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Ropes & Gray LLP

Podcast: PTAB Changes After SAS: New Litigation Tactics & Further Changes to Come

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April 2018, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in SAS Institute. As a result, petitioners and patent owners needed to immediately grapple with significant practice changes. In this podcast, Doug Hallward-Driemeier, chair of...more

Ropes & Gray LLP

Podcast: PTAB Update: New USPTO Director Brings Significant Changes to PTAB

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The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) is experiencing significant practice changes thanks to recent feedback from the Supreme Court. In addition, the new U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (“USPTO”) Director has...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Overlooked Changes To Patent Cooperation Treaty Practice - Law360

The recent Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. case brought to light a little-known quirk in how national stage patent applications affect the length of one’s patent term. That case involved a drug company losing five days of...more

Jones Day

Change Is Coming (Maybe): Reviewing the AIA Reviews and 101 “Clarity”

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On April 18, 2018, the Director of the USPTO Andrei Iancu informed the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee that he aims to propose changes to America Invents Act reviews by this summer 2018. The Director told the Committee that...more

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

Patent IPRs and Allergan’s Sovereign Immunity Defense

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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

McKee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C.

Time to Consider Patent Protection in China

In the past decade, the Chinese government has made substantial policy changes regarding protection for intellectual property, both for obtaining rights and enforcing rights. These policies are generally favorable to patent...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

USPTO Patent Fees To Go Up January 2018

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While Congress is trying to pass a tax reform bill that would cut corporate taxes, USPTO patent fees will increase effective January 16, 2018. The 72% jump in the Inter Partes Review request fee has gotten the most attention,...more

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Financial Times to "the Patent Troll Narrative" -- Much Ado About Nothing

On October 16, 2017, the Financial Times (London) published an article by Rana Foroohar entitled "Big Tech vs. Big Pharma: the battle over US patent protection." If the article can be encapsulated in a word, that word would...more

Orrick - IP Landscape

Hatch Hints At Changes To Patent Law

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A Look Forward on Patent Reform, Senator Orrin Hatch, October 2, 2017 - Patent law reform legislation reminds us of a horror movie zombie: it’s never truly dead. A recent post from Utah Senator Orrin Hatch is the latest...more

Ropes & Gray LLP

Changing values of IP and data in deals

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Ed Black, co-head of Ropes & Gray’s IP transactions and technology, media & telecommunications practice groups, discusses changing values of IP and data in M&A transactions. ______________________________________ One of...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

A Look At The USPTO Patent Eligible Subject Matter Report

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On July 24, 2017, the USPTO issued a 48-page report on Patent Eligible Subject Matter. The report summarizes key court decisions interpreting and applying 35 USC § 101, international views on eligible subject matter, and...more

Smart & Biggar

Proposed amendments to the Canadian Patent Rules published for public consultation

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The Government of Canada has opened a public consultation on proposed amendments to the Canadian Patent Rules, running from August 1 to September 8, 2017. The changes relate principally to pending amendments to the Patent...more

Orrick - IP Landscape

STRONGER Patents Act of 2017 Likely Too Heavy Lift for Congress

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It may be late July, but the impending Congressional recess has not lessened potential interest by lawmakers in patent reform. On June 21, 2017, Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Delaware) introduced Senate Bill 1390, entitled the...more

Smart & Biggar

CETA Draft Regulations Published on Patent Linkage and Term Restoration – 15 Day Public Comment Period

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The government has published the long anticipated draft regulations regarding: - changes to the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations [“PMNOC Regulations”], and - proposed Regulations to implement...more

Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC

Patents Don’t Sue People, People Sue People

On July 13, 2017, The Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet of the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on The Impact of Bad Patents on American Businesses. Such a loaded topic should strike fear...more

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

The STRONGER Patents Act: Swinging the Pendulum in Favor of Patent Owners

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While the House Judiciary Committee conducts hearings today on "The Impact of Bad Patents on American Businesses," a movement is afoot in the Senate to revitalize the U.S. patent system. On June 21, 2017, a bipartisan group...more

Jones Day

Senate’s STRONGER Patents Act Aims to Address Key PTAB Patent Owner Woes

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On June 21, Senators Chris Coons (D-Del), Tom Cotton (R-Ark), Dick Durbin (D-Ill), and Mazie Hironoa (D-Hawaii) introduced the “Support Technology & Research for Our Nation’s Growth and Economic Resilience Patents Act of...more

Morgan Lewis

2017 PTAB Digest: The Latest Trends and Developments in Post-Grant Proceedings

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Recent patent reform legislation, rule changes, and court rulings are expected to have a significant impact on the strategies of both patent owners and petitioners. Please see full Digest Report below for more information....more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Updated Predictions on Patent Policy under the Trump Administration

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Earlier this year, the Shearman patent litigation team published an article predicting patent policy under the Trump Administration.[1] To briefly recap that article: President Trump has given few indications about where he...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Chairman Goodlatte Outlines Sweeping Agenda for House Judiciary Committee

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With Washington undergoing a transformation the likes of which has not been seen in decades, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte recently outlined his committee’s priorities for the 115th Congress. Speaking at an...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Predicting Patent Policy Under the Trump Administration

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The America Invents Act (“AIA”), signed into law by President Obama on September 16, 2011, was the biggest legislative overhaul to the United States patent system since the Patent Act of 1952. Among other changes, the AIA...more

Proskauer - New England IP Blog

Rising Tide of State-Enacted Patent Reform

It started with Vermont in 2013. Since then, over half the states have enacted legislation aimed at curbing patent infringement suits from non-practicing entities. Now, the band may add another member: Massachusetts....more

FPA Patent Attorneys

Designs law reform in Australia: Prior art base, Grace periods, Screen displays and other changes

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May 2016 - The Australian Government has responded to a series of recommendations for reform of Industrial Designs Law by the Advisory Council in Intellectual Property (ACIP). ACIP made 23 recommendations in its final report,...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

In re: TC Heartland LLC: Status Quo for Venue Selection in Patent Suits (For Now)

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The Federal Circuit, in In re: TC Heartland LLC (No. 2016-105), recently issued an opinion denying TC Heartland’s petition for a writ of mandamus to direct the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware to either...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

DOJ Files IPR Petitions Against Discovery Patents

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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed six petitions for inter partes review (IPR) of three patents assigned to Discovery Patents, LLC. The patents cover security alarm systems and methods for providing secure real-time...more

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