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By Stephen (Steve) G. Baxter
In affirming the PTAB, the Federal Circuit also assumed for the purposes of its decision that compound 31 was an appropriate lead compound.
By Marina I. Miller
The Federal Circuit affirmed the Patent and Trademark Appeal Board's (PTAB) determination that all of the challenged claims of Realtime's U.S. Patent 6,597,812 ("the ‘812 patent")
By Tia D. Fenton
In another diagnostic method dispute, the Federal Circuit found the asserted patent claims ineligible under 35 U.S.C. Section 101.
By Philippe J.C. Signore, Ph.D.
An article by Philippe Signore titled "As the Climate for U.S. Patents Turns Brighter, Now is the Right Time to Invest in These Assets" is published in IPWatchdog.
By Christopher Ricciuti
It is quite common for IPR petitioners to raise § 112 defenses in opposition to a motion to amend filed by the patent owner. What's less common is for the petitioner to argue ...
By Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
Beginning July 1, the USPTO will accept new international applications to the IP5 Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Collaboration Search and Examination Pilot (CS&E).
By Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
Further to our previous post, and in view of the recent enactment of law providing temporary funding for the US government
By Vincent K. Shier
Since the Federal Circuit's decision in Wyeth v. Kappos, 591 F.3d 1364, 93 U.S.P.Q. 2d 1257 (Fed. Cir. 2010), aff'g, Wyeth v. Dudas, 580 F. Supp. 2d 138, 88 U.S.P.Q.2d 1538 (D.D.C. 2008), which held that the USPTO was ...
By Philippe J.C. Signore, Ph.D.
As reported here previously, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CACF) interpreted for the first time the new prior art provision (35 USC 102(a)(1)) of the American Invents Act (AIA).
By J. Derek Mason
The Federal Circuit ruled that the doctrine of assignor estoppel does NOT apply to IPR proceedings, based on the plain language of the statute, which states that any person "who is not the owner of a patent" can file an IPR ...
By Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
The USPTO issued a release stating:
By Frank J. West
During the past decade, domestic and international corporations have seen the value of their US patent rights steadily erode.
By Philippe J.C. Signore, Ph.D.
In its new 101 Guidance, the USPTO explains that a claim reciting "a judicial exception is not ‘directed to' the judicial exception if the judicial exception is integrated into a practical application of the judicial exception."
By Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
The USPTO is seeking public comment on all the issues addressed by the two guidance documents.
By Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P
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