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By Luigi Distefano, Sanam Habib, Clare Cornell
Some of the most common questions, which arise once an invention has been devised, are "How can I protect my invention?'' and "Should I file a patent application?''.
By Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
To request a telephonic or video hearing in an ex parte appeal, a written request must be filed with the Board
By Daniel Klodowski, David Seastrunk, Michael R Galgano, Aaron Parker, Elliot C. Cook
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued 44 IPR and CBM Final Written Decisions in March.
By Paula E. Miller, M. Andrew Holtman
In January 2019, FDA issued an update to the Working Model for its Software as a Medical Device ("SaMD") Precertification Program.
By Joseph Myles, Caitlin E. O'Connell
In the middle of trial between Cobalt Boats and Brunswick, the Supreme Court handed down its TC Heartland decision, which held that the term "resides" in 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b)
By Connor Hansen, M. Andrew Holtman
On April 18, 2019, FDA issued draft guidance on Bispecific Antibody Development Programs.
By M. Paul Barker, Stacy Lewis
Initially the PTAB instituted trial on the asserted obviousness grounds but denied the anticipation ground.
By Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
A searchable version of the latest M.P.E.P. version can be here.
By Scott Allen, M. Andrew Holtman
In January 2019, in conjunction with Version 1.0 of its Working Model for the Software Precertification Program,
By Scott Allen, M. Andrew Holtman
In January 2019, in conjunction with its Version 1.0 of the Working Model for the Software Precertification Program,
By David Seastrunk, Daniel Klodowski, Elliot C. Cook, Jason Stach
Through March 15, 2019, the Federal Circuit decided 495 PTAB appeals from IPRs and CBMs.
By Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Payment of maintenance fees can be made without surcharge at 3 to 3.5 years, 7 to 7.5 years, and 11 to 11.5 years after the date of patent issuance.
By Chun Xu, Samhitha Muralidhar
In ATI Technologies ULC v. Iancu, Nos. 2016-2222, -2406, -2608 (Fed. Cir. Apr. 19, 2019), the Federal Circuit reversed the Board's decision that certain claims of ATI Technologies'
By Connor Hansen, Samhitha Muralidhar
In Omega Patents, LLC v. CalAmp Corporation, No. 2018-1309 (Fed. Cir. April 8, 2019), the Federal Circuit affirmed a finding that the asserted claims of four patents are not invalid,
By Fionnuala Richardson, Margaret Esquenet
After over two years of deliberation, protests, and fierce debate, the European Parliament (EP) adopted the new Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market on March 26, 2019.
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