McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

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300 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6709, United States
Phone: 312.913.0001
Fax: 312.913.0002
Areas of Practice
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • North Carolina
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

PTAB Life Sciences Report - January 2018

About the PTAB Life Sciences Report: Each month we will report on developments at the PTAB involving life sciences patents. Micro Labs Ltd. v. Santen Pharmaceutical Co. - PTAB Petition: IPR2017-01434; filed May 12,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Wordlogic Corp. v. Fleksy, Inc. (N.D. Ill. 2017)

Wordlogic brought an action against Fleksy in the Northern District of Illinois, alleging infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,681,124 and 8,552,984. Flesky moved to dismiss the case under Rule 12(b)(6), on the grounds that the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Finjan, Inc. v. Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2018)

The year's first substantive patent-eligibility decision from the Federal Circuit is a rare victory for the patentee. It is also further evidence that the outcome of an eligibility analysis may be more dependent upon how the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Top Four Stories of 2017

After reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its 11th annual list of top patent stories. For 2017, we identified nineteen stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year that we believe…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Wi-Fi One, LLC v. Broadcom Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2018) (en banc)

On Monday, January 8, 2018, the en banc Federal Circuit held in Wi-Fi One, LLC v. Broadcom Corp. that PTAB time-bar determinations under 35 U.S.C. ยง 315(b) are appealable because they do not fall within the scope of the…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

The PTAB Strikes Back -- Issues Order Prohibiting St. Regis Mohawk Tribe from Filing Any Additional Papers in IPR

As previously reported, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe filed a request for oral hearing that included a "request for discovery into the identity and impartiality of the merits panel assigned to this case." The paper was replete…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Indigenous Peoples, Intellectual Property

Top Stories of 2017: #5 to #9

After reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its 11th annual list of top patent stories. For 2017, we identified nineteen stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year that we believe…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Sessions's War on the Cole Memo and the New Frontier for the Canna-IP Industry

Since Attorney General Jeff Sessions was sworn in, the cannabis industry has been watching and waiting to see if he would indeed keep his word to crack down on state-legal cannabis businesses. On January 4, 2018, just four days…more
 /  Business Organizations, Intellectual Property

Skeptical St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Requests Discovery Regarding Panel Selection Circumstances

The creation of adversarial procedures before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (post-grant review, inter partes review, and covered business methods review) has raised a number of…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Indigenous Peoples, Intellectual Property

Top Stories of 2017: #10 to #14

After reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its 11th annual list of top patent stories. For 2017, we identified nineteen stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year that we believe…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Top Stories of 2017: #15 to #19

After reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its 11th annual list of top patent stories. For 2017, we identified nineteen stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year that we believe…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

PTAB Motions to Amend Post-Aqua Products -- Chief Judge Ruschke Issues Guidance

On November 21, 2017, PTAB Chief Judge Ruschke issued a memorandum entitled "Guidance on Motions to Amend in view of Aqua Products." As we reported at the time, the Federal Circuit in Aqua Products determined that the PTAB can…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

PTAB Life Sciences Report - December 2017

About the PTAB Life Sciences Report: Each month we will report on developments at the PTAB involving life sciences patents. Visionsense Corp. v. Novadaq Technologies, Inc. PTAB Petition: IPR2017-01426; filed May 11,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

My Health, Inc. v. ALR Technologies, Inc. (E.D. Tex. 2017)

Damned if you do . . . Great cases like hard cases make bad law. For great cases are called great, not by reason of their importance . . . but because of some accident of immediate overwhelming interest which appeals to the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Guest Post -- Diagnosing Patent Subject Matter Eligibility

Clarity on patent subject matter eligibility is still being sought five years after Mayo and three years after Alice. Further adding to the confusion is the fact that discoveries in diagnostics, despite their apparent…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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