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By Adriana Burgy
PTAB Decision: Ex parte McAward, Appeal No. 2015-006416 (PTAB, August 25, 2017 Background: The Office rejected claims to a "water leakage detector" under 35 U.S.C. § 112, second paragraph, as indefinite.
By Nathan I. North
In Amgen v. Sandoz, No. 2015-1499, the Federal Circuit affirmed the Northern District of California's decision that Sandoz had not waived its preemption defense and that the BPCIA of 2009 preempted Amgen's state law...
By Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The USPTO dossier content is now available in PATENTSCOPE in the "documents" table of each international application.
By Barbara McCurdy, Arpita Bhattacharyya Ph.D.
The inter partes review procedure includes an estoppel provision that prohibits an IPR petitioner from later raising before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ...
By David Seastrunk, Daniel Klodowski, Elliot Cook
Through December 15, 2017, the Federal Circuit decided 289 PTAB appeals from IPRs and CBMs. The Federal Circuit affirmed the PTAB on every issue in 216 ...
By Jonathan Uffelman, Naresh Kilaru, Julia Matheson
.Allstate began a safe driving data and rewards program under the DRIVEWISE mark in 2010, and its trademark registration issued in April 2011.
By Ashley Winkler
In Microsoft Corporation v. Biscotti, Inc., Nos. 2016-2080, 2016-2082, 2016-2083 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 28, 2017)...
By Susan Tull
Artificial intelligence, or AI, is rapidly transforming the world of medicine.
By Caitlin E. O'Connell
This appeal arises from a Southern District of Florida decision denying Alexsam's motion to remand to state court and granting summary judgment against Alexsam ...
By Michael Flibbert, C. Collette Corser, Maureen Queler
Patent owners in the life sciences and chemistry areas must frequently decide whether to submit evidence of unexpected results as part of their preliminary responses in inter partes ...
By Barbara E. Butterworth, Esther Lim
In addition to serving clients via traditional caseloads, many law firms make pro bono work a central part of its mission and identity.
By Trenton Ward
Attorney Trenton Ward recently joined Finnegan after five years serving as an Administrative Patent Judge at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
By Erika Arner, Joshua Goldberg
On November 27, 2017 the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene's Energy Group, LLC.
By Hazel Ford
Like the USPTO, the European Patent Office (EPO) considers that the discovery of a natural phenomenon is not patent eligible. However, unlike the USPTO ...
By Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
The USPTO Checker Version 4.4.6 is a Microsoft Windows-based software application for checking biotechnology Sequence Listings for compliance with format and content rules.
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