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By Thomas Irving, Paula E. Miller, Marianne Terrot PhD, Stacey Lewis
While some may take it as a given that patent owners view America Invents Act post-grant proceedings—inter partes reviews and post-grant reviews—as disadvantageously weakening the U.S. patent system ...
By Charles Collins-Chase, Paul Townsend
The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear argument in two patent cases that cut to the heart of the PTAB authority to adjudicate patent validity through inter partes review (IPR) proceedings.
By Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
A Quick Patent Information Disclosure Statement (QPIDS) submission may be filed in a reissue application, but is not applicable in a design or plant application or to reexamination proceedings.
By John Nappi
The Federal Circuit affirmed the decision of the Delaware District Court in Two-Way Media, Ltd. v. Comcast Cable Communications, Inc., Nos. 16-2531, 16-2532 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 1, 2017), determining ...
By James M. Eaton
In Bayer Pharma AG v. Watson Labs., Inc., No. 2016-2169 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 1, 2017), the Federal Circuit reversed the district court's conclusion that certain claims of Bayer's patent
By Umber Aggarwal
In MasterMine Software, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp., No. 2016-2465 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 30, 2017), the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court's claim construction and reversed the district court's finding...
By Jonathan Uffelman
Republic Technologies (NA), LLC owns the trademark OCB for roll-your-own cigarette paper. HBI International sells competing cigarette paper under the trademark RAW.
By Caitlin E. O'Connell
In this appeal, the Federal Circuit will consider whether it has jurisdiction to review a PTAB decision to terminate an IPR and enter an adverse judgment against the patent owner.
By Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) provides various webinars to deliver PCT information
By James Stein, Jason Stach
Last week the PTAB designated three new informative decisions on 35 U.S.C. § 325(d), regarding arguments challenging a patent that the USPTO has previously considered.
By Jonathan Uffelman
On September 8, 2017, the TTAB held that, absent ownership rights, a trademark licensee cannot establish priority based on a licensor's use of the mark prior to the date of the license.
By Marianne Terrot PhD
In Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Hospira, Inc., No. 2017-1115 (Fed. Cir. Oct. 26, 2017), a divided Federal Circuit panel affirmed the district court's finding that a claimed process for making a chemical compound was obvious.
By Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
You cannot retract any confidential information after you file a document publicly.
By David Seastrunk, Daniel Klodowski, Elliot Cook
Through October 15, 2017, the Federal Circuit decided 258 PTAB appeals from IPRs and CBMs.
By Trenton Ward
I consider myself lucky to have served as an administrative patent judge during the creation of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and its trial jurisdiction.
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