zone around the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea (and other South Korean cities). The parameters of the no-fly zone are...more

More Passenger Drone Test Flights Hitting the Skies

We previously reported on the Y6S drone passenger test flights set for this year in London; now, two more companies have started testing passenger drones, too. Ehang 184 passenger drones, created by the Chinese company...more

Some Decisions for the Patent Office to the Institute IPR Validity Challenges May Be Appealed to the Federal Circuit

Abstract - A split decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit determined that decisions by the Patent Office to institute IPR validity challenges may be appealed to the Federal Circuit when such...more

The Perils of Pre-Patenting Manufacturing and Distribution Agreements

by Locke Lord LLP on

Does this fact pattern apply to you or your company? You ask one or more companies to manufacture and distribute your idea for the next big thing (“NBT”). You ask for manufacturing and distribution services on a date, T1,...more

Chief Judge Stark Grants Defendant’s Renewed JMOL Motion After Finding Patent-In-Suit Invalid For Lack Of Enablement

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

By Opinion entered by The Honorable Leonard P. Stark in Idenix Pharmaceuticals LLC et al. v. Gilead Sciences, Inc., Civil Action No. 14-846-LPS (D.Del. February 16, 2018), the District Court granted in part Defendant Gilead...more

The Master Review Form Provides Insight into How the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Treats Eligible Subject Matter Rejections...

by K&L Gates LLP on

On February 9, 2018, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) held its first Chicago Regional Seminar, hosted by Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. Stefanos Karmis, the Acting Director of the...more

FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Obtaining Qualified Infectious Disease Product Designation Under the GAIN Act

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued draft guidance on obtaining "Qualified Infectious Disease Product" (QIDP) designation for antibacterial and antifungal drug candidates intended to treat serious or...more

Travel Sentry: Another Divided Infringement Case With a Lot of Baggage

by K&L Gates LLP on

The litigation between Travel Sentry and David Tropp received its third Federal Circuit opinion on December 19, 2017. The opinion sheds further light on the Akamai decisions and reinforces the importance of context in...more

The MPEP Now Incorporates – and Expands Upon – § 101 Guidance

Since the Supreme Court decided Alice v. CLS Bank in June 2014, the USPTO regularly issues new memoranda explaining its implementation of the § 101 framework. This includes some of the more notable memos for prosecutors: the...more

2017: The Year of Much Ado…But Nothing!

by LeClairRyan on

In terms of major UAS rulemaking efforts, 2017 could best be described as “the year that wasn’t”. While the FAA had big plans to push forward the new rules for flight over people and finalize the Interpretation of the...more

Passage of Federal Right-to-Try law poses risks and opportunities for patients and the biopharmaceutical industry

by Hogan Lovells on

Right-to-try laws and the future of access to investigational treatments - The treatment of patients with unapproved therapies is often referred to as “compassionate use” or “expanded access”. Under right-to-try laws,...more

PTAB Denies Institution of IPR on Two Humira Patents

by Goodwin on

The PTAB has denied institution of inter partes review of two Abbvie patents that relate to HUMIRA (adalimumab). On February 9, 2018, the PTAB denied Sandoz’s IPR2017-01824 on U.S. Patent No. 9,512,216, which is directed to a...more

USPTO Publishes Updated Subject Matter Eligibility in a New Revision of the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure

by K&L Gates LLP on

On January 30, 2018, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) quietly published a new revision (Revision 08.2017) to the Ninth Edition of the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP). The revision includes...more

World-Record Drone Show at Olympic Ceremony

As with any Olympics Opening Ceremony, the pageantry is of global scale, but this year, in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Intel took it to a whole new level–a record-setting 1,218 drones hit the skies for a mechanical phenomenon....more

Validity of Ball State University Drone Policy Questioned

Public Relations and Government Affairs Director of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, Chad Budreau, says that Ball State University’s (Ball State) “Policy for the Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones)” violates the...more

FDA Issues New Compounding Guidance

In January 2018, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) published two guidance documents on Compounded Drug Products That Are Essentially Copies Of Approved Drug Products under Section 503A and Section 503B of the Federal...more

North Carolina Seeks to Deliver Emergency Supplies via Drone

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT) and state officials are currently building plans to use drones to deliver emergency supplies across the state; however, several hurdles need to be overcome first....more

Ex Parte Re-exams: Don’t You Forget About Me

The America Invents Act (AIA) ushered in new post grant procedures for challenging the validity of patents. One of those procedures, Inter Partes Review (IPR), has quickly grown in popularity. Originally published in The...more

Federal Circuit Finds Claims Directed to Protecting Against Malware Patent Eligible

In Finjan, Inc. v. Blue Coat Systems, Inc., No. 2016-2520 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 10, 2018), the Federal Circuit reviewed Finjan’s assertion of two patents related to methods for protecting against malware. The Court (1) affirmed...more

Design Patent pto litigation statistics (through JANUARY 15, 2018)

The statistics below reveal the current trends on proceeding breakdowns, institution rates, and outcomes of design patent PTO litigation. No new design patent petitions have been filed since April 2017, and only one Board...more

When a 20 year term just isn't enough: Patent term adjustment

by FPA Patent Attorneys on

In this last article in our series summarising options for extending the effective patent term and commercial life of pharmaceutical products, we briefly examine the “Patent term adjustment” regime in the US....more

Drone Detection Technology at the Waste Management Phoenix Open

This past weekend, Scottsdale, Arizona police used new drone detection technology at the Waste Management Phoenix Open to keep attendees (and players) safe....more

Another 101 Bites The Dust

In DCT Move, Inc. v. Real Estate Alliance, the CAFC affirmed the district court’s holding of invalidity of claims under 101. Here is the representative claim....more

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