Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC

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Troy, MI 48098, United States
Phone: (248) 641-1600
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Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
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  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Texas
  • Virginia
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Is the Reproduction of a Branded Product in a Depiction of Real Life an Infringement?

AM General LLC, maker of HUMVEE®-branded vehicles, has sued Activision Blizzard, Inc., Activision Publishing, Inc., and Major League Gaming Corp. in the Southern District of New York for using AM General’s trademarks and trade…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property, Transportation

BioPharma Patents Quick Tips & News – November 2017

Diagnostic Method Claims in the U.S. I. Let’s recap the last five years! Mayo (2012) = Supreme Court prohibits patents for diagnostic methods without “significantly more” (essentially, you must not only discover a…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

When the Blind Go Leading the Blind: The USPTO’s §101 Eligibility Guidance

In the immediate aftermath of the 2013 Myriad decision, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released a set of guidance documents in March 2014 explaining how it planned to apply the new §101 precedents. Owing…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property

Federal Circuit Clarifies Difference Between Indefinite Hybrid Claims and Definite Apparatus Claims with Permissive Functional Language

The hybrid-claim issue arises in two situations: when an apparatus claim recites user-performed actions; and when an apparatus claim recites actions of the apparatus without tying those actions to the structural features of the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

He Who Lives by the Suit, Dies by the Suit

CBS Broadcasting Inc. has sued photographer Jon Tannen for posting still images from the Gunsmoke episode “Dooley Surrenders,” first aired on March 8, 1958. Online postings of images from classic television is fairly common,…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Federal Circuit Endorses the Use of a Claim Preamble (Which Isn’t Even a Limitation, Right?) to Find the Claim Was Directed to an Abstract Idea

In Two-Way Media Ltd. v. Comcast Cable Communications, LLC, [2016-2531, 2016-2532] (November 1, 2017), the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s determination that the asserted patents were directed to patent ineligible…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Expert Testimony on Lack of Motivation Won the Battle, but Lost the War

In BayerPharma AG v. Watson Laboratories, Inc., [2016-2169] (November 1, 2017), the Federal Circuit reversed the district court’s holding that claims 9 and 11 of U.S. Patent No. 8,613,950 would not have been obvious. The…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Uniloc USA v. Sega of America: Evaluating the Priority Date of a Means + Function Claim

Uniloc USA owns US 5,490,216 (‘216), with claims directed to “[a] registration system for licensing execution of digital data in a use mode….” Sega petitioned for Inter Partes Review of the ‘216 patent, arguing that Claims 1–20…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Judge Linn in Dissent Reveals that Alice has No Clothes

In Smart Systems Innovations, LLC v. Chicago Transit Authority, [2016-1233] (October 18, 2017), the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s judgment on the pleadings that the asserted claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,566,003,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

PTAB Issues Precedential Opinion Regarding “Follow-On” Petitions

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again…” may not be an appropriate mantra for the PTAB. Today, the PTAB made precedential an opinion that was initially issued on September 6, 2017 regarding the appropriateness of…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property

The Demise of Rule 36 Judgments in Federal Circuit Decisions Relating to IPRs

The Federal Circuit issued a fairly mundane decision yesterday in Boundary Solutions, Inc. v. Corelogic, Inc.(PTAB October 17, 2017), affirming the PTAB’s decision to cancel all challenged claims of two related patents. Over…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

It May Have Just Gotten a Little Easier to Amend Claims in an IPR

A Factionated Federal Circuit Holds that Petitioner has the Burden to Show Unpatenability - In Aqua Products, Inc., v. Matal, [2015-1177] (October 4, 2017), a plurality of the Federal Circuit en banc held that §316(e)…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Aqua Products: Amendments in IPR Proceedings Come Roaring to the Forefront

Have you noticed the momentum of Federal Circuit decisions trending against the PTAB and petitioners? If not, today’s long-anticipated decision in the Aqua Products case will change your thinking. Albeit in a self-described…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Technology Policies Protect The Company and its IP

A computer and technology policy is an important part of protecting and managing intellectual property. A business should consider establishing a policy that addresses the following points..…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Hypothetical Claim in Doctrine of Equivalents Analysis Cannot Narrow Claim Scope

In Jang v. Boston Scientific Corp., [2016-1275, 2016-1575] (September 29, 2017), the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s denial of Jang’s motion for judgment as a matter of law (JMOL), its vacatur of the jury verdict…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property
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